In Surry Hills, one investor has made $1 million in four years. And in North Bondi, another has scored a mammoth $7.55 million — he’d paid just $3.15 million 11 years ago. And he’s done absolutely nothing to it. The Surry Hills investor stitched up a deal on Friday night, the eve yet another bumper auction day of 900 auctions in a market that’s generally struggling. The investor owner of 135 Arthur St, Surry Hills, had done a $200,000 renovation.Source:Supplied The three-bedroom corner terrace on a 110 sqm block at 135 Arthur St sold for a little under $2.3 million — its advertised price guide had been $2.26 million ahead of the auction but of course the owner wanted more. CoreLogic figures show he’d paid $1.135 million only four years ago and done a $200,000 renovation. “The owner said he made $1 million profit on it,” selling agent Matt Marano of Oxford Real Estate said. CoreLogic shows a weekly rent of $1,250. 159 Hastings Pde, North Bondi, sold for $7.75 million.Source:Supplied Another source advised the terrace been bought on behalf of a buyer in Hong Kong. The property was one of 26 sold ahead of the 105 scheduled for the city and inner south region. The 68 per cent clearance rate includes those that had sold before auction day. In the east, 38 — more than a third of the 112 auctions scheduled — sold prior. The clearance rate was 67 per cent. If owners and agents know they’re on a winner, they’ll put the property under the hammer. The sale of the North Bondi shack was the city’s highest. The house at 159 Hastings Pde, North Bondi, is on Ben Buckler Point.Source:Supplied Marketed as a “rare opportunity”, McGrath agent Peter Starr had been quoting between $6.1 million and $6.6 million for the three-bedroom home on a 389 sqm block at 159 Hastings Pde. The buyers, a family intending to move up from Melbourne, were among three to register, and bids rose in mainly $100,000 increments from the opening offer of $6.1 million. The property had sold for just $148,000 in 1985. On the north shore, where the clearance rate was 62 per cent — 37 of the 182 scheduled auctions sold prior. The buyers of 51 Cobar St, Willoughby, with McGrath agent Olivia