Market News » Boroondara


Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly
As we plunge into winter and with school holidays looming, it is almost time to call the half-time bell on the 2014 property market year. On the back of last week’s auction results where Bidderman sat at a very high 2.9, one would have to say that it has ended pretty well, and the word [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

An OK number of auctions right now, yet the main talk is all about off-markets, pre-markets and mid-year holidays. Speaking of holidays wouldn’t it be great to be in Brazil right now……..My World Cup tip for what it is worth is Spain. With the long weekend last week numbers at the 8 or so properties I [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

Last Super Saturday weekend, did it fly or fizzle? You be the judge on our sample of auctions below. I attended four auctions this weekend, and all four were bought by Chinese buyers. The auctions at Higham Road and Walpole Street were flyers – no doubt about that. Trends: We are seeing more and more Chinese Nationals bidding [...]
Super Saturday..Again!

Super Saturday..Again!

At 6.00 pm on Super Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 74% on the 39 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 1.9. Next weekend there will be a break with the Queen’s Birthday weekend, leaving us only two auction weekends until the June/July school [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

Solid numbers this weekend. In terms of auctions though, there were flyers and there were fizzers. It is patchy, so you really do need to know your product and who you may be up against at auction. Chinese Nationals are out in force, and even bidding in earnest at period homes in a heritage areas. That [...]
Some strength but lacking consistency

Some strength but lacking consistency

At 6.00 pm Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 66% on the 34 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 1.7. Both these statistics are still solid but they appear to be flattening. Overall Summary of Melbourne’s Million Dollar Plus Auctions: Ducks ($M+ auctions with no [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

Numbers of auctions are solid for the next few weeks, and the offerings are quite good. Overall buyers should be pretty happy with the amount of choice out there. Compared to 2011 and 2012 there are plenty of properties on offer. With Bidderman dipping just under 2 last week, the market was showing some signs of turning [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

The market still continues to roll along okay in Boroondara, yet we feel the edge has been taken off slightly.  There does seem to be a bit of resistance from buyers. Many are concerned about the upcoming budget and feel prices asked for are very optimistic. With big auction weekends coming up we will have [...]
A Market of Differing Opinions

A Market of Differing Opinions

At 6.00pm Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 70% on the 26 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 1.8. Overall Summary of Melbourne’s Million Dollar Plus Auctions: Ducks ($M+ auctions with no bidders) 26% Lone Rangers ($M+ auctions with one bidder) 13% Norms ($M+ auctions with 2 [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

With April now past us, the attention turns to May and early to mid-June, where the market will be tested once again. This week the talk is all about stock levels, and there certainly is fair bit in the pipeline for May. May 17 and May 24 are set to be big weekends, with around 60 scheduled [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

This year has gone quick and plenty has happened, both on and off-market. Let’s look at some sales statistics, for the first quarters of the past few years, for properties of $1m plus in Boroondara 2012 – 83 2013  - 88 2014 – 198 WOW! That’s more than double the number of sales this year versus this time last year. That [...]
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 [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

Results continue to be ‘patchy’ in the Boroondara property market. At this stage May 17 and May 24 are looking to be the next group of “Super Saturdays”.  April is interrupted due to holidays. What is going well ? Good period homes with thoughtful renovations in good locations  – not sure there ever a bad time to sell [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

The market continues to rock along, with very good competition on good homes. Generally speaking things are going well and not everything is going to auction, with many properties selling before auction or turning into Expression of Interest Campaigns. The clever and experienced agents are managing campaigns well and, now in particular, it pays to have a good [...]
Market Continues to Alter its Trajectory

Market Continues to Alter its Trajectory

At 6.00pm Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 68% on the 34 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 2 Overall Summary of Melbourne’s Million Dollar Plus Auctions: Ducks ($M+ auctions with no bidders) 23% Lone Rangers ($M+ auctions with one bidder) 17% Norms ($M+ auctions with 2 [...]
Contact us
James Home Ratings
Big Issue.
Why use us? The Learning Fees - We all pay, it's a question of how much?
Masterclass
How Good Negotiators Deal With Liars

HOW GOOD NEGOTIATORS DEAL WITH LIARS...

  Part 2 of a 2 Part Masterclass on Buying Homes through Liars Good Negotiators see lies as actions What is it we are trying to do?  Reach an ...

Read the full article
Negotiating with Liars

NEGOTIATING WITH LIARS...

Lies or perceived lies are endemic within the Melbourne Property market. Many dinner party conversations include the “fact” that some real estate ...

Read the full article
Step (Under/Over + Skilled) Quoting – Black or Noble Art?

STEP (UNDER/OVER + SKILLED) QUOTING – BLACK ...

First Published September 2011 – republished September 2012, and again May 2014: Agent Step Quoting is a contentious part of our industry: It...

Read the full article
Do you have a Negotiation Council working for you?

DO YOU HAVE A NEGOTIATION COUNCIL WORKING FOR YOU?...

The action is not all Auction-based right now. While by the end of last week we had cleared the decks a little and were down to only four ongoing neg...

Read the full article
Following Up Expressions Of Interest – The Rowland St and other EOI Results

FOLLOWING UP EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – THE ROWLA...

THE FOLLOW UP – Expression of Interest Results In our previous article on Expressions of Interest (EOIs), we described this form of property s...

Read the full article
Expressions of Interest – How to Deal in the Fog!

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – HOW TO DEAL IN THE...

If you’ve had your ear to the ground you might have noticed that there is a lot more happening in Melbourne $1 million property than Auctions right...

Read the full article
Our Best Advice for 2014

OUR BEST ADVICE FOR 2014...

Decisions In buying a home you are going to have to make many, many decisions to make – even not doing anything is making a very big decision. And d...

Read the full article
Apartment Action

APARTMENT ACTION...

Apartments by John Hazen and Mal James Apartment Action With all we’ve been hearing about the hot market for top-end houses, it can be easy to miss ...

Read the full article


Inside James Market News

Hide