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National Auction Markets Easing

While results remain strong, clearance rates are trending lower.

By Kanebridge News
Mon, May 17, 2021Grey Clock 2 min

With a surge of sellers keen to take advantage of strong buyer competition, the home auction markets reported lower clearance rates and clear signs that the white-hot market is beginning to cool.

A total of 2401 homes were reported as listed for auction on Saturday, May 15, which, although lower than last weekend’s May record 2563 listings, provided plenty of choices for buyers.

The national average weekend clearance rate was down on Saturday, falling from 83.1% to 80.9% – the lowest result since the 77.7% recorded on January 30.

This is the fourth consecutive weekend that clearance rates have fallen and is well below the peak national average of 88.5%, recorded on March 5.

Sydney hosted another incredibly busy weekend of auctions, with 9990 Sydney auctions reported on Saturday –  just below the previous weekend’s May record 1014.

With a larger volume of auctions, the Sydney clearance rate fell to 82.9%, down on the previous weekend’s 83.5%, and the fourth consecutive weekend of falling rates.

Sydney recorded a median price of $1,641,000 for houses sold at auction at the weekend, just below the $1,650,000 reported over the previous Saturday, but 16.4% higher than the $1,410,000 recorded over the same weekend last year.

Melbourne again saw a surge in auction volumes, which pushed the clearance rate down to a year low reporting a clearance rate of 78.6%, well below the 80.7% recorded the previous weekend.

A total of 1149 homes were reported listed for auction in Melbourne on Saturday, just below the 1248 May record auction the previous weekend and well ahead of the 82 auctioned over the same weekend last year.

Melbourne reached a median price of $1,093,000 for houses sold at auction on the weekend, which was 4.1% higher than the $1,050,000 recorded over the previous weekend and up 8.9% on the 1,002,944 recorded over the same weekend last year.


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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