BY Mal James 14th October 2013
Week Ending Saturday, October 26 – Super Saturday!
It was a huge day across Melbourne and it really felt solid out there. It was solid in terms of everything.
Have a look at the dials on our front page. They’re all in the red zone. Bidderman was an amazing 2.3 on the biggest $M+ auction day [...]
BY Mal James 19th September 2013
The first week of September was all about the Federal Election. Auction activity returned to full swing on September 14. There were four auctions in Melbourne over $3m. See details below.
Week Ending September 14, 2013
Toorak, 10 Yarradale Road, Tim Derham (Abercromby’s), under hammer, $4,840,000, 4 bidders
80 or so are comfortably gathered in the backyard [...]
BY Gina Kantzas 17th August 2013
This week our enquiry has predominantly been in the up to mid $1 million range – and what a competitive segment this is, in all parts of Stonnington! We bought a single-fronter in Malvern East at a Boardroom auction on Wednesday (with three active bidders) that had been scheduled for auction on Saturday (Daniel [...]
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 Gina Kantzas 23rd March 2013
With a massive 47 auctions this weekend, Stonnington had a healthy 70% clearance rate overall – although clearance rates were less robust in the $2 million plus segment, at just 50%.
Of the 8 auctions we covered this weekend, 2 were bought before, 2 were ducks, 1 was a lone ranger,1 was a norm and 2 [...]
BY Gina Kantzas 16th March 2013
The positivity in the market has continued into March with over 2 bidders at 6 out of the 7 auctions we covered today. There is now consistent evidence of buyers showing their readiness to transact. I was talking with Rae Tomlinson from Marshall White during the week, and she agreed: “There is activity happening [...]
BY Mal James 16th March 2013
At 6.00 pm on Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 56% on the 34 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was 1.8.
Both these stats were down on last week and ducks (no bidder auctions) were up. But given the early REIV Clearance rate was still [...]
BY Gina Kantzas 2nd March 2013
Last weekend was the first test of the market and Stonnington passed with almost an “A” grade (in the old school standards), with a healthy 78% clearance rate. This weekend we went even better with a strong 85% clearance rate overall.
Of the 8 auctions we covered, 2 were bought before, 2 had no bidders and [...]
BY Mal James 2nd March 2013
At 6.00 pm the James Clearance Rate for Melbournes $M+ was 65% and The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was a solid 2.2.
Last weekend we reported a strong start for our first Super Saturday, with Bidderman a very healthy 2.2 bidders per auction on big numbers of stock on offer with almost everywhere [...]
BY Gina Kantzas 23rd February 2013
This weekend has been the first real test of the market this year, with a solid number of $1 million plus homes bought to auction in Stonnington. But it’s been more about auction numbers rather than quality of choice. We’ve been seeing mostly low level quality stock and lower priced stock, and the good [...]
BY Mal James 22nd February 2013
East Melbourne, 120 Powlett, Arch Staver, Under the Hammer, $5,155,000 – 4 bidders
There was a festive air along Powlett Street this morning as real estate punters strolled in and out of historic homes open for inspection in this proud and peaceful pocket of Melbourne. With a crowd of 150 gathering under magnificent trees on the [...]
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 Gina Kantzas 17th November 2012
This week seemed fairly quiet across the board in terms of crowd numbers at Opens and at auctions. Agents were not too enthusiastic about new listings for December and those that I spoke with, were talking up vendors wanting to wait until February to list their properties for sale.
Today the clearance rate for Stonnington was [...]
BY Gina Kantzas 10th November 2012
This week in Stonnington was a little slower paced than the past few weeks but the energy was not subdued. The clearance rate was 46% and Bidderman was 1.3. Interestingly, of the 8 auctions we covered today, only one was bought under the hammer: 18 Central Park Rd Malvern East with Rae Tomlinson of Marshall [...]
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 Gina Kantzas 27th October 2012
This week was all about Super Saturday in Stonnington. But the action actually started after last Saturday’s auctions and the momentum built throughout the week. The clearance rate was 61% today. Of the 12 auctions we reported on, only 2 sold under the hammer. 2 sold after and 3 sold before.
My day today started very [...]
BY Mal James 27th October 2012
At 6pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for $M+ was 71% on the 42 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our demand indicator, was 1.8 bidders per auction.
Volcanoes – Of the 42 auctions we covered, there were seven auctions with 4+ bidders. That’s not bad!
Ducks (no bidders):14% Lone Rangers (1 bidder):27% Norms (2 [...]
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 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 Gina Kantzas 1st September 2012
This week there was good activity on auction day, in contrast to last week in Stonnington. The clearance rate increased to 76% and some good agent work was evident.
Example: 9 Armadale St Armadale with Michael Armstrong of Kay & Burton.
This is a less than A grade home, although it has an A grade position.
I went [...]