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Young Homebuyers. Futureproof your plan and get $M

Young Homebuyers. Futureproof your plan and get $M
The Age. Weekly Review, James Buyer Advocates Young Homebuyer series is designed to take homebuyers through the entire homebuying process from the inside. The article series has become the biggest read online series of its type. It has been been published throughout Australia and internationally. It continues on from James Home Ratings – an industry standard in [...]
Glen Iris gain a $million – Southbank lose a $million – Simply your decision

Glen Iris gain a $million – Southbank lose a $million – Simply your decision

Over the next two months in James Masterclass (www.james.net.au), in association with THE AGE Domain and The Weekly Review, you will see as a young person how you can make decisions that will put a million dollars into your pocket by doing nothing other than simply making a decision. A good one that is. Recap Week One. 3 [...]
Bidderman continues its stellar run leading into the Finals

Bidderman continues its stellar run leading into the Finals

At 6.00 pm on  Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 76% on the 37 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement continued its impressive run at 2.6. Overall Summary of Melbourne’s Million Dollar Plus Auctions: Ducks ($M+ auctions with no bidders) 13% Lone Rangers ($M+ auctions with one bidder) [...]
Young buyers – here is a guaranteed million dollars – no charge.

Young buyers – here is a guaranteed million dollars – no charge.

The Age. Weekly Review, James Buyer Advocates Young Homebuyer series is designed to take homebuyers through the entire homebuying process from the inside. The article series has become the biggest read online series of its type. It has been been published throughout Australia and internationally. It continues on from James Home Ratings – an industry standard in [...]
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 [...]
Port Phillip Weekly

Port Phillip Weekly

Lucky 13 With thirteen properties over the one million dollar mark scheduled for auction in Port Phillip this weekend, there are signs that stock levels seem to be surviving without the need for resuscitation just yet. Mind you, quality will be in the eye of the beholder with some of these offerings. The stand out was [...]
Northern Weekly

Northern Weekly

One auction we were looking forward to this weekend in the inner north-west was 19 Richardson Street in Essendon (Christian Lonzi, Frank Dowling Real Estate – Essendon). This is a grand looking home, although not overly large, but it was well-renovated and had a lovely feeling. It lacked an ensuite and the flats to one [...]
Catch a falling star

Catch a falling star

At 6pm on Saturday, the James $M+ Clearance Rate was 44% across the 25 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman was 1.4 bidders per auction. Market Summary The market continues to be unexciting in terms of stock levels. There were only 40 or so $M+ auctions this weekend in Inner East and Bayside, when 70 is a [...]
The Winter of Waiting?

The Winter of Waiting?

At 6pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for $M+ was 45% on the 29 auctions we attended, showing cooler market sentiment on low stock levels. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our demand indicator, was 1.4 bidders per auction, which was a rise on the figure before the long weekend – although it didn’t feel like [...]
It’s embarrassing but I agree with the selling agents today – the “good home” market was stronger than it appeared.

It’s embarrassing but I agree with the selling agents today – the “good home” market was stronger than it appeared.

Key Points: A lot on offer in Stonnington today with 42 auctions monitored over a $m with 22 homes over a million bought. Although there was a lot on offer – it was a mixed bag quality wise. If there is such a thing the good home clearance rate index would have shown a better result than the [...]
Putting a Price on Land Value

Putting a Price on Land Value

Market value is useful when considering capital growth, however unlike with the share market, the market value of a property is often more a concept than an exact figure – and everybody has their own ‘recipe’ for how to go about it. But there are three consistent ‘ingredients’, that agents use to get a sense [...]
Understanding Market Value is Important

Understanding Market Value is Important

Last week we pointed out that valuing a home is a bit like different vegetable soup recipes. Everybody has a different way of doing it. However, in the end the most important opinion of value is yours. But that doesn’t mean you should ignore what the rest of the market (the majority of other informed buyers [...]
Get Organised for the next Super Saturday – October 23rd

Get Organised for the next Super Saturday – October 23rd

The big news this week for homebuyers was not Gary Ablett or the GF Replay; it was the major stock inflows that took place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday when agents began their marketing campaigns for the next Super Saturday - October 23rd. Check out the size of the Weekly Review this week. While one weekend does not make a summer, we now seem to have finally started the Spring surge. Prior to the Grand Final(s) stock was particularly low and prices were definitely beginning to firm on the back of this.
The 4 key risks in Off-plan purchases

The 4 key risks in Off-plan purchases

Some people think buying off the plan is an easy way to buy property and a fast way to make money. You put down 10 per cent now or, in some cases, as low as 5 per cent, with the balance payable in six, 12 or 24 months. This gives you additional time to save and the [...]
The Truth about BOOM! Suburbs

The Truth about BOOM! Suburbs

There is always a great deal of talk about “Boom” suburbs! The media love it, some so-called property experts love it, and it is a hot topic at dinner parties. “Where are property prices going to BOOM next? ” The word “boom” creates a buzz and gets everyone’s attention Unfortunately, a ” boom suburb ” can be like a [...]

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