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Fewer properties but consistent clearance rates point to a busy weekend

There’s plenty of activity for motivated buyers on the Australian east coast

By KANEBRIDGE NEWS
Thu, Aug 3, 2023 11:01amGrey Clock 1 min

The number of auctions scheduled across Australia has fallen week-on-week, new figures show.

Data from CoreLogic shows that the number of properties across the combined capitals is down -7.7 percent for the first weekend in August, with a total of 1,821 expected to go under the hammer. However, figures are still a significant improvement on last year, up 23.8 percent on the same week in 2022 when 1,471 auctions took place and the clearance rate was just 56.6 percent.

Melbourne has experienced the biggest fall, with a -9.0 percent decrease on last week. However, the eastern capital will still see the most properties go to market, with 792 homes scheduled compared with 748 homes in Sydney. The difference is that Sydney figures have remained steady, with just one less home up for sale this week compared with the previous week. Auction figures in both cities are considerably higher than this time last year with data showing an increase of more than 25 percent.

In the smaller capitals, it’s a mixed bag. Brisbane is experiencing its quietest week since Easter with 86 homes scheduled, a significant drop from the previous week when 173 homes went to auction while  Adelaide has 105 homes set to go to market (nine less than last week). However, the nation’s capital is set for a busy weekend, with 81 homes scheduled in Canberra – the highest number of homes in nine weeks.

Figures in Perth are typically lower, with just seven auctions scheduled. It’s a similar story in tightly held Tasmania, with just two properties going to market this weekend.

Clearance rates from last week continue to show a steady winter auction market, the 64.9 percent of properties put to market resulting in a sale. This time last year, the clearance rate was just 54 percent.



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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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