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Market News » Hawthorn


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 [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

It was a busy day around the Boroondara auction traps this weekend. Of the 12 auctions we monitored, 9 sold, representing a fairly healthy 75% clearance rate. While the Melbourne-wide Bidderman sat at 1.5, Boroondara Bidderman was slightly higher, at 1.7. We certainly feel the market has lifted; numbers at properties are up, sentiment is [...]
Maybe now is the time to see the glass half full, rather than half empty.

Maybe now is the time to see the glass half full, rather than half empty.

At 6pm on Saturday, the James $M+ Clearance Rate was 61% across the 31 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman was 1.5 bidders per auction. While those figures did not represent a noticeable improvement in the stats, we think the market has shifted to a positive note in the last fortnight as you will see [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

As we move well into spring, the large train that is the Melbourne property market is slowly starting to move. Of the six auctions we attended this weekend, five sold and Bidderman was a healthy ‘2’. Boroondara is seeing good numbers of people out looking  – and there are some good properties to look at. While auction numbers [...]
$3m+ off life support. $5m+ looking still looking unwell.

$3m+ off life support. $5m+ looking still looking unwell.

Week Ending September 15th: This Weekend with only 3 from 7 over $3m reported as selling before 6.00pm, we feel this shows the market is continuing to struggle on more offerings than not at the Top End. 9 Scotsburn Toorak (Justin Long) with 5 bidders fighting it out to $4,220,000 is a good case study. The result [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

After an OK beginning to the Spring market that matched the OK weather, results this weekend were not too bad.
Port Phillip Weekly

Port Phillip Weekly

We’re seeing something of a mini burst of activity in Port Phillip, with 12 auctions this weekend and sixteen next week – all over the $1 million mark. These are solid properties without being spectacular and are mostly in the range of $1m to $1.3m. After that, the market takes a breather as the Grand Final [...]
Spring’s first big test – Pass is the mark.

Spring’s first big test – Pass is the mark.

At 6pm on Saturday, the James $M+ Clearance Rate was 65% across the 31 auctions we attended – a solid result. The Weekly Review Bidderman was also a very solid 1.8 bidders per auction. There was a fairly even spread of ducks, lone rangers, norms and volcanoes. This weekend was the Spring Market’s First Big Test, with [...]
Sold Under the Hammer. No its not, even when you think it is.

Sold Under the Hammer. No its not, even when you think it is.

It’s on the market at $1,550,000, it’s sold under the hammer at auction for $1,990,000. Only it is not. Three times this year we have bought properties for LESS than what the home either cost, was sold under the hammer or was passed-in at auction. Hawthorn East: In the first instance we bought a home in Hawthorn [...]
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. [...]
Port Phillip Weekly

Port Phillip Weekly

This weekend, the clearance rate for the eight properties up for auction in Port Phillip over one million dollars was 83% – solid. Amongst the most interesting auctions this weekend was a basic knock-downable Victorian(STCA) at 48 Kerferd Road Albert Park, sold by John Holdsworth of Greg Hocking Real Estate for $1,205,000, or a respectable $5,355 [...]
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, [...]
That’s more like it – some good news this weekend!

That’s more like it – some good news this weekend!

At 6pm on Saturday, the James $M+ Clearance Rate was 75% – yep that’s 75% across the 28 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman was 2 bidders per auction. WOW, what a difference a week makes! Sure, it may be a statistical anomaly and the sample is small – but it’s the first day of [...]
The Double H Price Disease – History & Hope

The Double H Price Disease – History & Hope

At 6pm on Saturday, the James $M+ Clearance Rate was 55% across the 31 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman was 1.6 bidders per auction.
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 [...]

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