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Solutions for Young Homebuyers – Bumper Winter Issue

Solutions for Young Homebuyers – Bumper Winter Issue
6.00pm Saturday June 20th – Mid Term Report Market is in wind down mode re new stock, as most good agents are beginning to break for winter school holidays. Next week is the last serious week of auctions, until early spring. Any market read on any winds of change, won’t be meaningful until September, when larger numbers [...]
Stonnington Weekly

Stonnington Weekly

At James Buyer Advocates we have a commitment to improving in Difficult Negotiations and International Negotiations. Gina is currently on leave completing a negotiation course at Harvard Law School in Boston – she is back end of this month. In the meantime James Buyer Advocates (Stonnington) is open for business and Mal James (0408 107 [...]
The Market Begins the Big May Run – Hold On!

The Market Begins the Big May Run – Hold On!

Inner Melbourne Values $3M Round Up (Start of May and Some Around Easter Sales of Interest) As we kick into May and look back on April you can see the TOP END is still very healthy – sure some are not selling and some are being withdrawn but its not only Saturday Auctions that are getting [...]
The New Normal

The New Normal

James now Smartphone Optimised for easier reading – click horizontal bars in top left hand corner of  iPhone James Market Summary 6.00 pm Saturday May 23rd $M+ Clearance Rate 79% (29 auctions) Bidderman 2.4 Ducks 10% Lone Rangers 14% Norms 48% Volcanoes 28% $M+ Market remained very strong. Significant drop in Bidderman – Is today a statistical anomaly or market easing or indeed simply more buyers placing more [...]
It’s Easy to Throw in the Towel – Don’t.

It’s Easy to Throw in the Towel – Don’t.

At 6.00 pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 93% on the 29 auctions we covered. The James Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement was at 3.2. Overall Summary of Melbourne’s Million Dollar-Plus Auctions: Ducks ($M+ auctions with no bidders) 7% Lone Rangers ($M+ auctions with one bidder) 11% Norms ($M+ auctions with 2 [...]
50% of the homes are still being bought by local buyers – there are solutions

50% of the homes are still being bought by local buyers – there are solutions

At 6.00 pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 72% on the 18 auctions we covered. James Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement was 3.1. Market Summary – Market News Lite Version There have been auction interruptions all April due to three of the four Saturdays being attached to holidays – two past with Easter [...]
The Volume at the Top End is Mindboggling – On and Off Market

The Volume at the Top End is Mindboggling – On and Off Market

$3 million-plus market is now driving markets at the lower levels: The Higher the Asking Price the more Bidders. Our overall Inner Melbourne market is being driven by Overseas Interest (of course not on every home) – we all know that. But what is of further interest is the flow on effect to the lower parts [...]
Many Chinese buyers do not listen to selling agents – they form their own opinions on values or get assistance from their friends or buyer advocates (we work for Chinese buyers and Australian buyers from Chinese backgrounds regularly). This is a key message. Many local buyers listen to agents, some of who fill their heads with mush ( inconsequential numbers and circumstance to get them to auctions) and this in turn confuses them if they are inexperienced or naive buyers.

Many Chinese buyers do not listen to selling agents – they form their own opinions on values or get assistance from their friends or buyer advocates (we work for Chinese buyers and Australian buyers from Chinese backgrounds regularly). This is a key message. Many local buyers listen to agents, some of who fill their heads with mush ( inconsequential numbers and circumstance to get them to auctions) and this in turn confuses them if they are inexperienced or naive buyers.

Some Chinese buyers have worked out agent quoting, but many local buyers appear to have not.

Some Chinese buyers have worked out agent quoting, but many local buyers appear to have not.

At 6.00 pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 90% on the 30 auctions we covered. James Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement continues to be through the roof on big stock numbers at 2.9. Hello, did we write 90% on big auction numbers  and Bidderman nearly 3 – is this real? [...]
Easter 2015 James Land Value Guides for Inner Melbourne

Easter 2015 James Land Value Guides for Inner Melbourne

Easter Land Guides G’day and welcome to our special James Report on the changing of Melbourne’s land values in early 2015 (updated from a few weeks ago). We detail below: Melbourne’s Big Land Influences Melbourne’s Land Values Melbourne Land Opportunities Melbourne’s Land Influences Question: Which suburb in Melbourne is having the greatest influence on land values across all of Melbourne? Is it Toorak, [...]
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+ [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

Melbourne’s Land Influences Question: Which suburb in Melbourne is having the greatest influence on land values across all of Melbourne? Is it Toorak, Brighton, Hawthorn or is it Albert Park? These are very influential suburbs and more expensive than the suburb we think is Melbourne’s most influential land value suburb, but it is not any of these. No, Melbourne’s [...]
The Top of the Top End has begun with a Volcano Vapour Trail

The Top of the Top End has begun with a Volcano Vapour Trail

Welcome to 2015 $3m plus buyers. Wow what a start. The Top of the Top End has begun with a Volcano Vapour Trail – there is no other way to describe it. Check out the auction results below if you think we are exaggerating. 4 bidders in Middle Park over $5m, 3 bidders at $7m in [...]
OVERSEAS PROPERTY BUYERS CREATING ‘SEISMIC’ CHANGES

OVERSEAS PROPERTY BUYERS CREATING ‘SEISMIC’ CHANGES

Media Release OVERSEAS PROPERTY BUYERS CREATING ‘SEISMIC’ CHANGES A Federal Government proposal to charge foreign buyers application fees each time they buy property in Australia is ‘tickling around the edges’ – and it won’t tackle the ‘seismic’ changes in Melbourne’s housing market. Mal James of James Buyer Advocates in Melbourne says 50 to 75 per cent of properties [...]
This is beginning to feel like boom conditions but it’s early days and it may just be another short spike. After all this is Berocca February.

This is beginning to feel like boom conditions but it’s early days and it may just be another short spike. After all this is Berocca February.

At 6.00 pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was 76% on the 29 auctions we covered. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement was at 2.8. It was hot out there today as predicted – 80% of auctions we covered today had 2 or more bidders. Welcome to the first game of the season – the pre-season [...]

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