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Auctions quieten down over winter – it will now be about off-markets and private sales

Auctions quieten down over winter – it will now be about off-markets and private sales
Week Ending Saturday, June 21 As we head into the winter break, it’s worth reflecting on how the market has performed so far this year. What we saw this weekend was a continuation of an extraordinarily up and down year.  We’ve had a slew of Super Saturdays, weekends when it looked like the market had gone [...]
Bidders out in force on a big weekend

Bidders out in force on a big weekend

At 6.00 pm on Super Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 79% on the 28 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 2.9. Not only is that higher than we’ve seen in a long, long time (we’ll have to check our records) it is [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

Last Super Saturday weekend, did it fly or fizzle? You be the judge on our sample of auctions below. I attended four auctions this weekend, and all four were bought by Chinese buyers. The auctions at Higham Road and Walpole Street were flyers – no doubt about that. Trends: We are seeing more and more Chinese Nationals bidding [...]
Super Saturday..Again!

Super Saturday..Again!

At 6.00 pm on Super Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 74% on the 39 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 1.9. Next weekend there will be a break with the Queen’s Birthday weekend, leaving us only two auction weekends until the June/July school [...]
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 [...]
Market back on the boil – for now

Market back on the boil – for now

At 6.00 pm Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 76% on the 34 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 2.2. Both measurements are solidly up. Overall Summary of Melbourne’s Million Dollar Plus Auctions: Ducks ($M+ auctions with no bidders) 16% Lone Rangers ($M+ auctions with one [...]
Market Feels A Bit Quieter at the Top End

Market Feels A Bit Quieter at the Top End

At 6.00pm Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 61% on the 23 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 2. Given there were very few auctions this weekend because of the Easter campaign interruptions, we are not reading too much into these stats. Overall Summary [...]
Record Midweek Bayside – Wow!

Record Midweek Bayside – Wow!

Record Midweek Bayside – Wow! If ever you were not that sure about the A-grade home market, just attend a WOW auction with a great agent (Kate Strickland). In Bayside last week (Thursday) new records were set for the suburb at 41 Binnie Street, Brighton East (it was a great home and we were unfortunately the under-bidder – [...]
Pre-Easter Market Really Motoring Along Now

Pre-Easter Market Really Motoring Along Now

At 6.00pm Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 76% on the 33 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 2.2. (Note that we have included an auction from Thursday night.) This weekend the market continued on its merry way – lapping up WOW homes and [...]
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 [...]
Interested in Expressing Interest?

Interested in Expressing Interest?

With the break in traffic due to last week’s long weekend, how did we finish up this weekend after the shaky Second Super Saturday a fortnight ago? At 6.00pm Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 66% on the 35 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 1.7 Overall Summary [...]
Second Super Saturday in seven days and the upper auction market burps

Second Super Saturday in seven days and the upper auction market burps

At 6.00 pm Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 56% on the 45  auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 1.7. Market Summary On the face of it that was a big drop from last weekend’s “red zone” numbers. We agree – but it should be noted that our [...]
2014 First Super Saturday – The Early Birds are out in force!

2014 First Super Saturday – The Early Birds are out in force!

At 6.00 pm Saturday and the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 71% on the 42 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 2.6. All three of those numbers are exceptionally strong – there is no other way to read them! This weekend was the first big [...]
The Auction Pre-Season has Started!

The Auction Pre-Season has Started!

At 6.00pm on Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 73% on the 26 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 2.8. It’s good to be back and around the auction scene again. The highlight this weekend was that half  the auctions we covered had three [...]
An up and down end to 2013

An up and down end to 2013

At 6.00pm on Super Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 62% on the 43 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 1.8 – down on last week. Ducks (no bidder auctions) – 24% Lone Rangers (1 bidder auctions) – 18% Norms (2-3 bidder auctions) – 45% Volcanoes (4+ [...]

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