Sydney's pricey suburb Woollahra secured the nation's top weekend auction result

Sydney's pricey suburb Woollahra secured the nation's top weekend auction result
Sydney's pricey suburb Woollahra secured the nation's top weekend auction result

Sydney's pricey suburb Woollahra secured the nation's top weekend auction result, while Toorak in Melbourne surprised with the cheapest.

There were just the two ultra-cautious bidders completing for the wide Wallis Street, Woollahra terrace.

The five bedroom, four bathroom home (above) with 7.5 metre frontage had been tipped by Ben Collier at The Agency to fetch $6.3 million plus, but the bidding petered out at $6.35 million.

It was however sold within an hour of its onsite auction at an considerably higher, though undisclosed price.

Dr Lisa O’Brien, who leads Australia’s major education-oriented children’s charity, The Smith Family, and was also a founding member of Sydney’s Lou’s Place, a drop-in centre providing respite and support for women in need, was the downsizing vendor.

It last sold at $4,225,000 in 2014.

Auction volumes steadied across the capital cities, according to CoreLogic’s latest report, while the preliminary clearance rate improved in the second last winter weekend.

Across the combined capital cities, the preliminary auction clearance rate rose to 71.7 per cent, up from the final clearance rate that came in at 67.5 per cent.

There were 2,041 capital city auctions over the week to Saturday, virtually unchanged from last week’s 2,040 auctions.

But it was higher than the 1,795 auctions held one year ago.

Melbourne took back the baton from Canberra as the strongest weekend auction market.

Melbourne’s preliminary clearance rate sat at 77.7 per cent, after the prior weekend’s final results fell below 70 per cent for the first time since July last year to 69.8 per cent.

Melbourne was host to 997 auctions this week, higher than the 955 held last week, and higher than last year when there were 789 Melbourne auctions held over the week.

It had the nation's cheapest sale when a Toorak studio sold pre-auction for $250,000.

Located at 47/145 Canterbury Road, (below) the studio apartment was marketed as an entry-level property for the suburb who has a $925,000 median apartment price.

Sydney's pricey suburb Woollahra secured the nation's top weekend auction result

The weekend offering - which last sold at $113,000 in 1999 - features a galley kitchen that is adjacent to the living and dining space.

Sydney's pricey suburb Woollahra secured the nation's top weekend auction result

The 36 sqm studio with car space was offered through Little Real Estate agent Rob Exell.

Sydney's pricey suburb Woollahra secured the nation's top weekend auction result

It had been a $260 a week rental when offered this time last year.

A four bedroom Kew house was Melbourne's top sale at $4 million.

Located at 37 Wellington Street, (below) the English style home on a 792 sqm block last sold in 2007 for $2.12 million.

Sydney's pricey suburb Woollahra secured the nation's top weekend auction result

In Canberra, 68 auctions were held with 75.4 per cent successful.

Last weekend the Canberra clearance rate was a higher 87 per cent.

Canberra's top sale was a four bedroom Hackett house sold for $1.06 million.

Located at 4 Brennan Street, (below) the 958 sqm property with views of Mount Majura and Mount Ainslie, last sold for $405,000 in 2002.

Sydney's pricey suburb Woollahra secured the nation's top weekend auction result

Sydney’s clearance rate improved jumping to 70.8 per cent, however volumes were lower week-on-week in Sydney.

Across Sydney, 704 properties were taken to auction this week. Last week, the final clearance rate for the city was 67.6 per cent, across 798 auctions.

Over the corresponding week last year, 687 Sydney homes were taken to auction and the clearance rate was 84.3 per cent.

The cheapest sale in Sydney was a Lakemba unit sold for $415,000.

Located at 10/10 Fairmount Street, (below) the two bedroom 1970s last sold for $315,000 in 2014.

Sydney's pricey suburb Woollahra secured the nation's top weekend auction result

The freshly painted property was offered through Ray White agent Kamal Ali.

Sydney secured the highest formally notified sale across the nation when a Chatswood house sold for $5.635 million.

Located at 17 Dulwich Road, (below) the six bedroom home sat on a 1800 sqm block.

Sydney's pricey suburb Woollahra secured the nation's top weekend auction result

There were 100 Adelaide auctions this weekend with 58.7 per cent selling. Last year there was a 62 per cent clearance rate from 97 offerings across Adelaide.

Adelaide's prices ranged between a three bedroom Osborne house sold for $389,500 and $1.15 million for a four bedroom Henley Beach South house at 9 Catalina Street (below).

Sydney's pricey suburb Woollahra secured the nation's top weekend auction result

Brisbane’s preliminary auction clearance rate was 45.9 per cent, increasing from 43.8 per cent last week.

There were 131 Brisbane auctions this week, compared to 103 last week.

Farleigh, a five bedroom ANNERLEY house sold for $1.21 million making it Brisbane’s most expensive weekend auction sale.

Located at 11 Pitt Street, (below) the 1914 home was built by the pioneering Mackenzie family.

Sydney's pricey suburb Woollahra secured the nation's top weekend auction result

It last sold in 2005 for $565,000.

There were 34 Perth auctions this week and so far 17 results have been reported, with 47.1 per cent selling.

Of the seven Tasmanian auction results reported so far this week, two sales have been recorded.

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