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We are now buying a third of our homes off market

We are now buying a third of our homes off market
At 6pm the James $M+ Auction Clearance Rate was 83% on the 29 auctions we reported and bid on today. James Bidderman continues to be very strong at 2.8 bidders per auction. The homes today seemed to be either bought before or under the hammer with volcanic bidding (4+ bidders). In fact just on 50% of the auctions we reported [...]
Downsizers New v Old – A clash of generations!

Downsizers New v Old – A clash of generations!

What is starting to interest us, is the real change in what young people are looking for. Young people are The New Downsizers – even before they’ve upsized. Young people are the new downsizers in expectations, in mortgage commitments – $2m or $3m mortgages for many, are neither desirable nor manageable. Many in the younger generation want to travel, [...]
How to buy an Off Market well.

How to buy an Off Market well.

(Our three part series from Market Insight July/August 2016) In the beginning: So you’ve heard about a whisper, a rumour, on the quiet just for you – nobody else knows and its come straight from your new “bestest” friend. Two of the above off markets started exactly like that for us, which we took to the client [...]
Market has started like a fire engine not a delivery truck.

Market has started like a fire engine not a delivery truck.

At 6.00 pm today the Melbourne market of late Winter has made a strong statement, with a James $M+ Clearance Rate of 88% and Bidderman a whopping 3 bidders per auction on the 25 auctions, we bid at or reported on today. The Inner market has started out of the blocks in a hurry – based in part, on [...]
July has been fairly busy away from the auctions!

July has been fairly busy away from the auctions!

Hello and welcome back to James Buyer Advocates Marketnews. A few auctions of note today on very small numbers as the market awakes from its traditional Winter auction slumber.  We have covered 19 in our reporting; Bidderman was 2.4 bidders per auction and the $M+ James Clearance rate was 74% – even though a small sample, we think it’s an [...]
The market is showing clear signs of rejecting overpricing.

The market is showing clear signs of rejecting overpricing.

Today is a special report – we decided to focus on B and C graders and see how the market viewed them. While not all homes in our reports are B or C graders, there is a greater skew than normal to B and C grade homes in our stats. WOW you are saying, but WOW I’m [...]
The Elements, Sniffs and Senses are there – but the buyers Mmmmm.

The Elements, Sniffs and Senses are there – but the buyers Mmmmm.

The BIG question for the next two months before the July winter hiatus is………Price. Will seller expectations match buyer expectations? At auctions the answer appears to be a yes, but away from auctions (off markets) we are not so sure. In our opinion, most market inaction away from auctions is due to sellers. There is no doubt there are [...]
2016’s Opening Market is (…..drum roll)

2016’s Opening Market is (…..drum roll)

2016’s Opening Market is …..drum roll … Pumping…….Strong …….Rocking. There’s no doubt and no other way to really describe it. We’ve had three big auction weekends in a row, with today a virtual Super Saturday and the market has spoken. 2016 has started with a real bang. The only difference between 2016 and 2015 is the [...]
G’day 2016!  The Peninsula, Melbourne OFI’s and James has started more positively than the newspaper headlines.

G’day 2016! The Peninsula, Melbourne OFI’s and James has started more positively than the newspaper headlines.

Welcome back to James Buyers Agents and Advocates 2016. We have started James Market News a little earlier than planned because we are experiencing solid market interest right here and now in January. SOLID START We have already been involved in substantial buys and sells this year (2016) and currently have seven homes in negotiation; with a [...]
Balwyn Calling – International Asian Demand showing the real signs of easing!

Balwyn Calling – International Asian Demand showing the real signs of easing!

Special Edition – James International Demand Report for Inner Melbourne $M+ housing Today we have ditched our across Melbourne auction coverage and focused on assessing the change (if any) to International Demand within the Melbourne Property Market. James Bidderman, Bayside, Stonnington and clearance rates have been sidelined, so as we could focus almost all our resources on assessing [...]
Low Stock Auctions today – but a huge fortnight ahead!

Low Stock Auctions today – but a huge fortnight ahead!

The market continues to rock along (increase in Bidderman to 2.8). Look at the volcanoes today and we are coming into two huge weekends of action. Bidderman is defying gravity, by actually rising in a stock increasing market. However, lets see how Bidderman the Superhero goes next week and Super Saturday the following week. Speaking of stock [...]
Understand the effect “Chinese Buyers” have on your market and learn strategies to deal with it

Understand the effect “Chinese Buyers” have on your market and learn strategies to deal with it

    The Chinese Phenomenon – Case Studies References: 1) Here is a link to a sample of 500 (Five hundred) homes we have bought recently – you decide if we are qualified to make the comments we are making http://www.james.net.au/homeratings/houses_bought.php?token=LJbnmFauW3 2) Here is a link to the 5000 (Five thousand) auctions we have reported on – you decide if we [...]
Winter 2015 Land Guides

Winter 2015 Land Guides

At James Buyer Advocates we update our land guides in each Suburb precinct and often streets as new information comes in (usually weekly as we are valuing in most precincts on a weekly basis). Each land sale or partial land sale is considered by James Buyer Advocates for: 1) Number of bidders 2) Block characteristics 3) Position 4) Additional unusual known [...]
Its all about the land. Check out James Quarterly Land Values and why it is so important to get the base price right at the initial review stage.

Its all about the land. Check out James Quarterly Land Values and why it is so important to get the base price right at the initial review stage.

Young Homebuyers Issues & Solutions

Young Homebuyers Issues & Solutions

年轻购房者的问题和解决方案 Young Homebuyers Issues & Solutions James 市场总结 James Market Summary * 在惯例的七月冬季,墨尔本房产市场拍卖数量刮起了一股下降之风。看一下右方我们拍卖房产的图表—-很多人正开始暂停拍卖。 * 竞标者数量今天有所下降,然而房产质量本月有明显松动。 * 流拍较我们近期看到的要多,这是房产质量征兆的一部分,这同样也反应了卖主预期与市场博弈的情况。 * 在我们参加的27场拍卖中,81%的拍卖有2-6位竞标者,只要市场按这个力度走,这是个非常非常坚实的结果。 * 总的来讲,我们今天看到的,不多。市场的成交在心理上受到了媒体讨论的影响(这并不是抱怨——我们需要有这种讨论),虽然过一个周末长假,房产质量有所降低,但还是有了坚实的结果。 * 另外,欢迎回到James市场新闻(本周与下周将是大专题)。欢迎年轻的购房者在下两周分享我们的专题文章,然后在7月份学校假期期间市场新闻会暂停,James购房中介仍对客户开放。 The Inner Melbourne Market is beginning its wind down into the traditional July Winter break. Look at our forward auction stock graphs to the right – most are beginning to shut up shop. Bidderman was down today, however stock quality has also noticeably eased this [...]

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