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Off-markets and the Duck Test

Off-markets and the Duck Test
Off-markets and the Duck Test On the subject of off-markets, we buy a fair number – but we reject an awful lot more than we buy. For the inexperienced buyer, many off-markets are not what they are cracked up to be (by the agents). A number of inexperienced buyers are lured by the romance of an off-market [...]
The market is back and the signs point to strength

The market is back and the signs point to strength

At 6.00 pm on  Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 77% on the 26 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 2.2. This weekend’s first run of the high end auction market after a good spell in July saw a “strongish” start on limited [...]
Back in the saddle, but a bit of a shocker at the Top End!

Back in the saddle, but a bit of a shocker at the Top End!

At 6.00 pm on Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 61% on the 38 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was down to 1.3. An unusual day today, with everything down compared with recent weeks. $3M+ PLUS It was a bit of a shocker weekend for the [...]
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 [...]
This is a real market – and the bidder rates and stock numbers are telling us that it is going very well.

This is a real market – and the bidder rates and stock numbers are telling us that it is going very well.

At 6.00 pm on Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 81% on the 36 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was 2.3. Ducks (no bidder auctions) –18% Lone Rangers (1 bidder auctions) – 13% Norms (2-3 bidder auctions) – 45% Volcanoes (4+ bidder auctions) – 24% Another win to the Norms! Market This [...]
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 [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

This weekend saw a solid result in Borondara with 66% on 70 auctions, concluding the first quarter of 2013 with the same strength and up-vibe sentiment that we saw at the end of 2013. There were four bidders for 6 Hepburn Street in Hawthorn East, taking the price to $4,415,000. Kew saw a sale [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

While it was nice to take a breather last week, the property market in million-dollar-plus Melbourne certainly looks to be rolling on in a positive way. Some recent sales of interest: 25 Redmond Street, Kew (James Tostevin, Marshall White) – This sold strongly before auction for around the $2.9m mark. Bought for land value only, and working [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

There is a good feel to the market right now. Buyers are positive and vendors also seem to be on board and prepared to meet the market. Along with this, the media is mainly positive about the market, which always helps. I must say some properties that I felt would struggle (e.g. those with compromised [...]
Bayside Weekly

Bayside Weekly

Bay View This week, buyers and sellers alike have been eager to see whether the market would back up last week’s clearance rates. Nine fewer homes were up for auction this weekend, but that’s still 20 auctions over $1,000,000. Some of these were bigger properties that have been on the market for over 12 months – [...]
Depth of demand holds up on another weekend of big numbers.

Depth of demand holds up on another weekend of big numbers.

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 [...]
Bayside weekly

Bayside weekly

As this is the final Marketnews for 2012, some highlights below Most memorable Auction; 43 Seacombe Grove Brighton (Barb Gregory) on 26th May 2012 Three bidders fought it out for absolute Brighton waterfront at this auction beginning with rapid fire $100,000 bids  – Auctioneer Jack Bongiorno kept the pace until it was bought under the hammer for $7,770,000. [...]
Did it Suck or did it Sizzle? We think it Sizzled!

Did it Suck or did it Sizzle? We think it Sizzled!

At 6pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for $M+ was 71% on the 42 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our demand indicator, was 1.8 bidders per auction. Volcanoes – Of the 42 auctions we covered, there were seven auctions with 4+ bidders. That’s not bad! Ducks (no bidders):14%    Lone Rangers (1 bidder):27%  Norms (2 [...]
The 6 Auction “Majors”

The 6 Auction “Majors”

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 [...]
To some “Bank Vals” are important, to others not so!

To some “Bank Vals” are important, to others not so!

Upper end home values in general and Bayside in particular are being “raked over the coals” by the banks at the moment – not to put too fine a point on things. Directives implied or specific have come from the banking bosses that the Top End, an in particular Bayside, is a little “fruity” for now [...]

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