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More chance of a rise than a fall ……………

More chance of a rise than a fall ……………
It was a quiet-ish day today on market – off market is a different story – the auction biggies for May starting in numbers the week after next. At that time we will be focusing on James Bidderman (for any movement in demand) and any drop off from overseas buyers. Has all the talk of late begun to bite? This [...]
WOW – 50% of the auctions we covered today were Volcanoes.

WOW – 50% of the auctions we covered today were Volcanoes.

At 6.00 pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was another mind boggling 86% on the 29 auctions we covered. James Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement was 3.0. These numbers are late 80’s or 2007 sorts of stats. Overall Summary of Melbourne’s Million Dollar-Plus Auctions: Ducks ($M+ auctions with no bidders) 15% Lone Rangers ($M+ [...]
Apartments

Apartments

Apartment Action Now that the usual winter hibernation is over for the apartments market (for most builders and most bidders) we have seen some good sales for apartments this early Spring – sales of apartments which are set apart from most with some sort of Wow, a big or small emotional factor. Supply and demand for apartments [...]
Super Saturday..Again!

Super Saturday..Again!

At 6.00 pm on Super 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 at 1.9. Next weekend there will be a break with the Queen’s Birthday weekend, leaving us only two auction weekends until the June/July school [...]
Balwyn – not Toorak or Brighton – saw 40% of this weekend’s $3m+ sales

Balwyn – not Toorak or Brighton – saw 40% of this weekend’s $3m+ sales

At 6.00pm Super Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 71% on the 38 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was at 2.1. Both stats are up on the last few weeks. Overall Summary of Melbourne’s Million Dollar Plus Auctions: Ducks ($M+ auctions with no [...]
Let’s debate Land v Apartments and the age-old myth that land ALWAYS appreciates faster than units or apartments.

Let’s debate Land v Apartments and the age-old myth that land ALWAYS appreciates faster than units or apartments.

It is of concern to me that this type thinking is so ingrained into people’s minds that you cannot even suggest an alternative view. What I am here to tell you is  that land does NOT go up faster than apartments in all instances. I would like to make my first point very quickly. If you have [...]
Managing Risk

Managing Risk

Property is Like Any Other Investment – It Can Go Up as Well as Down. Not buying can actually be a bigger risk than buying – but evidence shows that if you buy well your risk is dramatically reduced. We love buying properties and have made a great deal of money by buying the [...]

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