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Inner City and Northern Weekly

Inner City and Northern Weekly
Inner City People love these Inner City areas for their condensed urban profile, which is great for convenience and proximity to the city, but brings with it a different type of living. For example, buyers here are prepared to trade off the possibility of noise for the reward of being in the action. Car parking is [...]
The market is back and the signs point to strength

The market is back and the signs point to strength

At 6.00 pm on  Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 77% on the 26 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 2.2. This weekend’s first run of the high end auction market after a good spell in July saw a “strongish” start on limited [...]
Apartments

Apartments

Apartment Action – What’s it worth? Most of us would agree that two similar houses in the same street normally sell for about the same price, so why doesn’t this happen with apartments? With the houses, we can see if the land is about the same size and, although the price may vary a bit to [...]
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 [...]
How Good Negotiators Deal With Liars

How Good Negotiators Deal With Liars

  Part 2 of a 2 Part Masterclass on Buying Homes through Liars Good Negotiators see lies as actions What is it we are trying to do?  Reach an agreement. Why is the agent lying to us? To reach an agreement – hopefully with us! Lies can be very positive things They can be an attempt by the other side [...]
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 [...]
Market Continues to Alter its Trajectory

Market Continues to Alter its Trajectory

At 6.00pm Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 68% on the 34 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 2 Overall Summary of Melbourne’s Million Dollar Plus Auctions: Ducks ($M+ auctions with no bidders) 23% Lone Rangers ($M+ auctions with one bidder) 17% Norms ($M+ auctions with 2 [...]
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 [...]
Northern Weekly

Northern Weekly

It’s been an interesting year in the Inner North, especially in the second half of the year following in the traditional mid-year hiatus. This year had the Federal Election added in to the mix, and this played on the minds of potential sellers as they held out for a political outcome before listing. All the [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

With Christmas in everyone’s sights, the next four to five weeks is likely to be interesting. Will the year finish off as strongly as it did last year? Only time will tell. In terms of new properties coming on to the internet, we really only have two weeks left. Although I suspect that we’ll still be [...]
Lots of Stock Splintering the Market

Lots of Stock Splintering the Market

At 6.00pm on Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 53% on the 38 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 2.3. This market is really splintering down the middle, and this weekend’s stats show this starkly. When you’ve got a clearance rate down to 53%, [...]
$3m+ market is tracking along well

$3m+ market is tracking along well

Week Ending Saturday, October 26 – Super Saturday! It was a huge day across Melbourne and it really felt solid out there. It was solid in terms of everything. Have a look at the dials on our front page. They’re all in the red zone. Bidderman was an amazing 2.3 on the biggest $M+ auction day [...]

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