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 week.
The market is still fairing strong in the sub $1 million price range, with first home buyers snapping up the more affordable properties. In the $2 million-plus market, there has been less stock available, however, we expect to see auction numbers rise again in early May although we are experiencing a shortage of supply again this month.
The Team at Elite.
77 Ballarat Street, Yarraville. Sold for $1,215,000
This two bedroom house on 330sqm (approx) in the heart of Yarraville village, sold under the hammer for $10,000 above the reserve in front of a crowd of 60 onlookers. The auction commenced with a vendor bid of $1.05 million, which was met by a $10,000 rise from a young family. Bidding slowly continued with $5,000 rises between two families and an investor. But it was a couple moving from St Kilda after migrating from the UK who won the keys with their $1,215,000 final bid.
5 Collingwood Street, Sandringham. Sold for $2,216,000.
This California bungalow was last on the market in 1980, when it sold for $42,500. Stretched out on an approx 58’/17.68m frontage amongst the premier homes of this established blue-chip locale. In front of 50 onlookers, four bidders battled to become the new owners. With steady bidding for about 15 minutes, the eventual purchasers only contributed three bids before walking away with the keys.
4/88 Roslyn Street, Brighton. Sold for an undisclosed price.
This well-positioned townhouse (villa unit) struggled to achieve some active bidding at auction. Two bidders participated from $900,000 to $990,000 where the property then passed in. The final price is undisclosed but sold not too far away from where the property passed in. The stairs into the property may have deterred the downsizer market from pursuing this property.