Auction clearance rates dropped across the Illawarra region during the past week, but some strong sales were still registered.
This included a series of bids in $1000 increments being enough to help secure one property, and another home which sold with just one bid.
According to CoreLogic's preliminary figures, of the 27 results collected for the Illawarra so far, there was an auction clearance rate of 70.4 per cent for the week ending October 10.
By comparison, of the 30 results collected for the Illawarra, there was an auction clearance rate of 86.7 per cent for the week ending October 3.
This follows an auction clearance rate for the Illawarra of 100 per cent for the week ending September 26.
Belle Property Illawarra hosted an online auction night last Friday.
Several of the homes scheduled to go under the virtual hammer were sold prior to auction, while another is under negotiation with registered parties.
However, 9 George Fuller Drive, Figtree sold at auction for $1,736,000.
The five-bedroom, four-bathroom dual-level home is set on 706 square metres.
There were three active bidders, with a local buyer winning out in the end.
Selling agent Darren Kay said bidding was spirited between the three parties, all of them from the Illawarra.
It culminated in two of them exchanging bids in $1000 increments, one of which ultimately secured the property.
Mr Kay said the result met the reserve price and the vendor's expectations.
Also, 36 Edgar Street, Towradgi sold at auction for $1,670,000 to an Illawarra buyer at Belle Property Illawarra's auction night.
The five-bedroom, two-bathroom home is set on 588 square metres.
Selling agent, Tonee Kisten said it sold with just one bid, and exceeded the reserve price.
Meanwhile, the home at 46 Dobbie Avenue, East Corrimal was auctioned on Saturday.
The property had a price guide of $1.8 million to $1.9 million.
There were five registered bidders.
After an opening bid of $1,790,000, there were initially three active bidders, before one soon dropped out and it became a two-horse race.
After a 20-minute auction and 17 bids placed, it sold for $1,915,000.
Selling agent, Angela Bolton from Stone Real Estate Illawarra said it was sold to a local buyer. The under-bidder was also from the Illawarra.
Ms Bolton said the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home was located a short walk to the beach.
Ms Bolton said there was a high demand for property in East Corrimal, particularly among local buyers.
"Lockdown has (local) people reconsidering their day-to-day lifestyle, and they want to be over to the east side near the beach," she said.
Also, the home at 1 Seddon Street, Figtree sold for $895,000 at auction last week.
The three-bedroom, one-bathroom renovated cottage is set on 620 square metres.
Selling agent, Sam O'Halloran from The Agency Illawarra said the successful party was a first home buyer from Sydney.
He said the registered bidders also included downsizers and investors.
Bidding kicked off at $850,000, and seven bids later it sold.
The under-bidder was from the Illawarra.
Among McGrath Thirroul's Vanessa Denison-Pender current listings is 2a Balmer Crescent, Woonona.
Set on 314 square metres, the four-bedroom house was due to be auctioned on Saturday. It had a price guide of $1.65 million.
The home was passed in at auction.
Ms Denison-Pender said there was one interested party who wasn't able to get their financing in order in time for the auction, otherwise it may well have sold on the day.
She said they were now entertaining offers around the $1.7 million mark.