BY Mal James 9th November 2013
At 6.00 pm on Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 61% on the 38 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was down to 1.3. An unusual day today, with everything down compared with recent weeks.
It was a bit of a shocker weekend for the [...]
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 Kristen Hatt 23rd March 2013
Bayside saw a lower clearance rate of 55% this weekend, a bit of a disappointment after last weekend’s bounce up to 59% and contrasting with the strong results in areas like Boroondara and Stonnington.
Brighton in particular saw a number of pass-ins with no bidders at all. These included 1a Wellington Street, which passed in [...]
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 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 Adam Woledge 2nd March 2013
There is a good feel to the market right now. Buyers are positive and vendors also seem to be on board and prepared to meet the market. Along with this, the media is mainly positive about the market, which always helps. I must say some properties that I felt would struggle (e.g. those with compromised [...]
BY Kristen Hatt 2nd March 2013
This week, buyers and sellers alike have been eager to see whether the market would back up last week’s clearance rates. Nine fewer homes were up for auction this weekend, but that’s still 20 auctions over $1,000,000. Some of these were bigger properties that have been on the market for over 12 months – [...]
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 Gina Kantzas 1st December 2012
As this is the final Marketnews for 2012, some highlights below
Most memorable Auction;
43 Seacombe Grove Brighton (Barb Gregory) on 26th May 2012
Three bidders fought it out for absolute Brighton waterfront at this auction beginning with rapid fire $100,000 bids – Auctioneer Jack Bongiorno kept the pace until it was bought under the hammer for $7,770,000. [...]
BY Mal James 1st December 2012
Here are our awards for 2012. Our criteria is that we must have dealt with the agent several times in 2012 and that we look at things from a buyer’s perspective – which we as buyers think is 50% of the game.
Our Best Four Auctioneers
We run into a lot of good auctioneers each weekend. In [...]
BY Mal James 27th October 2012
At 6pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for $M+ was 71% on the 42 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our demand indicator, was 1.8 bidders per auction.
Volcanoes – Of the 42 auctions we covered, there were seven auctions with 4+ bidders. That’s not bad!
Ducks (no bidders):14% Lone Rangers (1 bidder):27% Norms (2 [...]
BY Mal James 22nd October 2012
Published in the Weekly Review
It attracts more anticipation than a Grand Final, and a bigger array of stars than the Cup Carnival. And the results are more telling than the Bathurst 500: that’s what Super Saturday, October 27th represents to the largest array of buyers and sellers on offer this year.
This coming weekend was always [...]
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 Mal James 19th September 2012
Upper end home values in general and Bayside in particular are being “raked over the coals” by the banks at the moment – not to put too fine a point on things.
Directives implied or specific have come from the banking bosses that the Top End, an in particular Bayside, is a little “fruity” for now [...]
BY Gina Kantzas 15th September 2012
$2 million Stonnington townhouses
With last week’s Huntingtower Road Armadale being famous for its Up bid, it was easy to gloss over the fact that 5 bidders wanted a single level downsizer’s home – even though the eventual buyer was a younger couple. Today at 2/2 Somers Avenue Malvern (Kevin O’Brien of Jellis [...]
BY Jen Milligan 8th September 2012
BY Mal James 23rd June 2012
Mid Year Report:
You know what? Three cheers for Stonnington: because if it weren’t for Toorak through to Armadale there wouldn’t have been much to cheer about now at the top in 2012.
The $M+ market in Boroondara and Bayside and Port Phillip has been noticeably on the nose in 2012 when it comes to positive trends [...]
BY Mal James 2nd June 2012
At 6pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for $M+ was 57% on the 28 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our demand indicator, was a very weak 1.1 bidders per auction.
It wasn’t just the weather that was cold this weekend – so was the general mood at auctions across the board. [...]
BY Jen Milligan 20th August 2011