This weekend’s auction results Saturday October 31st – The markets go from strength to strength

Our auction markets are going from strength to strength.

There were 1361 properties taken to auction across the combined capital cities this weekend, considerably more than last week (1081).Auction results

Today’s combined capital city preliminary auction clearance rate was recorded at 75.1% across 985 auction results reported so far, a little higher than last week’s preliminary result (70.4%) which later revised down to 68.2%.

This time last year saw a final national clearance rate of 66.4% when 1145 properties were taken to auction.

Sydney:

The harbour city was host to 768 auctions this weekend, considerably more than last week when  638 auctions were conducted and even more than the 699 Sydney properties put to auction this time last year.

Of the 539 Sydney auction results collected so far, 417 have returned a successful result, a sign of the firm Sydney auction market.

The preliminary auction clearance rate of 77.4% will be revised lower to around the low 70%’s as the remaining auction results are collected.

Last week, a final clearance rate of 72.9% was recorded for Sydney, while one year ago, a similar strong success rate of 72.6% was achieved across Sydney.

Realestate.com.au reported that there were also 1,724 private sales in New South Wales this week, a few more than the number sold last week (1,673) and considerably more than the 1,597 properties sold by private treaty the week before.

The following chart from Dr Andrew Wilson shows Sydney’s auction market trend over this year.

Sydney Weekend

 

Melbourne:

In Melbourne, 395 properties were scheduled for auction this week, obviously very different to the number of properties that would normally be taken to auction if Melbourne were not working its way out of lockdown.Melbourne

And many of these were online auctions as open air auctions are just getting going again in Melbourne.

This significantly more than the 301 of auctions that were conducted in Melbourne a week ago and, moving forward, we’ll see more auctions each weekend.

Not surprisingly 34 properties listed for auction were withdrawn this weekend.

Of the 306 Melbourne auctions reported so far, 226 were successful.

Last week 151 of the 301 Melbourne auctions were successful.

Realestate.com.au reported that there were also 1345 private sales in Victoria this week – a sign of the pent up demand in Melbourne. Significantly more properties sold in Melbourne last week than than in the previous week (904) and the 1025 properties sold by private treaty the week before.

The following chart from Dr Andrew Wilson shows Melbourne’s auction market trend over this year as well as the trend for private sales.

 

Melbourne Weekend

Real Time Melbourne

 

Here are the preliminary auction clearance rates as reported by Domain 

As always these will be lower by mid week when the auction results that are not yet reported are taken into account.

Clearly all the auction markets around Australia were strong this weekend

auction melbourne sydney brisbane

 

 

 

 

Comments by Dr. Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

Auction markets end October with no sign of slowing down

Sydney closing in on boom mode – Strong clearance rates from high listings

Melbourne now clearly up and about following recent significant easing of restrictions

 

Dr Wilson Auctions

 

 

 

 

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'This weekend’s auction results Saturday October 31st – The markets go from strength to strength' have 18 comments

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    July 21, 2020 Michael

    Do you know where the final auction results are published. I can only find the totally misleading preliminary results.

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      Michael Yardney

      July 21, 2020 Michael Yardney

      The final results are published on both Domain’s and realestate.com.au websites on a Thurday

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    May 31, 2020 James

    Hi Michael, can you help explain the preliminary auction clearance rates that get reported by Domain each week?

    Using Sydney’s figures as an example.

    Total 367
    Confirmed: 219
    Sold: 166
    Withdrawn: 49
    Passed In: 53
    65% from (166/[166+49+53]) or 166/268 = 61.9%

    I understand how the % has been calculated but what happened to the other 99 properties? It’s almost 30% of the results not being reported?

    Then looking back at Domains previous weeks they are the same
    23rd May – The results say 67% but missing 60 (24%) of the results
    16th May – 75% but missing 58 (38%) of the results
    09th May – 68% but missing 49 (34%) of the results

    When do the figures catch up and are no longer ‘preliminary’ results?

    If 30-40% of the results are never included, whats the point of tracking it?

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      Michael Yardney

      June 1, 2020 Michael Yardney

      You are right James and that’s why these are marked as preliminary auction results and final auction results are released on Thursday each week when many of the unreported sales are taken into account.
      That’s why I have suggested in my commentary that auction clearances will end up significantly lower than those initially reported

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    March 1, 2020 Steve

    Hi Michael,
    I have a Sydney investment property on the Northern Beaches worth approx $2M, with $1M in equity. Am i better off to sell it and use the $1M of equity to buy multiple properties in other states / locations to diversify, spread risk and increase the chances of capital growth and cash flow?
    I already have another Sydney investment property worth similar, so pay a hefty land tax bill every year.
    Regards
    Steve

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      Michael Yardney

      March 1, 2020 Michael Yardney

      I understand your concern, no one likes paying land tax, it is a wealth tax but it is also necessary part of becoming wealthy through Real Estate. You should see my land tax bill:-)

      I can’t answer your question without a lot more information, but this is exactly what we do as part of our modelling when we build a Strategic Property Portfolio plan for our clients. It takes into account your time frames, the capital growth of your current property, the potential capital growth of other properties, the costs involved in buying and selling and over what time period you would make a bigger profit. You can read more about our service here. Why not book in for a time delivers build a Strategic plan for you plan for you

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    December 16, 2019 Cheshire Fili

    Hi Michael, what are your thoughts on Dualdwelling properties and the rental guarantees that some agencies offer. pros and cons pls.
    Thanks in advance

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      Michael Yardney

      December 16, 2019 Michael Yardney

      Steer clear of them they must be terrible investments for the developer to nee dto offer you this type of incentive.
      There is SO much written about this on the internet – I’ll do an article on this as well – but I’m glad you asked – don’t even consider either

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    November 24, 2019 Raj

    Hi Michael, would you help people from NZ to invest in the residential property or your services are only limited to Australians?
    Thanks Raj.

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      Michael Yardney

      November 24, 2019 Michael Yardney

      Raj

      Yes we help New Zealanders and we understand the special regulations that pertain to them – we’d love to help you – please leave your details here

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    October 7, 2019 Shirley Lee

    Hi Michael
    Thank you very much for your insight!
    I am looking for an apartment in Clayton for investment with a budget of $550,000. I plan to rent it to the students in Monash University. Do you consider it as a good investment?
    Please give me some comments!
    Shirley

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      Michael Yardney

      October 7, 2019 Michael Yardney

      Shirley – Clayton is not on my radar and students are not the best tenants – that’s a good budget – you could do a lot better

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    September 29, 2019 Trish Walls

    Are there any statistics collected or reported for the Gold Coast anywhere?

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    September 2, 2019 Jeff Wright

    Thank you for this regular information re Auctions and auction clearance rates.
    But why do you continually leave Perth out !?

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      Michael Yardney

      September 2, 2019 Michael Yardney

      Jeff becuase of the very few auctions occuring in perth – the main providers of statistics don’t report Perth auctions

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        February 2, 2020 Jason

        HI Michael,
        With a total purchase of $3 million in Sydney, how many properties would you recommend with this budget and purchase for each (ie $1 million each for 3) and would you stick to apartments only?
        Thank you

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          Michael Yardney

          February 2, 2020 Michael Yardney

          Jason. It really depends on your circumstances, your investment goals etc. At that budget you couldmeither buy a block of apartments or 2 houses

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