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Auctions quieten down over winter – it will now be about off-markets and private sales

Auctions quieten down over winter – it will now be about off-markets and private sales
Week Ending Saturday, June 21 As we head into the winter break, it’s worth reflecting on how the market has performed so far this year. What we saw this weekend was a continuation of an extraordinarily up and down year.  We’ve had a slew of Super Saturdays, weekends when it looked like the market had gone [...]
May ends on another Super Saturday

May ends on another Super Saturday

Week Ending, Saturday, May 31 A String of Super Saturdays In the last 18 months or so, there has been continuous growth in the market, with steady demand and supply levels. Today was the second Super Saturday in seven days, with 176 auctions above the $1 million mark, after last weeks 145 or so.  That comes after a [...]
Record Midweek Bayside – Wow!

Record Midweek Bayside – Wow!

Record Midweek Bayside – Wow! If ever you were not that sure about the A-grade home market, just attend a WOW auction with a great agent (Kate Strickland). In Bayside last week (Thursday) new records were set for the suburb at 41 Binnie Street, Brighton East (it was a great home and we were unfortunately the under-bidder – [...]
Chinese Buyers continue to Underpin the Top End of the Market

Chinese Buyers continue to Underpin the Top End of the Market

Saturday, March 29: Market Summary 2014 is still motoring very strongly – the lull which we reported of the last few weeks seems to have been nothing more than the next tread (flatter spot) in the rising price staircase which begun in October 2012 and continues now. This weekend was another Super Saturday with over 150 Auctions in [...]
Some strong results away from auction

Some strong results away from auction

Week Ending Saturday, November 30 Biggest Auctions: Port Melbourne, 25 Beach Street, Oliver Bruce (Marshall White), after auction, $5,175,000, 4 bidders Over 80 people poured into the kitchen/living area of 25 Beach street, Port Melbourne today to see Oliver Bruce put the home to auction…(See More in Auction Reports) South Yarra, 17-19 Alexandra Avenue, Tim Derham (Abercromby’s), after auction, [...]
$3m+ market is tracking along well

$3m+ market is tracking along well

Week Ending Saturday, October 26 – Super Saturday! It was a huge day across Melbourne and it really felt solid out there. It was solid in terms of everything. Have a look at the dials on our front page. They’re all in the red zone. Bidderman was an amazing 2.3 on the biggest $M+ auction day [...]
Spring has Sprung & Top End Market is Lifting

Spring has Sprung & Top End Market is Lifting

  The first week of September was all about the Federal Election. Auction activity returned to full swing on September 14. There were four auctions in Melbourne over $3m. See details below. Week Ending September 14, 2013 Biggest Auctions: Toorak, 10 Yarradale Road, Tim Derham (Abercromby’s), under hammer, $4,840,000, 4 bidders 80 or so are comfortably gathered in the backyard [...]
Signs of an improving market

Signs of an improving market

Week Ending Saturday, August 31 Biggest Auctions: Toorak, 6 Heymount Close, Justin Long (Marshall White), under hammer, $4,050,000, 3 bidders Justin Long backed up from success across Toorak Rd to auction this 1970s SJB home in a quiet and well manicured Toorak cul de sac…(See More in Auction Report) Armadale, 134 Kooyong Road, Mark Wridgway (RT Edgar), [...]
This price segment is starting to rise

This price segment is starting to rise

Week Ending 18th May Off-Market Special This week, with the quality $M+ market continuing to move ahead strongly, we are looking at an increasingly large part of the market – the Off-market sector. Off-market transactions are transactions that take place without any advertising, without big glossies in The Age or without any internet presence. Consequently you won’t see [...]
It’s official: the Top End is moving, with 40+ buys this month

It’s official: the Top End is moving, with 40+ buys this month

Week Ending 23rd March – We are now seeing The A graders are having multiple bidders – look at the number of volcanoes The B graders are getting mopped up – check old stock records The C graders are being considered by those [...]
The market feels OK for now and last year’s positiveness seems to have continued. But stay tuned, it’s early 2013 days.

The market feels OK for now and last year’s positiveness seems to have continued. But stay tuned, it’s early 2013 days.

East Melbourne, 120 Powlett, Arch Staver, Under the Hammer, $5,155,000 – 4 bidders There was a festive air along Powlett Street this morning as real estate punters strolled in and out of historic homes open for inspection in this proud and peaceful pocket of Melbourne. With a crowd of 150 gathering under magnificent trees on the [...]
As we leave 2012 the Top End is officially off life support!

As we leave 2012 the Top End is officially off life support!

2012 Summary The talk was all doom and gloom at the start of 2012 after a bad finish to 2011 by the market. This talk flat lined the Autumn market with basically no action whatsoever, save a surprising burst around Easter with 5 at $10,000,000 changing hands. We went into Winter in a downward spiral with [...]
A few things happened over the holidays – including $10m+ in Caulfield North.

A few things happened over the holidays – including $10m+ in Caulfield North.

Super Saturday Week Ending 27th October. The highlight for the week was 3 Bonleigh Avenue Brighton (away from Auctions) – Golden Mile waterfront at $6,500,000 or $8,643 per sqm. Three things that impress about this Nick Johnstone sale Nick Johnstone and his team are providing a fresh voice in Brighton real estate and please we just got knocked [...]
$3m+ off life support. $5m+ looking still looking unwell.

$3m+ off life support. $5m+ looking still looking unwell.

Week Ending September 15th: This Weekend with only 3 from 7 over $3m reported as selling before 6.00pm, we feel this shows the market is continuing to struggle on more offerings than not at the Top End. 9 Scotsburn Toorak (Justin Long) with 5 bidders fighting it out to $4,220,000 is a good case study. The result [...]
In August the temperature has risen ever so slightly – warmer at $3m than $6m

In August the temperature has risen ever so slightly – warmer at $3m than $6m

Friday 31st August – 3 from Kay and Burton in Boroondara Camberwell, 60 Broadway, Tim Picken – big land plus tennis court with a home that needed a lot of work. In excess of $4,500,000 Kew, 9 College, Sam Wilkinson, – great internal floor plan – Street and facade Mmmm – Ok. Just under $3,300,000 Canterbury, 31 Chaucer, [...]
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