Volumes stay high for first week of spring: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

Volumes stay high for first week of spring: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller
Volumes stay high for first week of spring: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

The combined capital city weighted average clearance rate increased to 73.4% last week, from 72.9% the previous week, while auction volumes increased from 2,248 to 2,654 which is the highest volumes have been since the last week of May (2,792).

This week, CoreLogic RP Data is tracking 2,335 auctions, higher than the comparable week last year when 1,897 auctions were held across the capital cities.

Below is a brief wrap up of each capital city auction market over the winter months. Despite Sydney’s auction clearance rate beginning to trend lower over recent weeks, the city was still the strongest performer over the three month period, followed closely by Melbourne.

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Volumes stay high for first week of spring: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

Across Melbourne this week, 1,007 auctions are scheduled. Melbourne’s clearance rate last week was 76.7% across 1,188 auctions, having increased from 74.3% across 964 auctions the previous week. At the same time last year, 73.5 % of the 901 auctions held were successful.

Auction volumes are set to fall across Sydney this week, with 1,030 homes scheduled for auction. Last week, 1,106 Sydney homes were taken to auction. Sydney recorded its lowest clearance rate for the year last week, with just 75.1% of auctions successful.

Across Brisbane, 139 auctions are scheduled this week, compared to 169 last week and 143 the previous week. Last week Brisbane’s clearance rate fell slightly from 54.5% the previous week to 54.2%.

There are 68 Adelaide homes being taken to auction this week, much lower than the number held last week (102). Last week, 58.1% of Adelaide auctions were successful which, given recent performance, is a weak result for the city.

In Canberra, CoreLogic RP Data is currently tracking 53 auctions, similar to last week when 47 Canberra auctions were held, but lower than at the same time last year (69).

There are currently 29 Perth auctions scheduled this week, down from 34 auctions last week.

St Kilda in Victoria has the highest volume of auctions scheduled for any one individual suburb this week, with 18 properties set to go under the hammer, followed by South Yarra, also in Victoria, with 17 auctions scheduled.

Shana Miller

Shana Miller

Shana Miller is a research analyst with RP Data.

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