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Walking The Walk

Walking The Walk
So the talk is over, now its time to walk to the walk. For 20 minutes a week over the last 7 weeks of this series you have been given the keys to a happy homebuying life. You have been given a million dollar gift as promised. Question is; will you take that gift, open the door and [...]
Negotiation at the Pointy End

Negotiation at the Pointy End

The Age. Weekly Review, James Buyer Advocates Young Homebuyer is an 8 part series designed to take young homebuyers through the entire homebuying process from the inside. This week is the second last. The Pointy End. The Money Part. The Negotiation. Are you a good Negotiator? Why not take the Harvey Norman test? Before you take on the $800,000 negotiation [...]
The Hunt Begins

The Hunt Begins

The Age. Weekly Review, James Buyer Advocates Young Homebuyer series is designed to take homebuyers through the entire homebuying process from the inside. The article series has become the biggest read online series of its type. It has been been published throughout Australia and internationally. It continues on from James Home Ratings – an industry standard in [...]
Is the Top End easing a smidgen?

Is the Top End easing a smidgen?

Week Ending Saturday, September 13: Market Summary The Market is splitting as it normally does when adjusting to the Spring Influx of properties. This week the market has sent buyers and sellers two very clear messages. If you’ve got a well priced, ready to move in home with some WOW in the $1m to $5m  range, then you have [...]
Negotiating with Liars

Negotiating with Liars

Lies or perceived lies are endemic within the Melbourne Property market. Many dinner party conversations include the “fact” that some real estate buying and selling agents are liars and whether that is true or not is irrelevant, as many people believe it to be so. Lies can be very hurtful and we all want to avoid [...]
Do you have a Negotiation Council working for you?

Do you have a Negotiation Council working for you?

The action is not all Auction-based right now. While by the end of last week we had cleared the decks a little and were down to only four ongoing negotiations, a week later we were back up to eleven ongoing negotiations that were being discussed and picked apart at our twice weekly Negotiation Councils. A number [...]
Interested in Expressing Interest?

Interested in Expressing Interest?

With the break in traffic due to last week’s long weekend, how did we finish up this weekend after the shaky Second Super Saturday a fortnight ago? At 6.00pm Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 66% on the 35 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 1.7 Overall Summary [...]
Port Phillip Weekly

Port Phillip Weekly

Parking Mad The old timers of 100 years ago could never have anticipated that their old dunny lanes would take on such a different use n the future. The lanes that once allowed the dunnyman (or night soil man) to clear waste in the times prior to modern plumbing, now provide access for vehicles to be [...]
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 [...]
Northern Weekly

Northern Weekly

Auctions of interest this weekend – 261 Amess Street, Carlton North sold for $2,320,000 under the hammer with three bidders. This was a double-fronted, double-storey terrace (James Keenan, Nelson Alexander) that we  rated at 561/1000. This was a good result given that the last two auctions of similar properties we have attended (18 Rowe Street and 60 [...]
To some “Bank Vals” are important, to others not so!

To some “Bank Vals” are important, to others not so!

Upper end home values in general and Bayside in particular are being “raked over the coals” by the banks at the moment – not to put too fine a point on things. Directives implied or specific have come from the banking bosses that the Top End, an in particular Bayside, is a little “fruity” for now [...]
Bayside Weekly

Bayside Weekly

Bayside Valuations Bayside upper end home values are being “worked over the coals” by the banks at the moment – not to put too fine a point on things. This can be a positive and sensible thing for banks to do in light of the information they have. They actually are acting prudently (which is good for [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Boroondara Weekly – 67% and another solid week

Boroondara Weekly – 67% and another solid week

An interesting weekend in Boroondara. Although the weather was mainly clear, it was shoes off at most house inspections. The overall clearance rate was 67%, which is not too bad. I went to three auctions, and all three passed in. Although not without their shortcomings, none of these three houses were poor properties by any [...]

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