BY Mal James 24th May 2013
Week Ending 18th May
This week, with the quality $M+ market continuing to move ahead strongly, we are looking at an increasingly large part of the market – the Off-market sector.
Off-market transactions are transactions that take place without any advertising, without big glossies in The Age or without any internet presence. Consequently you won’t see [...]
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 Mal James 23rd March 2013
Week Ending 23rd March – We are now seeing
The A graders are having multiple bidders – look at the number of volcanoes
The B graders are getting mopped up – check old stock records
The C graders are being considered by those [...]
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 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 Mal James 24th November 2012
At 6pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for $M+ was 75% on the 28 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our demand indicator, was 2 bidders per auction.
Both those stats indicate that the bounce was back in the market this week, after last week’s more subdued market.
$M+ Clearance Rates:
Boroondara – 88% on [...]
BY Adam Woledge 17th November 2012
It was a reasonable day on the Boroondara auction streets on Saturday, although it was still a little subdued compared to Super Saturday a few weeks ago. Of the 12 auctions we attended, 9 sold and 3 passed in (75%), which aligns closely with the overall $1m+ market in Boroondara (72%).
The hammer rate, where [...]
BY Adam Woledge 20th October 2012
It was a busy day around the Boroondara auction traps this weekend. Of the 12 auctions we monitored, 9 sold, representing a fairly healthy 75% clearance rate. While the Melbourne-wide Bidderman sat at 1.5, Boroondara Bidderman was slightly higher, at 1.7. We certainly feel the market has lifted; numbers at properties are up, sentiment is [...]
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 Adam Woledge 15th September 2012
After an OK beginning to the Spring market that matched the OK weather, results this weekend were not too bad.
BY Mal James 15th September 2012
At 6pm on Saturday, the James $M+ Clearance Rate was 65% across the 31 auctions we attended – a solid result. The Weekly Review Bidderman was also a very solid 1.8 bidders per auction. There was a fairly even spread of ducks, lone rangers, norms and volcanoes.
This weekend was the Spring Market’s First Big Test, with [...]
BY Mal James 13th September 2012
It’s on the market at $1,550,000, it’s sold under the hammer at auction for $1,990,000. Only it is not.
Three times this year we have bought properties for LESS than what the home either cost, was sold under the hammer or was passed-in at auction.
Hawthorn East: In the first instance we bought a home in Hawthorn [...]
BY Adam Woledge 8th September 2012
It was a quiet day today – and boy it was cold! Just when you think you can put your favourite scarf away for the year, you need to bring it back out! I attended four auctions and while two did sell under the hammer, the other two passed in with no bidding at all. [...]
BY Adam Woledge 1st September 2012
First day of spring and, although the pickings were a little slim out there, we did see some spirited bidding at many auctions and the sentiment overall seemed positive. Of the eight auctions we attended, six sold, and two passed in.
Of the four auctions I attended, all four sold. It must be said though that, [...]
BY Mal James 1st September 2012
At 6pm on Saturday, the James $M+ Clearance Rate was 75% – yep that’s 75% across the 28 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman was 2 bidders per auction.
WOW, what a difference a week makes! Sure, it may be a statistical anomaly and the sample is small – but it’s the first day of [...]
BY Mal James 31st August 2012
Friday 31st August – 3 from Kay and Burton in Boroondara
Camberwell, 60 Broadway, Tim Picken – big land plus tennis court with a home that needed a lot of work. In excess of $4,500,000
Kew, 9 College, Sam Wilkinson, – great internal floor plan – Street and facade Mmmm – Ok. Just under $3,300,000
Canterbury, 31 Chaucer, [...]
BY Adam Woledge 25th August 2012
On Saturday I attended four auctions in Boroondara and all four sold – yet only one of these was under the hammer. In a word, the market is very ‘mixed’ right now and with the Grand Final only five weeks away, pickings remain slim.
This week I attended the Jellis Craig 2012 Client Seminar (thanks to [...]
BY Mal James 25th August 2012
At 6pm on Saturday, the James $M+ Clearance Rate was 55% across the 31 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman was 1.6 bidders per auction.
BY Mal James 18th August 2012
At 6pm on Saturday, the James $M+ Clearance Rate was 50% across the 32 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman was 1.5 bidders per auction. Half the auctions today were lone rangers (one bidder) or ducks (no bidders). On a very positive note, however, which again reaffirms our views on quality stock, there were [...]