Former politician Virginia Judge (pictured, right) has paid $1.83 million for a three-level, three-bedroom home in Sydney’s inner-south west Newtown.
The price was $180,000 over reserve.
The dwelling, also with one car park, last sold in mid-2003 for $859,225.
Of the local market, the brokers said “prices are still historically lower than they were at the top of the cycle in 2017…but sellers should feel more confident than they were in 2018”.
Ms Judge, a long-time Newtown resident, was in 2003 the first Labor woman elected to the seat of Strathfield.
Her various roles in the Rees and Kenneally state governments included time as Minister for Fair Trading, Minister for Citizenship and Minister for the Arts.
Nowadays, Ms Judge is the Heart Research Institute’s development manager.
Ms judge is married to Dr Patrick Tooth, whose family established the Tooth & Co brewery.