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 of auctions held this week compared to last week. Attendances at auctions across the board were very strong so the market is showing there is still a lot of interest from prospective buyers, but buyers appear to be holding off from bidding. This may indicate the eased buying conditions could be shortlived.
There is no doubt the Melbourne property market has turned into a balanced market which is very much welcomed by buyers entering into the market.
The Team at Elite.
9 Stonehaven Avenue, Malvern East. Property Passed In.
About 30 gathered to see the old Edwardian go under the hammer. Renovated and extended some time ago the home sits pretty on the North side of the tree lined street and is surrounded by some old and many new, large family homes in the popular family orientated location. A vendor bid of $1.95m took some time to eventually see a rise from the crowd of $25k, to take the price to $1.975m, but then that was it. No further bids, and the property passed in to the Chinese couple on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
16 Jupiter Street, Caulfield South. Sold for $1,705,000
The auction of this four-bedroom three-bathroom home in a popular location of Caulfield South drew a large crowd of over 60 attendees and achieved some bidding competition. The first bidder was bullish and started the auction at $1.5m with another gentleman contesting his bidding, but he ran out of steam very quickly. The original party bid strong when a third bidder jumped in who then went on to win the keys. The property was announced on the market at $1.65m and sold for $1.705m.
15 McFarlane Court, Highett. Sold for $1,360,000
This substantial two-storey, four bedroom house, set with a sunny rear orientation in Highett’s quietest hidden cul-de-sac location sold under the hammer on Saturday. With a bid of $1.175 million kicking things off, two families bids pushed the price $160,000 above the reserve at the auction. The property had a pre-auction price guide of $1.15 – $1.25 million. It last sold in 1977 for $20,800 according to CoreLogic records.