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2014 First Super Saturday – The Early Birds are out in force!

2014 First Super Saturday – The Early Birds are out in force!
At 6.00 pm Saturday and the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 71% on the 42 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 2.6. All three of those numbers are exceptionally strong – there is no other way to read them! This weekend was the first big [...]
The Auction Pre-Season has Started!

The Auction Pre-Season has Started!

At 6.00pm on Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 73% on the 26 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 2.8. It’s good to be back and around the auction scene again. The highlight this weekend was that half  the auctions we covered had three [...]
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 [...]
An up and down end to 2013

An up and down end to 2013

At 6.00pm on Super Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 62% on the 43 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 1.8 – down on last week. Ducks (no bidder auctions) – 24% Lone Rangers (1 bidder auctions) – 18% Norms (2-3 bidder auctions) – 45% Volcanoes (4+ [...]
Some strong results away from auction

Some strong results away from auction

Week Ending Saturday, November 30 Biggest Auctions: Port Melbourne, 25 Beach Street, Oliver Bruce (Marshall White), after auction, $5,175,000, 4 bidders Over 80 people poured into the kitchen/living area of 25 Beach street, Port Melbourne today to see Oliver Bruce put the home to auction…(See More in Auction Reports) South Yarra, 17-19 Alexandra Avenue, Tim Derham (Abercromby’s), after auction, [...]
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 [...]
$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 [...]
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 [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

The market continues to perform well and on my regular chats with agents the feedback is very positive. Interestingly, the clearance rates at the bigger firms for auctions are more often than not exceeding the average clearance rate. This week we continue the focus on the $3 million plus Boroondara market. Among the recent activity at this [...]
Northern Weekly

Northern Weekly

We had been looking forward to the auction of 155 Clarke Street Northcote (Luke Sacco, Nelson Alexander), a home we rated 659/1000 and one of the strongest looking properties I’ve seen for a while. I was quite taken by this property with its link to the past, yet well renovated for the future. However, unlike the [...]
This price segment is starting to rise

This price segment is starting to rise

Week Ending 18th May Off-Market Special This week, with the quality $M+ market continuing to move ahead strongly, we are looking at an increasingly large part of the market – the Off-market sector. Off-market transactions are transactions that take place without any advertising, without big glossies in The Age or without any internet presence. Consequently you won’t see [...]
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 [...]
It’s official: the Top End is moving, with 40+ buys this month

It’s official: the Top End is moving, with 40+ buys this month

Week Ending 23rd March – We are now seeing The A graders are having multiple bidders – look at the number of volcanoes The B graders are getting mopped up – check old stock records The C graders are being considered by those [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]

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