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Last hurrah before winter sets in for auctions after next week!

Last hurrah before winter sets in for auctions after next week!
At 6.00 pm on Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 76% on the 38 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was 2.3, which is much stronger than it was this time last year (hovering 1.5). Wow Bidderman 2.3! In terms of bidder demand at auctions, the breakdown was: Ducks [...]
Market Spike or Stepping Stone to a new Peak?

Market Spike or Stepping Stone to a new Peak?

At 6.00 pm on Saturday the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 74% on the 38 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was 1.8. In terms of bidder demand at auctions, the breakdown was: ◦Ducks (no bidder auctions) – 26% ◦Lone Rangers (1 bidder auctions) – 16% ◦Norms (2-3 bidder auctions) – 32% ◦Volcanoes [...]
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 [...]
Bayside Weekly

Bayside Weekly

Bay View Bayside saw a lower clearance rate of 55% this weekend, a bit of a disappointment after last weekend’s bounce up to 59% and contrasting with the strong results in areas like Boroondara and Stonnington. Brighton in particular saw a number of pass-ins with no bidders at all. These included 1a Wellington Street, which passed in [...]
Bayside Weekly

Bayside Weekly

Bay View There were over 20 auctions on in Bayside again this weekend. But even while other areas of Melbourne continued to see strong clearance rates (Boroondara 77% for February 23 and March 2; and Stonnington 78% and 85% respectively), Bayside clearance rates on March 2 were down considerably on the previous weekend. Only 44% of the [...]
Bayside Weekly

Bayside Weekly

Bay View Welcome to the first Bayside market wrap for 2013. From what I’ve seen so far this year there seems to be a positive vibe in the air – agents are optimistic, buyers more plentiful and we are starting to see some good new stock hit the market. For families this means some good choices emerging [...]
Bayside Weekly

Bayside Weekly

This week in Bayside there was action in terms of sales, although open numbers still seemed mediocre. Crowd numbers at auctions today were average, but bidder numbers seemed consistently stronger – in particular at land value auction sales: 37 Margarita St Hampton (Frank Hellier) had 5 bidders 101 Dendy St Brighton (Halli Moore and David Hart) had [...]
Lack of exciting stock on the market brings on a quieter weekend

Lack of exciting stock on the market brings on a quieter weekend

At 6pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for $M+ was 61% on the 31 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our demand indicator, was 1.3 bidders per auction. That low Bidderman rate reflects how the market felt this weekend – quiet. This lack of activity is hardly unexpected given that the Melbourne market is [...]
Bayside Weekly

Bayside Weekly

The highlight for the week for me was 3 Bonleigh Avenue Brighton – Golden Mile waterfront at $6,500,000 or $8,643 per sqm. Three things that impress about this sale: 1) Nick Johnstone and his team are providing a fresh voice in Brighton real estate. (Given we just got knocked off at one of his auctions, we are not [...]
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 [...]
Catch a falling star

Catch a falling star

At 6pm on Saturday, the James $M+ Clearance Rate was 44% across the 25 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman was 1.4 bidders per auction. Market Summary The market continues to be unexciting in terms of stock levels. There were only 40 or so $M+ auctions this weekend in Inner East and Bayside, when 70 is a [...]
Bayside Weekly

Bayside Weekly

Mid Year Bayside Report The Top of the Top End market right now in Bayside is on life support, as it is barely breathing. This year I can think of only one sale over $5m in Bayside, and that was Marshall White’s $7.77 million sale on Brighton’s Golden Mile last month. Compare this to Stonnington and [...]
The Top End has definitely picked up (in activity – not price) – after Easter new stock is low

The Top End has definitely picked up (in activity – not price) – after Easter new stock is low

Saturday March 31st: Solid finish to the month – partly as a result of vendors lowering their expectations as they feel the market may get worse before it gets better, partly due to some good stock and partly because buyers can’t really see anything of note on the market after Easter. But to keep some perspective [...]
Bayside still travelling better than the rest of $M+ Melbourne

Bayside still travelling better than the rest of $M+ Melbourne

Key Points: Two Big Sales this week away from the auctions: Brighton 179 New Street – Chris Carrington of Buxton –  close to $5,000,000 Brighton 5 Mulgoa Street – Kay and Burton – over $4,500,000 Crowd numbers are down across the board in Bayside, averaging at around 30. It could be the weather. Properties are still selling. The data shows [...]
Nervous Bidders are losing the plot – and costing themselves a lot of money.

Nervous Bidders are losing the plot – and costing themselves a lot of money.

At 6pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for $M+ properties in Melbourne was 55% on the 29 auctions we attended. We covered around half the $M+ auctions this weekend. May is looking very lean for auctions and today was almost a non event auction wise The Weekly Review Bidderman, our demand indicator, was 1.2 bidders [...]

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