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Hard to believe we are knee deep into Early Spring!

Hard to believe we are knee deep into Early Spring!
G’day and welcome back to James Market News. Hope you all had a break from the Melbourne winter! My break was with my youngest daughter, Maddie, in the Top End at Fitzroy Crossing, Kakadu and Kooljaman, Cape Leveque. Aboriginal people know a lot more about land and its value than many of us “new migrants”. Hard to believe it’s been [...]
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 [...]
It’s going to be a white (hot) Christmas

It’s going to be a white (hot) Christmas

Welcome to our 2016 Bumper Christmas Edition. In this, our last article for 2016 – the key to good sex, nothing about that American bloke and a segment on how to get $70,000 for free every year. Plenty of positives, but apologies we don’t seem to have any fake news! And to the Inner Melbourne Market. Wow, what a finish [...]
How to buy an Off Market well.

How to buy an Off Market well.

(Our three part series from Market Insight July/August 2016) In the beginning: So you’ve heard about a whisper, a rumour, on the quiet just for you – nobody else knows and its come straight from your new “bestest” friend. Two of the above off markets started exactly like that for us, which we took to the client [...]
Market has started like a fire engine not a delivery truck.

Market has started like a fire engine not a delivery truck.

At 6.00 pm today the Melbourne market of late Winter has made a strong statement, with a James $M+ Clearance Rate of 88% and Bidderman a whopping 3 bidders per auction on the 25 auctions, we bid at or reported on today. The Inner market has started out of the blocks in a hurry – based in part, on [...]
July has been fairly busy away from the auctions!

July has been fairly busy away from the auctions!

Hello and welcome back to James Buyer Advocates Marketnews. A few auctions of note today on very small numbers as the market awakes from its traditional Winter auction slumber.  We have covered 19 in our reporting; Bidderman was 2.4 bidders per auction and the $M+ James Clearance rate was 74% – even though a small sample, we think it’s an [...]
G’day 2016!  The Peninsula, Melbourne OFI’s and James has started more positively than the newspaper headlines.

G’day 2016! The Peninsula, Melbourne OFI’s and James has started more positively than the newspaper headlines.

Welcome back to James Buyers Agents and Advocates 2016. We have started James Market News a little earlier than planned because we are experiencing solid market interest right here and now in January. SOLID START We have already been involved in substantial buys and sells this year (2016) and currently have seven homes in negotiation; with a [...]
Winter 2015 Land Guides

Winter 2015 Land Guides

At James Buyer Advocates we update our land guides in each Suburb precinct and often streets as new information comes in (usually weekly as we are valuing in most precincts on a weekly basis). Each land sale or partial land sale is considered by James Buyer Advocates for: 1) Number of bidders 2) Block characteristics 3) Position 4) Additional unusual known [...]
The Top of the Top End has begun with a Volcano Vapour Trail

The Top of the Top End has begun with a Volcano Vapour Trail

Welcome to 2015 $3m plus buyers. Wow what a start. The Top of the Top End has begun with a Volcano Vapour Trail – there is no other way to describe it. Check out the auction results below if you think we are exaggerating. 4 bidders in Middle Park over $5m, 3 bidders at $7m in [...]
The world returns to normal on a Saturday – it’s Auction Time!

The world returns to normal on a Saturday – it’s Auction Time!

At 6.00 pm on Saturday, on our first auction day of the year for Inner East and Bayside we have been to thirteen auctions – all had bidders and all sold. Bidderman was 3. No emphasis on stats today as there were very few $M+ auctions and this was a small sample. Inner Melbourne’s big auction games [...]
Inner & Northern Weekly

Inner & Northern Weekly

Warehouses by Adam Gardner While the numbers of new public listings is starting to slow down somewhat in the Inner Melbourne areas as Christmas approaches, there are still a number of properties that should garner some interest when they go under the hammer. In fact, the number of warehouse conversions on the market is significant at [...]
Apartments

Apartments

Thinking Apartments The resale apartment market is as strong now as it has been for many years and this is mainly due to the combination of the baby boomers losing their kids, agents knocking on doors offering incredible money and the continuing strength of the overseas Asian market. We like apartments as lifestyle buys, however just because [...]
October Top End Market

October Top End Market

Week Ending Saturday, October 25 James Buyer Advocates are busy: Number of auction homes involved in buying this week was well into double figures. Our mid week activity securing homes BEFORE AUCTION for clients was intense. At the time of writing we had bought before in Toorak (Michael Armstrong), Mont Albert North (Mark Read) and Glen Iris (Paul [...]
Yes it’s stock, stock, stock everywhere; but Vendor Pricing is becoming an issue on a number of high end deals. I admire courage but a few sellers right now are into “hero” territory on asking price.

Yes it’s stock, stock, stock everywhere; but Vendor Pricing is becoming an issue on a number of high end deals. I admire courage but a few sellers right now are into “hero” territory on asking price.

Stock, Stock, Stock and it’s Good!

Stock, Stock, Stock and it’s Good!

At 6.00 pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 66% on the 32 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement was at 2.3. Both Clearance and Bidderman rates are solid as we head into two big auction weekends before the Melbourne Cup. How good is [...]

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