Second largest auction weekend for the year: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

Second largest auction weekend for the year: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller
Second largest auction weekend for the year: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

This week marks the second busiest week for auctions across the combined capital cities this year, with 3,649 auctions held over the week, just short of the 3668 held earlier this year, over the last week of March.

This week the preliminary clearance rate is 60.1%, having increased, albeit only slightly, from a low of 59.5% last week, the first time the clearance rate has dipped below 60 % since Easter 2013. At the same time last year, both auction volumes (3,908) and the clearance rate were higher (63.7%).

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Second largest auction weekend for the year: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

This week in Melbourne, Australia’s largest auction market, saw the highest volume of auctions so far this year, with 1,828 auctions held across the city, up from 1,510 last week. A preliminary auction clearance rate of 65 % was recorded this week, rising slightly from 64.7 % last week. This time last year, 1,635 properties were taken to auction across Melbourne and a clearance rate of 63 % was recorded. The highest volume of auctions was held across Inner Melbourne this week, with 347 auctions and a preliminary clearance rate of 71 %, the strongest of any other Melbourne sub-region so far this week.

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Second largest auction weekend for the year: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

 

Sydney’s preliminary clearance rate this week was 56.3 % across 954 auction results. There were a total of 1,284 auctions held across the city. Last week, Sydney had recorded the lowest clearance rate for the year to date (56.7 %), with 1,116 properties going to auction, however this week has seen the clearance rate fall even further and it will be interesting to monitor this as additional results are reported over the next few days. Looking back at this weekend last year, 1,631 auctions were held across Sydney and a clearance rate of 70.6 % was recorded. Sydney’s North Sydney and Hornsby region hosted the most auctions of any Sydney sub-region this week, with 185 properties taken to auction. The preliminary clearance rate for the region is higher than the wider Sydney result, at 62.8 % across 132 results.

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 Second largest auction weekend for the year: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

There were 211 Brisbane auctions this week with half of the 156 results reported as selling. In comparison, last week the final auction clearance rate for the city was 41% across 226 auctions and this weeks 50% clearance rate is also higher than one year ago when there were 294 auctions with a success rate of 37.8%. The Gold Coast’s preliminary clearance rate was 39.2% across 51 results this week.

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Second largest auction weekend for the year: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

 

This week, Adelaide saw a preliminary clearance rate of 59.5 %, with 116 reported results across a total of 155 scheduled auctions. In comparison, over the previous week Adelaide’s clearance rate was 64.4 % and 62.3 % one year ago.

Perth’s clearance rate of 34.4 % across 59 auctions is similar to the previous week, when 40 auctions were held and a clearance rate of 31.3 % was recorded.  Over the same week last year, the clearance rate was a lower 28.3 %, and 62 auctions were held.

Canberra’s preliminary auction clearance rate of 58.6 % this week is lower than last week, when the final auction clearance rate was 61.8 % and also lower than the 59.5 % recorded last year.

 

Shana Miller

Shana Miller

Shana Miller is a research analyst with RP Data.

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