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Northern Weekly

Northern Weekly
Last weekend I attended the auction of 286 Rathdowne Street in Carlton North, which sold for $1,170,000. I actually liked this home, and given the limited land size, I thought it was very cleverly designed and offered some great lifestyle features. Rathdowne St is one of the great boulevards in Melbourne and some seriously good [...]
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 [...]
Northern Weekly

Northern Weekly

There were a couple of strong results in Fitzroy North this weekend. A large crowd turned out for the auction of the double-fronted Victorian at 147 Falconer Street, the property was initially passed in at $2,090,000 and after negotiations failed to meet the reserve price of $2,200,000, the two remaining interested parties resumed a ‘mini [...]
Northern Weekly

Northern Weekly

Inner North East Good supply has been limited recently in this region, as seems to be the case across Melbourne. The $1m – $2m segment is experiencing strong buying demand at the moment, but supply is limited to less than a handful of properties. In this segment, 71 The Eyrie in Eaglemont and 15 Marshall St 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 [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

While it was nice to take a breather last week, the property market in million-dollar-plus Melbourne certainly looks to be rolling on in a positive way. Some recent sales of interest: 25 Redmond Street, Kew (James Tostevin, Marshall White) – This sold strongly before auction for around the $2.9m mark. Bought for land value only, and working [...]
Port Phillip Weekly

Port Phillip Weekly

The Clearance Rate for Port Phillip this weekend was 65% on 27 auctions, a solid result. Auction of the weekend was at 78 Ruskin Street, Elwood, with Kaine Lanyon of Marshall White. This was a ripper of a small period home with nothing to spend that rated well at 719. The big upside [...]
Bayside Weekly

Bayside Weekly

Bay View This week, buyers and sellers alike have been eager to see whether the market would back up last week’s clearance rates. Nine fewer homes were up for auction this weekend, but that’s still 20 auctions over $1,000,000. Some of these were bigger properties that have been on the market for over 12 months – [...]
Northern Weekly

Northern Weekly

The big pass-ins of the weekend were 238 McKean Street, Fitzroy North (Antony Woodley of Collins Simms), on a vendor bid of $3.25m, and 29 Wilsons Street, Princes Hill with Glen Bartlett of Woodward’s on a genuine bid $3.5m. Both these properties were outstanding period homes, with McKean Street rating 705 and [...]
Depth of demand holds up on another weekend of big numbers.

Depth of demand holds up on another weekend of big numbers.

At 6.00 pm the James Clearance Rate for Melbournes $M+ was 65% and The Weekly Review Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, was a solid 2.2. Last weekend we reported a strong start for our first Super Saturday, with Bidderman a very healthy 2.2 bidders per auction on big numbers of stock on offer with almost everywhere [...]
The market feels OK for now and last year’s positiveness seems to have continued. But stay tuned, it’s early 2013 days.

The market feels OK for now and last year’s positiveness seems to have continued. But stay tuned, it’s early 2013 days.

East Melbourne, 120 Powlett, Arch Staver, Under the Hammer, $5,155,000 – 4 bidders There was a festive air along Powlett Street this morning as real estate punters strolled in and out of historic homes open for inspection in this proud and peaceful pocket of Melbourne. With a crowd of 150 gathering under magnificent trees on the [...]
Bayside weekly

Bayside weekly

As this is the final Marketnews for 2012, some highlights below Most memorable Auction; 43 Seacombe Grove Brighton (Barb Gregory) on 26th May 2012 Three bidders fought it out for absolute Brighton waterfront at this auction beginning with rapid fire $100,000 bids  – Auctioneer Jack Bongiorno kept the pace until it was bought under the hammer for $7,770,000. [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

A bit of a dip today in the Boroondara property market today: of the 11 auctions we attended 7 sold and the clearance overall was 68%. There were however some standout results and these were: 28 Chrystobel Crescent, Hawthorn (Scott Patterson, Kay and Burton) 3 Martin Road, Glen Iris (Lachie Fraser-Smith, Bennison Mackinnon) 5 Urquhart Street, Hawthorn (Antony [...]
Port Phillip Weekly

Port Phillip Weekly

In Port Phillip, the start of 2012 mirrored most of 2011, with stock-shortage being the buzz word amongst agents and buyers. As the year progressed, we saw vendors adjust their expectations as agents finally realised they had to work harder to make vendors understand that the value of their property may have fallen. The interest [...]

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