A house bought for $640,000 less than two years ago has sold for more than $1.3 million at auction

More than 60 attended the auction at 8am on Saturday at 39 Ernest Street, Morningside. Picture: Supplied / Belle Property


A young family has ‘doubled’ their money after flipping an immaculately renovated house with the new owner saying he knows he has paid “overs” but couldn’t be happier with his purchase.

It was no easy ride for insurance manager Tony Smith who at one stage told auctioneer Justin Nickerson “I’m out” when the bidding for 39 Ernest Street, Morningside soared to $1.3m.

Not that Mr Smith’s competition could read his body language or demeanour.

Tony Smith with his daughter Poppy, is the proud new owners of 39 Ernest St, Morningside. Picture: Darren Cartwright

Tony Smith, with his daughter Poppy, is the proud new owners of 39 Ernest St, Morningside. He told auctioneer “I’m out” before re-entering the bidding….



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