Winter Fails To Cool Hot Auction Market
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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, 2021Grey 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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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