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What is really happening!

What is really happening!
Rock solid… Prices have flattened out over the past 12 months, which means buyers and sellers have a stable environment to transact at the moment. Tim Heavyside I reckon the market is patchy. There is a nervousness about it. A bit like the start of a marathon race. Buyers are lining up ready to go but are [...]
Still some very hot ones, but a few a little chilly.

Still some very hot ones, but a few a little chilly.

Its 6.00pm Saturday and the James Clearance rate for $M+ Inner Melbourne was a very solid 83% on the 29 Auctions we bid at or reported on today. James Bidderman, that is bidders per auction, was a little light on compared to recent weeks at 2.1 bidders per auction and there were a large number of bought before [...]
More strategic pass-ins and bought afters today

More strategic pass-ins and bought afters today

At 6.00pm Saturday, the James Million $+ Inner Melbourne Clearance rate was 85% – with a noticeable difference of more pass-ins and bought after’s. It’s safe to say, that in some cases, these were strategic pass-ins to a bidder which agents had singled out for special treatment. We say that, because Bidderman was still a healthy 2.55 [...]
We are now buying a third of our homes off market

We are now buying a third of our homes off market

At 6pm the James $M+ Auction Clearance Rate was 83% on the 29 auctions we reported and bid on today. James Bidderman continues to be very strong at 2.8 bidders per auction. The homes today seemed to be either bought before or under the hammer with volcanic bidding (4+ bidders). In fact just on 50% of the auctions we reported [...]
Downsizers New v Old – A clash of generations!

Downsizers New v Old – A clash of generations!

What is starting to interest us, is the real change in what young people are looking for. Young people are The New Downsizers - even before they’ve upsized. Young people are the new downsizers in expectations, in mortgage commitments – $2m or $3m mortgages for many, are neither desirable nor manageable. Many in the younger generation want to travel, [...]
Market has started like a fire engine not a delivery truck.

Market has started like a fire engine not a delivery truck.

At 6.00 pm today the Melbourne market of late Winter has made a strong statement, with a James $M+ Clearance Rate of 88% and Bidderman a whopping 3 bidders per auction on the 25 auctions, we bid at or reported on today. The Inner market has started out of the blocks in a hurry – based in part, on [...]
July has been fairly busy away from the auctions!

July has been fairly busy away from the auctions!

Hello and welcome back to James Buyer Advocates Marketnews. A few auctions of note today on very small numbers as the market awakes from its traditional Winter auction slumber.  We have covered 19 in our reporting; Bidderman was 2.4 bidders per auction and the $M+ James Clearance rate was 74% – even though a small sample, we think it’s an [...]
Are you noticing the subtle changes of the differing PPP markets?

Are you noticing the subtle changes of the differing PPP markets?

  So at 6.00 pm the James Buyer Advocates Clearance Rate was 83% and James Bidderman was 2.5 bidders per auction on the 24 auctions we covered today. Mmmmm on the face of it very strong and it is; BUT…………….. Markets, markets, markets. During the week, before getting crunched at today’s 507 Royal Parade Parkville auction,  Craig Shearn [...]
$1million with a good decision today

$1million with a good decision today

The overall market felt stronger today, at the end of May, than it did at the start. We felt the market was drifting at the start and in the middle of May, but today the market was clear – price direction was strong. Bidderman depth on the 26 A and B grade auctions we covered today was [...]
The results are healthy, but it feels like we are drifting.

The results are healthy, but it feels like we are drifting.

May 2016 is showing we are in a market of increasing uncertainty, albiet a healthy one. We are in a market that is no longer a blanket. It is now increasingly a crocheted rug; meaning although there are holes opening up, there is still strength in the product. The market has been flattening since mid Spring of last year. The [...]
The market is showing clear signs of rejecting overpricing.

The market is showing clear signs of rejecting overpricing.

Today is a special report – we decided to focus on B and C graders and see how the market viewed them. While not all homes in our reports are B or C graders, there is a greater skew than normal to B and C grade homes in our stats. WOW you are saying, but WOW I’m [...]
We’re back and the market is still in a forward gear, sans the 2015 Asian overdrive.

We’re back and the market is still in a forward gear, sans the 2015 Asian overdrive.

The Inner Melbourne market is showing a return to normality as evidenced by a healthy, but not stratospheric clearance rate of 68 today. Having said that, there is a feeling of subdued excitement amongst agents (listing ok for June) and buyers (Bidderman 2.5 on big stock numbers today) as sellers appear to be coming out of hibernation [...]
In some sections, the market hiccuped a little today

In some sections, the market hiccuped a little today

At 6 pm the James Clearance Rate was 73% on the 30 auctions we covered. Bidderman dipped to 2 bidders per auction. With a lot of stock on offer, we interpret these stats as a hiccup, more so than a radical change – but nonetheless a change could be on – see our references to B and C graders [...]
2016’s Opening Market is (…..drum roll)

2016’s Opening Market is (…..drum roll)

2016’s Opening Market is …..drum roll … Pumping…….Strong …….Rocking. There’s no doubt and no other way to really describe it. We’ve had three big auction weekends in a row, with today a virtual Super Saturday and the market has spoken. 2016 has started with a real bang. The only difference between 2016 and 2015 is the [...]
Still good!

Still good!

It’s week 2 of our 3 week (Feb 20 +27 and Mar 5) 100 auction reporting marathon. Today was down on last week’s unbridled enthusiasm. However we did see a market that continued to show its depth and strength on the right homes. Just like late last year, today also had a clear dichotomy of interest between the A graders v [...]

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