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Scotch College’s buying tactics – Dustin Martin and Ralph Carr

Scotch College’s buying tactics – Dustin Martin and Ralph Carr
End of Year Bumper Edition Contents: Yesterday’s Rout 2017 Year in Review Younger People’s compassion and tax problem Around the Grounds Scotch College’s curious auction strategy Emotion v $ when deciding on a home Transparency The “Reserve” malaise widens Ralph Carr and Dustin Martin Thank you’s 2017 – Top 5 Reads at James Market News Next Edition It’s never as good as it seems and it’s never as bad as it [...]
“Dummy Bidding” and the Current Market

“Dummy Bidding” and the Current Market

Contents 1. Hammer Watch – Quoting / Underquoting 2. Final Word on The Block and “Dummy Bidding” 3. Inside James – Bumper 5 Stories this week: Don’t buy it – better a missed opportunity than a mistake Build family wealth over individual wealth Handing back a fee to a client – and it hurt – hurt a lot. Pricing Heritage – pricing covenants [...]
The Block Apology

The Block Apology

The Block Articles in excess of 15,300 reads The heartbroken buyer, who followed the rules, was the winning bidder only to be cheated out of it. Every Saturday Melbourne buyers ask, what more could they have done. Above the quote, above the reserve, highest bidder, followed the CAV and the auctioneer read out rules and they didn’t [...]
Are you serious Scott Cam – Are you serious CAV?

Are you serious Scott Cam – Are you serious CAV?

STOP PRESS 9.00PM SUNDAY NIGHT Congrats to Josh and Elyse, great win on The Block and well done to all the other contestants. I like watching The Block Grand Finale normally – but Are you serious Scott, CAV, Frank and Nicole? Was I watching a real show or Hollywood (where there are no rules)? If there are no rules, what [...]
The Market continues to fragment – a clear sign of easing

The Market continues to fragment – a clear sign of easing

At 6.00pm Saturday, the overall Inner Melbourne $2M+ market results: Family Home Clearance Rate of  72% on the 32 Inner Melbourne $M+ auctions we covered. Combined with James Bidderman (bidders per auction) @ 1.8 on increasing auction stock numbers. The Clearance Rates are now matching Bidderman – they are easing and have been doing so since winter. The stats are becoming consistent – a trend – the beginning [...]
A tale of two

A tale of two

This weekend on one of the quieter October Auction Days, we were involved in two auctions – one we bought and one we missed. We bought 307 Beaconsfield Parade, Middle Park (Simon Gowling), under the hammer with 2 bidders @ $6,370,000. We missed 40 Berry Street, East Melbourne (Paul Caine), under the hammer with 2 bidders @ $4,550,000. It was a [...]
October Market Start  / Stonnington Heritage Reversal

October Market Start / Stonnington Heritage Reversal

Contents October Market Start Edition 1. October Market Start 2. Inside James – An incredible story from Malvern East to Tanzania 3. Game Changer – Stonnington Heritage Reversal It (usually) attracts more than a Grand Final, a bigger array of stars than the Cup Carnival – the results are more telling than the Bathurst 500: that’s what Super Saturday, October 28th will represent to [...]
Deeper Examination Into Our Markets

Deeper Examination Into Our Markets

Spring Summary: To say the market is as strong as six months ago, or this time last year, would be a wrong call. As an across the board statement, it would be the wrong call, to state or assume the overall Inner Melbourne Family Home market is definitely on the way down, as there is still no [...]
The Market Is Clearly Talking to You

The Market Is Clearly Talking to You

At 6.00pm Saturday the overall Inner Melbourne $2M+ market results: Family Home Clearance Rate of 81% on the 34 Inner Melbourne $M+ auctions we covered. Combined with James Bidderman (bidders per auction) @ 1.8 on lowish auction stock numbers. The Inner Melbourne Top End market is now consistently tracking below 2 bidders per auction in Early Spring. This is a major shift in bidder [...]
Game Changer – Stonnington Council Destroys Auction

Game Changer – Stonnington Council Destroys Auction

At 6.00pm Saturday, the overall Inner Melbourne $2M+ market results: Family Home Clearance Rate of 81% on the 36 Inner Melbourne $M+ auctions we covered. Combined with James Bidderman (bidders per auction) @ 1.7 on lowish auction stock numbers. Is the market on a turn? As we said last week, for the first time in a long while, the ingredients [...]
Is the Inner Melbourne Market moving?

Is the Inner Melbourne Market moving?

At 6.00pm Saturday, the overall Inner Melbourne $2M+ market results: Family Home Clearance Rate of 77% on the 30 Inner Melbourne $M+ auctions we covered Combined with James Bidderman (bidders per auction) @ 2.2 on lowish auction stock numbers. Overall not a stellar start to spring; of course far from a shocker either on the above stats – the stock wasn’t that [...]
Agent Underquoting & Patrick Dangerfield?

Agent Underquoting & Patrick Dangerfield?

Let’s look at Underquoting and Patrick Dangerfield – both have been in the news lately. This week I read an article, it was on underquoting. It worried me where it was going – it read like a showbiz article and not like what we have been seeing with Underquoting since May. We are seeing that agents have collectively, made massive [...]
Why doesn’t everybody think like this? Read Inside James

Why doesn’t everybody think like this? Read Inside James

The AUCTION MARKET will begin to ramp up over the next few weeks – this week’s James Market Insights are about early indications of the market – which we feel remain strong. This week in James Insights Stonnington – we report on 3 Top End auctions and give you a value analysis of each. Bayside – we cover 2 Winter sold Top [...]
Hard to believe we are knee deep into Early Spring!

Hard to believe we are knee deep into Early Spring!

G’day and welcome back to James Market News. Hope you all had a break from the Melbourne winter! My break was with my youngest daughter, Maddie, in the Top End at Fitzroy Crossing, Kakadu and Kooljaman, Cape Leveque. Aboriginal people know a lot more about land and its value than many of us “new migrants”. Hard to believe it’s been [...]
Our bumper pre-winter issue – so much great info!

Our bumper pre-winter issue – so much great info!

This week in James Market News: (click on contents) 1. Market Commentary 2. May 3-Week Auction Challenge – Results are in… 3. Bayside and Inner East Auction Action 4. 2017 James Half Year Summary 5. Land Prices – 2010 – 2017 6. Negotiation Corner – Narrowed Focus 7. Inside James – and Off Markets 8. Younger Homebuyers – [...]

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