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Decline Sydney And Melbourne Clearance Rates

Numbers take a tumble despite maintained market buoyancy.

By Terry Christodoulou
Mon, Apr 26, 2021Grey Clock < 1 min

Auction clearance rates in the dominant markets of Sydney and Melbourne dipped at the weekend.

The number of listings also fell significantly in most capitals compared to the previous weekend, with the exception of Adelaide where listings surged to the highest number (111) of the year.

The Sydney home auction market produced another relatively strong result of 85.1% sell through. However, the clearance rate was down on the previous weekend (86.2%), and well below March’s record results.

Sydney auction numbers were also lower at the weekend – possibly impacted by the ANZAC Day holiday – with 672 homes listed compared to 785 the previous weekend. Saturday saw the lowest offering since early March, with the exception of Easter.

Sydney recorded a median price of $1,449,000 for houses sold at auction at the weekend, 7.1% lower than the $1,560,000 reported the previous weekend.

Elsewhere, Melbourne’s auction clearance rate fell for the third consecutive weekend to 79.0%, down on last weekend’s 79.7% and the lowest recorded for the year.

A mere 835 homes were reported listed for auction on Saturday in Melbourne, well below the 1062 auctioned the previous weekend, and the lowest non-holiday offering since February.

Melbourne recorded a median price of $975,000 for houses sold at auction on the weekend, 2.5% lower than the $999,900 recorded a week earlier.


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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.

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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.

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