Investors eyeing off Melbourne
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Hi, The REIV reported a decrease in the clearance rate to 75% on what was a low volume, cold auction weekend.  466 properties went under the hammer across the city with 239 properties selling at auction, 109 before auction and 118 passing in.  In addition, there were 153 private sales.  In comparison, the same time...
Has the Melbourne property market hit the bottom of the “property cycle clock”?
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Hi, The REIV reported an increase in the clearance rate to 78% which is a solid result considering the amount of properties that went to auction.  602 properties went under the hammer across the city with 329 properties selling at auction, 138 before auction and 135 passing in.  In addition, there were 153 private sales. ...
Self managed super fund borrowing increases as investors look at other avenues to purchase investment properties
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Hi, The REIV auction clearance rate remains steady at 75% with 631 auctions reported over the weekend.  324 properties sold at auction, 150 before auction, 157 properties passed-in and there were an additional, 282 private sales.  In comparison, the same weekend last year, there were 713 auctions resulting in a clearance rate of 77%. Over...
National home prices lift again while building approvals continue to decline
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Hi, The REIV clearance rate again remained in the 70%’s demonstrating some resilience in the Melbourne Property Market, even with some negative media reports last week.  734 auctions were reported to the REIV with 394 selling at auction, 162 before auction and 177 properties passed in resulting in a clearance rate of 76%.  As a...
Banks prediction on interest rates
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Melbourne Property Market Update Hi, The clearance rate has remained steady at 76% on 656 properties that went to auction over the weekend.  349 properties sold at auction, 149 selling before auction and 158 passed in.  In addition, there were 297 private sales. In comparison, there were 750 auctions reported to the REIV for the...
Migration levels to decline in effort to ease housing affordability
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Melbourne Property Market Update Hi, The clearance rate has remained steady at 76% but on a lower amount of auctions reported to the REIV.  596 properties went to auction over the weekend with 331 selling at auction, 120 selling before auction and 145 passing in.  In addition, there were 297 private sales. In comparison, there...
Australia’s median house price increased for 15th month in the row
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Hi, The clearance rate dropped slightly to 74% on the weekend with 682 auctions held in Melbourne.  378 sold at auction, 129 sold prior and 175 passed in.  In addition, there were 177 private sales.  In comparison, there were 619 auctions held on the same weekend last year resulting in a clearance rate of 77%....
Australia’s population growing at record levels
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Hi, The auction clearance rate jumped again to 79% on 544 auctions across Melbourne.  306 properties sold at auction, 122 sold before auction and 1 sold after auction.  In addition there were 147 private sales.  Very similar numbers to last year where there were 537 auctions reported to the REIV resulted in a clearance rate...
Top end property market remaining strong as buyers using cash to purchase
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Hi , The auction clearance rate dropped to 75% last weekend on 518 reported REIV auctions.  Of the 518 auctions, 289 sold at auction, 100 before auction and 129 passed in. The same weekend last year produced a clearance rate of 79% on 598 auctions.  In addition, there were 161 private sales. The higher end...
Australian house prices increase for the fifth consecutive month
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Hi , Melbourne property auction numbers are lower due to the school holidays with 436 auctions being reported to the REIV on the weekend.  231 sold at auction, 103 before auction and 102 passed in resulting in a clearance rate of 77%.  In addition, there were 306 private sales. CoreLogic released their March quarter property...
Landlords selling investment properties at a high rate which is proving disastrous for tenants
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Hi, The auction clearance rate dropped slightly to 74% on the weekend as a result of a huge Super Saturday.  There were 1,106 auctions reported to the REIV with 605 selling at auction, 215 sold before auction, 1 sold after auction and their were an additional 153 private sales.  In comparison, there were 970 auctions...
Clearance rate holds strong on high volume auction weekend
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Hi , The auction clearance rate produced a solid 78% on the weekend on a reported (to the REIV) 885 auctions.  508 properties sold at auction, 179 sold before auction, 3 after auction and 195 properties passed in.  In addition, there was a very high number of private sales, 436 in total.  In comparison, a similar...
Property buyers spoilt for choice
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Hi , The auction clearance rate is remaining consistent with 746 auctions reported to the REIV.  472 properties sold at auction, 91 sold before auction and 183 passed in resulting in a clearance rate of 75%.  In addition to this there were 161 private sales.  The final clearance rate for last weekend was 78% on...
Increased properties on the market is providing buyers with more choice
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Hi, The Melbourne property market had a big test on the weekend with 870 auctions reported to the REIV.  480 properties sold at auction, 176 sold before auction and 214 passed in resulting in a clearance rate of 75%.  In addition, there were 146 private sales. The increase in properties on the market has allowed...
Property market sentiment improves with predictions of an active 2024
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Hi, Auctions in Melbourne have commenced for 2024 with clearance rates hovering in the high 70%’s to 80% which are the highest clearance rates that have been seen in quite some time.  Last weekend, there were 675 auctions reported to the REIV with 395 selling at auction, 140 selling before auction and there were an...
Clearance rate increases and new inflation figures suggest we could be close to the peak of rising interest rates
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Hi , There were 740 auctions reported to the REIV over the weekend resulting in a clearance rate of 73%.  413 properties sold at auction, 124 before auction, 1 sold after auction and there were an additional 236 private sales.  The same weekend last year there were 942 auctions resulting in a clearance rate of...
Clearance rate surprisingly high amongst cautious sentiment
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Hi , The second biggest auction weekend this year resulted in a surprisingly stronger clearance rate than I was expecting.  73% of properties that went to auction sold.  There were 820 auctions reported to the REIV in which 436 sold at auction, 159 sold before auction, 224 passed in and 1 sold after auction.  In...
This week interest rate rise has little immediate effect on the property market
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Hi , Melbourne’s auction clearance rate remained steady at 71% even after the RBA’s announcement of another interest rate hike.  724 auctions were reported to the REIV with 377 selling at auction, 150 before auction and 207 passing in.  Interestingly, there were only 99 private sales recorded which is low for this time of year...
Melbourne property market survives ‘Super Saturday’ test
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Hi , Melbourne’s auction clearance rate remained steady at 72% over the weekend which is a positive sign for the property market as it was a ‘Super Saturday’. 1,082 auctions were reported to the REIV with 555 properties selling at auction, 224 sold before auction and 303 passing in.  In addition, there were 178 private...
Auction clearance rate falls as listings rise, this may lead to better buying conditions for buyers
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Hi , Melbourne’s auction clearance rate dropped for the second week in a row to 72%.  This is the lowest clearance rate we have seen for quite some time.  381 properties sold at auction, 144 sold before, 3 sold after auction and there were an additional 115 private sales. Whilst some vendor’s believe Spring can...
September quarter median prices confirms property market stabilisation
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Hi , The Melbourne auction clearance rate dropped slightly to 74% over the weekend with 638 auctions being held across the city.  355 sold at auction, 116 sold before auction, 1 sold after auction and 166 passed in (83 of those on a vendor bid).  In comparison, the same time last year there were 602...
Positive signs for the property market with the first weekend of Spring resulting in a solid clearance rate
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Hi, The clearance rate held strong on the weekend with over 741 auctions being reported to the REIV resulting in a clearance rate of 78%.  This has  improved on last year’s clearance rate of 69%.  Interestingly, the REIV are reporting that there were 2,404 auction sales in September 2023 which was a 37% increase from...
The Victorian Government puts 7.5% tax on short stay accommodation
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Hi, The clearance rate improved this week resulting in 76% of properties going to auction selling (as reported by the REIV).  There were 726 auctions with 411 selling, 143 selling before auction and 172 passing in.  In addition, there were 112 private sales.  The same weekend last year was Grand Final weekend with 103 auctions...
Two-speed property market
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Hi, As reported to the REIV, the clearance rate slightly dropped over the weekend to 73%.  618 auctions were held of which 451 properties sold and 167 passed in.  86 of these passed in on a vendor bid.   The next two weeks will be quieter for both new listings and auctions due to the...
National Cabinet’s pledge to build 1.2m new dwellings an unachievable target
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Hi, Auction numbers for September are at healthy levels with 670 auctions being reported to the REIV over the weekend.  379 sold at auction, 130 sold before auction and 161 passed in resulting in a clearance rate of 76%.  There were an additional 223 private sales.  In comparison, for the same time last year, there...
Spring season starts with auction clearance rate remaining in the mid 70%’s
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Hi , Auction numbers decreased this week with 676 auctions reported to the REIV resulting in a clearance rate of 74%.  365 sold at auction, 135 sold before auction and 176 passed in.  In addition there were 136 private sales.  Similar numbers on the same weekend last year with 661 auctions reported to the REIV...
Elite Buyer Agents opens office on the Gold Coast
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Hi , We are very excited to announce that Elite Buyer Agents has expanded to the Gold Coast being managed by Senior Buyer’s Agent, Jenni Wright.  Jenni, a highly experienced Buyer’s Advocate, has been in real estate for over 27 years and loves to navigate the “in demand” Gold Coast property market with complex negotiations...
Common sense prevails as rental caps off the table
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Hi , The clearance rate jumped up back into the high 70%’s again with 535 auctions reported to the REIV.  317 sold at auction, 98 sold before auction, 1 sold after auction and 119 passed in.  There were an additional 127 private sales.  The same time last year there were 604 auctions reported resulting in...
Sub $2m market grows in demand
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Hi , The clearance rate dropped to 71% over the weekend with 555 auctions reported to the REIV.  395 properties sold with 319 being at auction, 76 before auction and 160 properties passed in.  There were an additional 110 private sales.  As a comparison, for the same time last year, the clearance rate was 69%...
Landlords selling at a five year high
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Hi , Auction numbers are on the rise and last weekend there were 523 auctions being reported to the REIV.  302 sold at auction, 87 sold before auction, 1 sold after auction and 133 passed in producing a 75% clearance rate.  There were an additional 124 private sales.  Interestingly, a similar amount of auctions were...
Metropolitan unit prices rise 3.6% for the June quarter
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Hi, Auction numbers still remain low with 397 auctions being reported to the REIV resulting in a clearance rate of 78%.  226 properties sold at auction, 85 before auction and 86 passed in.  In comparison, there were 511 auctions reported for the same time last year resulting in a clearance rate of 67%.  There were...
Investors who hold may reap the rewards in 12 months time
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Hi , Auction numbers were down again this week with 385 auctions being reported to the REIV resulting in a clearance rate of 76%.  209 properties sold at auction, 82 before auction and 94 passed in.  In comparison, there were 481 auctions reported for the same time last year resulting in a clearance rate of...
Private sale and off market activity increases but clearance rate softens ahead of tomorrow’s RBA meeting
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Hi, There were lower auction numbers over the weekend as a result of school holidays and also being in the middle of winter.  383 auctions were reported to the REIV resulting in a clearance rate of 73%, which is the lowest level it has been for quite some time.  As a comparison, there were 524...
Renters facing higher rents as landlords sell investment properties
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Hi, There were 504 auctions reported over the weekend resulting in a clearance rate of 76%.  288 properties sold at auction, 93 before auction and 123 passed in.  There were an additional 206 private sales.  In comparison, the same time last year there were 790 auctions producing a clearance rate of 69%. Renters may be...
Unexpected interest rate rise may have created a small window of buying opportunity
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Hi, The clearance rate slightly dipped over the weekend with 471 auctions reported to the REIV.  288 sold at auction, 78 before auction and 105 passed in.  In addition there were 156 private sales.  In comparison, there were 733 auctions reported to the REIV last year resulting in a clearance rate of 72%. The RBA...
Clearance rates hitting 80% with property market confidence improving
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Hi, 534 auctions were reported to the REIV resulting in a solid clearance rate of 80%.  In comparison, there were 1,007 auctions on the same weekend last year producing a clearance rate of 73%.  351 properties sold at auction, 78 properties sold before auction and 105 passed in.  In addition, there were 156 private sales....
Property prices increased last month for the first time in almost a year
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Hi, 807 auctions were reported to the REIV over the weekend.  478 sold at auction, 143 sold prior to auction and 186 passed in resulting in a clearance rate of 77%.  There were an additional 178 private sales.  In comparison, there were 1,241 auctions held on the same weekend last year producing a 76% clearance...
Melbourne auction clearance rate reaches 78%
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Hi, 742 auctions were reported to the REIV on the weekend.  433 sold at auction, 142 sold prior to auction and 165 passed in resulting in an improved clearance rate of 78%.  There were an additional 149 private sales.  In comparison, there were 1,329 auctions held on the same weekend last year producing an 81%...
Melbourne’s property prices flat line in February
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Hi, The clearance rate dipped slightly over the weekend with 685 auctions reported to the REIV.  From 493 properties that sold, 375 sold at auction, 118 before auction and 192 passed in.  There were an additional 133 properties that sold via private sale.  Volumes are considerably down from last year where for the same weekend...
Signs suggesting the bottom of the property market is behind us
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Hi, The clearance rate over the weekend improved again resulting in solid rate of 76%.  There were 608 auctions reported to the REIV of which 337 sold at auction, 123 before auction and 148 passed in.  There were an additional 298 private sales which is a high number and demonstrates that many vendors are still...
All signs indicating that Melbourne’s Property Market is balanced and stable
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Hi, It was the first, high volume auction weekend for 2023 in Melbourne and it seems all signs are indicating that we are in a balanced market.  There were 780 auctions resulting in a solid clearance rate of 75%.  452 properties sold at auction, 131 sold before auction and 197 passed in.  There were an...
Reports of auctions selling well above reserve with conditions appearing to be contradicting media reports
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Hi, Melbourne Property Market Update Auction numbers were higher over the weekend with 557 auctions reported to the REIV, resulting in a clearance rate of 73%.  Interestingly to note that the same weekend last year, there were 1,162 auctions resulting in a clearance rate of 80% and it was very much a sellers market, whereas...
How are the latest interest rate rises affecting the property market?
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Hi, 412 auctions were reported to the REIV last weekend resulting in a clearance rate of 71%.  224 properties sold at auction, 68 sold before auction and 120 properties passed in. In addition there were 242 private sales (a strong number), which is very much a reflection of the current market where some vendors are...
Seasons Greetings from the Team at Elite Buyer Agents and Elite Property Rentals
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Hi, The time of year has come again for many of us to take a break and recharge the batteries for another year.  2022 has thrown some unusual challenges at us but also some welcomed freedom which we missed in the previous two years. We wish you all the best for a Happy Holiday season...
Vendor’s motivation to sell rising in the lead up to the Holiday Season
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Hi, There were 622 auctions reported to the REIV over the weekend resulting in a clearance rate of 67%.  311 sold at auction, 104 sold before auction, 1 sold after auction and 206 passed in.  There were an additional 188 private sales. Last week was the final week of 2022 where auction campaigns would be...
Are buying conditions as good as they are going to get?
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Hi, Auction numbers were down this past weekend and so too was the clearance rate.  661 auctions were reported to the REIV resulting in a clearance rate of 65%.  325 sold at auction, 103 before auction but it must be noted that the number of private sales for the week were high at 362.  Over...
Christmas celebrations commencing early this year which could mean earlier end of Spring property market
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Hi , Auction numbers are down considerably in comparison to last year with 656 auctions were reported to the REIV on the weekend (same time last year was 1,296 however we just came out of a long lockdown), 329 sold at auction, 119 sold before auction, 1 after auction and there were an additional 175...
Two more weeks of auction listings for 2022 as off market listings start to rise
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Hi , The clearance rate yet again remained in the 70%’s with 500 auctions being reported to the REIV.  262 sold at auction, 87 sold before auction, 1 after auction and 150 passed in.  There were an additional 127 private sales reported.  The clearance rate for this week is currently sitting at 70% with the...
Melbourne and Regional Victorian median house price falls but rental market tightening
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Hi, The REIV clearance rate again remained steady at 69%, even on a higher number of auctions which is demonstrating the property market is remaining stable.  410 properties sold at auction, 134 selling before auction and 244 passed in.  There were an additional 151 private sales.  Interestingly the numbers were much higher last year as...
Predictions of interest rate rises slowing down giving buyers confidence to bid
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Hi, There were 485 auctions reported to the REIV on the weekend resulting in 259 selling at action, 80 before auction and 146 passing in resulting in a clearance rate of 70%.  There were an additional 283 private sales reported. It seems we are not quite back into a normal Spring season yet.  Stock levels...
More buyers regaining confidence after lower than expected rate rise
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There were 512 auctions reported on the weekend to the REIV producing a clearance rate of 69% yet again. 287 sold at auction, 66 before auction and 158 properties passed in.  There were an additional 168 private sales. The Reserve Bank of Australia met last week and increased the cash rate to 2.6 per cent. ...
Amount of properties on the market rising, is now the right time to buy?
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Hi, There was an increase in auction activity over the weekend as we head into the Spring season.  542 auctions were reported to the REIV, 287 sold under the hammer, 85 sold before auction resulting in clearance rate of 69%. There were an additional 344 private sales. Stock levels are on the rise and many...
Clearance rate remains stable as quality family homes are selling strongly
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Hi, There were 653 auctions reported to the REIV on the weekend achieving a clearance rate of 70%.  352 properties sold at auction with 106 selling before auction.  There were an additional 195 private sales.  Interestingly, last week’s final clearance rate was also 70% on 677 auctions. We have entered into a market of negotiations...
Buyers cautious after last week’s interest rate rise but likely to be shortlived
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The REIV auction clearance rate remained stable over the weekend with 541 auctions reported.  372 properties sold with 282 of those selling at auction and 91 before auction.  There were an additional 190 private sales. The increase in interest rates last week came as no surprise with the official cash rate rising to 2.35%.  There...
Interest rates predicted to rise tomorrow as property buyers gain confidence ahead of Spring
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The clearance rate moved back into the 70%’s over the weekend with 546 auctions reported to the REIV.  316 properties sold at auction, 67 before auction and there were an additional 276 private sales. All eyes will be on the Reserve Bank of Australia with their monthly meeting scheduled for tomorrow.  Opinions are divided as...
Victoria’s property market has stabilised ahead of Spring season
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The auction clearance rate dropped back into the 60%’s on the weekend with 518 properties going under the hammer.  279 sold at auction and 67 sold before auction resulting in a clearance rate of 67%.  There were an additional 250 private sales. There is no doubt we have seen the property market stabilise and we...
Victorian house price record broken twice in a week and property market sentiment improves
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Hi, The auction clearance rate for the second week in a row achieved in the 70%’s but the positive news is that it was on a higher number of auctions.  480 auctions were reported to the REIV over the weekend resulting in a clearance rate of 71%.  262 properties sold at auction, 79 before auction...
Auction clearance rate stabilises and property market sentiment improves
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Hi , There was a slight improvement on the clearance rate over the weekend although the amount of auctions decreased.  387 auctions were reported to the REIV resulting in 215 selling at auction, 60 selling before auction and 112 passing in.  There were an additional 183 private sales. The final clearance rate result last week...
Property prices decline, rents rise but both not at dramatic rates as media suggests
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Hi , The clearance rate over the weekend remained stable resulting in 67% of auctions selling.  There were 406 auctions reported to the REIV with 214 selling at auction, 60 before auction and 132 passing in.  There were an additional 158 private sales. Core Logic have released their July data which shows that house prices...
Interest rates may peak this year before falling again next year, big numbers attending some open for inspections
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Hi , The clearance rate remained stable again at 66% on 515 auctions reported to the REIV.  338 properties sold at auction with 266 of those selling on the day and 71 selling before auction.  There were an additional 149 properties sold via private sale.  This time last year the auction numbers were similar but...
Upsizing your home? Now might be the time to do it.
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Hi, There were 439 auctions reported to the REIV on the weekend resulting in a clearance rate of 66%.  220 sold at auction and 71 sold before auction.  There were an additional 177 private sales.  It seems the clearance rate is sitting steadily in the mid 60%’s with last week’s final clearance rate being 67%...
Big interest rate rise predicted in August with a further prediction of a pause of rate rises in September
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Hi, 351 auctions were reported to the REIV on the weekend resulting in a clearance rate of 64%. 181 properties sold at auction, 44 before auction and 126 passed in.  An additional 136 properties sold via private sale. The Australian economy is continuing to do well and the unemployment rate released last week is at...
Interest rates may not rise as high as first predicted
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July 11, 2022 Hi, Auction numbers were down last weekend but the clearance rate was slightly up.  388 auctions were reported with 206 sold at auction, 54 sold before auction and 128 passed-in producing a clearance rate of 67%.  Strong increase in private sales (which is a typical way of transacting when the market is...
We are in a normal, winter property market
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Hi, Last week saw a drop in auctions but a significant increase in private sale transactions.  This is due to a less competitive market where agents/vendors will opt to sell via expressions of interest or private sale rather than auction.  There is also an increase in off market activity.  There were 610 auctions reported on...
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Hi, There were 756 auctions reported to the REIV over the weekend producing a clearance rate of 65%.  392 properties sold at auction, 96 before auction, and there were an additional 146 private sales. The media have again jumped on the ‘property prices to plummet’ bandwagon which is not a new concept for us to...
Savvy investors are jumping into the real estate market due to better buying conditions
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Hi There were 770 auctions reported to the REIV over the weekend producing a clearance rate of 70%.  Last week the final numbers were 1,164 auctions and a 69% clearance rate and this time last year, 668 auctions with a final clearance rate of 97%. 399 sold at auction, 137 sold before auction, 234 passed...
Property market set to return to normal conditions post Federal Election
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Hi , An expected quieter weekend of auctions with 437 auctions reported to the REIV.  This same time last year there was 1,112 auctions.  The clearance rate again dropped slightly to 70% with 210 properties selling at auction, 93 before auction, 3 after auction and there were an additional 168 private sales. There is no...
Governments announce policies relating to the property market as the Federal Election closes in
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Hi , The clearance rate dropped slightly again this weekend however stayed stronger than I was expecting ahead of Saturday’s federal election. Of 802 auctions reported to the REIV, 444 properties sold at auction, 125 sold before auction and there were an additional 176 private sales.  This resulted in a clearance rate of 71%. The...
Stock levels dropping ahead of Federal election and interest rates climb for first time in 12 years
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Hi , The REIV clearance rate slightly dropped over the weekend to 73% with some buyers wanting to hold off buying until after the election.  There could be a small window of opportunity for buyers in the marketplace however we did still see some competitive auctions over the weekend.  Of the 574 auctions reported to...
Property prices remain stable, even on the eve of looming interest rate rise
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Hi , Another weekend of clearance rates sitting in the 70%’s with 770 properties going under the hammer with 416 selling at auction, 145 selling prior to auction and 209 passing in.  The end of result was a clearance rate of 73% (according to the REIV). The Reserve Bank will meet tomorrow and whilst the...
Interest rates predicted to start rising from June
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Hi , 1,083 auctions were reported to the REIV on the weekend resulting in a clearance rate of 75%.  586 sold at auction, 225 sold before auction, 1 after auction and there were an additional 178 private sales.  This time, last week, there were 1,244 auctions reported producing a clearance rate of 76% and this...
One third of Melbourne’s property transactions now over $1m
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Hi , There were 965 auctions on the weekend with 564 selling at auction, 170 sold before auction, 1 after auction and 230 passed in, producing a clearance rate of 76%.  In addition, there were 233 private sales. CoreLogic released the quarterly median house price growth rates last week which confirmed that Melbourne’s property prices...
Lower vacancy rates, rising rents, positive signs the rental market is recovering
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Hi , There were 724 auctions over the weekend resulting in a clearance rate of 80%.  438 sold at auction, 141 before auction and 145 passed in.  There were an additional 176 private sales.  These numbers are well down from 1,232 last week and 1,732 for the same time last year (however these numbers were...
Record prices achieved in 2 Melbourne suburbs but overall there are signs the property market is stabilising
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Hi , There were 933 auctions over the weekend achieving a clearance rate of 76% which is slightly down on the same weekend last year.  508 sold at auction, 199 sold before auction, and 226 passed in. The amount of properties on the market has now returned to healthy levels with reports that stock levels...
Geelong and Ballarat property markets stabilise with predictions of continued growth
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Hi , A slight dip in the amount of auctions over the weekend resulted in a clearance rate back in the 70’s in Melbourne.  There were 888 auctions reported with 683 sold at auction, 205 passed in and there were an additional 196 private sales.  The overall clearance rate was 77%. It is expected that...
Interest rates could rise as early as next month
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Hi , Another Super Saturday across Melbourne over the weekend resulted in a slight dip in the clearance rate to 76% from 81% last weekend.  It seems to be currently bouncing between the mid to 70%’s to the low 80%’s.  Of the 1,049 auctions reported, 612 sold at auction, 184 sold before auction and 1...
International borders open today, how will that affect the property market?
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Hi , The clearance rate climbed back to 80% on a high volume weekend of 952 auctions.  757 properties sold (563 at auction and 194 before auction), 195 passed in and there were an 180 additional private sales.  These numbers demonstrate confidence in the market from both buyers and sellers however some agents are reporting...
Auction clearance rate drops into 70%’s for the first time in 18 months
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Hi , The auction clearance rate dropped to 77% over the weekend as the number of auctions increased to 724.  Of these 724 auctions, 560 sold at auction and 164 passed in.  There were an additional 150 private sales. There could be some early signs that we are heading into a more balanced market as...
Strong auction results as the property market gears up for 2022
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Hi , The property market is gearing up for 2022 albeit auction numbers are down in comparison to last year.  402 auctions were reported to the REIV down from 549 for the same time last year.  The clearance rate is remaining stable at 82%.  In addition there were 185 private sales. There has been a...
Melbourne’s median house price hits an all time high
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Happy New Year!  Myself and the team at Elite are all back in the office and looking very much forward to a busy 2022.  Hopefully you have had a great start to the year. The property market is starting to wake up and auctions returned over the weekend with 598 auctions reported to the REIV producing...
Melbourne set to overtake Sydney’s population by 2027
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There was another high auction volume weekend with 1,139 auctions reported to the REIV producing a clearance rate of 75% (same as last week).  591 properties sold at auction, 258 before auction and there were an additional 257 private sales.  The 75% clearance rate is a welcome relief to buyers (possibly only short term) as the...
Clearance rate drops, stock levels rise as we enter into a more ‘balanced’ market
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The clearance rate dropped to 75% over the weekend as a result of the increase in properties on the market.  1,116 auctions were reported to the REIV on the weekend with 600 selling at auction, 273 before auction, 1 after auction, 292 passed in and there were an addition 248 private sales.  Last week’s final...
Auction clearance rate remains stable as gap between house prices and wages growth widens
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Hi , The weekend’s auction numbers were strong with 1,038 auctions reported to the REIV.  580 sold at auction, 244 before auction, 4 after auction and there were an additional 213 private sales recorded.  The overall clearance rate was 80% and the final clearance rate for last week is sitting at 82%.  There are over 1,000 auctions...
Property prices levelling out as stock levels rise but could only be a short term relief for buyers
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Hi , The clearance rate remained steady over the weekend at 82% on 1,052 auctions reported to the REIV.  606 sold at auction, 260 sold before auction, 1 sold after auction and 185 passed in.  There were an additional 229 private sales recorded. The final number of auctions reported last week was 1,126 resulting in a clearance...
Interest rates could rise earlier than 2024
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Hi , The clearance rate has been remaining steady with 852 auctions being reported to the REIV achieving a clearance rate of 82%.  483 properties sold at auction, 213 before auction, 1 after auction and 155 properties passed in.  We have three to four more weeks of new auction campaigns before the market starts to...
Victoria to hit 80% vaccination target and what this means for real estate
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Hi , Auction numbers are rising to levels close to what a normal Spring season should be with 968 auctions reported to the REIV over the weekend. The property market remains strong with the clearance rate hitting 90% over the weekend. 575 sold under the hammer, 292 sold before auction, 8 after auction and there were...
Melbourne’s property market is running fast
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Another big online auction weekend with 960 auctions being reported resulting in a clearance rate of 89%.  557 sold at auction, 287 sold before auction, 6 sold after auction and there were an additional 278 private sales.  Last week the end result was 1,140 auctions report with a clearance rate of 86%. For me, personally, I...
Strong results and competitive bidding with over 800 auctions conducted in Melbourne
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Property News
It was the biggest online auction weekend we have had yet in Melbourne, with 897 auctions being reported to the REIV achieving a clearance rate of 86%.  The same time last year there were only 46 auctions.  233 properties sold before auction, 533 sold at auction, 2 after auction and 129 passed in.  There were an...
APRA may step in to introduce restrictions on lending to help slow down rising property prices
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Property News
Auctions numbers increased significantly last week with 568 auctions reported to the REIV producing a clearance rate of 92%.  396 sold at auction, 123 sold before auction, 2 sold after auction.  In addition there were 190 private sales. Anything over an 80% clearance rate indicates we are in a sellers market and 92% clearance rate is...
Private inspections are back and Victoria’s real estate roadmap released
What Is A Buyer’s Advocate?
Property News
There were 182 auctions reported to the REIV over the weekend resulting in a clearance rate of 96%.  88 properties sold at auction, 86 before auction with 246 auctions being postponed.  In addition, there were 154 private sales. Some welcoming news with the Victorian Premier last week announcing private, one on one property inspections could recommence starting...
Roadmap creates confusion within the real estate industry
Buyers Advocate
Property News
There were 192 auctions held over the weekend with 93% selling under the hammer.  121 sold at auction, 57 before auction, 139 postponed and in addition there were 102 private sales reported.  I expect this number to start rising over the next few weeks. One on one private inspections of ‘unoccupied’ properties are now permitted...
Sight unseen sales increase as private inspections may return within a week
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Hi , There were 151 auctions reported over the weekend resulting in a 95% clearance rate.  80 sold at auction, 64 before auction and 262 were postponed. There were additional 114 private sales. More buyers seem to becoming more comfortable buying properties sight unseen with a considerable rise in agents offering virtual tours of properties...
Private inspections of vacant properties may return within 2 weeks.
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Property News
147 auctions were reported to the REIV over the weekend producing a clearance rate of 97%. 72 properties sold at auction, 71 before auction, 329 were postponed and 4 passed in.  In addition, there were 152 private sales.  This time last year there were only 17 auctions. Victorian premier Daniel Andrews announced at a press conference last week...
Properties selling sight unseen and auctions predicted for Christmas Eve
Buyers Advocate Melbourne
Property News
The REIV reported 223 auctions over the weekend producing a clearance rate of 99%. Of the 223 auctions, 100 sold at auction, 120 sold before auction and 1 after auction.  441 were withdrawn and 634 postponed.  In addition, there were 144 private sales. With no end in sight to lockdown ending, it is looking more...
Lockdown limbo for the real estate industry
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Hi, Auction numbers were down again over the weekend with 281 virtual auctions conducted.  Of these auctions 138 sold at auction, 136 sold before auction and 7 passed-in bringing the clearance rate to 98%.  Only auctions that selling agents were confident had buyers continued through to auction so the clearance rate is not reflection of the...
Melbourne auctions numbers to decline as lockdown likely to be extended again
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Hi, Auction numbers were down on the weekend with 482 auctions postponed.  387 auctions were still reported to the REIV with 214 of these selling at auction, 154 before auction and there were an additional 149 private sales.  Most of the auctions that are scheduled for this weekend coming will likely be pushed out until...
Auctions converted to online with some auctions smashing reserves by hundreds of thousands of dollars
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Hi, What a difference a day can make, one day the State Government was announcing no Covid-19 cases then the next day we are in lockdown.  There were over 1,000 auctions scheduled for the weekend however 701 have been reported to the REIV as being postponed.  Of the 397 auctions that were to be held...
Sydney buyers pausing Melbourne and regional Victoria property purchases
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Hi, Lockdown 5.0 thankfully ended last week which allowed onsite auctions to take place over the weekend.  433 auctions were reported to the REIV weekend resulting in a clearance rate of 88%.  278 properties sold at auction, 50 passed in, 105 sold before auction but 595 were postponed (to take place over the next few weeks).  In...
Online auctions continue during second week of lockdown
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Hi, The second week of lockdown didn’t deter hundreds of vendors moving their onsite auctions to online with 443 auctions reported to the REIV.  This was down on the previous week but up on the same time last year which only produced 293 auctions. Another high clearance rate of 94% was achieved however 527 auctions were postponed...
Super Saturday thrown into chaos due to lockdown 5.0
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Hi, The sudden announcement of a fifth lockdown in Victoria threw the weekend’s Super Saturday auction calendar into chaos yet once again.  Some auctions were moved from Saturday to Thursday night (pre-lockdown) in order to have the auction on site, some moved to online, some sold before auction and some have been postponed.   525 auctions...
House prices remain strong across Melbourne and Geelong as lack of quality stock continues
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Hi, The REIV reported 729 auctions over the weekend producing a clearance rate of 79%.  443 sold at auction, 135 before auction, 1 sold after auction and a total of 150 passed in.  In addition, there were 182 private sales.  In comparison, last year there were 262 auctions reported resulting in a clearance rate of...
Slight dip in clearance rate as some vendors become ambitious with setting reserves
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Hi, Auction numbers were high on the weekend with 958 auctions across Melbourne.  606 sold at auction, 150 sold before auction, 202 passed in and there were an additional 158 private sales. Over the past two weeks, we have seen real a disconnect in some agents price guides and reserve prices.  A few of years...
Stock levels are low despite next two huge auction weekends
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Hi , Auctions were back on the weekend with the REIV reporting 543 auctions with a clearance rate of 83%.  314 sold at auction, 135 sold before auction and 719 postponed. There were an additional 133 private sales reported.  This time last year there were 438 auctions with a clearance rate of 67%.  The next two weekends...
Lockdown has had little impact on auction results with almost all auctioned properties selling
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Hi, A strong clearance rate of 96% was achieved over the weekend with 565 online auctions conducted.  The final result for the previous weekend was 869 auctions and a clearance rate of 93%.  In comparison, the same weekend last year produced only 159 auctions and a clearance rate of 67%.  It must be noted that...
Lockdown 4.0 and the impact on the real estate industry
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Hi, Last weekend was set to be Melbourne’s second biggest auction weekend of the year, with over 1,400 auctions booked in.  However, the real estate industry was thrown into chaos on Thursday with the announcement of lockdown 4.0.  As a result, many properties were sold before auction, auctions were being postponed, others converted to online auctions and some...
Price growth is slowing with less bidders at auctions around Melbourne
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Hi, Melbourne’s auction clearance rate remained consistent over the weekend with 934 auctions reported achieving a clearance rate of 81%.  760 properties sold, 174 passed in and there were an additional 193 private sales. The consistent high auction weekends have bought more choice to keen buyers which has resulted in a more balanced market for...
Stamp duty and land tax to rise from July 1
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Hi Nikki, Another high volume auction weekend with 978 auctions reported to the REIV achieving a clearance rate of 82%.  806 sold at auction, 172 passed in and there were an additional 159 private sales. Over the weekend, the Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas announced that stamp duty on property and land taxes will rise effective...
Investor loans increase but ‘fear of missing out’ easing
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Hi, There was a Super Saturday in Melbourne over the weekend with 1,019 auctions reported producing a clearance rate of 81%.  623 properties sold under the hammer, 192 sold before auction and 195 passed in.  There were an additional 204 private sales. The Australia Bureau of Statistics released data showing new home loans surging to...
Property prices still on the move
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Hi, There were 970 auctions held over the weekend resulting in a clearance rate of 81% according to the REIV.  609 sold at auction, 179 sold before auction and there were an additional 210 private sales.   The clearance rate for houses was 84% with a median price of $1,200,000 and apartments achieved a 76% clearance...
Family homes selling strong at auction as buyers look for extra space
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Hi, There were fewer auctions over the Anzac Day weekend with 704 reported to the REIV producing a clearance rate of 80%.  566 sold at auction, 138 passed in and there were an additional 183 private sales.  We will have five weeks straight of high auction numbers before the Queen’s Birthday weekend with the 1st of...
Melbourne median price exceeds $1m as a result of 8.8% price growth in March quarter
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Hi, There were 922 auctions reported to the REIV weekend producing a strong clearance rate of 86%.  623 sold at auction, 169 sold before auction and in addition there were 207 private sales. Active bidding, large crowds, reserves were smashed and whilst we thought a slow down in growth was in sight, the results from...
Clearance rate strong on Melbourne’s third biggest auction day on record
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Hi, A huge amount of properties went under the hammer over the weekend achieving a clearance rate well in to the 80’s again for many weeks in a row.  1,451 properties went to auction over the weekend, with 964 selling at auction, 270 selling before, 1 sold after auction and 216 passed in.  In addition,...
Off market activity could rise in light of the amended Residential Tenancy Act
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Hi, There were 943 auctions on the weekend resulting in a clearance rate of 83%.  Of the 943, 631 sold at auction, 154 before auction and there were an additional 201 private sales.   Next weekend will be a Super Saturday with over 1,000 auctions and once again, the clearance rate should reach into the 80%’s....
Vendors reserves and advertised prices not in line with current market values
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Hi , Masks were off over the weekend and bidding was fierce at some auctions.  The REIV clearance rate was 84% on 937 auctions.  592 sold at auction, 195 sold before auction and there were an additional 194 private sales. There is a huge interest in property at the moment, not only in Melbourne but...
Auctions back into full action and a strong weekend clearance rate
Mw
Property News
Auctions were back into full swing on the weekend with 823 auctions reported which was the highest number of auctions we have seen this year.  Of those, 554 sold at auction, 151 sold before auction and 118 passed in.  There were an additional 300 private sales.  In comparison, this time last year there were 1,138...
Online auctions, auctions postponed, cancelled inspections, Victoria back into lockdown.
Mw
Property News
What a difference a week can make! Victoria’s property market was thrown into disarray with the announcement of a ‘circuit breaking’ five day lock down from Friday, 11:59pm.  Some scheduled auctions were immediately converted to online auctions, others were postponed to the following weekend and a few selling before auction.   All of the scheduled open...
Melbourne and Geelong’s housing prices could rise for all of 2021
Mw
Property News
Auction numbers are on the rise with 430 auctions reported over the weekend resulting in a clearance rate of 82%.  This time last year there were 392 auctions with a clearance rate of 76%. Whilst we have only seen two weeks of auctions results this year, generally speaking, properties are selling above reserve and above...
Melbourne and Regional Victoria median prices reach record highs in December 2020
Mw
Property News
Happy New Year!  I am looking forward to a more positive year with hopefully less challenges than what 2020 brought us. The Victorian property market has swung back into action and signs are indicating that we are going to be in for a very active year.  With record low interest rates, stamp duty concessions available to...
Property markets finishing 2020 on a positive note
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Property News
Melbourne’s auction numbers are almost at normal Spring levels as the year begins to close.  The REIV reported 803 auctions on the weekend which was an increase on last year but still down on the same weekend last year.  A clearance rate of 80% was achieved.  492 sold at auction, 147 sold before auction and 1...
Melbourne and Regional Victoria property prices predicted to rise in 2021
Mw
Property News
Melbourne’s auction clearance rate over the weekend remained steady at 80% on 585 auctions reported.  357 of those sold at auction, 110 before auction and there were an additional 278 private sales. The State Government announced last week of stamp duty discounts which is welcoming news to many property buyers.  There will be a 50% stamp...
Clearance rate improves, stock levels rise and property market gaining strength
Mw
Property News
The REIV auction clearance rate has improved once again achieving 85% on 400 auctions reported.  220 properties sold at auction, 118 before auction and 1 after auction.  In addition there were 241 private sales.  The clearance rate for houses was 88% and units 80%.  These percentages whilst high, overall transaction numbers are still well down on...
Are there any distressed sales? A commonly asked question.
Mw
Property News
The REIV auction clearance rate achieved a result in the 80’s again with 382 auctions reported.  231 sold at auction, 85 before auction and an additional 206 private sales.  The clearance rate for houses was 84% and units 80%. In the first 12 days of November, CoreLogic’s data shows that Melbourne property prices were bouncing back...
Confidence is building in Melbourne and regional Victoria property markets
Mw
Property News
The auction clearance rate over the weekend was 82% from 374 auctions.  219 sold at auction, 85 before auction and 2 after auction.  In addition, there were 212 private sales.  This is the third week in a row that auction clearance rates have been in the 80%’s.  In comparison, there were 919 auctions on the same...
Melbourne’s clearance rate in the 80’s for second week in a row
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Property News
The Melbourne auction clearance rate was in the 80%’s for the second week in a row.  Of the 420 auctions reported to the REIV (previous weekend was 375 auctions), 271 sold at auction and 84 sold before auction.  There were an additional 295 private sales.  The overall transaction numbers are expectantly down from last year but these...
Melbourne auction clearance rate 83% and prices remain stable
Mw
Property News
Auction numbers are on the rise as stock levels increase across Victoria.  Melbourne recorded a strong auction clearance rate over the weekend of 83% on 290 auctions which is the most amount of auctions held over a weekend in months.  In addition, there were 112 private sales. The property market is continuing to remain resilient and vendors are...
Melburnians buying up in Regional Victoria and auctions are back
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Property News
It has been a great week for Victorians!  Not only did Melbourne Storm, Geelong and Richmond book themselves a spot in this years Grand Final, cases of Covid-19 have dropped dramatically and we are now on the brink of defeating the second wave.  Last night Daniel Andrews announced some easing of restrictions and more to come...
How is the Melbourne Property Market faring and Federal Budget impact
Mw
Property News
We are one week in to Metropolitan Melbourne now being allowed to conduct private inspections and there is no doubt the property market is active.   There was a lot of confusion at the start of the week as to what was and wasn’t allowed but there now has been some clarity around that.  In addition...
Metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria property markets are very active
Mwa
Property News
We are one week in to Metropolitan Melbourne now being allowed to conduct private inspections and there is no doubt the property market is active.   There was a lot of confusion at the start of the week as to what was and wasn’t allowed but there now has been some clarity around that.  In addition...
Melbourne property market is back open for business
Mw
Property News
We received terrific news in Melbourne yesterday with some COVID-19 restrictions easing which included private inspections for real estate now a permitted activity.  This is welcoming news for vendors, buyers, landlords and tenants.  It is also our understanding that any necessary marketing services are also allowed (being photographers, videographers and stylists) which means we should see many new...
Unemployment rate declines and almost half of Westpac loan approvals in Victoria
Mw
Property News
Some good news this week with the unemployment rate unexpectedly falling to 6.8 per cent in Australia from 7.5 per cent the previous month.  The number of people in employment increased 111,000 as restrictions were unwinding across the country.   In Victoria, unemployment rose to 7.1% from 6.8% which is below the highest point in June at...
Melbourne’s real estate Spring season set to run through Summer
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Property News
With the daily cases of COVID-19 rapidly declining and with the first easing of restrictions today in metropolitan Melbourne, we are starting to sense a little more optimism as there is now light at the end of the lockdown tunnel. That being said, based on Daniel Andrews comments yesterday, it does not seem that private...
No private inspections in Melbourne allowed until at least late October
Mw
Property News
Melbourne’s Real Estate Industry was hit with some disappointing news yesterday as the Premier released Victoria’s Roadmap to Recovery. As it stands, there will be no private inspections allowed in metropolitan Melbourne until the 26th of October in devastating news for buyers and sellers.  There had been a glimmer of hope that we were going...
Regional Victoria producing some strong sales results while Melbourne’s property market remains in hibernation
Mw
Property News
Melbourne’s property market remains quiet but some properties that were listed pre-lockdown have sold and the odd property selling where the buyer has purchased sight unseen.  New property listings are down 50% which is not surprising.  Property prices have remained stable and the property market balanced due to many buyers and sellers holding off transacting until the property market...
What’s currently happening in Melbourne’s property market?
Mw
Property News
We are halfway through Stage 4 restrictions and with the amount of daily Covid-19 cases declining, we appear to be on track for some restrictions easing in a few weeks’ time. The property market has been very quiet over the past few weeks with the inability to hold property inspections effectively shutting down the industry....
Melbourne lock down creates regional opportunity
Mw
Property News
A strong clearance rate of 92% was achieved over the weekend with many buyers and sellers trying to transact despite Melbourne being in Stage 4 lockdown.  165 auctions were reported, with 60 selling before auction, 90 at auction and there were an additional 183 private sales.  Over the next five weeks there will be very few transactions but we...
Stage 4 restrictions and what it means for the Real Estate Industry in Victoria
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Over the past few days we have been waiting in anticipation to find out what the Real Estate Industry can and can’t do during Stage 4 restrictions.  On Tuesday, it was announced that in metropolitan Melbourne the industry is only allowed to work in an online and virtual capacity. This means all Real Estate offices are to close and all staff...
Real Estate business as usual today, tomorrow will likely be a different story.
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An auction clearance rate of 78% was achieved over the weekend on 176 auctions and last week, there was an additional 154 private sales.  In comparison, last weekend there were 292 auctions.  Stock levels have been declining due to the recent spike in Covid-19 cases and vendors holding off selling their properties. There is no need to elaborate...
Scarcity and the X factor to resilience
Mw
Property News
There was another strong auction clearance rate over the weekend with 78% of the 248 auctions reported selling.  This is slightly down from 80% on 253 auctions last week but we are starting to see some consistency in the amount of auctions being conducted as vendors, agents and buyers are just getting on with things, even...
The threat of Stage 4 restrictions has not deterred many Melbourne property buyers
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It certainly has been an interesting week with the cases of Covid-19 in Melbourne rising to levels which almost triggered a Stage 4 lockdown.  At this stage, the government have not introduced Stage 4 restrictions however the wearing of masks will be mandatory from Wednesday night which means the real estate industry can still operate for the purposes...
88% clearance rate and many buyers not fearing the second wave.
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As the Covid-19 second wave worsens in Melbourne, it doesn’t seem to have deterred many buyers from purchasing a property.  Even though fearful, there is a “lets just get on with it” attitude across the city.  We are all learning to live with this disease and we are becoming more accepting that this is the...
Melbourne Property Market prices drop 1% in June and what will be the impact of the second wave?
Mw
Property News
Over the weekend, the auction clearance rate increased to 72% which is an increase of 1% from last weekend and interestingly, an increase from 66% for the same time last year.  For the first time since March, we can accurately compare the clearance rates to last year as the number of auctions were similar with 300 over the...
Melbourne’s balanced property market
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Property News
There were 443 property sales in Melbourne last week which is an increase on last week’s final sales numbers.  The clearance rate was 65% on 415 auctions demonstrating we are in a balanced market.  A balanced market is where housing prices are stable and there are an equal amount of buyers and sellers in the...
Multiple bidders at auction, record prices achieved, is the Melbourne property market going down?
Mw
Property News
There were almost 400 property sales in Melbourne last week as property listings and auction numbers start to rise (although still low volumes compared to previous years). Buyer confidence and low stock levels produced some strong auction results with many properties selling with competition from multiple bidders.  77 McCracken Street, Essendon sold with four bidders for $2,985,000,...
Are we on the road to recovery?
Mw
Property News
For the first time in many months, there seems to be a feeling of normality in air. This included the Melbourne Real Estate Market which was very active with buyers inspecting properties, auctions with competitive bidding and just a feeling that we may have turned the corner. Over the weekend I inspected many properties varying in prices...
Strong auction results on weekend and Elite Buyer Agents launches Geelong office
Mw
Property News
In true Melbourne style, the first day of winter is a cold and wet day.   Historically, this also results in a decline in the number of properties for sale and some buyers disappear and await for Spring to purchase. We are hoping this year might be a little different as we are currently experiencing a shortage...
Melbourne’s rental market showing signs of recovery
Mw
Property News
Good morning, Auctions are back, properties selling above quoted ranges, easing of restrictions will allow 20 people at an open for inspection and auction as of 1st June 2020, increased confidence and the rental market is rebounding.  These are all what was experienced by my team over the weekend with signs that we are heading...
Agents reporting big turnouts at some open for inspections
Mw
Property News
Good morning, The State Government last week announced they will now allow on-site auctions and open for inspections of properties.  This is the first step in resuming back into a normal property market.  The restriction to this allowing only 10 people in the property in addition to staff required to facilitate the auction or inspection.  The contact...
Is now a good time to buy?
Mw
Property News
Good morning, I hope everyone was able to have a lovely Mother’s Day.  I certainly was able to enjoy my first Mother’s Day with my beautiful daughter. The Melbourne Property Market remained active last week with 308 sales occurring.  239 of those were private sale and the remainder were either before or at auction (online). ...
The real estate industry adapts well to Covid-19 restrictions
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Property News
Good morning, I hope you had a lovely weekend. With some light appearing at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel, it is a good time to reflect on how Covid-19 has impacted the residential real estate market from both a buying/selling and rental view.  At Elite, April still proved to be a busy month (albeit volumes...
State Government in discussions to abolish stamp duty
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Property News
Good morning, I hope you had a lovely weekend. The State Government’s economic rebuild plan is currently underway with strong rumours that they are considering revamping land transfer duty (stamp duty).   The revamp is said to be abolishing the land transfer duty and implementing an annual land tax which is said to be a cheaper alternative....
What effect is Covid-19 having on Melbourne property prices
Mw
Property News
Good morning, I hope you had a lovely weekend. Australian property prices made the headlines in the media again over the weekend with reports that Melbourne property prices could drop by upto 10%.  Once again, I find myself in a position having to contradict what I am reading in the papers. As we know, it...
Private inspections are ALLOWED for both tenanted and occupied properties
Property Development Buyers Agent
Property News
Good morning, I hope you had a lovely long weekend and enjoyed the beautiful sunshine yesterday. The real estate industry had a very eventful weekend after Consumer Affairs Victoria announced on Thursday afternoon, via their website, that private inspections of tenanted and occupied properties was now banned.  This effectively shut down the real estate industry.  This...
Covid-19 and the effect it is having on Residential and Commercial Tenancies
What Is A Buyer’s Advocate?
Property News
Good afternoon, Due to the current low volumes of auctions, the clearance rate is not a true reflection of the property market sentiment and therefore I will not be including clearance rate information in my market updates whilst the Covid-19 issues are affecting the property market. The REIV has reported that last week there were 126 properties...
How the real estate industry is still transacting amongst the Covid-19 fears
Property Development Buyers Agent
Property News
Good afternoon, To say the least, I was quite shocked when I saw the REIV auction clearance rate on Saturday night sitting at 90%.  But after investigating this further, this is not an accurate snapshot of the current market.  The 28th of March was meant to be a Super Saturday auction day with well over...
Off market properties taking over from auctions!
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Property News
Elite’s Weekly Market Wrap Good afternoon, With measures around the world to control the spread of Covid-19 changing with what feels like every hour, it is no wonder some property buyers and sellers are feeling quite nervous.  This nervousness resulted in a clearance rate drop to 66% over the weekend.  But instead of focusing on...
The Melbourne Property Market remained resilient with big numbers attending auctions and opens
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Property News
Elite’s Weekly Market Wrap Good morning, It seems that events are worsening daily as the amount of Covid-19 cases increases around the world.  Governments are taking drastic measures to slow the spread of the virus as the World Health Organisation declared novel coronavirus a pandemic. It’s for good reason people are concerned as we enter into...
Interest rates predicted to drop due to coronavirus
Mw
Property News
Elite’s Weekly Market Wrap Good morning, The weekend was the first test of the Melbourne property market with almost 1,000 properties going under the hammer.  The clearance rate remained steady at 80% which is indicating we could be in a seller’s market (usually the case when the clearance rate is over 80%).  A few more...
Investors targeting Melbourne property
Mw
Property News
Elite’s Weekly Market Wrap Good morning, The weekend was the first test of the Melbourne property market with almost 1,000 properties going under the hammer.  The clearance rate remained steady at 80% which is indicating we could be in a seller’s market (usually the case when the clearance rate is over 80%).  A few more...
Melbourne median property prices well below Sydney’s
Mw
Property News
Elite’s Weekly Market Wrap  Good morning, Firstly, a big congratulations to our three clients who were successful purchasing properties at auction on the weekend.  Two being owner-occupier purchases and one for an investor.  The cooler weather has been a welcome relief for many but the rain didn’t deter people attending auctions over the weekend.  The clearance...
Melbourne property prices likely to rise in 2020
Buyers Advocate Melbourne
Property News
Good morning, I hope you had a lovely break and are feeling all refreshed to tackle 2020. The team at Elite are already into the full swing of things and excited about what this year will bring.  All indications are suggesting we will be entering into a very active property market with confidence from both buyers...
2019 – And that’s a wrap!
Mw
Property News
What a year its been! The Melbourne property market wrapping up 2019 with a 75% clearance rate this week from a total of 974 properties going under the hammer. Of those properties, 581 sold at auction, while 150 sold before auction. In addition, there were 200 private sales. In comparison, the same weekend last year...
Investors predicted to be active in 2020
Mw
Property News
A very busy weekend in the Melbourne property market with 1027 properties up for auction, and a strong clearance rate of 78%. There were 637 properties sold at auction and 162 sold before auction. In addition, there were 219 private sales. In comparison, the same weekend last year had a clearance rate of only 47%...
Melbourne property prices rise by 2.4% in November
Bayside Buyers Advocate
Property News
The final Super Saturday for Spring 2019 saw 1082 properties going under the hammer, and the clearance rate increased to 77% with 669 properties sold at auction and 155 sold before auction. In addition, there were 191 private sales. In comparison, the same weekend last year had a clearance rate of only 48% on a...
Three auction weekends remain in 2019
Commercial Property
Property News
Over the weekend, there were 838 properties going under the hammer, and the clearance rate increased to 72%. Of the auctions, 486 properties sold and 116 sold before auction. In addition, there were 206 private sales. In comparison, the same weekend last year had a clearance rate of only 47% on a weekend of 959...
Off market activity to increase as new auction campaigns come to an end for 2019
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Property News
Over the weekend, there were 898 properties going under the hammer, and the clearance rate increased to 76%. Of the auctions, 537 properties sold and 146 sold before auction. In addition, there were 175 private sales. In comparison, the same weekend last year had a clearance rate of only 48% but on a weekend of...
Only 5 more auction weekends until the Christmas break
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Property News
Elite’s Weekly Market Wrap 11th November 2019 This weekend in Melbourne saw 705 properties going under the hammer, and a slight dip in the clearance rate to 73%.  Of the auctions, 422 properties sold and 91 sold before auction.  In addition, there were 117 private sales.  In comparison, the same weekend last year had a...
Auction numbers increased on the weekend but clearance rate remained strong
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Elite’s Weekly Market Wrap 28th October 2019 A boost in auction numbers brings a Super Saturday to the Melbourne property market. This weekend Melbourne held almost double the number of auctions as last week with 1067 properties going under the hammer, while the clearance rate held steady at 76%. 685 properties sold at auction and...
Has the housing market turned a corner?
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Property News
Elite’s Weekly Market Wrap 21st October 2019 Hello to Spring! We had quite a mix of weather this weekend, as is typical during the Spring selling season. This weekend Melbourne held a few less auctions than last week with 652 properties going under the hammer, while the clearance rate held steady at 77%. 415 sold...
The Spring property market is amping up stock levels
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Elite’s Weekly Market Wrap 14th October 2019 Good morning everyone! This weekend there was a jump in the number of auctions in Melbourne with 698 properties going under the hammer, while the clearance rate held steady at 77%. 448 sold at auction and 88 sold before auction. In addition, there were 147 private sales. Melbourne’s...
Borrowing power increases for Melbourne buyers with interest rate reduction
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Property News
Good morning everyone! The last weekend of school holidays saw 562 properties going under the hammer. 429 sold at auction and 71 sold before auction. In addition, there were 174 private sales. The clearance rate of 76% was significantly higher than the 55% for the same weekend last year. The latest reduction in interest rates...
Melbourne Property Market withstands its first test on higher auction numbers
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Property News
Good morning everyone! It was a very busy weekend with 796 properties going under the hammer.  538 properties sold at auction, 88 sold before auction and 1 sold after.  In addition, there were 136 private sales.  There was a significant difference in the clearance rate with houses vs units with 81% of houses selling at...
The importance of X Factor
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Property News
Good morning! I hope everyone managed to enjoy the beautiful sunshine over the weekend. The sun certainly brought the crowds out with big numbers in attendance at Melbourne auctions over the weekend.  Of the 625 auctions held, 399 sold at auction, 80 before auction, and additional 156 private sales bringing the overall clearance rate to...
Large crowds braved the cold weather to watch Melbourne Property Auctions
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Property News
Good morning! Weather conditions were not great over the weekend but it did not stop buyers from bidding or even just turning up to spectate.  Large numbers were in attendance of many auctions which could mean there are many buyers out there sitting on their hands waiting to buy.  Or simply could be keeping an...
Melbourne property prices set to rise for the third consecutive month
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Property News
Good morning! Corelogic has started releasing data showing the first property price rises in 18 months.  June and July saw rises of 0.2 per cent and August is on track to have a 0.5 per cent rise.  These small but consistent rises are demonstrating a market recovery which is also reflective in the clearance rates...
81% clearance rate should encourage vendors to sell
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Property News
The clearance rate of 81% that was achieved in Melbourne over the weekend is the highest clearance rate result since April 2017.  This demonstrates we have a shortage of properties on the market and entering into a seller’s market.  This and some strong sales results should hopefully be enough to convince vendors to put their...
Top end of the market now showing signs of recovery
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Property News
Good morning everyone! The clearance rate hit the highest point it has for quite some time achieving a rate of 79% on 443 auctions.  However, it is important to note that this time last year though there were 742 auctions over the same weekend demonstrating that stock levels are considerably down.  Buyers will certainly be...
Big crowds braved the cold weather at Melbourne’s auctions
Buyers Advocate Melbourne
Property News
Good morning everyone, The cold blast did not keep the buyers away on the weekend with big crowds at auctions being reported.  The clearance rate remained steady at 76% on 382 auctions.  244 properties sold at auction with 45 selling before auction.  46 of the 93 properties that passed in, passed in on a vendor’s...
Strong growth in mortgage portfolios reported by three of the four banks
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Property News
Good morning everyone, The clearance rate surged to 76% on the weekend again demonstrating that more properties are required on the market.  We are still in a balanced market but if the clearance rate increases any further, we will be at risk of being in a sellers market. There were 375 auctions on the weekend...
Auction clearance rate steady with stock levels predicted to rise in the next few months
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Property News
Good morning everyone, Auction clearance rates were steady in the 70’s again over the weekend demonstrating we are now in a balanced market.  But in saying that, there are still some properties attracting very good interest and resulting in a runaway result.  Even though we could do with some more quality properties for sale, many...
Melbourne’s median house prices drops for the 2nd quarter but could this be the last fall?
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Property News
Good morning everyone, The clearance rate held in the 70’s over the weekend with a rate of 71% achieved over the weekend on 285 auctions.  178 sold at auction, 24 before auction and additional private sales 170 bringing the total sales for the week 374.  Interestingly we are noticing less properties are passing in on...
Unrenovated one bedroom apartment in East Melbourne sells for $942,000
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Property News
Good morning everyone, Another cold weekend with low auction volumes resulted in a surge in the clearance rate to 76% over the weekend.  254 auctions occurred over the weekend with 163 selling at auction and 30 before auction.  In addition, there were 203 private sales. Showing that 50% of sales sold via an auction campaign...
About Fitzroy North
Buyers Agent Fitzroy North
Property News
Fitzroy North is an inner suburb of Melbourne just 3kms from the Melbourne CBD. One of Melbourne’s older suburbs the area is well known for its wide streets and terrace style housing. Many established houses in the area include late Victorian and Edwardian styles with plenty of iron fretwork and embellishment with a mixture of...
With interest rates at a historical low, it might be a wise time to buy rather than rent
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Property News
Good morning everyone, The weekend results in a consistent clearance rate of 72% but on a low number of auctions.  Of 290 auctions, 176 sold at auction, 33 before auction and in addition there were 142 private sales.  The clearance rate for houses was 74% and units/apartments was 68%. There is still no doubt we...
Melbourne Property Market Bouncing Back
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Property News
Good morning everyone, The Melbourne auction clearance rate increased again over the weekend to 73%, up from 70% last weekend.   The clearance rate has consistently been improving since the election as a result of more confidence in the market and lower stock levels.  Hopefully, the positive sentiment and the occasional runaway result will start to...
Market Wrap 24th June 2019
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Property News
Good morning everyone, I hope everyone is managing to stay warm in this cold snap. The clearance rate increased again to 70% with some strong results in the marketplace. Stock levels are still low and this could be the case for some time to come.  Of 487 auctions, 298 sold at auction, 42 before auction...
New Valuer General Data Shows Melbourne’s Price Drop Was Much Less Than First Predicted
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Property News
Good morning everyone, Each week, we are seeing slight improvements on the clearance rate with this weekend achieving 69% which is the highest clearance rate we have seen in quite some time.  Properties on the market are still down though and we were expecting to see an increase of properties come onto the market after...
About Clifton Hill
Buyers Agent Clifton Hill
Property News
Clifton Hill is an inner Northern suburb of Melbourne only 4kms from the CBD. Once perceived as the Bohemian centre of Melbourne the suburb has since undergone rapid gentrification in recent years. Bordered by Collingwood, Fitzroy North and Fairfield the suburb is now a family favourite with an abundance of parkland, sporting amenities, bike trails...
About Hawthorn East
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Property News
Hawthorn East is an inner Eastern suburb of Melbourne only 7kms from the CBD. Hawthorn East is home to many well preserved and grand period homes as well as 60’s and 70’s apartment blocks, workers cottages and townhouses. In the better section of Hawthorn East you will find tree lined streets with renovated period homes...
Is now the time to buy?
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Property News
Good morning everyone, The dreary weather did not stop buyers coming out to auctions on the weekend with another improvement in the clearance rate.  Of 522 auctions held this week, 296 sold at auction, 45 before auction and there were additional 151 private sales.  Houses had a much stronger clearance rate on the weekend of...
About Armadale
Buyers Agent Armadale
Property News
Armadale is a premier blue chip suburb in Melbourne’s inner East. Located 7kms from the CBD the area is popular with well to do families and professional couples who enjoy the “café set” lifestyle and trendy shopping strips. The area is home to many grand period homes on large parcels of land, patches of workers...
Interest Rate Cuts On The Horizon And Lending Restrictions Predicted To Ease
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Property News
Good morning everyone, The cold wintery weather over the weekend did not seem to deter buyers in the market with the clearance rate remaining stable at 64%.  The clearance rate was achieved on a weekend with higher volumes which seems to suggest the market is holding up quite well. Melbourne had 711 auctions on the...
Liberal Wins The Federal Election
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Property News
Good morning everyone, Finally, the result is known and thankfully the election didn’t result in a hung parliament which could have resulted in the winning party not being announced for another two weeks.  Liberal were the clear winners which we know some people will be happy about and others not. So what does that mean...
Federal Election Less Than One Week Away
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Property News
Good morning everyone, Melbourne’s clearance rate remained steady over the weekend with a clearance rate of 60%.   Again lower auction volumes with 384 auctions held, down on last week and last year.  Of that 189 sold at auction, 41 sold before auction and 165 additional private sales.  The clearance rate for houses was 60% and...
Clearance rate rises to over 60% but sales numbers are down
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Property News
Good morning everyone, Winter is just around the corner and historically we see stock levels decline over the June and July months as vendors avoid selling in the winter period.  We may experience something slightly different this year with some vendors holding off until after the election to put their property on the market.  The...
A little Bit About Elwood
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Property News
Elwood is a popular beachside suburb of Melbourne 8kms from the CBD. Initially, just a swampland the installation of the Elwood Canal transformed the area and was then useable for residential purposes. Originally a working class suburb Elwood has seen years of gentrification and is now one of Bayside’ s most sought after addresses. Elwood...
Median House Pirces Falls 1.4% /Free Property Portfolio Assesments
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Elite’s Weekly Market Wrap 29th April 2019 Good morning all, I hope you all had a lovely break.  Even though the property market did quieten down over the school holidays, some transactions were still occurring. Last weekend was a relatively quiet auction weekend with 378 auctions conducted of which 170 sold at auction, 45 before...
First home buyers in their 60s entering the Melbourne Property Market
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Elite’s Weekly Market Wrap 15th April 2019 The clearance rate remained steady at 58% this week from 663 auctions.  Of the 663, 329 sold at auction, 53 before auction, 3 after auction and in addition there were 180 private sales.  138 properties passed in on a vendor bid.  Houses had a stronger clearance rate this...
Upsizing buyers are a growing segment of the Melbourne Property Market
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Elite’s Weekly Market Wrap 8th April 2019 This week we saw an improved clearance rate from 54% last week back to 58% on 643 auctions.  307 sold at auction and 64 sold before auction.  Of the 271 that passed in, over 50% of those were on a vendor bid (163).  In addition, there were 157...
Melbourne Rents on the Rise
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Property News
Good morning everyone! This weekend we saw an increase in Melbourne auctions resulting in a slight decline of the clearance rate to 54%.  This week 696 auctions were held with 335 selling at auction and 41 before auction. In total there were 135 private sales.  Units/apartments had a higher clearance rate of 58% with houses...
More quality properties are needed as A Grade properties selling well above reserves
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Property News
Good morning everyone! This week we witnessed a 59% clearance rate which is a slight improvement from 58% last week.  Over the weekend there were 554 auctions held with 278 selling at auction, 47 selling before auction and in addition to this 125 private sales. The sentiment appears to be starting to shift with some...
Clearance rate continues to improve week by week
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Good morning everyone! The market wrap is back after the long weekend to report another increase in the clearance rate to 58%.  Over the weekend there were 648 auctions held with 317 selling at auction, 56 selling before auction and in addition to this 115 private sales. We are seeing many auctions now with multiple...
Clearance rate improving week by week
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Property News
736 auctions were held this week over Melbourne with 354 selling at auction, 58 sold prior and 1 after auction.  In addition to this there were 149 private sales equating to 885 sales in total and a clearance rate of 56%.  The clearance rate seems to be stabilising in the 50’s however we are seeing...
Clearance rate holds steady even with high auction volumes
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Property News
816 auctions were held on the weekend which was the first real test for the Melbourne Property Market.  Of those, 345 sold at auction, 88 before auction and 383 passed in with 201 passing in on a vendor bid.  In addition, there were 149 sales. I was disappointed to see another sensationalist headline in the...
First signs of market stabilisation in 2019
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Melbourne’s clearance rate of 56% is the highest clearance rate achieved since the downturn began in September last year.  Auction attendances were up and there is no doubt there are a lot more buyers attending open for inspections.  I am hearing many reports of properties achieve 50 to 100 groups through for their auction campaigns....
The Royal Commission
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Property News
It was another quiet weekend with only 237 auctions held over the weekend.  95 sold at auction, 29 before and 149 private sales.  Auctions volumes will increase over the next few weeks and we will really start to see how the property market is shaping up.  The open for inspections we attended over the weekend...
Welcome to 2019 series of Elite’s Melbourne Property Market updates
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Property News
Happy New Year and welcome to the 2019 series of Elite’s Melbourne Property Market Updates.  We are really looking forward to a great year. The start of 2019 has been nothing short of positive for Melbourne’s Property Market.  Not only we, at Elite, have had an increase in enquiry from buyers but many buyers who...
2018 – That’s a wrap
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Buyers Agent, Property News
The last auction weekend of the year showed an improved clearance rate of 53% on 746 auctions that were held. 315 sold at auction, 78 before auction, 2 after and 156 private sales. For the properties left on the market, some vendors will be feeling the pressure to reduce prices to achieve a sale prior...
Vendors motivations to sell skyrocket in the lead up to Christmas
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Property News
The second last auction weekend of the year brought results that were similar to the weeks prior.  A clearance rate of 48% was achieved on 888 auctions.  347 sold at auction, 83 sold before auction, 458 passed in and there were an additional 158 private sales. We now just have over two weeks until Christmas...
Only realistic Vendors are selling in the current property market
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Property News
The clearance rate remained under 50% again which now seems to be the new normal.  Of 946 auctions, 356 sold at auction, 106 sold before auction and 2 sold after auction.  There were also an additional 189 private sales.  Considering the higher volume of properties going to auction over the weekend, the clearance rate actually...
Upsizers set to receive biggest gains in the current Melbourne property market conditions.
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Property News
The clearance rate dipped under 50% again this week with 757 properties going under the hammer.  282 properties sold at auction, 83 sold before auction and there were 218 private sales.  Of the 392 that passed in, 170 were on a vendor bid.  Interestingly there is a divide between the clearance rate for houses and...
One month to go until Christmas, why is this great news for property buyers?
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Property News
This weekend a clearance rate of 48% was achieved from 990 auctions. Of those properties, 386 sold and 515 were passed in, 254 of those on a vendor bid. There were also 183 private sales over the past week. Buyers have four weeks to go to make the most of the eased buying conditions before...
Auction numbers up, clearance rate remains stable.
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Property News
This weekend a clearance rate remains stable at 52% was achieved from 810 auctions. Of those properties, 420 sold and 390 were passed in, 171 of those on a vendor bid. There were also 162 private sales over the past week. Buyer behaviour and strategy is now seeing the auction clearance rates consistantly hovering around...
Melbourne’s median house price remains stable for September
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Property News
The clearance rate improved last weekend despite the weekend being a ‘Super Saturday’.  Higher auction numbers were expecting to show a decline in the clearance rate when infact the opposite occurred.  Of the 1,215 auctions held, 493 sold at auction, 138 before auction and 1 sold after.  Bringing the clearance rate to 52% on 1,215...
Is now a good time to buy?
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Property News
The question on everyone’s lips at the moment is, “Is it a good time to buy property in Melbourne?” The clearance rate in Melbourne dropped to 50% which is the lowest rate we have seen in quite some time.  Last year the clearance rate was 74% on 1044 auctions, this year the auctions held were...
Spring and lending conditions offering many great buying opportunities
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Property News
The Spring market is offering buyers their best shot in years at purchasing properties at lower prices not been seen for many years.  The banks have toughened on their lending criteria meaning that buyers are not being able to borrow as much as they could of say twelve months ago.  Plus the increase in stock...
Less properties selling under the hammer
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There is no doubt there has been a shift in the sentiment of the Melbourne Property Market over the past few months.  As a result, we are witnessing more auction pass-ins but most properties are selling quite soon thereafter via a private sale negotiation.  Although, in contrast, we are still seeing some runaway results in...
Melbourne’s Two Speed Property Market
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The weekend kicked off with some beautiful weather on Saturday which was ideal for Melbourne Spring auctions.  The property market held up well considering there were 818 auctions and achieving a 57% clearance rate. The Melbourne Property Market is currently running at two speeds.  The $2m plus market has seen a decline in buyers across...
Melbourne Property Market remains stable but results were mixed on the weekend
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Property News
There were 343 properties sold at auction in Melbourne, with 74 selling prior to auction and 313 being passed in, 170 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were also 192 private sales. The result, was a clearance rate of 57%. As the market becomes more balanced between buyers and...
Villa units in demand as more stock arrives on the Spring market in Melbourne
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Property News
As more stock arrives on the Spring market, we are seeing villa units in demand, but not from the downsizers who seem to have gone to ground, the young professionals are buying for investment and owner occupation. This weekend Melbourne recorded a clearance rate of 64 per cent, up 4 per cent achieved last week....
Spring property season starts with mixed results perfect for first home buyers and investors.
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Property News
Spring property season started with mixed results. Many $2m+ properties passed in, whilst the first home buyer and lower priced investment properties performed strongly along with the second home market sub $1.5m also performing well. 100 Little Charles Street Abbottsford is a 300sqm land site and attracted three bidders and fetched $1.26 million. A run-down...
What is a Buyer’s Advocate?
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What is a Buyer’s Advocate – a Buyer’s Advocate are property experts whose role is to help you make buying property simple and easy. Many buyers go directly to selling agents for advice in purchasing a property, forgetting that selling agents are paid by the vendor to sell their home and may not act in...
Mixed results for higher priced homes but first home buyer market is active
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Property News
Houses in Melbourne are spending longer on the market but overall the market appears to be balanced.  First home buyers are active in the marketplace with more affordable properties achieving strong competition at auction.  Higher prices homes are seeing less bidders at auction. Chris Tollhurst from Domain commented over the weekend that “Buyers under the...
What is a Buyers Agent?
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Buyers Advocates, Buyers Agent
What is a Buyers Agent? A Buyers Agent are property experts whose role is to help you make buying property simple and easy.  Many buyers go directly to selling agents for advice in purchasing a property, forgetting that selling agents are paid by the vendor to sell their home and may not act in the...
A Grade properties still selling well but clearance rate falls to 57%
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With the auction market stabilising it appears everyone is getting ready for Spring Auction time in Melbourne with more properties to start coming onto the market in the next few weeks. This weekend a clearance rate of 57% was achieved from 624 auctions. Of those properties, 297 sold at auction, 59 sold before auction, 2...
Lower priced properties selling well!
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Property News
This weekend a clearance rate of 64% was achieved from 555 auctions. Of those properties, 273 sold and 201 were passed in, 112 of those on a vendor bid. There were also 120 private sales over the past week. It’s a remarkable thing that the RBA has just clocked over two years of no changes...
Clearance rate of 61% was achieved from 471 auctions!
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Property News
This weekend a clearance rate of 61% was achieved from 471 auctions. Of those properties, 215 sold and 184 were passed in, 85 of those on a vendor bid. There were also 180 private sales over the past week. CoreLogic’s latest Hedonic Home Value Index has identified that Melbourne’s unit market continues to outperform the house market,...
Clearance rate of 62% was achieved from 598 auctions.
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This weekend a clearance rate of 62% was achieved from 598 auctions. Of those properties, 312 sold and 226 were passed in, 107 of those on a vendor bid. There were also 176 private sales over the past week. Buying activity across the city is becoming more consistent, especially for first home buyers and even...
Clearance rate remains steady despite low supply
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Property News
This weekend a clearance rate of 62% was achieved from 401 auctions. Of those properties, 199 sold and 154 were passed in, 60 of those on a vendor bid. There were also 165 private sales over the past week. The number of auctions has dipped considerably this weekend compared to last weekend of the same...
School holidays have quietened the Melbourne Property Market
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Property News
This weekend a clearance rate of 62% was achieved from 446 auctions. Of those properties, 224 sold and 169 were passed in, 79 of those on a vendor bid. There were also 169 private sales over the past week. The Melbourne Property Market is currently quiet due to school holidays, however the 62% clearance rate...
This weekends Melbourne clearance rates – 64% was achieved from 597 auctions
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Property News
This weekend a clearance rate of 64% was achieved from 597 auctions. Of those properties, 318 sold and 217 were passed in, 112 of those on a vendor bid. There were also 119 private sales over the past week. The market will quieten over the next two weeks due to school holidays but we should...
This weekend a clearance rate of 63% was achieved from 710 auctions.
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This weekend a clearance rate of 63% was achieved from 710 auctions. Of those properties, 361 sold and 264 were passed in, 136 of those on a vendor bid. There were also 142 private sales over the past week. Astute buyers are acting quickly on properties that they know are solid purchases. A sign that...
This weekend a clearance rate of 61% was achieved from 731 auctions.
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Property News
This weekend a clearance rate of 61% was achieved from 731 auctions. Of those properties, 374 sold and 285 were passed in, 145 of those on a vendor bid. There were also 103 private sales over the past week. Buyers are certainly welcoming the relief that the market is providing now with less bidders at...
The first weekend of winter saw a mixed bag of results
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This weekend a clearance rate of 62% was achieved from 843 auctions. Of those properties, 439 sold and 321 were passed in, 174 of those on a vendor bid. There were also 174 private sales over the past week. Listing activity is quite strong across the city, and there was an increase in the number...
A low clearance rate as the property market shifts in favour of buyers
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Property News
This weekend a clearance rate of 61% was achieved from 551 auctions. Of those properties, 290 sold and 217 were passed in, 119 of those on a vendor bid. There were also 215 private sales over the past week. Vendors are experiencing patchy results with some selling way above expectations and others just hitting the...
A steady clearance rate as buyers are enjoying the negotiating power
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Property News
This weekend a clearance rate of 64% was achieved from 798 auctions. Of those properties, 425 sold and 286 were passed in, 153 of those on a vendor bid. There were also 393 private sales over the past week. The auction clearance rate remains with a percentage in the low 60’s, as predicted. Buyers are...
Clearance rate slipping but some auctions still proving competitive
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Property News
This weekend a clearance rate of 63% was achieved from 807 auctions. Of those properties, 417 sold and 295 were passed in, 155 of those on a vendor bid. There were also 538 private sales over the past week. Clearance rates are still sliding, however, the auction market for first home buyers is performing well,...
Drop in clearance rates turns into some good opportunities for buyers
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Property News
The clearance rate dropped since last weekend which is presenting good opportunities for buyers.  That being said, quality properties ticking all the investment boxes are still selling well under competition. This weekend a clearance rate of 65% was achieved from 891 auctions. Of those properties, 478 sold and 316 were passed in, 149 of those...
Family home buyers see a welcome change in property availability
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Property News
With the school holidays behind us, the Melbourne property market is seeing a growth in demand for family homes. This weekend a clearance rate of 68% was achieved from 1004 auctions. Of those properties, 566 sold and 324 were passed in, 170 of those on a vendor bid. There were also 249 private sales over...
A steady clearance rate with auction numbers on the increase for May
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Property News
This weekend Melbourne achieved similar results as last weekend, with marginally more properties going under the hammer. This weekend a clearance rate of 67% was achieved from 703 auctions. Of those properties, 394 sold and 234 were passed in, 104 of those on a vendor bid. There were also 332 private sales over the past...
A cold blast doesn’t deter Melbourne property buyers
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Property News
A relatively small number of auctions were held this weekend, and the cold conditions may have affected attendance at auctions. This weekend a clearance rate of 67% was achieved from 663 auctions. Of those properties, 376 sold and 217 were passed in, 103 of those on a vendor bid. There were also 311 private sales...
Clearance rate improves due to fewer auctions held over the weekend
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Property News
Melbourne’s auction clearance rate improved over the weekend due to fewer amount of auctions scheduled. This weekend a clearance rate of 70% was achieved from 565 auctions. Of those properties, 321 sold and 167 were passed in, 76 of those on a vendor bid. There were also 539 private sales over the past week. The...
Super Saturday results lower Melbourne’s Auction Clearance Rate
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Property News
Another Super Saturday brings a steady clearance rate for the Melbourne property market ahead of the Easter long weekend. This weekend a clearance rate of 67% was achieved from 1468 auctions. Of those properties, 490 were passed in, 242 of those on a vendor bid. There were also 389 private sales over the past week....
Auction numbers rise after the long weekend
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Property News
Auction numbers were higher this weekend after the break for the Labour Day long weekend last week. This weekend a clearance rate of 68% was achieved from 1273 auctions. Of those properties 403 were passed in, 206 of those on a vendor bid. There were also 236 private sales over the past week. Units achieved...
Lower clearance rates reflecting some good buying opportunities
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Property News
The first weekend in March saw a large number of properties go under the hammer across Melbourne. This weekend a clearance rate of 68% was achieved from 1152 auctions. Of those properties 371 were passed in, 189 of those on a vendor bid. There were also 352 private sales over the past week. The lower...
Sense of buyers sitting on their hands may be shortlived.
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Property News
Melbourne’s property market passed it’s first big test of the year this weekend, with around 1485 homes going under the hammer throughout the week. There were 1217 auctions held across Melbourne this weekend, with 722 selling, resulting in a clearance rate of 70%. 360 properties were passed in, 169 of those on a vendor bid....
The Melbourne Property Market wakes up for 2018
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Property News
February 17 was the first big auction weekend for 2018 with 737 auctions across Melbourne.  A clearance rate of 72% resulted with 419 properties selling under the hammer and 209 passed in.  This is down on 947 auctions this same weekend last year. As stock levels start to rise, over the next few weeks we...
Million-dollar sales inked on all sides of Melbourne
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Property News
Article courtesy of Samantha Landy Herald Sun SOMETHING old, something new — and even something blue — earned million-dollar price tags on Melbourne’s auction market this weekend. The sale of a brick veneer pad in Brighton for $1.29 million proved the continued popularity of 1960s and ‘70s villa units in Melbourne, buyer’s advocate Kim Easterbrook...
Demand still outstripping property supply in Melbourne
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Property News
The autumn market is already gaining strong momentum, and really setting things up for anothe strong year of growth for the Melbourne property market. There were 1198 auctions in Melbourne, with 883 selling and 211 being passed in, 104 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were also an additional...
Melbourne’s first Super Saturday delivers super results.
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The first Super Saturday of 2017 delivers a strong clearance rate, indicating a very healthy property market. A new record has been made for the highest number of auctions held on a single February weekend. There were 1198 auctions in Melbourne, with 983 selling and 215 being passed in, 85 of those on a vendor...
Melbourne Auctions Numbers double
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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...
Melbourne Property Market February 2017 Results remain steady
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Property News
Melbourne’s auction market has delivered another steady, yet strong result as we plunge into 2017. There were 444 auctions in Melbourne, with 361 selling and 83 being passed in, 30 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were also an additional 329 private sales. Last Tuesday, as expected, the RBA,...
Melbourne Property Market wakes up for 2017
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Melbourne’s auction market got off to a strong start over the weekend as buyers enjoyed the choices available as more listings have recently arrived on the market. There were 192 auctions held in Melbourne on Saturday, and in the 7 weeks from 19 December 2016 to 5 February 2017 a clearance rate of 79 per...
December auction records looks set to break previous records
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This month looks set to break the December auction records with almost 4000 homes set to go under the hammer, almost 200 more than 2015. This week Melbourne’s auction market had a clearance rate of 80 per cent from 1264 auctions reported. There were 1014 selling and 250 being passed in, 99 of those on...
Highest Clearance Rate in the Past Two Months was Recorded This Weekend
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The final few weeks of 2016 are here, and Melbourne’s summer has brought an upbeat mood to the market. This week Melbourne’s auction market had a clearance rate of 79 per cent from 1094 auctions reported. There were 867 selling and 227 being passed in, 104 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the...
Results of the Spring Super Saturday Surge in Listings
Results of the Spring Super Saturday Surge in Listings
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As the Spring auction season reaches its final weekend, a clearance rate of 78 per cent was achieved from 1238 auctions reported. There were 964 selling and 274 being passed in, 129 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were also 301 private sales reported. With plenty of stock on offer...
Melbourne’s Median House Prices Reach a Record High
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This weekend a clearance rate of 80 per cent was achieved from 1001 auctions reported. There were 800 selling and 201 being passed in, 80 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were also 299 private sales reported. Melbourne’s 80 per cent result was higher than the 75 per cent recorded...
Melbournes Median House Prices Reach a Record High
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This weekend a clearance rate of 80 per cent was achieved from 1001 auctions reported. There were 800 selling and 201 being passed in, 80 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were also 299 private sales reported. Melbourne’s 80 per cent result was higher than the 75 per cent recorded...
Higher listing numbers and a lower clearance rate
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This weekend a clearance rate of 77 per cent was achieved from 990 auctions reported. There were 760 selling and 230 being passed in, 93 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were also 297 private sales reported. Higher listing numbers may have contributed to a lower clearance rate this weekend,...
Auction numbers down due To Spring Racing Carnival
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Derby Day weekend is usually a bit more quiet on the auction front, than the previous weekends in Melbourne. There were 455 auctions reported, with 364 selling and 91 being passed in, 39 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were also 347 private sales reported. The leading clearance rate suburbs...
Super Saturday brings Strong Results
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This weekend was one of Melbourne’s busiest auction weekend’s of the year! There were 1114 auctions reported, with 907 selling and 207 being passed in, 86 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were also 336 private sales reported. The weekend before Derby Day is always a busy one for Melbourne auctions,...
Spring Buyer’s Bidding Fiercely – Spring Auction Market
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Another windy weekend for the Spring auction market in Melbourne. There were 904 auctions reported, with 717 selling and 187 being passed in, 82 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were also 358 private sales reported. The September quarter has shown that auction volumes were down significantly on the same period...
Spring has Sprung!!
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Another weekend of low stock, but the good news is that fresh properties are arriving on the market ready for a spring surge. 81% clearance rate was achieved this weekend from 756 auctions held, with 611 selling and 145 being passed in, 63 of those on a vendor bid. There were also an additional 345...
Another high clearance rate recorded for spring
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This weekend Melbourne’s high clearance rate reflects a market in need of fresh stock. A 79% clearance rate was achieved this weekend from 782 auctions held, with 621 selling and 161 being passed in, 69 of those on a vendor bid. There were also an additional 315 private sales reported. Buyers who are hungry for...
Houses are winning hearts and strong bidding
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There were some heated auctions around Melbourne on the weekend, with some surprising sales results. For the first weekend of spring, Melbourne achieved a 79% clearance rate. There were 712 auctions held this weekend, with 560 selling and 152 being passed in, 76 of those on a vendor bid. There were also an additional 375...
A wider choice of properties as spring approaches
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The final weekend of winter brought strong sale results in many areas. There were 840 properties auctioned this weekend, resulting in a clearance rate of 79%. The details are: 665 properties sold and 175 passed in, 85 on a vendor bid. There were also an additional 309 private sales reported. Auction volumes have increased slightly,...
Could the auction market be preparing for the Spring rush?
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There were 486 properties auctioned this weekend, resulting in a strong clearance rate of 81 per cent. The details are: 392 properties selling and 94 being passed in, 43 of those on a vendor bid. There was an additional 281 private sales reported. As late winter typically has fewer properties available on the market, resulting in...
Richmond – The cityscape of Melbourne
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RICHMOND – is located approximately 3 kilometres east of Melbourne CBD with well-known commercial roads passing through, they are Victoria Street, Bridge Road and Swan Street.  For all your shopping needs including factory outlets at your convenience makes for a perfect day out. Richmond has a great public transport system with trains, trams and buses connecting...
Record low interest rates bring buyers out
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Auction numbers down which means some tough competition for buyers, as 573 properties were auctioned this weekend. A clearance rate of 77 per cent was achieved, with 441 properties selling and 132 being passed in, 60 of those on a vendor bid. There were an additional 315 private sales reported. Last week’s decision by the Reserve Bank...
Tips to improve your Rental Yield
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Many first time investors don’t completely understand how their investment can earn them an income and will look to build their wealth purely through the capital growth of a property. In this article we will highlight a few tips and tricks as to how you can increase your yield for long term benefits. Firstly though...
How to prepare your home for auction
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How to prepare your home for auction: As daunting as it may be, preparing for auction can be a simple process, as long as you are prepared! It is best to plan well in advance so you can put steps in place that you can action accordingly as the day approaches. For example, to plan for...
A word on Foreign Investment
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Foreign Investment has long been a talking point amongst property buyers in the Australian Property Market. Many are against Chinese Nationals, for example, buying up masses of Aussie homes from under our feet, that is, until recently. The Australian Tax Office has just unveiled new legislation which will require those who are considered foreign residents...
Big crowds and bargains for astute buyers
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Big crowds at auctions and open houses on Saturday, as 601 properties were auctioned this weekend. A clearance rate of 78 per cent was achieved, with 468 properties selling and 133 being passed in, 66 of those on a vendor bid. There were an additional 341 private sales reported. In the three months prior to 30 June,...
Lower Auction Volumes Ahead of a Busy Spring Market
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A clearance rate of 74 per cent was achieved from 462 auctions this weekend, with 341 properties selling and 121 being passed in, 49 of those on a vendor bid. There were an additional 294 private sales reported. As rare as it is for Melbourne auction numbers to fall below 500 on a non-holiday weekend, this...
A new clearance rate record for 2016
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Buyers were out in large numbers on the final weekend of the financial year. A clearance rate of 79 per cent was achieved from 181 auctions this weekend, with 133 properties selling and 48 being passed in, 15 of those on a vendor bid. There were an additional 370 private sales reported. Restrictions to negative...
A brief word on Buyers Agents …….
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Buyer’s Agents Real Estate Agents are often struggling with lack of supply, demand is usually high and competition is always tough. Buyers are regularly being priced out of the market, particularly first home buyers, young families looking to upgrade and the Mum and Dad investors as well. Buyer’s Agents in Victoria are seeing purchasers being...
SOUTH YARRA – jam packed suburb of Melbourne
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South Yarra is a very popular suburb of Melbourne because of its simple access to the CBD and the many attractions which keep people visiting and residing in the area.  It located approximately 4 kilometres south east from the CBD and is only 5 square kilometres. South Yarra backs onto the Royal Botanic Gardens and...
HAMPTON – A bayside suburb that has the lot!
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HAMPTON – is located approximately 14 kilometres south east of Melbourne CBD with Beach Road being a very popular cycling route which follows the beautiful coastline all the way down to Portsea. Along with the amazing bike trail that follows the coastline there are plenty of great swimming areas that feature picnic areas with barbeques,...
Election Day and School Holidays did not Deter Serious Home Buyers
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Buyers were out in large numbers on the final weekend of the financial year. A clearance rate of 73 per cent was achieved from 181 auctions this weekend, with 133 properties selling and 48 being passed in, 15 of those on a vendor bid. There were an additional 370 private sales reported. Only a relatively...
High auction volumes present strong opportunities for buyers in June
Elite Buyer Agents See High Auction Volumes In June
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The Melbourne auction market had an impressive return to form after the Queens Birthday weekend break. A clearance rate of 72 per cent was achieved from 893 auctions this weekend, with 533 properties selling and 247 being passed in, 98 of those on a vendor bid. There were an additional 275 private sales reported. This...
Heidelberg – a one stop suburb with everything you need!
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Heidelberg is located approximately 13 kilometres north-east of Melbourne CBD and partially boarders with the beautiful Yarra River. Along the Yarra River, you will find ample walking trails with some that can keep you walking or running for kilometres.  There are also play grounds and recreational areas along the way such as tennis courts and football ovals...
Low Interest Rates Stimulate the Melbourne Property Market
Low Interest Rates Stimulate The Melbourne Property Market
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Low interest rates have enticed more first-home buyers to become active in the Melbourne property market this weekend. A clearance rate of 76 per cent was achieved from 747 auctions this weekend, with 565 properties selling and 182 being passed in, 78 of those on a vendor bid. There were an additional 361 private sales...
Footscray – An up and coming suburb of West Melbourne!
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This small suburb is only 5 square kilometres and it’s a hop, skip and a jump from Melbourne CBD making this the perfect location to live, to work and of course to socialise! This small suburb is filled with many different cultures and it is interesting to know that only approximately 50% speak English at...
Houses and Single Level Properties are Hotly Contested
Houses And Single Level Properties Are Hotly Contested
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Melbourne’s market is dividing further into a two-speed market, with house sales soaring higher than apartments. A clearance rate of 74 per cent was achieved from 934 auctions this weekend, with 692 properties selling and 242 being passed in, 107 of those on a vendor bid. There were an additional 361 private sales reported. Houses...
Listen to Buyers Agent David Easterbrook’s Melbourne Property Market Wrap on 1116 SEN Radio
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  “Hi, It’s David Easterbrook with the Elite Buyer Agents Market Wrap This weekend there were 934 auctions of which 74% sold. Melbourne is currently experiencing a two-speed market, houses and villas are outperforming apartments and town houses. The auction of 3A Cowra Street, Brighton demonstrated how popular villas are. The competitive auction attracted 8 bidders and...
St Kilda – funky, fun and diverse, something for everyone!!
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St Kilda is a small suburb of around 3.2 square kilometres, even though it is small it is extremely well known and conveniently located just 6 kilometres south east of Melbourne CBD. St Kilda is filled with cafes, restaurants, clothing boutiques, medical services and supermarkets.  Two well-known streets are Acland Street and Fitzroy Street, when...
Listen to Buyers Agent David Easterbrook’s Melbourne Property Market Wrap on 1116 SEN Radio
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  “This weekend there was 631 auctions of which 75% sold with 40% less auctions as the same time last year, we are seeing consistent clearance rates in the 70s indicating a steady market Family’s upsizing and older buyers downsizing are making up the majority market. Lower than ever interest rates are keeping home buyers...
Listen to Buyers Agent Kim Easterbrook’s Melbourne Property Market Wrap on 1116 SEN Radio
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“Hi its Kim Easterbrook with the Elite Buyer Agents market wrap, this weekend there was 692 Auctions of which 73% sold, we are seeing a rise in vendor’s price expectations were over 70% of properties that passed in were on genuine bids but did not sell immediately after. We are currently seeing huge pressure on...
Be Cautious of Buying an Off The Plan Property
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It is no wonder a buyer can get swept into buying an off the plan property.  It sounds appealing.  Stamp duty savings… its brand new…small deposit now pay later. But when you dig deeper down into what an off the plan property is you will understand there are many pitfalls. Whether it be buying for...
Beaumaris – a picturesque Melbourne Bayside suburb
Beaumaris A Picturesque Melbourne Bayside Suburb
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BEAUMARIS – is a prosperous suburb located approximately 20 kilometres south-east of Melbourne CBD boasting approximately 4.5 kilometres of beach front, including the picturesque Watkins Bay making this the ideal suburb. The main shopping precinct is the Concourse Shopping Centre just off Reserve Road, although there are many boutiques and cafes, you just to explore...
Listings have increased and auction volumes in May are set to be strong
Listings Have Increased And Auction Volumes In May Are Set To Be Strong
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Fewer than 500 auctions were held in Melbourne on the Anzac Day long weekend. A clearance rate of 77 per cent was achieved from 472 auctions this weekend, with 365 properties selling and 107 being passed in, 58 of those on a vendor bid. There were an additional 466 private sales reported. The suburbs with...
HAWTHORN – a booming suburb on the rise
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HAWTHORN – is definitely a suburb on the rise with over 20,000 people residing here plus it is conveniently located only 6 kilometres east of Melbourne CBD. Hawthorn is home to some of the most beautiful homes, but our feature property for the week is the well-known Grace Park Estate which was later developed into small...
Three out of four auctions in Melbourne this year have sold
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This weekend in Melbourne, there were 761 auctions held with a clearance rate of 73 per cent recorded, compared to 73 per cent last week, and 78 per cent this weekend last year. Of the auctions held, 559 sold and 202 were passed in, 89 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the...
Yarraville – The vibrant village in the western suburbs of Melbourne
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YARRAVILLE – is a medium sized suburb of around 5.6 square kilometres and is located approximately 8 kilometres west of Melbourne CBD, just off the West Gate Bridge. Yarraville is well known for the Sun Theatre, a boutique cinema comprising of eight screens which has been operational since 1938 with the neon sign becoming quite the icon...
Melbourne’s clearance rate 75% up from last week.
Elite Buyer Agents Say Melbourne's Clearance Rate 75% Up From Last Week
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In Melbourne there were 666 auctions held, with a clearance rate of 75 per cent recorded, compared to 69 per cent last week, and 76 per cent this weekend last year. Of the auctions held, 497 sold and 196 were passed in, 83 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions held,...
Brighton – one of Melbourne’s most prestigious and wealthy suburbs.
Brighton One Of Melbournes Most Prestigious And Wealthy Suburbs
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BRIGHTON – is a prestigious and wealthy suburb located 11 kilometres south east of Melbourne CBD with Beach Road being a very popular cycling route which follows the beautiful coastline all the way down to Portsea. Church Street is one of the main strips in Brighton which is filled with cafes, restaurants, a cinema at...
Super Saturday produced some competitive results!
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21 March 2016 In Melbourne there were 1476 auctions held, with a clearance rate of 75 per cent recorded, compared to 69 per cent last week, and 76 per cent this weekend last year. Of the auctions held, 1113 sold and 363 were passed in, 157 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to...
Over 1000 auctions held across Melbourne over the weekend.
Over 1000 Auctions Held Across Melbourne Over The Weekend
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In Melbourne there were 1041 auctions held, with a clearance rate of 74 per cent recorded, compared to 76 per cent last week, and 70 per cent this weekend last year. Of the auctions held, 775 sold and 266 were passed in, 140 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions held,...
Elite Buyer Agents attended multiple auctions over the weekend.
Elite Buyer Agents Attended Multiple Auctions Over The Weekend
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In Melbourne there were 1083 auctions held, with a clearance rate of 78 per cent recorded, compared to 75 per cent last week. Of the auctions held, 843 sold and 240 were passed in, 116 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions held, there were also 350 private sales.Kim Easterbrook featured...
Melbourne property market heating up.
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This weekend was the first for 2016 with more than 800 auctions taking place. In Melbourne there were 852 auctions held, with a clearance rate of 77 per cent recorded, compared to 75 per cent last week. Of the auctions held, 656 sold and 196 were passed in, 94 of those on a vendor bid....
2016 a strong start for Melbourne Property
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2016 has started off strongly in the Melbourne property market, with higher numbers of listings than the same time last year. This weekend in Melbourne there were 438 auctions held, with a clearance rate of 78 per cent recorded, compared to 73 per cent last week. Of the auctions held, 270 sold and 96 were...
2015 Melbourne Property Market finishes on a high note.
2015 Melbourne Property Market Finishes On A High Note
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A clearance rate of 71 per cent was recorded in Melbourne from 1209 auctions, compared to 64 per cent last week. Of the auctions held, 865 sold and 349 were passed in, 153 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were 430 private sales reported. It was the final “Super...
Auction clearance rate lowers with higher volume of auctions.
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A clearance rate of 67 per cent was recorded in Melbourne from 1236 auctions, compared to 65 per cent last week. Of the auctions held, 825 sold and 411  were passed in, 161 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were 413 private sales reported. The market held firm this...
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It was the biggest auction day in Australia’s history, with approximately 5,800 auctions taking place in all of the capital cities, 1,467 of those occurred in Melbourne. A clearance rate of 67 per cent was recorded in Melbourne on the weekend, compared to 65 per cent last week. Of the auctions held in Melbourne this...
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A clearance rate of 67 per cent was recorded in Melbourne on the weekend, compared to 69 per cent last week. There were 1172 auctions held on the weekend with 780 properties selling and 392 being passed in, 153 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were 376 private sales...
4 things You Should Keep In Mind Before Selling A Home
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Selling your house can be a tricky thing. You don’t want to end up doing a deal that makes you feel like you didn’t get enough return, nor do you want to scare buyers by a price too high. Here are four things that will help you get you the best deal for your house....
Latest Melbourne Property Market News
Latest Melbourne Property Market News November 2016 With Elite Buyer Agents
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This weekend Melbourne recorded a clearance rate of 71 per cent, compared to 68 per cent last week. There were 1243 auctions held on the weekend with 880 properties selling and 363 being passed in, 141 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were 349 private sales reported. The REIV...
Latest Melbourne Property Market News
Latest Melbourne Property Market News
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This weekend Melbourne recorded a clearance rate of 71 per cent, compared to 68 per cent last week. There were 953 auctions held on the weekend with 675 properties selling and 278 being passed in, 134 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were 362 private sales reported The clearance...
Latest Melbourne Property Market News
Latest Melbourne Property Market News
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This weekend Melbourne recorded a clearance rate of 71 per cent, compared to 73 per cent last week. There were 1358 auctions held on the weekend with 964 properties selling and 394 being passed in, 181 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were 383 private sales reported. Clearance rates...
Latest Melbourne Property Market News
Latest Melbourne Property Market News October 2015
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This weekend Melbourne recorded a clearance rate of 74 per cent, compared to 72 per cent last week. There were 1101 auctions held on the weekend with 816 properties selling and 285 being passed in, 124 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were 371 private sales reported. The September...
Latest Melbourne Property Market News
Latest Melbourne Property Market News October 2015
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This weekend Melbourne recorded a clearance rate of 74 per cent, compared to 76 per cent last week. There were 1113 auctions held on the weekend with 819 properties selling and 294 being passed in, 120 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were 433 private sales reported. The REIV...
Latest Melbourne Property Market News
Latest Melbourne Property Market News September 2015
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This weekend Melbourne recorded a clearance rate of 74 per cent, compared to 76% last week. There were 993 auctions held on the weekend with 732 properties selling and 261 being passed in, 111 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were 370 private sales reported. The latest ABS data...
Latest Melbourne Property Market News
Latest Melbourne Property Market News September 2015
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As more stock arrives on the Spring market, auction listings are also up by 20 per cent on 2014 figures. This weekend Melbourne recorded a clearance rate of 75 per cent, the same figure achieved last week. There were 1007 auctions held on the weekend with 759 properties selling and 248 being passed in, 92...
Latest Melbourne Property Market News
Latest Melbourne Property Market News September 2015
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A clearance rate of 76 per cent was recorded in Melbourne, compared to 77 per cent last week. There were 841 auctions held on the weekend with 643 properties selling and 198 being passed in, 76 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were 410 private sales reported. As we...
Latest Melbourne Property Market News
Latest Melbourne Property Market News August 2015
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A clearance rate of 78 per cent was recorded in Melbourne, compared to 73 per cent last week. There were 950 auctions held on the weekend with 741 properties selling and 209 being passed in, 89 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were 371 private sales reported. Conditions have...
Latest Melbourne Property Market News
Latest Melbourne Property Market News August 2015
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Have you noticed more “for sale” or “forthcoming auction” signs going up around Melbourne last week? That’s no surprise, as the listings are readying for a very busy spring selling season. A clearance rate of 74 per cent was recorded in Melbourne, compared to 76 per cent last week. There were 770 auctions held on...
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Latest Melbourne Property Market News August 2015
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Another steady result in auctions this weekend with a clearance rate of 77 per cent, the same as last week. There were 735 auctions held on the weekend with 567 properties selling and 168 being passed in, 71 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were 353 private sales reported....
Latest Melbourne Property Market News
Latest Melbourne Property Market News August 2015
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The 8th of the 8th was certainly a busy day for auctions in Melbourne, and the result for the weekend was a clearance rate of 79 per cent, compared to 77 per cent last week. There were 872 auctions held on the weekend with 689 properties selling and 183 being passed in, 87 of those...
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Latest Melbourne Property Market News July 2015
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The first August results for 2015 saw a slightly higher clearance rate of 79 per cent, compared to 76 per cent last week. There were 595 auctions held on the weekend with 467 properties selling and 128 being passed in, 61 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were 434...
Latest Melbourne Property Market News
Latest Melbourne Property Market News July 2015
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This weekend, a clearance rate of 79 per cent was recorded in Melbourne, compared to 75 per cent last week. There were 687 auctions held on the weekend with 542 properties selling and 145 being passed in, 56 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were 407 private sales reported....
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A clearance rate of 77 per cent was recorded in Melbourne this weekend. There were 614 auctions held on the weekend with 472 properties selling and 142 being passed in, 65 of those on a vendor bid. There were an additional 384 private sales reported. It was quality apartments that dominated the Auction market on...
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Latest Melbourne Property Market News July 2015
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A clearance rate of 77 per cent was recorded in Melbourne this weekend. There were 507 auctions held on the weekend with 392 properties selling and 115 being passed in, 45 of those on a vendor bid. There were an additional 375 private sales reported. The slightly lower clearance rate experienced this weekend in Melbourne...
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This weekend there was an auction clearance rate of 77 per cent in Melbourne. There were 508 auctions held on the weekend with 392 properties selling and 116 being passed in, 50 of those on a vendor bid. There were an additional 443 private sales reported. Fewer auctions were held on the weekend, and the...
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Latest Melbourne Property Market News June 2015
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Saturday’s auction market was again strong in Melbourne with a clearance rate of 79 per cent. There were 782 auctions over the weekend with 621 properties selling and 161 being passed in, 62 of those on a vendor bid. There were an additional 378 private sales reported. Auction sales have continued to track higher with...
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A clearance rate of 79 per cent was recorded this weekend in Melbourne. There were 867 auctions over the weekend with 687 properties selling and 180 being passed in, 89 of those on a vendor bid. There were an additional 469 private sales reported. Competition is heating up for buyers hoping to purchase before the...
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Melbourne’s auction market has bounced back after the Queen’s birthday long weekend, with a clearance rate of 80 per cent. There were 781 auctions this weekend with 624 properties selling and 157 being passed in, 67 of those on a vendor bid. There were an additional 409 private sales reported. Housing affordability has been a...
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Melbourne’s clearance rate for the final weekend in May has again defied expectations, with another strong result of 81 per cent. There were 1,048 auctions this weekend with 854 properties selling and 194 being passed in, 100 of those on a vendor bid. There were an additional 464 private sales reported. This year’s results in...
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This week’s clearance rate was a new high for Melbourne so far in 2015’s auction results.  A jump of 5 per cent from last weekend’s results saw the final clearance rate land on 82 per cent across Melbourne. There were 940 auctions this weekend with 775 properties selling and 165 being passed in, 79 of...
Melbourne’s hidden pockets of value
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There’s a secret to getting a house in one of Melbourne’s up-market suburbs. Find our very own Kim Easterbrook commenting on ‘hidden gems’ in the Herald Sun here.
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With fewer properties going under the hammer this weekend buyer demand is still strong, as evidenced by the clearance rate of 76 per cent. There were 823 auctions this weekend with 629 properties selling and 194 being passed in, 83 of those on a vendor bid. There were an additional 425 private sales reported. Some...
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The interest rate cut has spurred a greater interest at auctions over the weekend, and the resulting clearance rate of 81 per cent highlights a demand for Melbourne property. There were 904 auctions this weekend, with 732 properties selling and 172 being passed in, 78 of those on a vendor bid. There were an additional...
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Large crowds and a high number of bidders at auctions on the weekend as the market powered back after the Anzac Day break. The clearance rate of 80 per cent gives a good indication as to the strength of the Melbourne market. There were 929 auctions this weekend, with 746 properties selling and 183 being...
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A large number of auctions were held in Melbourne on the weekend, partly due to vendors hoping to sell before Anzac Day. The result shows how strong the market is right now – a clearance rate of 79 per cent. There were 1077 auctions this weekend, with 851 properties selling and 226 being passed in,...
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The Melbourne auction market returns after the Easter break with similar energy as before Easter, showing the school holidays have not kept buyers away. There were 555 auctions this weekend, with 431 properties selling and 124 being passed in, 62 of those on a vendor bid – resulting in a clearance rate of 78 per...
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Great confidence in the market is highlighted by the bidding on the weekend, and the resulting clearance rate of 79 per cent. There were 1336 auctions this weekend, with 1050 properties selling and 286 being passed in, 127 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions there were also 506 private sales...
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Strong sales results were reported this weekend with a clearance rate of 77 per cent, and buyers are continuing to face tough competition. There were 1096 auctions this weekend, with 846 properties selling and 250 being passed in, 113 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions there were also 438 private...
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Vendors have been pouring properties onto the market to take advantage of the selling time before Easter, and the result was a 78 per cent clearance rate. There were 959 auctions this weekend, with 752 properties selling and 207 being passed in, 100 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions there...
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A clearance rate of 79 per cent was recorded this weekend, which is up 4 per cent from last weekend. This week has seen the highest amount of auction activity so far this year, with 1275 properties going under the hammer for the first “Super-Saturday”. From those auctions 1002 properties sold and 273 were passed...
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For the first major auction weekend of the year, there was a substantial lift in auction numbers with 852 properties going under the hammer, resulting in a clearance rate of 76 per cent. From those auctions 651 properties sold and 201 were passed in, 95 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the...
Rate cut likely to increase buyer interest in Melbourne Property Market
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Melbourne’s auction market has received a warm welcome back for 2015. There were 458 auctions reported this weekend, with a clearance rate of 74 per cent. From those auctions 338 properties sold and 120 were passed in, 61 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions there were also 358 private sales...
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Article by Kim Easterbrook For the average buyer, it can be a very daunting task to purchase an investment property.  How can the average buyer, who has no knowledge of the property market know they are making the most profitable investment choice? How can they know what type of property is going to give them...
Is it cheaper to rent or buy a property?
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Article by David Easterbrook The answer to this question is easy to answer by applying a number of industry benchmarks widely accepted.  An investor in Melbourne will expect a rental yield of 3.5% – 4%…this is the rent a tenant will pay to the landlord. For example An investor buys an investment property for $550,000. ...
Strategies to lease your investment property faster
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Article by Sonja Hagen As a property manager, part of my job is to minimise any out of pocket expenses owners experience when their investment becomes vacant. There are several important things to consider during this time, the following of which are probably the most significant: Presentation and appeal Both are essential in minimising rent loss....
Consumer Affairs Due Diligence Checklist
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Article by Fiona Evans Available at open for inspections and online, the questions raised on the new Consumer Affairs Victoria Due diligence check list will be a starting point for many buyers to take more control of their purchasing and steer them to seek professional advice for some of the answers Knowing what to further...
Presenting Your Property For Sale
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Article By Ray Becher As a seller, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to prepare your property before it goes to market, and simple things can go a long way in creating the best first impression possible, and as the expression goes, first impressions last. A well-presented property is more appealing to...
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The penultimate auction weekend for 2014 saw high volumes of properties going under the hammer. There were 1,266 auctions reported, with a clearance rate of 70 per cent. 881 properties sold at auction with 385 being passed in, 192 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were also 486 private...
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Arriving at the final month of 2014 and buyers have been very active, with plenty of choice still remaining. 1,347 auctions were reported this weekend with a clearance rate of 69 per cent. From those auctions 926 properties sold and 421 were passed in, 192 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the...
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The State election being held on Saturday did not deter buyers, in fact it meant that there were more people attending auctions in their local area. 1,213 auctions were reported this weekend with a clearance rate of 66 per cent. From those auctions 805 properties sold and 408 were passed in, 209 of those on...
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Clearance rates over the weekend have lowered, but we have seen an increase of private sales across Melbourne. There were 1,073 auctions reported this weekend, with a clearance rate of 67 per cent. From those auctions 720 properties sold and 353 were passed in, 195 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the...
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With plenty of housing stock on offer, buyers have been able to gain the upper hand in the Spring auction market. This weekend, there were 1,193 auctions reported, and a clearance rate of 69 per cent. From those auctions, 821 sold, and 372 were passed in, 202 of those on a vendor bid. In addition...
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Passionate buyers still turned out on Saturday to brave the 35 degree heat, but it was vendors who were really feeling the heat with high stock levels giving buyers plenty of choice. This weekend, there were 934 auctions reported, and a clearance rate of 68 per cent. From those auctions, 632 sold, and 302 were...
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A new record number of auctions were held in Melbourne on Saturday – with over 1500 properties auctioned. The clearance rate of 73% was a strong result from 1508 auctions recorded in Melbourne this weekend. From those auctions, 1102 sold, and 406 were passed in, 193 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to...
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Auction sales have dropped off slightly this week with a clearance rate of 73% recorded in Melbourne, although buyers have more choice. There were 932 auctions held, with 681 selling, and 251 being passed in, 127 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were also 370 private sales recorded over...
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A steady clearance rate of 74% was recorded this weekend in Melbourne. There were 843 auctions held, with 623 selling, and 220 being passed in, 116 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were also 422 private sales recorded over the weekend.  As reported by the REIV, Melbourne’s auction numbers...
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The sunny conditions on the weekend provided a perfect setting for the Melbourne auction market. There were 680 auctions held this weekend across Melbourne, with 501 selling, and 179 being passed in (76 of those on a vendor bid) resulting in a solid clearance rate of 74%. In addition to the auctions, there were also...
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Melbourne has experienced its first bumper weekend in spring with 894 auctions held, and a clearance rate of 75%. 669 properties were sold at auction, with 225 being passed in, 104 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were also 380 private sales recorded over the weekend. Buyers are enjoying...
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Melbourne is heading for a total of 3,000 auctions for the month of September, more than last year’s total of 2,463. This weekend, there were 818 auctions held, with 617 selling, and 201 being passed in (91 of those on a vendor bid) resulting in a clearance rate of 75%. In addition to the auctions,...
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The first weekend of spring did not disappoint, with higher numbers of properties up for sale. In terms of results, there were 683 auctions held this weekend across Melbourne with 524 properties selling, and 159 being passed in, 74 of those on a vendor bid, resulting in a clearance rate of 77%. In addition to...
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A total of 717 auctions were recorded this weekend, with 544 properties selling and 173 being passed in, 66 of those on a vendor bid. This resulted in a clearance rate of 76 per cent. In addition to the auctions, there were also 366 private sales. The volume of auction sales in Melbourne over the...
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Melbourne’s property market remains uneven despite the low interest rates and the opportunities they present. There were 613 auctions held this weekend across Melbourne, with 438 selling, and 175 being passed in resulting in a clearance rate of 71%. In addition to the auctions, there were also 340 private sales recorded over the weekend. The...
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Record numbers of homes have been sold by auction in Victoria this year. And winter has been busier than normal in Melbourne’s property listings. There were 611 auctions held this weekend across Melbourne, with 442 selling, and 169 being passed in resulting in a clearance rate of 72%. In addition to the auctions, there were...
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Melbourne’s chilly winter months are proving to be no deterrent for vendor’s hoping to sell, and it seems that buyers are continuing to provide decent numbers at auction (even on rainy days). There were 592 auctions held this weekend across Melbourne, with 431 selling, and 161 being passed in resulting in a clearance rate of...
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Melbourne’s auctions over the weekend saw a slight increase in the clearance rate to 75 per cent which is 5 per cent higher than this weekend last year, on a higher volume of auctions. There has been an increase in homes going to auction from 14,000 to 18,000 compared to last year for the first...
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What an end to Autumn! Could this mean a strong winter in the property market? The number of auctions around Melbourne has soared in recent weeks, giving buyers more stock to choose from, and slowing down price growth. The latest results show a clearance rate of 73%, which is on par with recent weeks. There...
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A clearance rate of 73% was recorded in Melbourne on the weekend, compared to 70% last weekend, and 69% on the same weekend last year. Of the 1,017 auctions held, there were 746 sold and 271 passed in, 149 of those on a vendor’s bid. In addition to the auctions, there were also 465 private...
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Could buyers be gaining the upper hand again in the Melbourne property market? There were 863 auctions were held this weekend across Melbourne, with 623 selling, and 240 being passed in resulting in a clearance rate of 72%. In addition to the auctions, there were also 455 private sales recorded over the weekend. These latest...
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Saturday’s weather, and Mother’s Day celebrations didn’t keep people away from attending auctions over the weekend, where we saw a 70% clearance rate recorded. There were 576 auctions in Melbourne, with 401 selling and 175 being passed in, 99 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the auctions, there were also 452 private...
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The Melbourne property market has been reawakened after the quiet long weekends in April, and with this comeback there is a bit of a reality check for sellers. There were 704 auctions were held this weekend across Melbourne, with 496 selling, and 208 being passed in, resulting in a clearance rate of 70%. In addition...
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The property market is still showing consistent clearance rates but also producing strong results for some properties too. The weekend’s clearance rate was 66 per cent on 575 auctions. Last weekend, the clearance rate was 68 per cent and the year to date average is 69 per cent. There were 560 private sales and 780...
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The weekend clearance rate dropped but this was due to the volume of sales being very high, with the market still showing signs of strength. Of the 1,201 auctions reported to the REIV this weekend, 842 sold and 359 properties were passed in (184 of those on a vendor bid). The resulting clearance rate was...
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The weekend clearance rate of 70% is on par with last weekends figures, and considerably more than the same time last year when it was 63%. There were 899 auctions reported over the weekend, with 629 selling, and 270 being passed in. In addition to the auctions, there were also 474 private sales recorded in...
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Melbourne has experienced a record number of properties being listed for sale this month. There were 1,124 auctions were held this weekend across Melbourne, with 795 selling, and 329 being passed in resulting in a clearance rate of 71%. In addition to the auctions, there were also 452 private sales recorded over the weekend. These...
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Large crowds and a high average clearance rate are proving that 2014 is shaping up to be a big year for the Melbourne property market. A clearance rate of 75 per cent was recorded on 892 auctions on the weekend. There were 666 sales, and 226 being passed in, 104 of those on a vendor’s...
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Melbourne’s auction market is back in full swing again after the Labour Day long weekend last week. The clearance rate of 73 per cent on 837 auctions is higher than the same weekend last year, which achieved a clearance rate of 68 per cent on 832 auctions. This is a significant increase in the amount...
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Market Comment Melbourne 3rd March 2014 The autumn selling season commenced over the weekend producing a clearance rate of 74 per cent on 1,094 auctions, with 812 selling and 282 being passed in, 154 of those on a vendor bid. In addition to the weekend auctions there were 402 private sales. Approximately 2,400 homes have...
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A clearance rate of 75% was recorded this weekend from 1,105 auctions, and the first Super Saturday of the year. In addition to the weekend auctions there were 347 private sales. Already for 2014, there have been over 1,000 homes sold by auction, which is a solid start to the year. Last week, ANZ gave...
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A very strong auction market so far for 2014, as evidenced from the weekend’s clearance rate of 71 per cent on 620 auctions. Last weekend, the clearance rate was 67 per cent. There were 400 private sales and 1320 auctions are expected for next weekend. All auctions attended by the Elite team over the weekend...
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The auction season commenced over the weekend producing a clearance rate of 71 per cent on 620 auctions. In addition to the weekend auctions there were 400 private sales. Next weekend will be the first test for the year with 1320 auctions expected for the weekend (the first Super Saturday for 2014). All auctions attended...
News.com.au – Footscray joins the Elite East
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Kim Easterbrook talks about the expanding investor grade areas in the Western suburbs. Read the full article here.
Herald Sun – Prices drop in four Melbourne suburbs
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Kim Easterbrook comments on record median prices and what to expect next. Read the full article here.
Domain – Auction market on the rise
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Kim Easterbrook talks about the increasingly competitive Melbourne auction scene. Read the full article here.
Herald Sun – Ticking boxes for the suburban dream
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Kim Easterbrook talks about what makes or breaks a suburb. Read the full article here.
Herald sun – Women buyers stand on their own
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Kim Easterbrook comments on an increase in single female buyers. Read the full article here.
Domain – A decision made on strong foundations
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Kim Easterbrook comments on holiday properties. Read the full article here.
Domain – The fight for entry-level apartments
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Kim Easterbrook speaks about the current market and interest rate cuts. Read the full article here.
Domain – Take your pick
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Kim Easterbrook comments on single-fronted cottages. Read the full article here.  
Bank rate rises call a scare
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ANZs decision to raise the interest rate on variable mortgage customers dampened the mood at some auctions.  The moves by banks to independently lift their rates worried buyers, particularly investors.  But owner-occupiers who were less interested in seeking instant capital gain continued to target good properties. Six bidders competed at an executor’s auction, conducted by...
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Behind the scenes at Elite Buyer Agents, you’ll find Ash working hard to source the best off market and before property deals for clients. As a Buyer’s Agent, Ash spends each day driving all of the research within the business, and his role is fundamental to ensure Elite keeps its finger on the pulse. A relative...
Herald Sun – Time to grab a bargain
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Kim Easterbrook speaks to the Herald Sun about opportunities in the market Read the full article here.        
Domain – High demand from first home buyers
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Kim Easterbrook comments on first home buyers increasing bidder numbers across Melbourne. Read the full article here.
The Age – Spring brings a sales lift
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Kim Easterbrook talks about increased buyer confidence this Spring. Read the full article here.
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