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A tale of two

A tale of two
This weekend on one of the quieter October Auction Days, we were involved in two auctions – one we bought and one we missed. We bought 307 Beaconsfield Parade, Middle Park (Simon Gowling), under the hammer with 2 bidders @ $6,370,000. We missed 40 Berry Street, East Melbourne (Paul Caine), under the hammer with 2 bidders @ $4,550,000. It was a [...]
More chance of a rise than a fall ……………

More chance of a rise than a fall ……………

It was a quiet-ish day today on market – off market is a different story – the auction biggies for May starting in numbers the week after next. At that time we will be focusing on James Bidderman (for any movement in demand) and any drop off from overseas buyers. Has all the talk of late begun to bite? This [...]
We’ve got No Trumps today

We’ve got No Trumps today

Its 6.00pm Saturday and the James Clearance rate for $M+ Inner Melbourne is 88% on the 26 Auctions we covered today. James Bidderman, that is, bidders per auction, is 2.8. Super Strong. Big numbers of bought befores and look at the Volcanoes 48%. That means every second auction had 4 or more bidders and how about this; there were 15 bidders [...]
G’day 2016!  The Peninsula, Melbourne OFI’s and James has started more positively than the newspaper headlines.

G’day 2016! The Peninsula, Melbourne OFI’s and James has started more positively than the newspaper headlines.

Welcome back to James Buyers Agents and Advocates 2016. We have started James Market News a little earlier than planned because we are experiencing solid market interest right here and now in January. SOLID START We have already been involved in substantial buys and sells this year (2016) and currently have seven homes in negotiation; with a [...]
Started 2015 like a runaway train – finished 2015 like an express

Started 2015 like a runaway train – finished 2015 like an express

We started 2015 like a runaway train. I remember vividly giving advice on a Kooyongkoot Road property – All I did for three weeks before the auction was apologise to our client as I revised our price estimates up 5%, then another 10% and finally another 10%. The home that in December 2014 I thought would nudge $4,000,000 if [...]
WOW – 50% of the auctions we covered today were Volcanoes.

WOW – 50% of the auctions we covered today were Volcanoes.

At 6.00 pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was another mind boggling 86% on the 29 auctions we covered. James Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement was 3.0. These numbers are late 80’s or 2007 sorts of stats. Overall Summary of Melbourne’s Million Dollar-Plus Auctions: Ducks ($M+ auctions with no bidders) 15% Lone Rangers ($M+ [...]
The Top of the Top End has begun with a Volcano Vapour Trail

The Top of the Top End has begun with a Volcano Vapour Trail

Welcome to 2015 $3m plus buyers. Wow what a start. The Top of the Top End has begun with a Volcano Vapour Trail – there is no other way to describe it. Check out the auction results below if you think we are exaggerating. 4 bidders in Middle Park over $5m, 3 bidders at $7m in [...]
Inner & Northern Weekly

Inner & Northern Weekly

Warehouses by Adam Gardner While the numbers of new public listings is starting to slow down somewhat in the Inner Melbourne areas as Christmas approaches, there are still a number of properties that should garner some interest when they go under the hammer. In fact, the number of warehouse conversions on the market is significant at [...]
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.

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.

It was bloody tough for buyers today (as expected)

It was bloody tough for buyers today (as expected)

At 6.00 pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 77% on the 43 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement was at 2.1. The crowds were MASSIVE. Very strong figures when you consider this was a Super, Super Saturday. For example, today was three and half times the [...]
Port Phillip Weekly

Port Phillip Weekly

October is shaping up to be one of the the biggest months in Melbourne that we have seen for a while.  Greater Melbourne has over 250 $1million plus homes for auction on the 25thd October with around 100 of them to choose from in the Bayside and Port Phillip councils. November looks set to continue the [...]
Stock, Stock, Stock and it’s Good!

Stock, Stock, Stock and it’s Good!

At 6.00 pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 66% on the 32 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement was at 2.3. Both Clearance and Bidderman rates are solid as we head into two big auction weekends before the Melbourne Cup. How good is [...]
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 [...]
This second consecutive Super Saturday proved to be not quite as Super as the first. It seems the market this weekend couldn’t sustain the gorging we’ve seen since well before Christmas – especially higher up the food chain, dollar-wise. The market probably did nothing more than burp, but it appears timely that we now all take a breather with the Labour Day weekend.

This second consecutive Super Saturday proved to be not quite as Super as the first. It seems the market this weekend couldn’t sustain the gorging we’ve seen since well before Christmas – especially higher up the food chain, dollar-wise. The market probably did nothing more than burp, but it appears timely that we now all take a breather with the Labour Day weekend.

This week is the first big auction week back for 2014, a Super Saturday in fact (around 150 Million Dollar Plus Auctions in Bayside and the Inner East). Has the mood changed from the good times for buyer (choice) and seller (competition and price) pre Christmas times to a more challenging market? Categorically No!

This week is the first big auction week back for 2014, a Super Saturday in fact (around 150 Million Dollar Plus Auctions in Bayside and the Inner East). Has the mood changed from the good times for buyer (choice) and seller (competition and price) pre Christmas times to a more challenging market? Categorically No!


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