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Bidderman did not miss a beat today – still at 2.3 bidders per auction.

Bidderman did not miss a beat today – still at 2.3 bidders per auction.
It is 6pm Saturday and the James Clearance Rate for million-dollar-plus auctions is 74 per cent on the 19 auctions we attended and reported on today. What effect did the interest rates have this weekend? Nil. The only thing we noticed was a few more bought befores, maybe meaning a couple of nervous vendors. We saw 51 [...]
Q&A with Jellis Craig’s Director Scott Patterson

Q&A with Jellis Craig’s Director Scott Patterson

For many years, Scott Patterson has been the “pin-up” auctioneer of Hawthorn and surrounds – well, according to the ladies we represent, he is. Scott is the “new face” of Jellis Craig. Our personal dealings with Scott have always been straightforward and, while we have had differences and probably will continue to [...]
Q&A with Buxton’s Brighton Director David Hart

Q&A with Buxton’s Brighton Director David Hart

It took us a little while to get to know David Hart but, once we did, we have found him a straight shooter, an accurate price and market reader and a person you can do deals with. He is actually somebody you can have a good conversation with and, when he does [...]
It is time to hit the Button?

It is time to hit the Button?

It’s 6pm Saturday and the James Clearance Rate for million-dollar-plus auctions is 68 per cent on the 19 auctions we attended today. In this week’s Market Wraps, we are most appreciative of the time and effort Scott Patterson of Jellis Craig (Boroondara), Iain Carmichael of Bennison Mackinnon (Stonnington) and David Hart of Buxton (Bayside) put [...]
Covering Camberwell, Canterbury, Kew, Hawthorn and Surrey Hills

Covering Camberwell, Canterbury, Kew, Hawthorn and Surrey Hills

Very strong in Boroondara again this week Some highlights: 13 Celia St Glen Iris Paul Williamson of Jellis Craig: Land (641 sq metres) sold today for $1.301 million at auction. A few doors up at 45 Celia, and effectively its twin (675 sq  per cent on land in this area in a few months? Well, these [...]
Looks like this could be the market until Christmas!

Looks like this could be the market until Christmas!

It’s 7pm on Saturday and our James Clearance Rate is 82 per cent on the 22 auctions we attended and reported on. Need we say any more – the market continues its strength and subsequent price rising, despite being in an increasing stock level environment. Flashback: our report from 22 November 2008: Today, only two [...]
Camberwell, Kew, Hawthorn, Canterbury, Hawthorn East, Surrey Hills and Glen Iris

Camberwell, Kew, Hawthorn, Canterbury, Hawthorn East, Surrey Hills and Glen Iris

Boroondara continued it’s strength and perhaps moved up another notch. Alastair Craig of Jellis Craig said today was a very strong market day and we have to agree with him. 79a Harcourt Hawthorn East (Rathmines Precinct) and north facing rear gave us another clear indication of land values. Bulldozer home on 523 [...]
Property science and laws

Property science and laws

It’s 6pm Saturday and the James Clearance Rate for million-dollar-plus auctions is 84 per cent on the 25 auctions we attended today. The market today (Saturday) was again very, very strong. In fact, this is one of our biggest ever clearance rates for $1m+ homes. This, despite stock increasing and interest rate talk. Still [...]
Camberwell, Kew, Hawthorn, Canterbury, Hawthorn East, Surrey Hills and Glen Iris

Camberwell, Kew, Hawthorn, Canterbury, Hawthorn East, Surrey Hills and Glen Iris

312 and 314 Cotham Kew: a big parcel of land sold through Walter Dodich of Marshall White for $3.42 million or $1800 per sq metre on just over 1900 sq metres, which does appear to show that, in this case, on Cotham Road you get a significant discount per sq metre [...]
Markets, talking price and late bids.

Markets, talking price and late bids.

It’s 6pm Saturday and the James Clearance Rate for million-dollar-plus auctions is 60 per cent on the 20 auctions we attended but that may change by Sunday. The market today (Saturday) was again strong across the board but crowd numbers continue to drop and there was a 40 per cent pass-in rate at [...]
Camberwell, Kew, Hawthorn, Canterbury, Hawthorn East, Surrey Hills and Glen Iris

Camberwell, Kew, Hawthorn, Canterbury, Hawthorn East, Surrey Hills and Glen Iris

24 Kingsley Street Camberwell, Jeremy Desmier and Alan Bramich of Fletchers. James Home Rating: 702 out of 1000. Really good street presence and with some planting down the sides will be an even better classic Victorian. Front rooms are impressive however the back needs attention. Will you over capitalize? - no.
The Importance of Hill Position

The Importance of Hill Position

From very early on, when people built houses, siting was important. Why build in a ditch when you are likely to be susceptible to flooding? Why not build proud on the hill where everyone could be impressed by your fantastic house?
Are we in a Hawthorn, Kew, Canterbury, Camberwell real estate bubble

Are we in a Hawthorn, Kew, Canterbury, Camberwell real estate bubble

With a big market wrap last week and few sales to report this week, we thought we would ask one or Boroondara's leading agents for his take on the market right now. We spoke with Marshall White's James Connell.
Bumber Bayside School Holiday Wrap

Bumber Bayside School Holiday Wrap

Two really strong auctions in Bayside yesterday 43 Victoria Sandringham with Buxton’s Mark Earle and Bill Jowett.  5+ bidders – selling under the hammer for $3,350,000 (2700 sq metres of land, with no restrictions and a bulldozer home – which the new owner will do). This means prime Sandringham land (non beachfront) [...]
Kew, Hawthorn, Canterbury, Camberwell – School Holiday Wrap

Kew, Hawthorn, Canterbury, Camberwell – School Holiday Wrap

We covered the significant 20 Ross Street Kew sale in Market Insight above. Golden Mile Land 9 Boronia Canterbury. Another land indicator in Canterbury’s Golden Mile fringe. Sold under the hammer for $1.6m on a very low quote of $1.25m. 650 sqm or $2461 per sqm confirms all recent land sales in this area. Boroondara [...]

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