BY Mal James 12th May 2013
Week Ending May 11th Some Follow Ups
17 Seymour Grove, Brighton on 1055sqm has sold for $3,400,000 after passing in at auction with a vendor bid of $3 million prior to Easter (Campbell Cooney, Hodges Real Estate)
5 Leslie Grove, Brighton, on 3374 sqm of land, has sold for circa $8 million (Nick Johnstone, [...]
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 [...]
BY Mal James 10th November 2012
At 6pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for $M+ was 61% on the 31 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our demand indicator, was 1.3 bidders per auction.
That low Bidderman rate reflects how the market felt this weekend – quiet.
This lack of activity is hardly unexpected given that the Melbourne market is [...]
BY Mal James 27th October 2012
Super Saturday Week Ending 27th October.
The highlight for the week was 3 Bonleigh Avenue Brighton (away from Auctions) – Golden Mile waterfront at $6,500,000 or $8,643 per sqm.
Three things that impress about this Nick Johnstone sale
Nick Johnstone and his team are providing a fresh voice in Brighton real estate and please we just got knocked [...]
BY Mal James 22nd October 2012
Published in the Weekly Review
It attracts more anticipation than a Grand Final, and a bigger array of stars than the Cup Carnival. And the results are more telling than the Bathurst 500: that’s what Super Saturday, October 27th represents to the largest array of buyers and sellers on offer this year.
This coming weekend was always [...]
BY Mal James 20th October 2012
At 6pm on Saturday, the James $M+ Clearance Rate was 61% across the 31 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman was 1.5 bidders per auction.
While those figures did not represent a noticeable improvement in the stats, we think the market has shifted to a positive note in the last fortnight as you will see [...]
BY Mal James 16th September 2012
Week Ending September 15th:
This Weekend with only 3 from 7 over $3m reported as selling before 6.00pm, we feel this shows the market is continuing to struggle on more offerings than not at the Top End.
9 Scotsburn Toorak (Justin Long) with 5 bidders fighting it out to $4,220,000 is a good case study. The result [...]
BY Gina Kantzas 15th September 2012
$2 million Stonnington townhouses
With last week’s Huntingtower Road Armadale being famous for its Up bid, it was easy to gloss over the fact that 5 bidders wanted a single level downsizer’s home – even though the eventual buyer was a younger couple. Today at 2/2 Somers Avenue Malvern (Kevin O’Brien of Jellis [...]
BY Mal James 15th September 2012
At 6pm on Saturday, the James $M+ Clearance Rate was 65% across the 31 auctions we attended – a solid result. The Weekly Review Bidderman was also a very solid 1.8 bidders per auction. There was a fairly even spread of ducks, lone rangers, norms and volcanoes.
This weekend was the Spring Market’s First Big Test, with [...]
BY Mal James 1st September 2012
At 6pm on Saturday, the James $M+ Clearance Rate was 75% – yep that’s 75% across the 28 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman was 2 bidders per auction.
WOW, what a difference a week makes! Sure, it may be a statistical anomaly and the sample is small – but it’s the first day of [...]