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Is now a good time? 6% bought under the hammer today!

Is now a good time? 6% bought under the hammer today!
A-Graders are still selling! However, this was the only home we saw sell under the hammer today. There were 3 bidders at 2 Irymple Avenue, Glen Iris which  sold for $2,750,000, John Morrisby. Contents: 1. Under the Hammer 2. Is Now a Good Time? 3. Dr. Good Strategy 4. Around the Grounds – Auction Reports 5. Market Fresh – one-liners on 25 Top [...]
3 Cheers for Daniel Andrews and Consumer Affairs Victoria!

3 Cheers for Daniel Andrews and Consumer Affairs Victoria!

Welcome to Part 1, of the James Big 3 Reports on the changes in the $2M+ inner Melbourne market. In Part 1, we discuss the first change, under quoting. Parts 2 and 3 will be published in the coming weeks. On May 1st 2017, we will hopefully be entering a new era; one that will make our [...]
Welcome to 2017 – Back on the hustings today

Welcome to 2017 – Back on the hustings today

Clockwise visits today – no substitute for foot leather, listening, looking and listening again. 1st Slide Clockwise from top left: Malvern East:$2.5m?  – little cutie – no, not the agent John Manton – the house. Good crowds at the OFI. Hawthorn: $4m? Off -Market or Pre-Market? – good family home. Crowds – Only one! Armadale: $4m? Nice one – listening [...]
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 [...]
Downsizers New v Old – A clash of generations!

Downsizers New v Old – A clash of generations!

What is starting to interest us, is the real change in what young people are looking for. Young people are The New Downsizers - even before they’ve upsized. Young people are the new downsizers in expectations, in mortgage commitments – $2m or $3m mortgages for many, are neither desirable nor manageable. Many in the younger generation want to travel, [...]
Solutions for Young Homebuyers – Bumper Winter Issue

Solutions for Young Homebuyers – Bumper Winter Issue

6.00pm Saturday June 20th – Mid Term Report Market is in wind down mode re new stock, as most good agents are beginning to break for winter school holidays. Next week is the last serious week of auctions, until early spring. Any market read on any winds of change, won’t be meaningful until September, when larger numbers [...]
50% of the homes are still being bought by local buyers – there are solutions

50% of the homes are still being bought by local buyers – there are solutions

At 6.00 pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 72% on the 18 auctions we covered. James Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement was 3.1. Market Summary – Market News Lite Version There have been auction interruptions all April due to three of the four Saturdays being attached to holidays – two past with Easter [...]
Walking The Walk

Walking The Walk

So the talk is over, now its time to walk to the walk. For 20 minutes a week over the last 7 weeks of this series you have been given the keys to a happy homebuying life. You have been given a million dollar gift as promised. Question is; will you take that gift, open the door and [...]
Valuing a Home

Valuing a Home

The Age. Weekly Review, James Buyer Advocates Young Homebuyer series is designed to take homebuyers through the entire homebuying process from the inside. Today in our young buyer series we are talking about VALUES and how understanding the true nature of value will put a fair chunk of that promised $1,000,000 into your back pocket. Apartment: In 2000 [...]
The Market is splitting as it normally does with the Spring Influx.

The Market is splitting as it normally does with the Spring Influx.

At 6.00 pm on  Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 65% on the 37 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement continued its impressive run at 2.4. Today we did cover a lot of $3M+ homes that needed some work  – and a lower clearance rate [...]
Young Homebuyers. Futureproof your plan and get $M

Young Homebuyers. Futureproof your plan and get $M

The Age. Weekly Review, James Buyer Advocates Young Homebuyer series is designed to take homebuyers through the entire homebuying process from the inside. The article series has become the biggest read online series of its type. It has been been published throughout Australia and internationally. It continues on from James Home Ratings – an industry standard in [...]
Is creating fear the answer, maybe addressing the issues is a better solution.

Is creating fear the answer, maybe addressing the issues is a better solution.

At 6.00 pm on  Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 74% on the 39 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement continued its impressive run at 2.4. Overall Summary of Melbourne’s Million Dollar Plus Auctions: Ducks ($M+ auctions with no bidders) 11% Lone Rangers ($M+ auctions with one bidder) [...]
Glen Iris gain a $million – Southbank lose a $million – Simply your decision

Glen Iris gain a $million – Southbank lose a $million – Simply your decision

Over the next two months in James Masterclass (www.james.net.au), in association with THE AGE Domain and The Weekly Review, you will see as a young person how you can make decisions that will put a million dollars into your pocket by doing nothing other than simply making a decision. A good one that is. Recap Week One. 3 [...]
Bidderman continues its stellar run leading into the Finals

Bidderman continues its stellar run leading into the Finals

At 6.00 pm on  Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 76% on the 37 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement continued its impressive run at 2.6. Overall Summary of Melbourne’s Million Dollar Plus Auctions: Ducks ($M+ auctions with no bidders) 13% Lone Rangers ($M+ auctions with one bidder) [...]
Young buyers – here is a guaranteed million dollars – no charge.

Young buyers – here is a guaranteed million dollars – no charge.

The Age. Weekly Review, James Buyer Advocates Young Homebuyer series is designed to take homebuyers through the entire homebuying process from the inside. The article series has become the biggest read online series of its type. It has been been published throughout Australia and internationally. It continues on from James Home Ratings – an industry standard in [...]

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