This weekend the clearance rate holds steady as the auction numbers doubled.

There were 846 auctions in Melbourne, with 681 selling and 186 being passed in, 79 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were also an additional 308 private sales. The result, was a solid 79% clearance rate.

Stock levels may have doubled this weekend, bringing more choice for buyers, but there is still opportunity for buyers to grab property before auction. Some suburbs are experiencing a surge in off-market sales, due to red-hot demand.

This month there is an expected 3,100 home going under the hammer in Melbourne, which is an increase of three per cent on February last year.

Price: $980,000

Address: 135 Franklin Street, Eltham

A four-bedroom family home with a quiet, leafy outlook and three living areas attracted three bidders to the auction. The pre-auction price guide was $820,000 to $900,000 and one bidder dropped out in the high $800,000’s leaving two other contenders to continue pushing the price up. A local family, looking to upsize, paid $100,0000 above the reserve.

Price: $1,661,000

Address: 30 Plummer Road, Mentone

This well maintained and renovated three-bedroom clinker brick home, in a premium beachside locale, attracted interest from downsizers and young families. With four bidders vying for the keys, the price quickly sailed past the reserve of $1.5 million. The last bidder to enter the auction walked away with the keys for $1.661 million.


Price: $1,721,000

Address: 7 Grange Road, Mont Albert

Designed by Fasham Johnson which often prove to be popular with buyers due to their unique architecture, the auction started slowly with the auctioneer getting things underways with a vendor bid of $1.5m.  Three bidders contested with lady determined to win the keys. The property was announced on the market at $1.65m and sold for $1.721m.  $71,000 over reserve.