One third of properties auctioned in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra: CoreLogic RP Data

One third of properties auctioned in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra: CoreLogic RP Data
One third of properties auctioned in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra: CoreLogic RP Data

More than one third of all properties listed throughout the last financial wear taken to auction across Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra, with 26.5% of all properties advertised for sale nationwide going to auction according to CoreLogic RP Data's recent Property Pulse.

Five suburbs in Sydney had more than 95% of houses listed for auction, with Queens Park having 59 out of 60 listings auctioned.

In Melbourne, East Kew recorded 33 out of 34 unit listings as sold through auction.

CoreLogic RP Data head of research Tim Lawless said of the 380,000 dwellings advertised for sale across Australia’s capital cities over the 2014/15 financial year, roughly 84,000 (26%) were advertised as auction sales. 

"Auction listings have been rising since the 2008/09 financial year when back then, auctions comprised of a much lower 16% of all dwellings listed for sale," he said.

"Considering how hot the housing market conditions currently are in Melbourne and Sydney, the rise in the proportion of residential properties taken to auction should come as no surprise. I expect we’ll see auctions continue as a popular method for selling residential property.

“When market demand is high and buyers are highly competitive, the auction process is likely to provide the best possible price on a property transaction. However, the opposite occurs when housing market conditions are weak. Auctions aren’t then as popular due to fact that there is less urgency amongst buyers and the lack of an intensely competitive bidding environment isn’t likely to be as conducive to finding the best possible price on a home. "

 

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One third of properties auctioned in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra: CoreLogic RP Data

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One third of properties auctioned in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra: CoreLogic RP Data

Michael Crawford

Michael Crawford

Michael is the real estate reporter for western Sydney and loves writing about homes and the people who live in them. A former production editor and news journalist, he enjoys writing about real-world property purchases as well as aspirational buys and builds. Following a recent move from Sydney’s northern beaches, Michael now actually enjoys commuting.

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