BY Mal James 14th October 2013
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 [...]
BY Mal James 19th September 2013
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
Toorak, 10 Yarradale Road, Tim Derham (Abercromby’s), under hammer, $4,840,000, 4 bidders
80 or so are comfortably gathered in the backyard [...]
BY Mal James 14th September 2013
At 6.00 pm on Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 81% on the 36 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was 2.3.
Ducks (no bidder auctions) –18%
Lone Rangers (1 bidder auctions) – 13%
Norms (2-3 bidder auctions) – 45%
Volcanoes (4+ bidder auctions) – 24%
Another win to the Norms!
BY Adam Woledge 17th August 2013
The market continues to perform well and on my regular chats with agents the feedback is very positive. Interestingly, the clearance rates at the bigger firms for auctions are more often than not exceeding the average clearance rate.
This week we continue the focus on the $3 million plus Boroondara market.
Among the recent activity at this [...]
BY Mal James 17th August 2013
Week Ending Saturday, August 31
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), [...]
BY Guy Angwin 10th August 2013
We had been looking forward to the auction of 155 Clarke Street Northcote (Luke Sacco, Nelson Alexander), a home we rated 659/1000 and one of the strongest looking properties I’ve seen for a while. I was quite taken by this property with its link to the past, yet well renovated for the future. However, unlike the [...]
BY Guy Angwin 25th May 2013
One auction we were looking forward to this weekend in the inner north-west was 19 Richardson Street in Essendon (Christian Lonzi, Frank Dowling Real Estate – Essendon). This is a grand looking home, although not overly large, but it was well-renovated and had a lovely feeling. It lacked an ensuite and the flats to one [...]
BY Mal James 24th May 2013
Week Ending 18th May
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 [...]
BY Guy Angwin 18th May 2013
Over the past week we have been involved with two extremely good period properties – a perfectly renovated single-fronted home in Fitzroy North and an imposing double-storey terrace literally opposite Edinburgh Gardens, also in Fitzroy North. Andrew Simondson (Collins Simms) did a good job at managing the sale of the terrace that resulted in two [...]
BY Adam Woledge 23rd March 2013
This weekend saw a solid result in Borondara with 66% on 70 auctions, concluding the first quarter of 2013 with the same strength and up-vibe sentiment that we saw at the end of 2013.
There were four bidders for 6 Hepburn Street in Hawthorn East, taking the price to $4,415,000. Kew saw a sale [...]
BY Mal James 23rd March 2013
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 [...]
BY Adam Woledge 16th March 2013
While it was nice to take a breather last week, the property market in million-dollar-plus Melbourne certainly looks to be rolling on in a positive way.
Some recent sales of interest:
25 Redmond Street, Kew (James Tostevin, Marshall White) – This sold strongly before auction for around the $2.9m mark. Bought for land value only, and working [...]
BY Mal James 2nd March 2013
At 6.00 pm the James Clearance Rate for Melbournes $M+ was 65% and The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was a solid 2.2.
Last weekend we reported a strong start for our first Super Saturday, with Bidderman a very healthy 2.2 bidders per auction on big numbers of stock on offer with almost everywhere [...]
BY Adam Woledge 23rd February 2013
After a reasonable start, on February 16, how will the market respond to larger auction numbers? February 23 represented our first Super Saturday of 2013, with 147 auctions for properties over $1,000,000. The results were strong today for Boroondara in the $1m plus market. Bidderman remained firm at 2.2 and the hammer rate a very [...]
BY Mal James 22nd February 2013
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 [...]
BY Mal James 21st November 2012
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 [...]
BY Mal James 10th November 2012
At 6pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for $M+ was 61% on the 31 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our demand indicator, was 1.3 bidders per auction.
That low Bidderman rate reflects how the market felt this weekend – quiet.
This lack of activity is hardly unexpected given that the Melbourne market is [...]
BY Adam Woledge 20th October 2012
It was a busy day around the Boroondara auction traps this weekend. Of the 12 auctions we monitored, 9 sold, representing a fairly healthy 75% clearance rate. While the Melbourne-wide Bidderman sat at 1.5, Boroondara Bidderman was slightly higher, at 1.7. We certainly feel the market has lifted; numbers at properties are up, sentiment is [...]
BY Mal James 21st September 2012
As we go into our Footy Induced/ School Holiday Auction Activity Hibernation we thought we would look at the key issues facing buyers’ right now in the Spring Marketplace. Here is our Top 5.
Is back with a vengeance. It is a real stain on our profession. Like dummy bidding it causes great angst [...]
BY Adam Woledge 25th August 2012
On Saturday I attended four auctions in Boroondara and all four sold – yet only one of these was under the hammer. In a word, the market is very ‘mixed’ right now and with the Grand Final only five weeks away, pickings remain slim.
This week I attended the Jellis Craig 2012 Client Seminar (thanks to [...]