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Winter Fails To Cool Hot Auction Market

Records continue to tumble across the Australian capitals.

By Terry Christodoulou
Mon, Jun 21, 2021 10:32amGrey Clock < 1 min

This past Saturday, saw a June record 2888 homes reported for auction across state capitals.

As expected, this figure was well ahead of the previous holiday weekend’s 1413, and nearly three times the 1019 listed over the same weekend last year. It was the second-highest number of listings for the year, only surpassed by the 3118 recorded over the pre-Easter Saturday of April 27.

Despite the record numbers, the market continues its firm ascent with a national clearance rate of 82.3% achieved nationally. Saturday’s national result was also the highest recorded for six weeks.

Sydney’s recorded clearance rate of 80.8% was up on the previous weekend’s 77.8% and well ahead of the 67.9% recorded over the same weekend in 2020.

The NSW capital reported 1036 auctions on Saturday, just below the June record of 1048 set two weeks ago.

Further, the median price for houses sold at auction at the weekend in Sydney was $1,610,000, higher than the $1,555,000 reported over the previous Saturday and 19,9% higher than the same weekend last year.

In Melbourne, 1566 auctions were reported which smashed the June record 1379 set just two weekends ago – and was well above the 480 reported over the same weekend last year.

Melbourne recorded a clearance rate of 84.4%  — a dramatic rise compared to the 69.0% reported the previous weekend. The median price of $979,000 for houses sold at auction proved 10% higher than the same weekend last year.

Data powered by Dr. Andrew Wilson of My Housing Market.


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Plenty of people are looking to get away from it all. But most are reluctant to give up the conveniences and small luxuries of modern living.

This split-level property at 166 Westwood Street, Bridport on the north coast of Tasmania offers both, with direct access to a stunning coastline as well as easy living in a three-bedroom, Hamptons-style home. Just a 10-minute walk from Mermaids Beach in the Granite Point dress circle, the house on a 1206sqm site is a two-hour drive from Devonport and the Spirit of Tasmania terminal port.

Central to the floorplan is a generous, north facing open plan living space with raked ceilings and wraparound bay windows leading onto a sun-filled deck via sliding doors.

Entry is via a spacious reception area with integrated hall table and storage cupboard. A short hallway offers access to the master suite to the right and secondary bedrooms to the left, or through to the open plan living area to the rear.

The master suite includes a built-in robe and stylish, semi open ensuite. Sliding doors lead onto the split level deck, with a spa on the lower side to provide privacy.

The well-appointed kitchen includes a large butler’s pantry, as well as an island bench and bar area with finishes such as Carrara marble chosen to blend seamlessly into the lounge and dining area. A stone fireplace is the main focal point in this room, while ducted heating and aircon ensure that thermal comfort is maintained all year round.

At 334sqm, the house is large enough to provide room for family and friends when required, bt cosy enough for two, without spending unnecessary time on maintenance and cleaning.

With Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm golf courses just 10 minutes away, local wineries and mountain biking at nearby Derby, this is an ideal property for downsizers looking for a little luxury while still feeling connected to nature. 


Address: 166 Westwood Street, Bridport

Inspection: By appointment

For sale: By Offer

Price guide: $2.3m t0 $3m

Agent: Andrew MacDonald, The Agency, 0409 368 151

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