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Spring has Sprung & Top End Market is Lifting

Spring has Sprung & Top End Market is Lifting
  The first week of September was all about the Federal Election. Auction activity returned to full swing on September 14. There were four auctions in Melbourne over $3m. See details below. Week Ending September 14, 2013 Biggest Auctions: Toorak, 10 Yarradale Road, Tim Derham (Abercromby’s), under hammer, $4,840,000, 4 bidders 80 or so are comfortably gathered in the backyard [...]
This is a real market – and the bidder rates and stock numbers are telling us that it is going very well.

This is a real market – and the bidder rates and stock numbers are telling us that it is going very well.

At 6.00 pm on Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 81% on the 36 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was 2.3. Ducks (no bidder auctions) –18% Lone Rangers (1 bidder auctions) – 13% Norms (2-3 bidder auctions) – 45% Volcanoes (4+ bidder auctions) – 24% Another win to the Norms! Market This [...]
Market Is Transacting

Market Is Transacting

At 6.00 pm on 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 1.5, which over the last three weeks has been a bit up and down. Ducks (no bidder auctions) – 28% Lone Rangers (1 bidder auctions) – 19% Norms [...]
Northern Weekly

Northern Weekly

East Melbourne Terraces A couple of weeks ago we witnessed 160 Powlett Street, East Melbourne going under the hammer for around $1,500,000. There were nine bidders in total and it leaves you wondering where the other eight bidders are looking now. Apartments can be found for this sort of price in East Melbourne, but houses pop up [...]
Steady as she goes on low auction stock levels

Steady as she goes on low auction stock levels

At 6.00 pm on Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 74% on the 34 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was 2.2 Ducks (no bidder auctions) – 25% Lone Rangers (1 bidder auctions) – 9% Norms (2-3 bidder auctions) – 47% Volcanoes (4+ bidder auctions) – 19% A win to [...]
Northern Weekly

Northern Weekly

Note: Statistically, this weekend’s numbers are too small to give an accurate summary of the market. How’s the market? That’s a question we as advocates are asked many times each day. The answer can of course change almost as frequently as Melbourne’s weather. But in the north, for the moment, I must say I haven’t seen [...]
Last hurrah before winter sets in for auctions after next week!

Last hurrah before winter sets in for auctions after next week!

At 6.00 pm on Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 76% on the 38 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was 2.3, which is much stronger than it was this time last year (hovering 1.5). Wow Bidderman 2.3! In terms of bidder demand at auctions, the breakdown was: Ducks [...]
Market Spike or Stepping Stone to a new Peak?

Market Spike or Stepping Stone to a new Peak?

At 6.00 pm on Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 74% on the 38 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was 1.8. In terms of bidder demand at auctions, the breakdown was: ◦Ducks (no bidder auctions) – 26% ◦Lone Rangers (1 bidder auctions) – 16% ◦Norms (2-3 bidder auctions) – 32% ◦Volcanoes [...]
Back after a spell and it’s steady as she goes

Back after a spell and it’s steady as she goes

At 6.00 pm on Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 63% on the 30 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was 1.9. Market Summary Welcome back after the Easter break. Wow! What a finish we saw to the market pre Easter – it was strong in numbers on all [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

This weekend saw a solid result in Borondara with 66% on 70 auctions, concluding the first quarter of 2013 with the same strength and up-vibe sentiment that we saw at the end of 2013. There were four bidders for 6 Hepburn Street in Hawthorn East, taking the price to $4,415,000. Kew saw a sale [...]
Stonnington Weekly

Stonnington Weekly

With a massive 47 auctions this weekend, Stonnington had a healthy 70% clearance rate overall – although clearance rates were less robust in the $2 million plus segment, at just 50%. Of the 8 auctions we covered this weekend, 2 were bought before, 2 were ducks, 1 was a lone ranger,1 was a norm and 2 [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

While it was nice to take a breather last week, the property market in million-dollar-plus Melbourne certainly looks to be rolling on in a positive way. Some recent sales of interest: 25 Redmond Street, Kew (James Tostevin, Marshall White) – This sold strongly before auction for around the $2.9m mark. Bought for land value only, and working [...]
Lets look at the $3m+ – how is it going?

Lets look at the $3m+ – how is it going?

At 6.00 pm on Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 56% on the 34 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was 1.8. Both these stats were down on last week and ducks (no bidder auctions) were up. But given the early REIV Clearance rate was still [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

There is a good feel to the market right now. Buyers are positive and vendors also seem to be on board and prepared to meet the market. Along with this, the media is mainly positive about the market, which always helps. I must say some properties that I felt would struggle (e.g. those with compromised [...]
Stonnington Weekly

Stonnington Weekly

Stonnington Snapshot This weekend has been the first real test of the market this year, with a solid number of $1 million plus homes bought to auction in Stonnington. But it’s been more about auction numbers rather than quality of choice. We’ve been seeing mostly low level quality stock and lower priced stock, and the good [...]

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