Record May Auction Listings Bring Strong Results
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Record May Auction Listings Bring Strong Results

Pre-Budget home sellers took advantage of insatiable buyer’s appetite.

By Terry Christodoulou
Mon, May 10, 2021Grey Clock 2 min

Auction results from Saturday, May 8, saw a number of sellers attempt to cash in on what is still a boomtime market.

A May record of 2563 auctions were reported in auction capitals on Saturday – an increase of 12.2% over the previous weekend and the second-highest offering of the year so far, only behind the Super Saturday auctions of Match 27.

Clearance rates in all capitals eased from the record-breaking March results, yet are still very strong in light of high auction numbers with an average clearance rate of 83.1% – just below the 83.3% of the previous weekend

The Auction markets will be further strengthened by the Federal Budget announcements which signal significant stimulus policies aimed directly at housing demand and first home buyers.

Sydney’s high autumn clearance rates have faded marginally compared to the results recorded in March. However, the market still favours the seller with a clearance rate of 83.5% posted in the harbour city, just below 84.6% and well above the 71.3% recorded this weekend last year.

A Sydney May record of 1014 auctions was reported on Saturday, with the city recording a median price of $1,650,000 for houses sold at auction at the weekend, which was 3.7% higher than the $1,595,000 reported over the previous Saturday and 34% higher than the $1,231,000 recorded over the same weekend last year.

Melbourne fared similarly with a month-high weekend clearance rate of 80.7%, up on the previous weekend’s 80.1% and well ahead of the COVID-impacted 48.2% recorded over the same weekend last year.

A total of 1248 homes were reported listed for auction on Saturday – well above the 1084 auctioned over the previous weekend.

Melbourne recorded a median price of $1,050,000 for houses sold at auction on the weekend, which was 4.9% higher than the $1,001,000 recorded over the previous weekend.

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The waterfront residence is one of Port Stephens’ finest homes.

By Kanebridge News
Fri, Aug 12, 2022 2 min

In the coastal township of Salamander Bay — nearby to Port Stephens — comes a unique home crafted to take full advantage of unbroken ocean vistas across three levels.

With one-of-a-kind flair, the stunning 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 3-car garage home of 52 Randall Drive Salamander Bay is nestled on a private 577sqm plot, optimised through intelligent design to take advantage of the Port Stephens landscape and lifestyle.

Within the home sees the typically coastal textures of natural oak floor and timber feature walls take hold while stone and tiled adornments add layers of luxury.

The open plan living, kitchen and dining areas incorporate a fireplace and near floor-to-ceiling glass that opens to create a seamless indoor-to-outdoor dining and entertaining space on the home’s top floor.

The heart of this area is the kitchen, centred around a marble-topped island, state-of-the-art European appliances and an attached bar area, with built-in refrigeration, accompanied by a butler’s pantry.

Also here comes a grand outdoor spa, central to the balcony, while another outdoor entertaining area with a pizza oven is found on the middle floor.

Downstairs once again comes a second living space replete with the perfect wine cellar — cooled by the natural rock foundation of the home — offering an array of entertaining options

Of the home’s accommodation comes a private and luxurious master retreat with expansive ocean views, a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite, here, speckled with grey terrazzo tiling and timber joinery vanities.  A further four bedrooms are found throughout the home along with two family bathrooms rounding out the offering.

Less than a five-minute walk from nearby amenities of shops, restaurants, cafes and beaches the home offers the best of the Port Stephens area.

The listing is with PRD Port Stephens’ Dane Queenan (+61 412 351 819) and Erin Sharp (+61 499 912 311) and is heading to auction;