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National Auction Markets Easing

While results remain strong, clearance rates are trending lower.

By Kanebridge News
Mon, May 17, 2021 11:19amGrey 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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The four-storey, lemon-hued villa boasts more than 16,000 square feet of living space and historic character and charm by the bucket load

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A 14th-century villa in the hills overlooking Florence, Italy, has hit the market for €12 million (US$13 million).

Surrounded by cypress trees, vineyards and olive groves, the quintessential Tuscan home was built for the Davanzati family—who were powerful bankers, merchants and patrons during the Italian Renaissance who have a museum named after them in the heart of the city. The villa was one of the family’s multiple country retreats, according to Lionard Luxury Real Estate, which brought the home to the market earlier this month.

Courtesy of Lionard

The four-story, lemon-hued villa boasts more than 16,000 square feet of living space and historic character and charm by the bucket load.

The ballroom has a giant skylight.
Courtesy of Lionard

On the ground floor there are ​​a number of reception rooms and open-air living areas, with many of them boasting antique paintings, tapestries and stately fireplaces made of marble or carved stone.

The most “magnificent” room, according to Lionard, is the winter garden hall, a ballroom with stuccos, loggias and towering vaulted ceilings, illuminated by an Art Nouveau skylight.

Courtesy of Lionard

On the first floor are multiple double bedrooms and an antique library, and the second floor, while in need of renovation, offers the possibility of creating up to 12 en-suite bedrooms. The villa’s tower has a “delightful sitting room and a rooftop terrace offering a breathtaking view of the city of Florence,” the listing said.

The villa has ivy-covered loggias.
Courtesy of Lionard

The basement, meanwhile, has a cellar with brick vaults that are perfect for wine lovers. An elevator runs between the levels.

Outside, the grounds have well-kept gardens, rolling lawns, a fountain, ancient wells and ivy-covered loggias.

Mansion Global couldn’t determine who is selling the villa, or when they acquired it.

The property is “an oasis of peace,” the listing said, and “one of the most exclusive historical estates on the hills that surround the city of Florence.”

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