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Game Changer

Game Changer
NOTE 17.6.17: This article was confirmed and published 3.6.17. Withdrawn 6.6.17 when we became aware of new information and remained so until 17.6.17 when we republished with new information. This story is now different from the original article published in good faith, however a lot of the gist of it remains true – except that the winning bidder of [...]
Volcanoes are changing the landscape – as they do!

Volcanoes are changing the landscape – as they do!

James now Smartphone Optimised for easier reading – click horizontal bars top left hand corner of Iphone $1 million dollars more: So what do you do when across the road – same land size and same house sells late in 2014 for $1,900,000 – why you pay $1 million dollars more when Asian buyers duke it out to [...]
May ends on another Super Saturday

May ends on another Super Saturday

Week Ending, Saturday, May 31 A String of Super Saturdays In the last 18 months or so, there has been continuous growth in the market, with steady demand and supply levels. Today was the second Super Saturday in seven days, with 176 auctions above the $1 million mark, after last weeks 145 or so.  That comes after a [...]
This price segment is starting to rise

This price segment is starting to rise

Week Ending 18th May Off-Market Special 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 [...]
In August the temperature has risen ever so slightly – warmer at $3m than $6m

In August the temperature has risen ever so slightly – warmer at $3m than $6m

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, [...]
Market picking up, but still lacking depth

Market picking up, but still lacking depth

At 6pm on Saturday, the James $M+ Clearance Rate was 60% across the 30 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman was 1.3 bidders per auction. This confirms our view that while the market is looking okay when you look at clearance rates, it is thin on the ground when it comes to bidders. Almost two [...]
A big sale in Ivanhoe at 9 Nyorie Crt

A big sale in Ivanhoe at 9 Nyorie Crt

    Around the Grounds: Parkville, 543 Royal Pde, Craig Shearn (Jellis Craig); “The auction of this Royal Parade home had all the makings of an entertaining event, with a picturesque location, a lively crowd in attendance and just the right amount of sunshine in which those gathered could bask. Auctioneer Craig Shearn competed valiantly [...]
Still fairly solid outside Inner East and Bayside @ $1m

Still fairly solid outside Inner East and Bayside @ $1m

Biggest Clifton Hill 12 North Terrace Steve Earl of Harringtons was bought at auction for $4,115,000 Around the grounds Alphington 6 Bennett: Peter Egan Nelson Alexander: Passed In for $1,000,000: No Bidders It could only be described as scenes from an unfortunate comedy skit – one I’m sure auctioneer Peter Egan had not foreseen when commencing the auction of [...]
September sees the re-emergence of Melbourne’s $3m+ Market

September sees the re-emergence of Melbourne’s $3m+ Market

September Executive Summary: Demand: Solid and increasing Reported Boughts: 46 Bidderman: Substantial improvement in bidders per auction at the higher level. Random cross section of bidders. 1/3/2/1/3/1/3/2/2/3/3/3/2/1/0/0 for a month average of 1.875 Supply: New Stock Low Overhang from May however new stock is still light on at end of September and that which comes on at a reasaonble price [...]
Quiet and not a lot of stock.

Quiet and not a lot of stock.

Key Points: Stock levels lower than last year. A relatively quiet auction day in Port Phillip. Ten homes were bought this week over a $million – with 3 in Port Melbourne, South Melbourne and Elwood We covered three auctions, with only one selling under the hammer – 14 Ruskin St, Elwood (John Carter, Hocking Stuart), $1,200,000. Crowds were down [...]
Activity continues to build in Stonnington – but it’s still baby steps.

Activity continues to build in Stonnington – but it’s still baby steps.

Key Points: We covered seven auctions in Stonnington on Saturday. Of those, four sold under the hammer and two after auction. Big crowds across the board, all auctions had in excess of 50 people. Biggest Auction of the Day: 24 Somers Ave, Malvern, Jeremy Fox, RT Edgar, Under the Hammer, $6,160,000. “The sunfilled courtyard seemed a perfect setting [...]
$M+ Glen Eira is picking up where it left off pre-Winter.

$M+ Glen Eira is picking up where it left off pre-Winter.

Given this is our first report back from winter, we are giving you a flavour of what is happening in what is probably, outside of Boroondara, Melbourne’s most dynamic $M+ market. We covered the 5 major Glen Eira auctions yesterday and with an average Bidderman of 2, things have started strongly for Spring. Results: BENTLEIGH 17 Twisden Road $1,460,000 Bought CAULFIELD 87 [...]
The Toorak high wire balancing act. Price is a fickle animal in June 2010.

The Toorak high wire balancing act. Price is a fickle animal in June 2010.

Talking with James Connell of Marshall White as he scoots off for a bit of a break, he tells me the market is sound with no real price drops. When you get the figure of 140 sales in May for Marshall White, it’s hard to argue with that. It’s also hard to argue when Kay and Burton’s [...]
A bit of gloom (for sellers) if you’re auctioning in Bayside and we’re not talking about the weather

A bit of gloom (for sellers) if you’re auctioning in Bayside and we’re not talking about the weather

A bit of gloom maybe an understatement.  We covered 10 properties auctioned in Bayside today over $1,000,000 and saw a clearance rate of  zer0!  That’s right, nothing was bought under the hammer today.   6 bidders in total, and Park Road, Sandringham had two of them.   That’s Bidderman at 0.6.  Properties to pass in today on vendor bids  [...]
No easing in Bayside – in fact quite the opposite!

No easing in Bayside – in fact quite the opposite!

Bidderman was 2.5 of the 6 properties we covered in Bayside  (and 3 across Melbourne for all the properties we covered over $1,000,000.)  Clearance rates were high amongst most Bayside agents.  Justin Follett of Kay & Burton advised 100% clearance rate today, whilst Mark Earle of Buxtons Sandringham advised they sold 6 of 8 and [...]

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