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Game Changer

Game Changer
NOTE 17.6.17: This article was confirmed and published 3.6.17. Withdrawn 6.6.17 when we became aware of new information and remained so until 17.6.17 when we republished with new information. This story is now different from the original article published in good faith, however a lot of the gist of it remains true – except that the winning bidder of [...]
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 [...]
Are you noticing the subtle changes of the differing PPP markets?

Are you noticing the subtle changes of the differing PPP markets?

  So at 6.00 pm the James Buyer Advocates Clearance Rate was 83% and James Bidderman was 2.5 bidders per auction on the 24 auctions we covered today. Mmmmm on the face of it very strong and it is; BUT…………….. Markets, markets, markets. During the week, before getting crunched at today’s 507 Royal Parade Parkville auction,  Craig Shearn [...]
Volcanoes are changing the landscape – as they do!

Volcanoes are changing the landscape – as they do!

James now Smartphone Optimised for easier reading – click horizontal bars top left hand corner of Iphone $1 million dollars more: So what do you do when across the road – same land size and same house sells late in 2014 for $1,900,000 – why you pay $1 million dollars more when Asian buyers duke it out to [...]
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? [...]
The Top End of Town – November 2014

The Top End of Town – November 2014

Week Ending November 22 The Very Top End of Town in 2014 Strong, very strong. In fact ultra strong finish to the year and so much is happening behind the scenes – off market. To date this year we have bought more off markets than in any other year EVER. In the last month we have purchased 13 [...]
May ends on another Super Saturday

May ends on another Super Saturday

Week Ending, Saturday, May 31 A String of Super Saturdays In the last 18 months or so, there has been continuous growth in the market, with steady demand and supply levels. Today was the second Super Saturday in seven days, with 176 auctions above the $1 million mark, after last weeks 145 or so.  That comes after a [...]
This price segment is starting to rise

This price segment is starting to rise

Week Ending 18th May Off-Market Special 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 [...]
The market feels OK for now and last year’s positiveness seems to have continued. But stay tuned, it’s early 2013 days.

The market feels OK for now and last year’s positiveness seems to have continued. But stay tuned, it’s early 2013 days.

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 [...]
A strong-ish start to the Top End after The Cup – but a lot of stock is now here and more on the way. Getting tougher as the month goes on!

A strong-ish start to the Top End after The Cup – but a lot of stock is now here and more on the way. Getting tougher as the month goes on!

Monday 28th November – 57 Cole Brighton ( Peter Kennett of Hocking Stuart). A family home with some floor plan issues that has been on the market for sometime, has been bought after a few interested parties were gathered together in an Expressions of Interest Campaign and one person popped up over $3,000,000. We rated [...]
Small numbers of $M+ auctions today – although plenty of Top End non auction stock available

Small numbers of $M+ auctions today – although plenty of Top End non auction stock available

Key Points: Toorak 17 Lansell with Lisa Jarrett of Abercrombys sold mid week after being on the market since late last year Toorak 16 Cole St with Nicole Gleeson of Kay and Burton sold mid week after being on the market since late last year Agent Q & A: Has the market changed since before Labour Day weekend? Lachlan Fraser-Smith, [...]
September sees the re-emergence of Melbourne’s $3m+ Market

September sees the re-emergence of Melbourne’s $3m+ Market

September Executive Summary: Demand: Solid and increasing Reported Boughts: 46 Bidderman: Substantial improvement in bidders per auction at the higher level. Random cross section of bidders. 1/3/2/1/3/1/3/2/2/3/3/3/2/1/0/0 for a month average of 1.875 Supply: New Stock Low Overhang from May however new stock is still light on at end of September and that which comes on at a reasaonble price [...]
It’s only one week – but Stonnington was the big improver today.

It’s only one week – but Stonnington was the big improver today.

Key Points: Only two from the nine we attended were bought under the hammer, however five from the nine were bought after auction Big improvement on Clearance Rates on reasonable number of monitored auctions (21 $M+) $3m+ sales this week: 1 Myamyn Street, Armadale – Andrew Macmillan of Bennison Mackinnon ($3,215,000) 6 Bonview Road, Malvern – Peter Bennison of Marshall White (0ver $3,600,000) 1 [...]
The numbers show things are happening and something may be coming; but that something may be nothing more than a breather. Buying Opportunities in the $2m to $4m range.

The numbers show things are happening and something may be coming; but that something may be nothing more than a breather. Buying Opportunities in the $2m to $4m range.

It’s 6pm Saturday and the James million-dollar-plus Clearance Rate on the 41 auctions we attended today was 61%. Bidderman is 1.7 and it seems to have found a momentary level of some strength on large numbers of auctions. We monitored 174 $million sales across 56 Melbourne suburbs. Overall Clearance rate is 60% for those 174 auctions and in [...]
WOW and we said the market was frosty – it’s cooling, but frosty was too harsh. K&B continues the strong results and RT Edgar joins in.

WOW and we said the market was frosty – it’s cooling, but frosty was too harsh. K&B continues the strong results and RT Edgar joins in.

Stonnington was surprisingly strong with Park St South Yarra (Warwick Anderson of RT Edgar) going well past $3,900,000 on multiple bidding; 81 Clendon Road Toorak (Gerald Delany of Kay and Burton) selling post auction north of $7,350,000 and 64 Burke Road Malvern East selling before for 3,320,000 or $1366 per sqm for main road land. The [...]

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