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The Market Is Clearly Talking to You

The Market Is Clearly Talking to You
At 6.00pm Saturday the overall Inner Melbourne $2M+ market results: Family Home Clearance Rate of 81% on the 34 Inner Melbourne $M+ auctions we covered. Combined with James Bidderman (bidders per auction) @ 1.8 on lowish auction stock numbers. The Inner Melbourne Top End market is now consistently tracking below 2 bidders per auction in Early Spring. This is a major shift in bidder [...]
The word from the street – what is really going on?

The word from the street – what is really going on?

Happy Mothers Day to all our Mums – the real home decision makers. This week in James Market News: Market Commentary – Three-week Challenge of 100 reported auctions Auction Action – 33 auction results Inside James – buy-then-sell service and Mal’s auction observations At 6.00pm Saturday, the overall Inner Melbourne market results were solid, if you just look at the Clearance [...]
We’re back and the market is still in a forward gear, sans the 2015 Asian overdrive.

We’re back and the market is still in a forward gear, sans the 2015 Asian overdrive.

The Inner Melbourne market is showing a return to normality as evidenced by a healthy, but not stratospheric clearance rate of 68 today. Having said that, there is a feeling of subdued excitement amongst agents (listing ok for June) and buyers (Bidderman 2.5 on big stock numbers today) as sellers appear to be coming out of hibernation [...]
There is a feeling of subdued excitement amongst agents (listing ok for May and June) and buyers (Bidderman 2.5 on big stock numbers) as sellers appear to be coming out of hibernation in greater numbers.

There is a feeling of subdued excitement amongst agents (listing ok for May and June) and buyers (Bidderman 2.5 on big stock numbers) as sellers appear to be coming out of hibernation in greater numbers.

At 6 pm the James Clearance Rate was 73% on the 30 auctions we covered. Bidderman dipped to 2 bidders per auction. With a lot of stock on offer, we interpret these stats as a slight hiccup not a radical change.

At 6 pm the James Clearance Rate was 73% on the 30 auctions we covered. Bidderman dipped to 2 bidders per auction. With a lot of stock on offer, we interpret these stats as a slight hiccup not a radical change.

We’re out of the blocks with 87% clearance rate and Bidderman at 3. Early days but WOW!

We’re out of the blocks with 87% clearance rate and Bidderman at 3. Early days but WOW!

(Above and below) 160 people witnessed this architectural masterpiece (working from a low base to a state of brilliance – Steve Domoney Architecture) sell under the hammer for $4,160,000. James Tostevin and 3 bidders. Google our James Home Rating – 2a Harcourt Street, Hawthorn East to read our detailed thoughts. Excuse me what did I read above, James Bidderman 3, James [...]
News of my death may be greatly exaggerated

News of my death may be greatly exaggerated

The market is not as bullish, as urgent, or as downright insane as it was from February to May, even June of this year. Is this really a true statement? In many cases we are 20% above the start of the year. Is the market’s outward intensity less about dollars and bidding and more about that, we [...]
In a nutshell the Super Saturday market was a little unconvincing today.

In a nutshell the Super Saturday market was a little unconvincing today.

It is important to note that we deliberately focused on the high-end today, as it is the canary in the gold mine. The Top End is where you will see the change (if any) first, as this current market is a Top End driven market. The Top End traditionally has the least depth of any [...]
Some Chinese buyers have worked out agent quoting, but many local buyers appear to have not.

Some Chinese buyers have worked out agent quoting, but many local buyers appear to have not.

At 6.00 pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 90% on the 30 auctions we covered. James Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement continues to be through the roof on big stock numbers at 2.9. Hello, did we write 90% on big auction numbers  and Bidderman nearly 3 – is this real? [...]
Back after a spell and it’s steady as she goes

Back after a spell and it’s steady as she goes

At 6.00 pm on Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 63% on the 30 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was 1.9. Market Summary Welcome back after the Easter break. Wow! What a finish we saw to the market pre Easter – it was strong in numbers on all [...]
Bayside Weekly

Bayside Weekly

Bay View Bayside saw a lower clearance rate of 55% this weekend, a bit of a disappointment after last weekend’s bounce up to 59% and contrasting with the strong results in areas like Boroondara and Stonnington. Brighton in particular saw a number of pass-ins with no bidders at all. These included 1a Wellington Street, which passed in [...]
Season Opener: February 19th

Season Opener: February 19th

Welcome to Million Dollar Melbourne in 2011 With the Auction Season Opener hitting us between the eyes on February 19, we know that the big question for buyers, sellers and agents is: What is going to happen in 2011? The feeling in late 2010 was that the market was cooling and we shared that view on price [...]
Get Organised for the next Super Saturday – October 23rd

Get Organised for the next Super Saturday – October 23rd

The big news this week for homebuyers was not Gary Ablett or the GF Replay; it was the major stock inflows that took place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday when agents began their marketing campaigns for the next Super Saturday - October 23rd. Check out the size of the Weekly Review this week. While one weekend does not make a summer, we now seem to have finally started the Spring surge. Prior to the Grand Final(s) stock was particularly low and prices were definitely beginning to firm on the back of this.
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 [...]
Election. What Election? No effect whatsoever!

Election. What Election? No effect whatsoever!

At 6pm on Saturday the James Million-Dollar-Plus clearance rate was 49% for the 37 auctions we attended. By 8pm it was 62% (seemingly a balanced result between buyer and seller). Bidderman, our Demand Indicator, was at 1.6 – a level we feel continues to be a good representation of current demand: borderline – a  market that may be [...]

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