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Auction Markets Strain Under Lockdown

High numbers of withdrawals saw the clearance rate dip at the weekend.

By Kanebridge News
Mon, Jul 26, 2021 10:11amGrey Clock 2 min

While Auction numbers remain high – with 1944 listings reported on Saturday, July 24 – the national clearance rate suffered due to COVID-related lockdowns falling to 77.3% when compared to the previous weekend’s 80.5%, the lowest results of the year.

Clearance rates were lower in all capitals on Saturday – with Sydney and Melbourne experiencing a high volume of withdrawals – with the exception of Canberra.

In Sydney, auction numbers were sharply low – due to the COVID lockdown.

A total of 566 homes were reported as auctioned on Saturday which was well below the 872 July record set last weekend – the lowest reported on a non-holiday weekend since February 13 this year.

The clearance rate was also lower, falling to a year low 75.1% compared to the previous weekend’s 78.0%. However, it remained higher than the 70.4% recorded over the same weekend last year.

A total of 24% of reported auctions were withdrawn.

The NSW capital recorded a median price of $1,532,500 for houses sold at auction at the weekend which was lower than the $1,603,000 reported over the previous Saturday but 17.7% higher than the $1,302,500 recorded over the same weekend last year.

In turn, Melbourne’s auction market held the line on Saturday, producing relatively strong results.

The Victorian capital recorded a robust 73.0% clearance rate at the weekend – close to the previous weekend’s 73.2% but well ahead of the 47.7% recorded over the same weekend last year.

The clearance rate was again impacted by 30.6% of auctions withdrawn.

A total of 1120 homes were listed to go under the hammer on Saturday, ahead of last weekend’s previous record 1061 auctions and significantly higher than the 527 auctions over the same weekend last year.

Melbourne recorded a median price of $938,000 for houses sold at auction at the weekend which was lower than the $992,500 recorded over the previous weekend but 9.4% higher than the $857,000 recorded over the same weekend last year.

Data powered by Dr Andrew Wilson, My Housing Market.



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It’s a slam dunk as a covetable $2m KDR site complete with basketball court hits the market in the Hills District

The ball is in the buyer’s court with this knockdown/rebuild opportunity

By KANEBRIDGE NEWS
Tue, Apr 18, 2023 2 min

Glenhaven in Sydney’s Hills District is one of those areas that locals tend to keep to themselves. Leafy with large blocks on offer, the suburb takes its name from its valley location, with the northern end originally known as the Glen and the southern end called the Haven. 

En route from Parramatta to the Hunter, Glenhaven has become an ideal place for growing families in search of a little more space, or even room to house several generations under one roof.

The challenge is finding properties that tick all the right boxes.

As demand for trades and supply chain issues continue to ease, now could be the right time for a knockdown/rebuild project for would-be buyers looking to create their dream home.

Fairmont Homes specialises in knockdown/rebuild projects in Sydney. General manager at Fairmont Homes, Daniel Logue, said there are key features to look for when choosing a knockdown/rebuild site.

“The key items we look for are the site falling to the street, not to the rear, to help with stormwater drainage as well as access to the site,” he said. “Neighbouring property front setbacks are also important. In some older areas, the older houses are set closer to the street, meaning your new home will have to be set to suit.

“Value for money and the return on the end sale price of the home is another issue.”

If possible, he said designing a home that meets the criteria of the Complying Development legislation will speed up approvals considerably.

While suitable knockdown/rebuild sites can be hard to find in Glenhaven, there are still hidden opportunities if you know where to look.

One block at 158 Gilbert Road, Glenhaven is ideally suited for rejuvenation. With almost 850sqm to play with, it slopes down to the street and sits between neighbouring properties that have already been stylishly updated.

 

 

An existing basketball court at the rear could provide the perfect teen backdrop to a family home, or it could make way for a larger house with landscaped gardens and pool. Alternatively, it could be the perfect position for a cabana or granny flat to serve as in-law accommodation or a source of secondary income.

With recent sales of completed homes in nearby streets reaching well above $5 million, it’s a great opportunity to make a slam dunk of a buy into one of Sydney’s best kept secrets.

Address: 158 Gilbert Road, Glenhaven
Price guide: $1.8 million
Inspection: By appointment only

 

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