Auction volumes rise again: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

Auction volumes rise again: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller
Auction volumes rise again: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

Last week, the combined capital city auction clearance rate held relatively steady, up slightly from 61% the previous week to 61.4%. Of the 2,947 auctions held, CoreLogic RP Data captured 2,683 results, equivalent to a collection rate of 91%.

The two major capital city markets of Sydney and Melbourne are both showing variations in their latest results. While both cities each had a similar number of auctions, 1,204 in Melbourne and 1,248 in Sydney, Melbourne’s clearance rate rose from 65.6% the previous week to 69% last week while Sydney’s clearance rate was down to 58.4% after recording 60.2% the previous week.

The clearance rate for Sydney this week is the lowest seen since the Easter weekend in 2013 and  represents the 9th consecutive week where Melbourne’s clearance rate has been stronger (this shift is highlighted in the graph below).  Between 2010 and mid-2013, it was common for Melbourne’s clearance rate to outperform Sydney’s, however since that time, Sydney’s auction clearance rate has been consistently outperforming until recently.

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Auction volumes rise again: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

For the second week in a row, auction activity across the capital cities is expected to increase, with just over 3,300 auctions currently expected by CoreLogic RP Data, providing plenty of stock for buyers to choose from. Melbourne is expecting 1,563 residential auctions, reflective of conditions seen one year ago when 1,504 auctions were held, while across Sydney 1,270 auctions are being held this week, lower than one year ago (1,417).

Brisbane is set for a busy week, with 207 auctions, compared to 168 last week, while in Adelaide (121 compared to 146), Canberra (97 compared to 122) and Perth (37 compared to 44) auction activity this week will be quieter than last week.

The two busiest suburbs for auction this week are Reservoir, in Victoria with 29 auctions, and Mosman in New South Wales where 20 properties will go under the hammer.

 

Shana Miller

Shana Miller

Shana Miller is a research analyst with RP Data.

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