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Valuing a Home

Valuing a Home
The Age. Weekly Review, James Buyer Advocates Young Homebuyer series is designed to take homebuyers through the entire homebuying process from the inside. Today in our young buyer series we are talking about VALUES and how understanding the true nature of value will put a fair chunk of that promised $1,000,000 into your back pocket. Apartment: In 2000 [...]
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 [...]
The Market is splitting as it normally does with the Spring Influx.

The Market is splitting as it normally does with the Spring Influx.

At 6.00 pm on  Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 65% on the 37 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement continued its impressive run at 2.4. Today we did cover a lot of $3M+ homes that needed some work  – and a lower clearance rate [...]
Young Homebuyers. Futureproof your plan and get $M

Young Homebuyers. Futureproof your plan and get $M

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 creating fear the answer, maybe addressing the issues is a better solution.

Is creating fear the answer, maybe addressing the issues is a better solution.

At 6.00 pm on  Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 74% on the 39 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement continued its impressive run at 2.4. Overall Summary of Melbourne’s Million Dollar Plus Auctions: Ducks ($M+ auctions with no bidders) 11% Lone Rangers ($M+ auctions with one bidder) [...]
Glen Iris gain a $million – Southbank lose a $million – Simply your decision

Glen Iris gain a $million – Southbank lose a $million – Simply your decision

Over the next two months in James Masterclass (www.james.net.au), in association with THE AGE Domain and The Weekly Review, you will see as a young person how you can make decisions that will put a million dollars into your pocket by doing nothing other than simply making a decision. A good one that is. Recap Week One. 3 [...]
Bidderman continues its stellar run leading into the Finals

Bidderman continues its stellar run leading into the Finals

At 6.00 pm on  Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 76% on the 37 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement continued its impressive run at 2.6. Overall Summary of Melbourne’s Million Dollar Plus Auctions: Ducks ($M+ auctions with no bidders) 13% Lone Rangers ($M+ auctions with one bidder) [...]
Young buyers – here is a guaranteed million dollars – no charge.

Young buyers – here is a guaranteed million dollars – no charge.

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 [...]
After a few quieter weekends, this one was a major volcanic eruption!

After a few quieter weekends, this one was a major volcanic eruption!

At 6.00 pm on  Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 70% on the 33 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at a whopping 2.6. Only twice this year can we remember it higher. Sure it’s only one day, and maybe it’s the weather, but [...]
Auction stock still low, but there’s a reasonable amount of ‘oomph’ out there in the market.

Auction stock still low, but there’s a reasonable amount of ‘oomph’ out there in the market.

At 6.00 pm on  Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 79% on the 29 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 2.1. Another strong result. We are still on low auction stock, but there is still a reasonable amount of oomph in the [...]
Inner City and Northern Weekly

Inner City and Northern Weekly

Inner City People love these Inner City areas for their condensed urban profile, which is great for convenience and proximity to the city, but brings with it a different type of living. For example, buyers here are prepared to trade off the possibility of noise for the reward of being in the action. Car parking is [...]
Off-markets and the Duck Test

Off-markets and the Duck Test

Off-markets and the Duck Test On the subject of off-markets, we buy a fair number – but we reject an awful lot more than we buy. For the inexperienced buyer, many off-markets are not what they are cracked up to be (by the agents). A number of inexperienced buyers are lured by the romance of an off-market [...]
The market is back and the signs point to strength

The market is back and the signs point to strength

At 6.00 pm on  Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 77% on the 26 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 2.2. This weekend’s first run of the high end auction market after a good spell in July saw a “strongish” start on limited [...]
Last auction hurrah before winter sets in

Last auction hurrah before winter sets in

At 6.00 pm on Super Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 63% on the 27 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 1.8. Both figures are down on last week. In contrast to last week’s strong results and high number of bidders, we were [...]

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