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Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly
It was a quiet day today – and boy it was cold! Just when you think you can put your favourite scarf away for the year, you need to bring it back out! I attended four auctions and while two did sell under the hammer, the other two passed in with no bidding at all. [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

First day of spring and, although the pickings were a little slim out there, we did see some spirited bidding at many auctions and the sentiment overall seemed positive. Of the eight auctions we attended, six sold, and two passed in. Of the four auctions I attended, all four sold. It must be said though that, [...]
Bayside Weekly

Bayside Weekly

This week our discussions were about uncertainty and how it can affect buyer decisions. At the moment there is uncertainty about the new stock levels coming on to the market (we’re hoping for more choice in Spring), there is increasing uncertainty regarding banks’ preparedness to lend (see our Market Insight article); and there may also be [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

It was a reasonable weekend in Boroondara, with a 71% clearance rate. This is not too bad when you consider our Melbourne $1m plus overall clearance rate was 50%. Of the 12 auctions we attended, 6 sold on the day and a further 2 sold before. The Tostevin brothers (and their team) at Marshall White would [...]
Brighton $7.77m – 3 bidders; Malvern East $3.02m – 5 bidders; Armadale $2.93m – 4 bidders; Brighton $2.43m – 6 bidders. Sure there were plenty of pass-ins as well, but if you have a good home priced correctly you will attract buyers. There are good buyer numbers out there in this low stock environment!

Brighton $7.77m – 3 bidders; Malvern East $3.02m – 5 bidders; Armadale $2.93m – 4 bidders; Brighton $2.43m – 6 bidders. Sure there were plenty of pass-ins as well, but if you have a good home priced correctly you will attract buyers. There are good buyer numbers out there in this low stock environment!

Read our $3million plus section on The Mexican Wave for $5M+ Tennis Courts.  Super Saturday Scoreboard and auction results below. Gone to the races today – back next week!

Read our $3million plus section on The Mexican Wave for $5M+ Tennis Courts. Super Saturday Scoreboard and auction results below. Gone to the races today – back next week!

It’s Expression of Interest Time @ $3m+ – The Tennis Court Mexican Wave is in.

It’s Expression of Interest Time @ $3m+ – The Tennis Court Mexican Wave is in.

October 29th: Excerpt from October 15th James Marketnews: Want a home with a Tennis Court in Toorak? Got around $6 million dollars? In the last week we visited, assessed and rated: 11 Scotsburn Toorak (Andrew Smith), 10 Montalto Toorak (Mike Gibson) and 25 Scott Glen Iris (Rae Tomlinson). All have tennis courts. The Question: After [...]
The Block broke all the rules in the book

The Block broke all the rules in the book

The Block was great entertainment – but for me it was also the best reality TV show in a decade because it showed the harsh reality of what happens when you break all the rules in the property investment book. I took the opportunity to go through each property a few weeks before the auctions and [...]
We all waited with bated breath … AND

We all waited with bated breath … AND

Yes it was a bit of a dog of a day for the market this weekend, but it was not an absolute shocker.  And really, what else could you have expected! At 6pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for $M+ was 52% on the 25 auctions we attended. We have seen worse. The Weekly Review Bidderman, [...]
So far it’s been a year of low quality stock undermining buyer demand

So far it’s been a year of low quality stock undermining buyer demand

At 6pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for $M+ was 48% on the 25 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our demand indicator, was 1.3 bidders per auction. This is our last Marketnews summary and auction reporting until Saturday July 30th. We normally take a fortnight break at this time of the year due [...]
Nervous Bidders are losing the plot – and costing themselves a lot of money.

Nervous Bidders are losing the plot – and costing themselves a lot of money.

At 6pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for $M+ properties in Melbourne was 55% on the 29 auctions we attended. We covered around half the $M+ auctions this weekend. May is looking very lean for auctions and today was almost a non event auction wise The Weekly Review Bidderman, our demand indicator, was 1.2 bidders [...]
Uncertain times and new $3m+ stock not as strong as May last year

Uncertain times and new $3m+ stock not as strong as May last year

Week Ending 30th April: Back from a week or two off, this market now, has a fairly clear run till Christmas, with a only brief breaks for a couple of holiday weekends. Over the next four to six weeks we should see more choice and some reasonable activity (although not expected anywhere near [...]
We are still seeing at least one Million-plus home bought every ninety minutes in Melbourne

We are still seeing at least one Million-plus home bought every ninety minutes in Melbourne

Volume: Has a lot changed in Million Dollar Melbourne between April 2010 and April 2011? Well, yes and no. April 2010 had around the same number of REIV reported $1m+ sales (maybe a 10% variance with the chance of late reported April 2011 sales to bring the April 2010 and April 2011 numbers closer together) [...]
Buyers sit on the fence, hands in pockets.

Buyers sit on the fence, hands in pockets.

At 6pm on Saturday the James Clearance rate for $M+ was 57% on the 30 auctions we attended. That was well down on last week’s cameo of excitement, but understandable giving the quality change between this week and last week at the Top End. Bidderman, our demand indicator, was 1.5 bidders per auction. However the quality [...]
Thinking about a break rather than bidding

Thinking about a break rather than bidding

Quiet day for us all this weekend at the million dollar level. Has been a great year for buyers so far, long may it continue. Have a safe and happy Easter and enjoy the time with your family – Kristen. John Clarkson, Hocking Stuart, Brighton: “Certainly buyers will not feel as dominant post Easter due to [...]

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