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Surviving Stonnington Heritage

Surviving Stonnington Heritage
Stonnington’s own residents are being heavily impacted by Stonnington’s “one-off, one-out (random)” Heritage Strategy. It’s the “one-off, one-out” that is the key. It’s the implementation of strategy, not the overall policy, that is hurting the Stonnington Community. Welcome to the third of three articles on a Heritage War happening in your neighbourhood. Your real enemy is your council’s Heritage Strategy; not [...]
Young Homebuyers Issues & Solutions

Young Homebuyers Issues & Solutions

年轻购房者的问题和解决方案 Young Homebuyers Issues & Solutions James 市场总结 James Market Summary * 在惯例的七月冬季,墨尔本房产市场拍卖数量刮起了一股下降之风。看一下右方我们拍卖房产的图表—-很多人正开始暂停拍卖。 * 竞标者数量今天有所下降,然而房产质量本月有明显松动。 * 流拍较我们近期看到的要多,这是房产质量征兆的一部分,这同样也反应了卖主预期与市场博弈的情况。 * 在我们参加的27场拍卖中,81%的拍卖有2-6位竞标者,只要市场按这个力度走,这是个非常非常坚实的结果。 * 总的来讲,我们今天看到的,不多。市场的成交在心理上受到了媒体讨论的影响(这并不是抱怨——我们需要有这种讨论),虽然过一个周末长假,房产质量有所降低,但还是有了坚实的结果。 * 另外,欢迎回到James市场新闻(本周与下周将是大专题)。欢迎年轻的购房者在下两周分享我们的专题文章,然后在7月份学校假期期间市场新闻会暂停,James购房中介仍对客户开放。 The Inner Melbourne Market is beginning its wind down into the traditional July Winter break. Look at our forward auction stock graphs to the right – most are beginning to shut up shop. Bidderman was down today, however stock quality has also noticeably eased this [...]
Young Homebuyers Issues & Solutions

Young Homebuyers Issues & Solutions

James Market Summary The Inner Melbourne Market is beginning its wind down into the traditional July Winter break. Look at our forward auction stock graphs to the right – most are beginning to shut up shop. Bidderman was down today, however stock quality has also noticeably eased this month. More pass-ins than we have seen for a while, which is [...]
2014 is going out with a bang!

2014 is going out with a bang!

At 6.00 pm on Saturday, on a day where there were around 150 $1m+ scheduled auctions across Inner East and Bayside, the James Clearance Rate was 71% on the 38 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement was at 2.2.  After a slight breather last week, it looks like the year [...]
Practical Valuing

Practical Valuing

This week we have gone practical in the quest for a million dollar good home buying decision. This is a supplementary article to Article 5 on values in The Age, Weekly Review, James Buyer Advocates eight article series – Young Homebuyers Guide. How do we put a number to our value opinion? In today’s modern society we [...]
After a few quieter weekends, this one was a major volcanic eruption!

After a few quieter weekends, this one was a major volcanic eruption!

At 6.00 pm on  Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 70% on the 33 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at a whopping 2.6. Only twice this year can we remember it higher. Sure it’s only one day, and maybe it’s the weather, but [...]
Inner City and Northern weekly

Inner City and Northern weekly

Has Spring Arrived Early? It felt hot out there today and indeed we felt the build-up during the last week or so. Today we bought 2 at competitive auctions (low $1m’s and low $3m’s) bought at Off-market circa $4m, missed at one of the longest bidding auctions I’ve been to (at the mid $2m’s) and during the [...]
$3m+ market is tracking along well

$3m+ market is tracking along well

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 [...]
This is a real market – and the bidder rates and stock numbers are telling us that it is going very well.

This is a real market – and the bidder rates and stock numbers are telling us that it is going very well.

At 6.00 pm on Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 81% on the 36 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was 2.3. Ducks (no bidder auctions) –18% Lone Rangers (1 bidder auctions) – 13% Norms (2-3 bidder auctions) – 45% Volcanoes (4+ bidder auctions) – 24% Another win to the Norms! Market This [...]
Northern Weekly

Northern Weekly

Three of the four auctions I attended a couple of weekends ago, have sold and sold reasonably well. 34 Lucerne Crescent in Alphington is the only one that has not yet sold after being passed in on a vendor bid of $1,400,000. This home was purchased in May 2010 for $1,755,000 and has been extensively [...]
Northern Weekly

Northern Weekly

Over the past week we have been involved with two extremely good period properties – a perfectly renovated single-fronted home in Fitzroy North and an imposing double-storey terrace literally opposite Edinburgh Gardens, also in Fitzroy North. Andrew Simondson (Collins Simms) did a good job at managing the sale of the terrace that resulted in two [...]
Bayside still shining the brightest – more stock coming on pre Easter will re-test its underlying 2011 strength

Bayside still shining the brightest – more stock coming on pre Easter will re-test its underlying 2011 strength

Key Points: Two Land Sale Volcanoes 4+ bidder auctions below: 11 William St Brighton with Rod Richardson of Hocking Stuart – $3,100,000 for 1383 sqm of land = $2,241 per sqm for land in central Brighton. Solid and expected result. 5 bidders. 5 Horton Close Brighton with Campbell Cooney of Hodges – just off the north end of [...]
Stock Surge Dilutes Bidder Numbers

Stock Surge Dilutes Bidder Numbers

At 6pm on Saturday the James $M+ Clearance Rate on the 32 auctions we covered dipped to 59%. For the second week in a row there were around 150 new $M+ listings in our main coverage area of Bayside and the Inner East. Buyers have firmly said to sellers – “if it ain’t priced right [...]
Placing a value on a building

Placing a value on a building

Valuing land is difficult enough, but there are even more variables when it comes to getting a consistent opinion of the market value of an actual building. We always counsel long term passive investors to buy purely on land value, or to buy proven populist homes like Victorians and Edwardians as opposed to new homes.  Why? Buildings [...]
Stock is coming on – prices are going where….?

Stock is coming on – prices are going where….?

At 6pm on Saturday the James Million-Dollar-Plus clearance rate was 50% for the 38 auctions we attended. Of note is the fact that only 1 in 4 sold under the hammer. On Sunday the post-auction clearance rate rose to 66% on all 61 monitored properties. That tells us that the market is right on the brink, but [...]

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