BY Mal James 30th November 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+ [...]
BY Mal James 25th November 2013
Week Ending Saturday, November 30
Port Melbourne, 25 Beach Street, Oliver Bruce (Marshall White), after auction, $5,175,000, 4 bidders
Over 80 people poured into the kitchen/living area of 25 Beach street, Port Melbourne today to see Oliver Bruce put the home to auction…(See More in Auction Reports)
South Yarra, 17-19 Alexandra Avenue, Tim Derham (Abercromby’s), after auction, [...]
BY Mal James 9th November 2013
Apartments by John Hazen and Mal James
With all we’ve been hearing about the hot market for top-end houses, it can be easy to miss the fact that apartment sales are also the strongest they have been in years. Both clearance rates and prices are rising and agents are reporting some of the best sales [...]
BY Mal James 14th October 2013
Week Ending Saturday, October 26 – Super Saturday!
It was a huge day across Melbourne and it really felt solid out there. It was solid in terms of everything.
Have a look at the dials on our front page. They’re all in the red zone. Bidderman was an amazing 2.3 on the biggest $M+ auction day [...]
BY Mal James 12th October 2013
At 6.00 pm on Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 70% on the 33 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was 2.4. Both are showing a strong market after the footy break.
Ducks (no bidder auctions) – 20%
Lone Rangers (1 bidder auctions) – 10%
Norms (2-3 bidder auctions) [...]
BY Mal James 19th September 2013
The first week of September was all about the Federal Election. Auction activity returned to full swing on September 14. There were four auctions in Melbourne over $3m. See details below.
Week Ending September 14, 2013
Toorak, 10 Yarradale Road, Tim Derham (Abercromby’s), under hammer, $4,840,000, 4 bidders
80 or so are comfortably gathered in the backyard [...]
BY Gina Kantzas 17th August 2013
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 [...]
BY Mal James 1st June 2013
At 6.00 pm on Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 77% on the 39 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was 1.9 – back up to bordering on strong!
In terms of bidder demand at auctions, the breakdown was:
Ducks (no bidder auctions) – 26%
Lone Rangers (1 [...]
BY Mal James 24th May 2013
Week Ending 18th May
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 [...]
BY Gina Kantzas 23rd March 2013
With a massive 47 auctions this weekend, Stonnington had a healthy 70% clearance rate overall – although clearance rates were less robust in the $2 million plus segment, at just 50%.
Of the 8 auctions we covered this weekend, 2 were bought before, 2 were ducks, 1 was a lone ranger,1 was a norm and 2 [...]
BY Mal James 23rd March 2013
Week Ending 23rd March – We are now seeing
The A graders are having multiple bidders – look at the number of volcanoes
The B graders are getting mopped up – check old stock records
The C graders are being considered by those [...]
BY Gina Kantzas 16th March 2013
The positivity in the market has continued into March with over 2 bidders at 6 out of the 7 auctions we covered today. There is now consistent evidence of buyers showing their readiness to transact. I was talking with Rae Tomlinson from Marshall White during the week, and she agreed: “There is activity happening [...]
BY Mal James 16th March 2013
At 6.00 pm on Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 56% on the 34 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was 1.8.
Both these stats were down on last week and ducks (no bidder auctions) were up. But given the early REIV Clearance rate was still [...]
BY Mal James 2nd March 2013
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 [...]
BY Gina Kantzas 23rd February 2013
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 [...]
BY Mal James 22nd February 2013
East Melbourne, 120 Powlett, Arch Staver, Under the Hammer, $5,155,000 – 4 bidders
There was a festive air along Powlett Street this morning as real estate punters strolled in and out of historic homes open for inspection in this proud and peaceful pocket of Melbourne. With a crowd of 150 gathering under magnificent trees on the [...]
BY Gina Kantzas 16th February 2013
This year seems to have started where it left off – with a sense of buyers wanting to transact.
Last year we did almost a third of our business for the year in the last 6 weeks of the year. In fact, we worked on deals till Christmas. Of particular interest were a [...]
BY Gina Kantzas 24th November 2012
This week around the traps – the men and women at Kay and Burton were out in force on their quiet and off-market sales
Armadale, 14 Myamyn St (Gowan Stubbings – Kay and Burton), this was sold for the mid $3 millions in 2009, and changed hands again during the week for towards the mid $4 [...]
BY Mal James 24th November 2012
At 6pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for $M+ was 75% on the 28 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our demand indicator, was 2 bidders per auction.
Both those stats indicate that the bounce was back in the market this week, after last week’s more subdued market.
$M+ Clearance Rates:
Boroondara – 88% on [...]
BY Mal James 21st November 2012
The talk was all doom and gloom at the start of 2012 after a bad finish to 2011 by the market. This talk flat lined the Autumn market with basically no action whatsoever, save a surprising burst around Easter with 5 at $10,000,000 changing hands. We went into Winter in a downward spiral with [...]