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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 [...]
More chance of a rise than a fall ……………

More chance of a rise than a fall ……………

It was a quiet-ish day today on market – off market is a different story – the auction biggies for May starting in numbers the week after next. At that time we will be focusing on James Bidderman (for any movement in demand) and any drop off from overseas buyers. Has all the talk of late begun to bite? This [...]
Welcome to 2017 – Back on the hustings today

Welcome to 2017 – Back on the hustings today

Clockwise visits today – no substitute for foot leather, listening, looking and listening again. 1st Slide Clockwise from top left: Malvern East:$2.5m?  – little cutie – no, not the agent John Manton – the house. Good crowds at the OFI. Hawthorn: $4m? Off -Market or Pre-Market? – good family home. Crowds – Only one! Armadale: $4m? Nice one – listening [...]
Making Beautiful Decisions

Making Beautiful Decisions

Beautiful Decisions – Buy/Sell Welcome to our final series for the year – over the next three weeks we will try to highlight just how much is added to your life with beautiful decisions. This final 2016 series is about getting the most out of buying and selling a home via a beautiful decision. We are splitting the series [...]
Struggling to see the sense in only considering land + build? Me too!

Struggling to see the sense in only considering land + build? Me too!

Big day today for auctions and, despite the fact that this year we are dealing in more properties away from auction than at auction – as a company we were involved in nine today – I’m zonked. We could not cover as wide a cross section of auctions (only 20) as it was all hands on [...]
How To Negotiate Very, Very Well

How To Negotiate Very, Very Well

Welcome to our 3 Part Series on Negotiation Part 1 – Negotiation Noise Part 2 – What’s Really Important in a Negotiation Part 3 – How to Negotiate Well Hey you, what would you know about negotiation? You’re reading this article because you’re desperate to pick up a free morsel from me; the master, who has already beaten over a [...]
Solutions for Young Homebuyers – Bumper Winter Issue

Solutions for Young Homebuyers – Bumper Winter Issue

6.00pm Saturday June 20th – Mid Term Report Market is in wind down mode re new stock, as most good agents are beginning to break for winter school holidays. Next week is the last serious week of auctions, until early spring. Any market read on any winds of change, won’t be meaningful until September, when larger numbers [...]
Young Homebuyers. Futureproof your plan and get $M

Young Homebuyers. Futureproof your plan and get $M

The Age. Weekly Review, James Buyer Advocates Young Homebuyer series is designed to take homebuyers through the entire homebuying process from the inside. The article series has become the biggest read online series of its type. It has been been published throughout Australia and internationally. It continues on from James Home Ratings – an industry standard in [...]
Port Phillip Weekly

Port Phillip Weekly

There were only five $1m plus auctions in Port Phillip this weekend. So I compared it with the same weekends in 2011 and 2010. It turns out there were 13 auctions scheduled for those weekends, representing a decline of about 38%. To get some clarity on where the real estate market is heading I spoke [...]
Bayside had a first-up limited offering, however most were bought

Bayside had a first-up limited offering, however most were bought

Key Points: 75% clearance rate (9 from 12) was more than satisfactory, first day back Most on offer, if not all, were in the early to mid $1m range and sold well Two solid auction weeks ahead will give us clarity on the market Agent Q & A: How have you found non-auction sales so far this [...]
Election. What Election? No effect whatsoever!

Election. What Election? No effect whatsoever!

At 6pm on Saturday the James Million-Dollar-Plus clearance rate was 49% for the 37 auctions we attended. By 8pm it was 62% (seemingly a balanced result between buyer and seller). Bidderman, our Demand Indicator, was at 1.6 – a level we feel continues to be a good representation of current demand: borderline – a  market that may be [...]
Is Help On the Way? We hope so, but don’t think it’s coming in a hurry!

Is Help On the Way? We hope so, but don’t think it’s coming in a hurry!

It is 6pm Saturday and the James Million Dollar-Plus Clearance rate for the 38 Auctions we attended today was 74%; basically no change on the 77% ( pre Easter Super Saturday -March 27). Bidderman was down from to 3 to 2.3 bidders per auction but that is still very strong all things considered (stock quality and Easter holidays). Market Mood Today was [...]
In the words of Oscar Wilde any talk of the market’s death was greatly exaggerated. Wow what an incredibly powerful market day for $million+ homes and this was local not overseas buying strength.

In the words of Oscar Wilde any talk of the market’s death was greatly exaggerated. Wow what an incredibly powerful market day for $million+ homes and this was local not overseas buying strength.

It is 6pm Saturday and the James Million Dollar-Plus Clearance rate for the 39 Auctions we attended today was 77 per cent and we have no late REIV results so could be higher. Bidderman was well up at 3 bidders per auction and any talk from us of the last two weeks looking a bit soft has been well and [...]
Subdued today – but let’s wait and see over the next three weeks.

Subdued today – but let’s wait and see over the next three weeks.

It is 6pm Saturday and the James Auction Clearance Rate on the 20 $1 million-plus properties we attended and reported on today was 55 per cent. If you exclude the three sold befores, then, at auction, we saw a 23 per cent clearance rate under the hammer. Wormie the Price Worm is to the right and [...]
Property science and laws

Property science and laws

It’s 6pm Saturday and the James Clearance Rate for million-dollar-plus auctions is 84 per cent on the 25 auctions we attended today. The market today (Saturday) was again very, very strong. In fact, this is one of our biggest ever clearance rates for $1m+ homes. This, despite stock increasing and interest rate talk. Still [...]

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