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Auction Markets Steady

Figures remain stable despite post-election surge in listings.

By Terry Christodoulou
Mon, May 30, 2022Grey Clock 2 min

Auction clearance rates were steady on Saturday despite a forecasted surge in post-election weekend listings.

The national auction market reported a clearance rate of 67.3% at the weekend — lower than the 71.4% reported last weekend and also lower than the 82.2% recorded over the same weekend last year. This weekend’s national figure was the lowest of the year so far.

National auction numbers were higher at the weekend, following last weekend’s election day distractions. A total of 2707 homes were reported listed compared to the previous weekend’s 1137 — higher than the same weekend last year’s 2505 auctions.

Sydney’s market is stable, albeit down on last year’s figures, recording a clearance rate of 66.9% at the weekend — below the 68.9% of last weekend but lower than the 82.2% of the same weekend last year.

A total of 1013 homes were listed for auction in the NSW capital at the weekend — predictably higher than the 335 auctioned last weekend and higher than the 981 of same weekend last year.

Sydney recorded a median price of $1,720,000 for houses sold at auction at the weekend which was well ahead of the $1,600,000 recorded last weekend and 7.2% higher than the same weekend last year’s $1,605,000.

Melbourne’s market saw a small upward shift despite the surge in auction numbers.

The Victorian capital reported a clearance rate of 68.1% on Saturday — higher than the year-low of 63.8% recorded over the previous weekend but lower than the 76.5% recorded over the same weekend last year.

A total of 1320 homes were listed in Melbourne at the weekend — higher than the 594 reported over the previous weekend and higher than the 1272 listed over the same weekend last year.

Melbourne recorded a median price of $1,150,000 for houses sold at auction at the weekend which was higher than the $1,030,000 reported last weekend and 16.5% higher than the $987,500 recorded over the same weekend last year.

Data powered by Dr Andrew Wilson, My Housing Market.

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New research from Knight Frank’s International Waterfront Index shows waterfront properties are costing more than double their inland counterparts in Sydney while in Melbourne waterside properties attract a 40% premium.

Australia’s coastline attracts some of the highest waterfront premiums in the world with Sydney topping the index — an average premium of 121% — compared to an equivalent home set away from the water.

Auckland ranked second on the list of 17 international locations — a premium of 76%. The list saw Gold Coast (71%), Perth (69%) and the Cap d’Antibes (59%) on the French Riviera round out the top 5.

Australia continued to feature prominently in the research with Brisbane’s waterfront premium coming in at 55%, with Melbourne also in the top 10 at 39%.

According to Knight Frank Australia’s head of residential research, Michelle Ciesielski, there has always been strong appetite for Sydney’s waterfront homes.

Australia’s luxury residential market has advanced, it lacks the depth of prestige markets in more established global cities said Cieselski.

“As a result, our Australian cities can achieve a significantly higher premium on the waterfront compared to a similar property inland without access to, or a view of, water,” she said.

“Also, Australia is known for its balmy outdoor lifestyle, so many buyers in this super-prime space are willing to pay a premium to secure the ideal position along the waterfront.”

The data also suggests that beachfront homes were most desirable, commanding a premium of 63% compared to harbour locations fetching 62% premium and coastal homes with a 40% premium.