BY Gina Kantzas 16th February 2013
This year seems to have started where it left off – with a sense of buyers wanting to transact.
Last year we did almost a third of our business for the year in the last 6 weeks of the year. In fact, we worked on deals till Christmas. Of particular interest were a [...]
BY Mal James 16th February 2013
Hey, isn’t it good to be back in amongst it in 2013! So far the anecdotal evidence is indicating the market is starting with a bit of a bang. Enquiry is up, the number of buyers through most opens is up, agents’ mood is up (compared to this time last year) and some of the [...]
BY Adam Woledge 1st December 2012
A bit of a dip today in the Boroondara property market today: of the 11 auctions we attended 7 sold and the clearance overall was 68%. There were however some standout results and these were:
28 Chrystobel Crescent, Hawthorn (Scott Patterson, Kay and Burton)
3 Martin Road, Glen Iris (Lachie Fraser-Smith, Bennison Mackinnon)
5 Urquhart Street, Hawthorn (Antony [...]
BY Guy Angwin 1st December 2012
In Port Phillip, the start of 2012 mirrored most of 2011, with stock-shortage being the buzz word amongst agents and buyers. As the year progressed, we saw vendors adjust their expectations as agents finally realised they had to work harder to make vendors understand that the value of their property may have fallen. The interest [...]
BY Mal James 1st December 2012
At 6pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for $M+ was 58% on the 31 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our demand indicator, was 2 bidders per auction. Today was back to a little quieter in terms of clearance rates, but there were some very strong results in terms of bidder numbers. Overall [...]
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 Adam Woledge 24th November 2012
The market felt quite positive today, with most good properties attracting multiple bidders and selling well. The overall Clearance Rate for Boroondara $M+ was a whopping 88%.
Two of these were Land Sales, with solid results –
3 Grange Ave Canterbury (Daniel Bradd, Kay and Burton) – 1155m2 south rear with sloping down block, selling for just over $2355/m2
BY Guy Angwin 24th November 2012
The sale of 29 Albert Street Port Melbourne by Frank Callaghan of Frank Gordon Real Estate this weekend was an indication that there is warmth in the market at around $1 million – particularly when the fundamentals are right with a property, as they were with Albert Street. It is a period home, has good [...]
BY Gina Kantzas 24th November 2012
This week around the traps – the men and women at Kay and Burton were out in force on their quiet and off-market sales
Armadale, 14 Myamyn St (Gowan Stubbings – Kay and Burton), this was sold for the mid $3 millions in 2009, and changed hands again during the week for towards the mid $4 [...]
BY Mal James 21st November 2012
The talk was all doom and gloom at the start of 2012 after a bad finish to 2011 by the market. This talk flat lined the Autumn market with basically no action whatsoever, save a surprising burst around Easter with 5 at $10,000,000 changing hands. We went into Winter in a downward spiral with [...]
BY Adam Woledge 10th November 2012
It was a quieter day in terms of auction numbers, which is understandable given we were coming off the Melbourne Cup weekend. That said, there were good numbers at opens and auctions we attended. Of the nine auctions we reviewed, two sold before, four sold on the day and three passed in – not bad [...]
BY Mal James 10th November 2012
At 6pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for $M+ was 61% on the 31 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our demand indicator, was 1.3 bidders per auction.
That low Bidderman rate reflects how the market felt this weekend – quiet.
This lack of activity is hardly unexpected given that the Melbourne market is [...]
BY Adam Woledge 27th October 2012
A busy day (that started off with a near perfect ¾ latte at Porgie and Mr. Jones at 8.30am). At all six auctions I attended, there were good numbers of people (averaging 100), and across the 14 auctions attended by our advocates in Port Phillip, only three were passed in.
A great result for the owners [...]
BY Guy Angwin 20th October 2012
This week in Port Phillip two very different properties got the heart fluttering – the first was an old bakery at 201 Liardet Street in Port Melbourne a property managed by Oliver Bruce of Marshall White which over the last two weeks has seen record numbers attend opens.
The second was 71 and 71 A Grey [...]
BY Mal James 20th October 2012
At 6pm on Saturday, the James $M+ Clearance Rate was 61% across the 31 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman was 1.5 bidders per auction.
While those figures did not represent a noticeable improvement in the stats, we think the market has shifted to a positive note in the last fortnight as you will see [...]
BY Adam Woledge 13th October 2012
As we move well into spring, the large train that is the Melbourne property market is slowly starting to move. Of the six auctions we attended this weekend, five sold and Bidderman was a healthy ‘2’. Boroondara is seeing good numbers of people out looking - and there are some good properties to look at.
While auction numbers [...]
BY Mal James 16th September 2012
Week Ending September 15th:
This Weekend with only 3 from 7 over $3m reported as selling before 6.00pm, we feel this shows the market is continuing to struggle on more offerings than not at the Top End.
9 Scotsburn Toorak (Justin Long) with 5 bidders fighting it out to $4,220,000 is a good case study. The result [...]
BY Guy Angwin 11th August 2012
Of the eight properties that were up for sale for over $1 million this weekend in Port Phillip, the hammer rate was 25% at 6pm Saturday 11th August.
One of the properties that sold was a rare vacant block of land, measuring 391 sq metres in Albert Park at 17 Hambleton Street. It was auctioned by [...]
BY Mal James 11th August 2012
Ian Jackson of Kay and Burton moved a couple of biggies this week with an off-market property producing the second biggest number in Bayside this year, as well as another with large land, tennis court and pool at 522 Balcombe Road Black Rock. It had an ask above $3m but got a result below [...]
BY Guy Angwin 4th August 2012
Vendors – where are you all? With only two properties listed for auction over $1m in Port Phillip this weekend, there was very little to choose from.
According to Alex Schiavo of Kay and Burton Real Estate, we would normally have more stock this time of the year, “but for some reason clients are delaying putting [...]