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Scotch College’s buying tactics – Dustin Martin and Ralph Carr

Scotch College’s buying tactics – Dustin Martin and Ralph Carr
End of Year Bumper Edition Contents: Yesterday’s Rout 2017 Year in Review Younger People’s compassion and tax problem Around the Grounds Scotch College’s curious auction strategy Emotion v $ when deciding on a home Transparency The “Reserve” malaise widens Ralph Carr and Dustin Martin Thank you’s 2017 – Top 5 Reads at James Market News Next Edition It’s never as good as it seems and it’s never as bad as it [...]
More chance of a rise than a fall ……………

More chance of a rise than a fall ……………

It was a quiet-ish day today on market – off market is a different story – the auction biggies for May starting in numbers the week after next. At that time we will be focusing on James Bidderman (for any movement in demand) and any drop off from overseas buyers. Has all the talk of late begun to bite? This [...]
You think newly zoned land is the same – it’s not – it’s a $700,000 difference.

You think newly zoned land is the same – it’s not – it’s a $700,000 difference.

In James Market News today: Under Quoting – Only 8 more sleeps to go Todays auction action Off Markets Chris Richardson from Access Economics – Opinion Big Changes Part 2 – zoning and $700,000 difference on one block With the Easter break, very few auctions today, most of the activity is off market. We expect it be the same again next week, before we burst [...]
Let’s face a home truth – the elephant in the room – population

Let’s face a home truth – the elephant in the room – population

Ferocious bidding on the right homes – despite this being the largest auction start to a year in Melbourne auction history – the market lapped it up, spat out a few and said ”feed me, feed me, give me more.” At 6.00 pm the James Clearance Rate on Inner Melbourne Homes was close enough to 90% – yep [...]
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 [...]
Stonnington Weekly

Stonnington Weekly

Stonnington Snapshot After last week’s low number of auctions we had 25 auctions to keep a track of this week. The next two Saturdays see 29 and 31 auctions respectively, so activity seems to be heating up. Half the auctions slated for September 13 centre on Armadale and Prahran so that could be a good guide [...]
Record Midweek Bayside – Wow!

Record Midweek Bayside – Wow!

Record Midweek Bayside – Wow! If ever you were not that sure about the A-grade home market, just attend a WOW auction with a great agent (Kate Strickland). In Bayside last week (Thursday) new records were set for the suburb at 41 Binnie Street, Brighton East (it was a great home and we were unfortunately the under-bidder – [...]
Stonnington Weekly

Stonnington Weekly

Right now just as a stretching buyer has to ask the question: Am I buying a price or am I buying the property, so all sellers are now being asked that perplexing question by the market: are you selling a property or are you selling a price? Big difference in strategies! BUT, and it’s a big [...]
Stonnington Weekly

Stonnington Weekly

Stonnington Snapshot This week our enquiry has predominantly been in the up to mid $1 million range – and what a competitive segment this is, in all parts of Stonnington! We bought a single-fronter in Malvern East at a Boardroom auction on Wednesday (with three active bidders) that had been scheduled for auction on Saturday (Daniel [...]
Port Phillip Weekly

Port Phillip Weekly

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 any measure it was a slow start to 2012 at the upper level!

By any measure it was a slow start to 2012 at the upper level!

As we come to the end of February most of the work we are involved in at this price level is off market or pre market – meaning not advertised or not yet advertised (and may not be). However two really good properties, currently beginning public selling campaigns (we have been through and rated), should [...]
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 [...]
Properties Struggling to Move after Passing In

Properties Struggling to Move after Passing In

At 6pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate on the 31 auctions we covered was 58%. Bidderman, our demand indicator of average bidders per auction, had a small rise to 1.6 bidders per auction, in part due to four volcanoes (strong auctions) including one 7 bidder auction in 28 Barrington St Kew. These figures indicate that the [...]
Buying a home when there are kids in the picture

Buying a home when there are kids in the picture

The inner suburbs of Bayside, such as Elwood, Albert Park and Port Melbourne, are great places to live when you are footloose and child-free. But what if you’ve got plans to have kids down the track? Being able to walk to the local Turtle cafe in Elwood and take a short tram ride on No 79 through [...]
No real big guns on offer at auction today – lacklustre

No real big guns on offer at auction today – lacklustre

Key Points Fall in Clearance Rate today Stock offering not as good as October 23rd Very little new stock in this week owing to Melbourne Cup in 4 weeks A lot of off market on offer $3m+ homes have come on in big numbers compared to winter Biggest sale 5 Glassford St, Armadale, Justin Long, Marshall White, Under the Hammer $2,350,000 “Good [...]

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