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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 [...]
$3m+ off life support. $5m+ looking still looking unwell.

$3m+ off life support. $5m+ looking still looking unwell.

Week Ending September 15th: This Weekend with only 3 from 7 over $3m reported as selling before 6.00pm, we feel this shows the market is continuing to struggle on more offerings than not at the Top End. 9 Scotsburn Toorak (Justin Long) with 5 bidders fighting it out to $4,220,000 is a good case study. The result [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

After an OK beginning to the Spring market that matched the OK weather, results this weekend were not too bad.
Spring’s first big test – Pass is the mark.

Spring’s first big test – Pass is the mark.

At 6pm on Saturday, the James $M+ Clearance Rate was 65% across the 31 auctions we attended – a solid result. The Weekly Review Bidderman was also a very solid 1.8 bidders per auction. There was a fairly even spread of ducks, lone rangers, norms and volcanoes. This weekend was the Spring Market’s First Big Test, with [...]
Sold Under the Hammer. No its not, even when you think it is.

Sold Under the Hammer. No its not, even when you think it is.

It’s on the market at $1,550,000, it’s sold under the hammer at auction for $1,990,000. Only it is not. Three times this year we have bought properties for LESS than what the home either cost, was sold under the hammer or was passed-in at auction. Hawthorn East: In the first instance we bought a home in Hawthorn [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

It was a quiet day today – and boy it was cold! Just when you think you can put your favourite scarf away for the year, you need to bring it back out! I attended four auctions and while two did sell under the hammer, the other two passed in with no bidding at all. [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

First day of spring and, although the pickings were a little slim out there, we did see some spirited bidding at many auctions and the sentiment overall seemed positive. Of the eight auctions we attended, six sold, and two passed in. Of the four auctions I attended, all four sold. It must be said though that, [...]
That’s more like it – some good news this weekend!

That’s more like it – some good news this weekend!

At 6pm on Saturday, the James $M+ Clearance Rate was 75% – yep that’s 75% across the 28 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman was 2 bidders per auction. WOW, what a difference a week makes! Sure, it may be a statistical anomaly and the sample is small – but it’s the first day of [...]
In August the temperature has risen ever so slightly – warmer at $3m than $6m

In August the temperature has risen ever so slightly – warmer at $3m than $6m

Friday 31st August – 3 from Kay and Burton in Boroondara Camberwell, 60 Broadway, Tim Picken – big land plus tennis court with a home that needed a lot of work. In excess of $4,500,000 Kew, 9 College, Sam Wilkinson, – great internal floor plan – Street and facade Mmmm – Ok. Just under $3,300,000 Canterbury, 31 Chaucer, [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

On Saturday I attended four auctions in Boroondara and all four sold – yet only one of these was under the hammer. In a word, the market is very ‘mixed’ right now and with the Grand Final only five weeks away, pickings remain slim. This week I attended the Jellis Craig 2012 Client Seminar (thanks to [...]
The Double H Price Disease – History & Hope

The Double H Price Disease – History & Hope

At 6pm on Saturday, the James $M+ Clearance Rate was 55% across the 31 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman was 1.6 bidders per auction.
The Banks are starting to pull the market strings!

The Banks are starting to pull the market strings!

At 6pm on Saturday, the James $M+ Clearance Rate was 50% across the 32 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman was 1.5 bidders per auction.  Half the auctions today were lone rangers (one bidder) or ducks (no bidders). On a very positive note, however, which again reaffirms our views on quality stock, there were [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

There were more auctions in Boroondara this weekend compared to last weekend (29 versus 21), yet the clearance rate fell away significantly (86% versus 58%). Perhaps this is due to more higher-end properties being auctioned. There were some ‘big’ pass-ins, namely at 14 Molesworth Street Kew, 44 Chrystobel Crescent Hawthorn and 13 Raven Street Kew [...]
Stonnington Weekly

Stonnington Weekly

This week I was asked how are we experiencing the market “out there”? There has been a dearth of family homes on offer in Stonnington and there does not seem to be much new stock coming on. Prospective buyers are there and while some are feeling impatient, most are still prepared to wait for a property [...]
Market picking up, but still lacking depth

Market picking up, but still lacking depth

At 6pm on Saturday, the James $M+ Clearance Rate was 60% across the 30 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman was 1.3 bidders per auction. This confirms our view that while the market is looking okay when you look at clearance rates, it is thin on the ground when it comes to bidders. Almost two [...]

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