Thousands take a digital snoop through Julia Gillard's former home
- Herald Sun
- November 21, 2013
PUNTERS and stickybeaks have logged on in their thousands to check out the Altona former home of ex-prime minister Julia Gillard.More than 5800 views had been recorded less than a week after the modest, by the standards of a former world leader, three-bedroom property was listed for sale on realestate.com.au .
The figure is eight times higher than the normal number for Altona properties.
And the public will have a chance to inspect the three-bedroom in person as it is opened to prospective buyers on Saturday and Sunday.
"It's a lovely home, it really is," Ms Grech said.
Normally Ms Grech would expect to see between 20 and 30 people at an open for inspection at a similar property in the suburb, but this weekend's open for inspections could see much more foot traffic.
"It's a good time to sell in Altona," Mr Larocca said.
"Median house sale prices are up 4.3 per cent over the last year and 6 per cent per annum over the past 10 years. It's been a reasonably healthy property market for the last couple of years."
But Ms Grech believes the renovated property will achieve a higher sales price, expected to top $600,000.
The house is being advertised as a modern and memorable property with proximity to schools, Cherry Lake and the beach.
Visit the listing on realestate.com.au