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An up and down end to 2013

An up and down end to 2013
At 6.00pm on Super Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 62% on the 43 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 1.8 – down on last week. Ducks (no bidder auctions) – 24% Lone Rangers (1 bidder auctions) – 18% Norms (2-3 bidder auctions) – 45% Volcanoes (4+ [...]
Depth of demand holds up on another weekend of big numbers.

Depth of demand holds up on another weekend of big numbers.

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 [...]
Stonnington Weekly

Stonnington Weekly

Stonnington Snapshot 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 [...]
So how did the market start?

So how did the market start?

At 6.00 pm the James Clearance Rate was 66% and Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was 2.2. Well, here we are knee-deep in the thick of it. This was a borderline Super Saturday, as is early next week, meaning we have around 150 scheduled Million Dollar plus auctions in Inner East and Bayside. We say borderline [...]
2012 Annual Awards

2012 Annual Awards

Here are our awards for 2012. Our criteria is that we must have dealt with the agent several times in 2012 and that we look at things from a buyer’s perspective – which we as buyers think is 50% of the game. Our Best Four Auctioneers We run into a lot of good auctioneers each weekend. In [...]
The correctly priced good home/period home auction clearance rate would be nearly 100% in Stonnington right now

The correctly priced good home/period home auction clearance rate would be nearly 100% in Stonnington right now

Key Points: Stock is now starting to dry up as Easter interrupts the market and with the vibe dropping since Labour Day we may well see limited stock in the discretionary upper end market coming on Post Easter.  19 Huntingfield Toorak (Justin Long) was a classic example of a limited offering that captured the markets’ attention [...]
Caution and uncertainty

Caution and uncertainty

This week has seen a continuation of the market that buyers and sellers have witnessed for the last month or so, one of caution and uncertainty. This weekend saw the continuing trend of around 50% of (million dollar plus) homes selling at auction. The number of bidders is usually one or [...]
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