Melbourne’s clearance rate falls below 70%: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

Melbourne’s clearance rate falls below 70%: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller
Melbourne’s clearance rate falls below 70%: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

The number of homes taken to auction this week increased to 3,086, up from 2,858 over the previous week, while the preliminary clearance rate of 66.6% is down from 67.4% last week, making this week the second lowest clearance rate recorded all year.

The clearance rate has now been below the 70% mark for 6 weeks in a row. Over the corresponding week last year, the clearance rate was 69.3% and 3,231 auctions were held.

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Melbourne’s clearance rate falls below 70%: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

 

Across Melbourne, auction volumes are the highest they have been all year with 1,663 properties taken to auction this week, while the clearance rate of 69.8% fell from 72.7 per cent across 1,398 auctions last week. This is the third lowest clearance rate for the year. At the same time last year, Melbourne was host to 1,837 auctions and a clearance rate of 71.0% was recorded. The busiest Melbourne sub-region this week was the Inner region where 341 auctions were held and a clearance rate of 73.7% was recorded.

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Melbourne’s clearance rate falls below 70%: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

 

Sydney’s preliminary auction clearance rate improved this week after the lowest clearance rate for the year was recorded last week. This week, 64.4% of the 995 auctions scheduled were successful, up from 63.7% across 1,105 auctions over the previous week. Although the clearance rate has improved this week, it is still well below the 74.8% recorded across 961 auctions at the same time last year. The Eastern suburbs sub-region of Sydney has shown the strongest performance so far this week, with 84.3% of the 109 reported results selling, with 20 remaining results yet to be collected.

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Melbourne’s clearance rate falls below 70%: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

 

In Brisbane, 223 auctions were held this week and a clearance rate of 54.8 % was recorded. Looking at last week, volumes were lower with 145 properties taken to auction and a clearance rate of 47.6%. Over the same week last year, 46.3% of the 211 auctions were successful. The Gold Coast saw 71.4% of the 21 reported auctions sell this week.

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Melbourne’s clearance rate falls below 70%: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

 

This week, Adelaide recorded a preliminary clearance rate of 74.6%; with 67 reported results across a total of 103 scheduled auctions. In comparison, over the previous week Adelaide’s clearance rate was 67.5% and 56.5% one year ago.

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Melbourne’s clearance rate falls below 70%: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

 

There were 33 Perth auctions this week and so far 16 results have been reported, with just 31.3%selling. Last week there was a 46.2% clearance rate for Perth although only 16 auctions were held.

Canberra’s preliminary auction clearance rate of 67.6% this week is similar to last week, when the final auction clearance rate was 68.0% and higher than the 58.3% recorded last year.

Of the 8 Tasmanian auction results reported so far this week, 4 sales have been recorded.

Shana Miller

Shana Miller

Shana Miller is a research analyst with RP Data.

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