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news.com.au 24 Nov, 2021 00:30 am

Queensland real estate: Brisbane sellers who took couple’s $75k home deposit say it backfired

Queensland real estate: Brisbane sellers who took couple’s $75k home deposit say it backfired
The Queensland house sellers who were branded “greedy” for taking a young couple’s home deposit have revealed they didn’t end up making a huge profit after all.

Although Mr Trau and Ms Goyder made two pleas for an extension on the looming due date of October 20, first for a week and then a single day, both were rejected.They then resold the four-bedroom, two-bathroom house within hours of the deal falling apart for $65,000 more than what Mr Trau and Ms Goyder had offered.Mr Trau and Ms Goyder offered $965,000 for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom house in the Brisbane suburb of Jindalee where they planned to start a family.Hours after the contract collapsed, the house was marked as being sold on a real estate listing for $1,030,000 – $65,000 higher than Mr Trau and Ms Goyder’s price.

On October 29, nine days after Mr Trau and Ms Goyder lost their dream home, they lodged a caveat on the Brisbane property.“Normally the sellers would have given them [Mr Trau and Ms Goyder] two more days to settle, but they likely did the sums [and thought] if they don’t settle on time, they can get the $75,000 and then the $65,000, they’re ahead.

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