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State of the Market – May 2017 – Opinion

State of the Market – May 2017 – Opinion
What is the market really doing? We get asked this question daily so we decided to conduct a 3-Week, 100 Auction Report challenge during the month of May. Well, there were no surprises! All three measurements showed that the Inner Melbourne market is in what we call “boom times”, but now, since 2008, increasingly what we call [...]
Our bumper pre-winter issue – so much great info!

Our bumper pre-winter issue – so much great info!

This week in James Market News: (click on contents) 1. Market Commentary 2. May 3-Week Auction Challenge – Results are in… 3. Bayside and Inner East Auction Action 4. 2017 James Half Year Summary 5. Land Prices – 2010 – 2017 6. Negotiation Corner – Narrowed Focus 7. Inside James – and Off Markets 8. Younger Homebuyers – [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
It’s going to be a white (hot) Christmas

It’s going to be a white (hot) Christmas

Welcome to our 2016 Bumper Christmas Edition. In this, our last article for 2016 – the key to good sex, nothing about that American bloke and a segment on how to get $70,000 for free every year. Plenty of positives, but apologies we don’t seem to have any fake news! And to the Inner Melbourne Market. Wow, what a finish [...]
The Market is not all about the Auction

The Market is not all about the Auction

Its 6.00pm Saturday and the James Clearance rate for $M+ Inner Melbourne was 74% on the 23 Auctions we covered today – solid. James Bidderman, that is bidders per auction, was 2.3 bidders per auction – also a solid number. Interesting to note the spread across the board, at the Top End, was fairly even between ducks/lone rangers, norms and [...]
We at James consider the first signs of International Demand change, that have occurred; the most important change in the Melbourne $M+ home market since this current market began rising in October 2012. If it continues, it will have a greater impact on our $M+ Inner Melbourne market, than interest rates or Australian monetary/banking policies have had in the last 3 years.

We at James consider the first signs of International Demand change, that have occurred; the most important change in the Melbourne $M+ home market since this current market began rising in October 2012. If it continues, it will have a greater impact on our $M+ Inner Melbourne market, than interest rates or Australian monetary/banking policies have had in the last 3 years.

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 Inner Melbourne Market is still being driven by a factor governments of all persuasions continue to ignore. By the way it’s not interest rates. Baby Boomers are making a fortune – but who is looking after our generations to come!

The Inner Melbourne Market is still being driven by a factor governments of all persuasions continue to ignore. By the way it’s not interest rates. Baby Boomers are making a fortune – but who is looking after our generations to come!

Since we last spoke before Winter – little has changed in the $3m+ market

Since we last spoke before Winter – little has changed in the $3m+ market

$3m+ is James Buyer Advocates bread and butter. We find the $3m+ market is normally a lot looser than the $1m+ market; meaning results vary more widely. This occurs for two key reasons: 1. Sellers have more flex on whether they will sell or not and often demand big prices and just wait – sometimes they [...]
Welcome back! Bubble Talk?? There are risks in individuals buying homes in any Inner Melbourne market (interest rate/employment/health changes). The risks in 2015 do not appear to be elevated, as implied by some Treasury officials. Homebuying risks are not mitigated by inaction, they are mitigated by making informed action decisions. Unless there is a significant change in migration, Asian money flow and/or population policies the real elevated risk for you, maybe not considering getting into the current Inner Melbourne market. Of course, only with the right PPP’s and FFF’s.

Welcome back! Bubble Talk?? There are risks in individuals buying homes in any Inner Melbourne market (interest rate/employment/health changes). The risks in 2015 do not appear to be elevated, as implied by some Treasury officials. Homebuying risks are not mitigated by inaction, they are mitigated by making informed action decisions. Unless there is a significant change in migration, Asian money flow and/or population policies the real elevated risk for you, maybe not considering getting into the current Inner Melbourne market. Of course, only with the right PPP’s and FFF’s.

Young Homebuyers Issues & Solutions

Young Homebuyers Issues & Solutions

年轻购房者的问题和解决方案 Young Homebuyers Issues & Solutions James 市场总结 James Market Summary * 在惯例的七月冬季,墨尔本房产市场拍卖数量刮起了一股下降之风。看一下右方我们拍卖房产的图表—-很多人正开始暂停拍卖。 * 竞标者数量今天有所下降,然而房产质量本月有明显松动。 * 流拍较我们近期看到的要多,这是房产质量征兆的一部分,这同样也反应了卖主预期与市场博弈的情况。 * 在我们参加的27场拍卖中,81%的拍卖有2-6位竞标者,只要市场按这个力度走,这是个非常非常坚实的结果。 * 总的来讲,我们今天看到的,不多。市场的成交在心理上受到了媒体讨论的影响(这并不是抱怨——我们需要有这种讨论),虽然过一个周末长假,房产质量有所降低,但还是有了坚实的结果。 * 另外,欢迎回到James市场新闻(本周与下周将是大专题)。欢迎年轻的购房者在下两周分享我们的专题文章,然后在7月份学校假期期间市场新闻会暂停,James购房中介仍对客户开放。 The Inner Melbourne Market is beginning its wind down into the traditional July Winter break. Look at our forward auction stock graphs to the right – most are beginning to shut up shop. Bidderman was down today, however stock quality has also noticeably eased this [...]
Young Homebuyers Issues & Solutions

Young Homebuyers Issues & Solutions

James Market Summary The Inner Melbourne Market is beginning its wind down into the traditional July Winter break. Look at our forward auction stock graphs to the right – most are beginning to shut up shop. Bidderman was down today, however stock quality has also noticeably eased this month. More pass-ins than we have seen for a while, which is [...]
The New Normal

The New Normal

James now Smartphone Optimised for easier reading – click horizontal bars in top left hand corner of  iPhone James Market Summary 6.00 pm Saturday May 23rd $M+ Clearance Rate 79% (29 auctions) Bidderman 2.4 Ducks 10% Lone Rangers 14% Norms 48% Volcanoes 28% $M+ Market remained very strong. Significant drop in Bidderman – Is today a statistical anomaly or market easing or indeed simply more buyers placing more [...]

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