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Auction activity slumps across Australian capitals

By Robyn Willis
Thu, Aug 4, 2022Grey Clock < 1 min

Auction activity is down 20.6 percent across the Australian capitals, with just 1,519 homes scheduled to go under the hammer this week, CoreLogic reports. 

In the wake of Tuesday’s RBA announcement raising the cash rate target by 50 basis points, this is the quietest auction week since mid June.

Melbourne leads the way with 626 homes set for auction, down 22.6 percent from the previous week. This is -5.4 percent lower than numbers recorded this time last year. In Sydney, it’s the quietest week since the Easter long weekend, with 521 homes to go under the hammer. This time last year, it was 624 homes.

It’s even quieter in the other capitals, with 154 auctions scheduled for Brisbane, 141 for Adelaide and 70 for Canberra. Perth has just seven auctions on the books while in Tasmania, there are no auctions planned at all.

CoreLogic data reveals that historically, auction activity slows down at the end of July and early August before gaining pace as the spring season approaches. Early numbers suggest a rise in auctions numbers in the coming weeks.

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By Robyn Willis
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When people talk about making a seachange, chances are this is the kind of property on the NSW South Coast that they have in mind.

Open for inspection for the first time this Saturday, 24 Point Street Bulli offers rare absolute beachfront, with never-to-be-built-out north facing views of the ocean. Located on the tip of Sandon Point, this two-storey property is a surfer’s dream with one of Australia’s most iconic surf breaks just beyond the back wall.

On the lower floor at street level, there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, including a family bathroom and an ensuite in the master suite. A fourth bedroom is on the upper floor, along with the main living area, and is serviced by its own bathroom. 

While this would make a spectacular holiday home, it is well equipped for day-to-day living, with a spacious gourmet kitchen and butler’s pantry set into the articulated open plan living area on the first floor. A separate media room to the street side of the property on this level provides additional living space. 

Every aspect of this property has been considered to take in the light and views, with high ceilings internally and spacious, north facing decks on both levels to take in views of rolling waves. If the pull of the ocean is irresistible, it’s just a 100m walk to feel the sand between your toes.

The house is complemented by a Mediterranean, coastal-style garden, while the garage has room for a workshop and two car spaces.

An easy walk to Bulli village, the property is a 20 minute drive from the major hub of Wollongong and just over an hour to Sydney.

 

Open: Saturday August 6 2pm-3pm Auction: Saturday September 3 Price guide: N/A but expected to exceed $5.3m paid in March for 1 Alroy Street 

Contact: McGrath Thirroul – Vanessa Denison-Pender, 0488 443 174