BY Mal James 12th May 2013
Week Ending May 11th Some Follow Ups
17 Seymour Grove, Brighton on 1055sqm has sold for $3,400,000 after passing in at auction with a vendor bid of $3 million prior to Easter (Campbell Cooney, Hodges Real Estate)
5 Leslie Grove, Brighton, on 3374 sqm of land, has sold for circa $8 million (Nick Johnstone, [...]
BY Peter Sinclair 11th May 2013
There were a couple of strong results in Fitzroy North this weekend. A large crowd turned out for the auction of the double-fronted Victorian at 147 Falconer Street, the property was initially passed in at $2,090,000 and after negotiations failed to meet the reserve price of $2,200,000, the two remaining interested parties resumed a ‘mini [...]
BY Mal James 20th April 2013
At 6.00 pm on Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 63% on the 30 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was 1.9.
Welcome back after the Easter break.
Wow! What a finish we saw to the market pre Easter – it was strong in numbers on all [...]
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 Guy Angwin 23rd March 2013
Clearance rates dropped to 54% on 17 auctions in Port Phillip this weekend, after several weeks of solid results in this area. The biggest sale was for 397 Howe Parade in Port Melbourne, which sold under the hammer for $1,541,000 under two bidders. But another in Port Melbourne, at 26 Beach St, had no [...]
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 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 Guy Angwin 16th March 2013
With the Grand Prix on this weekend, normally sleepy Port Phillip is currently clogged up with bollards and crowd controllers directing traffic. Key agents Michael Coen (Hocking Stuart) and Kaine Lanyon (Marshall White) agree that this means there will be little, or no real auction action over the next two weekends with only five auctions [...]
BY Kristen Hatt 16th March 2013
There were over 20 auctions on in Bayside again this weekend. But even while other areas of Melbourne continued to see strong clearance rates (Boroondara 77% for February 23 and March 2; and Stonnington 78% and 85% respectively), Bayside clearance rates on March 2 were down considerably on the previous weekend. Only 44% of the [...]
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 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 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 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 Adam Woledge 23rd February 2013
After a reasonable start, on February 16, how will the market respond to larger auction numbers? February 23 represented our first Super Saturday of 2013, with 147 auctions for properties over $1,000,000. The results were strong today for Boroondara in the $1m plus market. Bidderman remained firm at 2.2 and the hammer rate a very [...]
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 Kristen Hatt 16th February 2013
Welcome to the first Bayside market wrap for 2013.
From what I’ve seen so far this year there seems to be a positive vibe in the air – agents are optimistic, buyers more plentiful and we are starting to see some good new stock hit the market. For families this means some good choices emerging [...]
BY Adam Woledge 16th February 2013
Well, it’s great to be back! It’s great to be looking at properties again and great to be enjoying good Melbourne coffee! I went to most of my favourite haunts in the past fortnight, including Liar Liar, Porgies + Mr. Jones, Ora, and Axil, and all are still on the mark and producing excellent coffee.
BY Gina Kantzas 1st December 2012
As this is the final Marketnews for 2012, some highlights below
Most memorable auction;
3 Royal Crescent Armadale (Mark Wridgway) on 16th June 2012
With the two bidders at 50 paces, mobile phones in hand, the crowd of 80 soon took sides including some cheering of the bidders and a feeling of battle soon emerged. Auctioneer Mark Wridgway [...]