Combined capital city clearance rate remains steady: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

Combined capital city clearance rate remains steady: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller
Combined capital city clearance rate remains steady: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

This week there were 2,103 capital city auctions held and the preliminary clearance rate was 76.3 per cent across 1,704 results.

This week’s clearance rate represents a small fall from last week (76.9 per cent) and auction volumes are lower (2,512). Last year, the final auction clearance rate was 70.8 per cent, indicating that conditions across the auction market still remain stronger than at the same time last year; however the gap between the clearance rate is no longer as large as we saw earlier in the year. At the same time last year, 1,569 auctions were held, significantly lower than the number held this week.

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Combined capital city clearance rate remains steady: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

Across Melbourne, 902 auctions were held this week, with a preliminary clearance rate of 76.5 per cent. This week’s clearance rate for Melbourne is lower than last (78.5 per cent), but higher than one year ago (73.3 per cent). Similarly, the number of auctions is lower than last week (1,085) and higher than a year ago (727). This week, there was only one Melbourne sub-region where the clearance rate was above 80 per cent. Outer East Melbourne saw 86.4 per cent of the 59 reported results sell. Following on from this, the second highest clearance rate for the week was across South East Melbourne at 78.5 per cent.

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Combined capital city clearance rate remains steady: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

 

There were 907 Sydney auctions held this week and across the 702 reported results, 80.3 per cent were successful, pushing the cities clearance rate back above the 80 per cent mark for the first time in 5 weeks, so it will be interesting to see if the final results remain this high. Over the previous week, Sydney’s clearance rate was 78.3 per cent and 76.2 per cent last year. This week’s preliminary clearance rate for the city is 4.1 percentage points higher than one year ago, a much less significant difference than earlier this year when the gap between this year and last year’s clearance rate was consistently around the 10-15 per cent mark. So far, all of the 13 results reported to CoreLogic RP Data for the Outer South West region were sold; however there are still 9 results yet to be captured. The Inner West (86.6 per cent), City and Inner South (85.9 per cent) and North Sydney and Hornsby regions (85.1 per cent) were all strong contributors to Sydney’s strong preliminary result this week.

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Combined capital city clearance rate remains steady: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

 

This week, Brisbane’s preliminary clearance rate was 60.2 per cent across 93 reported results. There were 130 homes taken to auction across the city this week, compared to 147 last week and 98 at the same time last year. Last week, Brisbane’s clearance rate was 61.1 per cent, while one year ago exactly half of all the reported auctions were sold. So far this week, 23 Gold Coast auction results have been reported, with 15 sales, representing a success rate of 65.2 per cent.

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Combined capital city clearance rate remains steady: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

 

Adelaide’s preliminary clearance rate is 71.2 per cent this week, falling from 77.4 per cent last week (the strongest result for the city since early April) and higher than one year ago, when 65.6 per cent of auctions recorded a sale.

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Combined capital city clearance rate remains steady: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

 

The clearance rate for Perth was just 23.1 per cent this week based on preliminary results. Last week 50.0 per cent of Perth auctions were successful, while one year ago the cities clearance rate was 40 per cent.

There were 50 Canberra homes taken to auction this week, with 77.4 per cent selling. Over the previous week, a 74.1 per cent clearance rate was recorded and one year ago 51.2 per cent of reported results were successful.

Across Tasmania 5 auction results have been reported this week, with 3 sales.

Shana Miller

Shana Miller

Shana Miller is a research analyst with RP Data.

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