A low clearance rate as the property market shifts in favour of buyers

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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 mark at auction. Savvy buyers are also sticking to their guns in some instances bringing to a standstill any outcome at auction and happy to negotiate afterwards with battle weary agents. Having said this there were still plenty of well-contested auctions across Melbourne with some solid results over the recent weekend.
Regards,

The Team at Elite.

526 Springvale Road, Forest Hill. Sold for $1,070,000
A retro time capsule home went under the hammer on Saturday at an exciting auction. The two storey, four bedroom brick house on 654sqm with a full length balcony and a garage for 3 vehicles showcased total 70’s charm. Bidding began at $850,000, and the home was on the market at $1.05 million. Complete with shagpile carpet, an 8 person sauna and a bedroom with a mirrored ceiling, the new buyers plan to retain the current look.


1/4 Gipps Avenue, Mordialloc. Sold for $642,000
This inviting front unit located only a quick walk from the station, cafes and the soft sands of Mordialloc beach attracted first-home buyers and downsizers alike sold well above the reserve price.
The two queen-sized bedrooms both benefit from fitted wardrobes and share an original bathroom which has been upgraded with a stone vanity,


4/7-11 Moresby Street, Mitcham. Sold for $755,000
This fully-renovated townhouse in a prized and private position in a complex of six, sold to a first home buyer at auction on Saturday for $25,000 above the reserve. The home features a soaring ceiling and an elegant timber floor in the sunny lounge. French doors open onto a private courtyard which leads down to another private entertaining area, with new timber decking.

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