April auction clearance rate bounces back: CoreLogic

April auction clearance rate bounces back: CoreLogic
April auction clearance rate bounces back: CoreLogic

Preliminary clearance rate strengthened after last week saw the final clearance rate fall below 70 per cent, according to CoreLogic’s latest report.

The property data firm says that the combined capital city preliminary clearance rate rose to 76.9 per cent this week, increasing from last week, when final results saw the clearance rate fall to 69.8 per cent after 10 consecutive weeks remaining in the mid-70 per cent range.

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April auction clearance rate bounces back: CoreLogic

The rebound in the preliminary clearance rate has occurred against a backdrop of higher auction volumes, with 2,347 properties taken to auction across the combined capital cities, up from last week’s 1,751, however lower than one year ago (2,675).

The higher clearance rate and increase in volumes this week were attributable to stronger results across the two larger auction markets of Melbourne and Sydney, with performance across the remaining capitals remaining varied over the week.

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April auction clearance rate bounces back: CoreLogic

Considering the slowdown in auction markets over previous weeks as well as widespread speculation that the housing market is moving through its peak, the final auction clearance rate, published by CoreLogic on Thursday, will be an important follow up to this strong preliminary result.

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