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The word from the street – what is really going on?

The word from the street – what is really going on?
Happy Mothers Day to all our Mums – the real home decision makers. This week in James Market News: Market Commentary – Three-week Challenge of 100 reported auctions Auction Action – 33 auction results Inside James – buy-then-sell service and Mal’s auction observations At 6.00pm Saturday, the overall Inner Melbourne market results were solid, if you just look at the Clearance [...]
Housing Prices to Drop 7% and the Baloney

Housing Prices to Drop 7% and the Baloney

WOW, what a week in Inner Melbourne! Last Friday we had one active negotiation and by yesterday, we had eight. This is contrary to the talk of a tanking market so in our opinion piece this week, we examine closely the “evidence” used by The Australian to support their ‘Housing prices to drop 7%’ headline. You be [...]
From May 13th to May 27th James Buyer Advocates will report on the TRUE state of the Inner Melbourne Market by covering 100 Auctions and reporting Bidder Numbers, Clearance rates, Crowd sizes and the real action or not.

From May 13th to May 27th James Buyer Advocates will report on the TRUE state of the Inner Melbourne Market by covering 100 Auctions and reporting Bidder Numbers, Clearance rates, Crowd sizes and the real action or not.

We’re out of the blocks with 87% clearance rate and Bidderman at 3. Early days but WOW!

We’re out of the blocks with 87% clearance rate and Bidderman at 3. Early days but WOW!

(Above and below) 160 people witnessed this architectural masterpiece (working from a low base to a state of brilliance – Steve Domoney Architecture) sell under the hammer for $4,160,000. James Tostevin and 3 bidders. Google our James Home Rating – 2a Harcourt Street, Hawthorn East to read our detailed thoughts. Excuse me what did I read above, James Bidderman 3, James [...]
Balwyn Calling – International Asian Demand showing the real signs of easing!

Balwyn Calling – International Asian Demand showing the real signs of easing!

Special Edition – James International Demand Report for Inner Melbourne $M+ housing Today we have ditched our across Melbourne auction coverage and focused on assessing the change (if any) to International Demand within the Melbourne Property Market. James Bidderman, Bayside, Stonnington and clearance rates have been sidelined, so as we could focus almost all our resources on assessing [...]
The Rise of the Duck

The Rise of the Duck

Hey, just when you started to think it was getting boring – you may, just may be in for a surprise over the next few weeks. So what happened this week? 1. Some buyers were still getting smashed by a strong Bidderman on the A-graders (Price, Property or Position) 2. Some buyers paid big numbers on some pass-ins – surely not [...]
Clearance rates high, but the urgency didn’t feel as intense this week – possibly due to the large influx of new spring stock. Bidderman was down – last week was really strong; it really was, this week was solid but weaker.

Clearance rates high, but the urgency didn’t feel as intense this week – possibly due to the large influx of new spring stock. Bidderman was down – last week was really strong; it really was, this week was solid but weaker.

And when it does stop, we see the future image more as a dormant volcano waiting to re-explode again, than a scorched earth without signs of life.

And when it does stop, we see the future image more as a dormant volcano waiting to re-explode again, than a scorched earth without signs of life.

Volcanoes are changing the landscape – as they do!

Volcanoes are changing the landscape – as they do!

James now Smartphone Optimised for easier reading – click horizontal bars top left hand corner of Iphone $1 million dollars more: So what do you do when across the road – same land size and same house sells late in 2014 for $1,900,000 – why you pay $1 million dollars more when Asian buyers duke it out to [...]
Slight breather today – nearly 50% of auctions with only 1 bidder

Slight breather today – nearly 50% of auctions with only 1 bidder

At 6.00 pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 66% on the 32 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement was at 1.9. Both Clearance Rates and Bidderman are down on the results we saw prior to the Melbourne Cup. Overall Summary of Melbourne’s Million Dollar-Plus Auctions: Ducks ($M+ [...]
After a few quieter weekends, this one was a major volcanic eruption!

After a few quieter weekends, this one was a major volcanic eruption!

At 6.00 pm on  Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 70% on the 33 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at a whopping 2.6. Only twice this year can we remember it higher. Sure it’s only one day, and maybe it’s the weather, but [...]
Inner City and Northern weekly

Inner City and Northern weekly

Has Spring Arrived Early? It felt hot out there today and indeed we felt the build-up during the last week or so. Today we bought 2 at competitive auctions (low $1m’s and low $3m’s) bought at Off-market circa $4m, missed at one of the longest bidding auctions I’ve been to (at the mid $2m’s) and during the [...]
The market is back and the signs point to strength

The market is back and the signs point to strength

At 6.00 pm on  Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 77% on the 26 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 2.2. This weekend’s first run of the high end auction market after a good spell in July saw a “strongish” start on limited [...]
Last auction hurrah before winter sets in

Last auction hurrah before winter sets in

At 6.00 pm on Super Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 63% on the 27 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 1.8. Both figures are down on last week. In contrast to last week’s strong results and high number of bidders, we were [...]
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 [...]

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