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Market News » Top End


Some strength but lacking consistency

Some strength but lacking consistency
At 6.00 pm Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 66% on the 34 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 1.7. Both these statistics are still solid but they appear to be flattening. Overall Summary of Melbourne’s Million Dollar Plus Auctions: Ducks ($M+ auctions with no [...]
Market back on the boil – for now

Market back on the boil – for now

At 6.00 pm Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 76% on the 34 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 2.2. Both measurements are solidly up. Overall Summary of Melbourne’s Million Dollar Plus Auctions: Ducks ($M+ auctions with no bidders) 16% Lone Rangers ($M+ auctions with one [...]
The market has changed – especially at the Top End. But it’s subtle – a dip in buyer enthusiasm and bidder depth on the weaker homes, and about what’s happening behind the scenes.

The market has changed – especially at the Top End. But it’s subtle – a dip in buyer enthusiasm and bidder depth on the weaker homes, and about what’s happening behind the scenes.

Since 2007 there have been four significant Top End market directional changes; three of them started or clarified themselves around May. The Down of 2008; The Up of 2009; the Down of 2010. The other significant directional change was the current Up beginning October 2012. We always find May an interesting month.

Since 2007 there have been four significant Top End market directional changes; three of them started or clarified themselves around May. The Down of 2008; The Up of 2009; the Down of 2010. The other significant directional change was the current Up beginning October 2012. We always find May an interesting month.

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 – [...]
Chinese Buyers continue to Underpin the Top End of the Market

Chinese Buyers continue to Underpin the Top End of the Market

Saturday, March 29: Market Summary 2014 is still motoring very strongly – the lull which we reported of the last few weeks seems to have been nothing more than the next tread (flatter spot) in the rising price staircase which begun in October 2012 and continues now. This weekend was another Super Saturday with over 150 Auctions in [...]
Balwyn – not Toorak or Brighton – saw 40% of this weekend’s $3m+ sales

Balwyn – not Toorak or Brighton – saw 40% of this weekend’s $3m+ sales

At 6.00pm Super Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 71% on the 38 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 2.1. Both stats are up on the last few weeks. Overall Summary of Melbourne’s Million Dollar Plus Auctions: Ducks ($M+ auctions with no [...]
Market Continues to Alter its Trajectory

Market Continues to Alter its Trajectory

At 6.00pm Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 68% on the 34 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 2 Overall Summary of Melbourne’s Million Dollar Plus Auctions: Ducks ($M+ auctions with no bidders) 23% Lone Rangers ($M+ auctions with one bidder) 17% Norms ($M+ auctions with 2 [...]
An up and down end to 2013

An up and down end to 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+ [...]
Some strong results away from auction

Some strong results away from auction

Week Ending Saturday, November 30 Biggest Auctions: 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, [...]
Lots of Stock Splintering the Market

Lots of Stock Splintering the Market

At 6.00pm on Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 53% on the 38 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 2.3. This market is really splintering down the middle, and this weekend’s stats show this starkly. When you’ve got a clearance rate down to 53%, [...]
$3m+ market is tracking along well

$3m+ market is tracking along well

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 [...]
Spring has Sprung & Top End Market is Lifting

Spring has Sprung & Top End Market is Lifting

  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 Biggest Auctions: Toorak, 10 Yarradale Road, Tim Derham (Abercromby’s), under hammer, $4,840,000, 4 bidders 80 or so are comfortably gathered in the backyard [...]
Market Is Transacting

Market Is Transacting

At 6.00 pm on Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 74% on the 39 auctions we covered.   The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was 1.5, which over the last three weeks has been a bit up and down. Ducks (no bidder auctions) – 28% Lone Rangers (1 bidder auctions) – 19% Norms [...]
This Market Is Building!

This Market Is Building!

At 6.00 pm on Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 74% on the 35 auctions we covered. The market had a solid number of offerings, so this represented a good cross-section of what quality homes are doing right now.  The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was 2.2, up from last [...]

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