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Super Saturday Brings Record Breaking Results

Clearance rates continue to rise against a wealth of new listings.

By Terry Christodoulou
Mon, Mar 29, 2021Grey Clock < 1 min

Despite a flood of pre-Easter listings, metro clearance rates continued to sit at incredibly strong levels.

The so-called March 27 ‘super Saturday’ saw all capitals report clearance rates above 80%. Further, each capital recorded more listings than last year’s equivalent weekend, with the exception of Brisbane.

The Sydney housing market continues to soar to unprecedented heights recording a clearance of 90.4%, the city’s fourth result over 90% in the last 5 weekends.

A total of 1227 auctions were listed for Saturday, well above the previous weekend’s 856 and the Covid-impacted 1058 recorded over the same weekend last year.

Sydney’s median price for houses sold at auction on the weekend was $1,573,000, 2.3% lower than the previous weekend’s $1,610,000.

Melbourne, meanwhile, hosted 1593 home auctions on Saturday, up on the previous weekend’s 1117 and higher than the 1400 on the same weekend last year.

Despite the record number of offerings, the Victorian capital recorded its highest clearance rate since January 30 at 83.7%.

Melbourne recorded a median price of $1,015,000 for houses sold, 3.6% higher than the previous weekend’s $980.000.

Melbourne recorded a median price of $1,015,000 houses sold at auction on the weekend which was 3.6% higher than the previous weekend’s $980.000.

While ascendent year-on-year, such figures must be framed by the fact the equivalent 2020 weekend saw Sydney and Melbourne locked down due to COVID.

Brisbane, as mentioned, saw 114 homes listed for auction this past weekend, down on last year’s 131, however recorded a clearance rate of 82.3%.


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By Robyn Willis
Fri, Aug 19, 2022 < 1 min

Treechangers seeking a home and income should take note of this west coast property in picturesque Pickering Brook in the Perth Hills, which comes with its own live-in residents.

Known as ‘the Margaret River of the Hills’ the area boasts stunning bushland while being just 30 minutes from all the amenity Perth has to offer.

With eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, this property is a home and business, operating as a thriving day spa, Hidden Valley Eco Lodges and Day Spa.

The private main residence is made of rammed earth for thermal comfort and has three bedrooms, luxurious bathroom and a large open plan living area. A private jacuzzi on the spacious entertaining deck is the perfect spot for enjoying beautiful bushland views at the end of a long day.

For day spa guests, there are four deluxe spa treatment rooms serviced by qualified staff, a reception area and lounge plus a commercial kitchen. Overnight guests can choose from five lodges with fully equipped kitchen and heated jacuzzi. As a going concern with a consistently high annual turnover, it’s a unique opportunity for the right buyer.

Set over 5.46ha, the property is also home to a very special group of residents: a small herd of alpacas, which are included in the sale.

Price guide: $6.5 million

Inspection: By expression of interest

Agent: Susanne Broido, The Agency 0499 770 237