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Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly
After a reasonable start, on February 16, how will the market respond to larger auction numbers? February 23 represented our first Super Saturday of 2013, with 147 auctions for properties over $1,000,000. The results were strong today for Boroondara in the $1m plus market. Bidderman remained firm at 2.2 and the hammer rate a very [...]
So how did the market start?

So how did the market start?

At 6.00 pm the James Clearance Rate was 66% and Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was 2.2. Well, here we are knee-deep in the thick of it. This was a borderline Super Saturday, as is early next week, meaning we have around 150 scheduled Million Dollar plus auctions in Inner East and Bayside. We say borderline [...]
The market feels OK for now and last year’s positiveness seems to have continued. But stay tuned, it’s early 2013 days.

The market feels OK for now and last year’s positiveness seems to have continued. But stay tuned, it’s early 2013 days.

East Melbourne, 120 Powlett, Arch Staver, Under the Hammer, $5,155,000 – 4 bidders There was a festive air along Powlett Street this morning as real estate punters strolled in and out of historic homes open for inspection in this proud and peaceful pocket of Melbourne. With a crowd of 150 gathering under magnificent trees on the [...]
Stonnington Weekly

Stonnington Weekly

This year seems to have started where it left off – with a sense of buyers wanting to transact. Stonnington Snapshot Last year we did almost a third of our business for the year in the last 6 weeks of the year. In fact, we worked on deals till Christmas. Of particular interest were a [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

Well, it’s great to be back! It’s great to be looking at properties again and great to be enjoying good Melbourne coffee! I went to most of my favourite haunts in the past fortnight, including Liar Liar, Porgies + Mr. Jones, Ora, and Axil, and all are still on the mark and producing excellent coffee. Last [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

A bit of a dip today in the Boroondara property market today: of the 11 auctions we attended 7 sold and the clearance overall was 68%. There were however some standout results and these were: 28 Chrystobel Crescent, Hawthorn (Scott Patterson, Kay and Burton) 3 Martin Road, Glen Iris (Lachie Fraser-Smith, Bennison Mackinnon) 5 Urquhart Street, Hawthorn (Antony [...]
Overall a Good Finish to the Year 2012!

Overall a Good Finish to the Year 2012!

At 6pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for $M+ was 58% on the 31 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our demand indicator, was 2 bidders per auction. Today was back to a little quieter in terms of clearance rates, but there were some very strong results in terms of bidder numbers. Overall [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

The market felt quite positive today, with most good properties attracting multiple bidders and selling well. The overall Clearance Rate for Boroondara $M+ was a whopping 88%. Two of these were Land Sales, with solid results – 3 Grange Ave Canterbury (Daniel Bradd, Kay and Burton) – 1155m2 south rear with sloping down block, selling for just over $2355/m2 18 [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

It was a reasonable day on the Boroondara auction streets on Saturday, although it was still a little subdued compared to Super Saturday a few weeks ago. Of the 12 auctions we attended, 9 sold and 3 passed in (75%), which aligns closely with the overall $1m+ market in Boroondara (72%). Some observations: The hammer rate, where [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

It was a quieter day in terms of auction numbers, which is understandable given we were coming off the Melbourne Cup weekend. That said, there were good numbers at opens and auctions we attended. Of the nine auctions we reviewed, two sold before, four sold on the day and three passed in – not bad [...]
Stonnington Weekly

Stonnington Weekly

This week was all about Super Saturday in Stonnington. But the action actually started after last Saturday’s auctions and the momentum built throughout the week. The clearance rate was 61% today. Of the 12 auctions we reported on, only 2 sold under the hammer. 2 sold after and 3 sold before. My day today started very [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

A busy day (that started off with a near perfect ¾ latte at Porgie and Mr. Jones at 8.30am). At all six auctions I attended, there were good numbers of people (averaging 100), and across the 14 auctions attended by our advocates in Port Phillip, only three were passed in. A great result for the owners [...]
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 [...]
Stonnington Weekly

Stonnington Weekly

This week the talk about buyer expectations continued. The clearance rate was 67% on 12 auctions but next week (Super Saturday) we will have 37 auctions in Stonnington. Bidderman was 1.5 today and of the 3 auctions we covered which sold under the hammer, each had 2 or 3 bidders and a buzz in the crowd. The [...]
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 [...]

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