Preliminary clearance rate strengthens: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

Preliminary clearance rate strengthens: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller
Preliminary clearance rate strengthens: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

There were 2,948 auctions held across the combined capital cities this week, with a preliminary auction clearance rate of 59.3%.

Last week, a clearance rate of 57.3% was recorded across 3,252 capital city auctions, the lowest clearance rate since February 2013. At the same time last year, both auction volumes and the auction clearance rate were stronger, with a clearance rate of 65.5% across 3,511 residential auctions.

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Preliminary clearance rate strengthens: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

 

Across Melbourne, 1,561 homes were taken to auction this week, compared to 1,622 last week, while the clearance rate strengthened slightly to 65.7%, up from 63.3% over the previous week. Looking back at last year, a clearance rate of 68.6 per cent was recorded across 1,585 auctions. Of the 9 individual Melbourne sub-regions, this week the strongest performer, in terms of clearance rate was the Inner South region. So far, CoreLogic RP Data has collected 193 results for the region and the preliminary result shows 72.5 per cent of these auctions were successful.

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Preliminary clearance rate strengthens: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

 

ISydney, 869 auctions were held this week, down from 1,070 over the previous week. The preliminary clearance rate of 55.2 per cent is an improvement, compared to last week, when the final auction clearance rate for the city was 52.9 per cent, the lowest clearance rate Sydney has seen since December 2012. Despite the slight strengthening over the week, Sydney’s current clearance rate remains significantly lower than one year ago, when a clearance rate of 69.8 per cent was recorded across 1,357 auctions. Looking at the sub-regions of Sydney, the Inner West region recorded the strongest clearance rate of 74.6 per cent across 55 auctions, while the Inner South West region had the highest volume of auctions (126).

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Preliminary clearance rate strengthens: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

Brisbane was host to 180 auctions this week and so far 126 results have been reported, with a preliminary success rate of 46 per cent. Last week, auction volumes across the city were higher with 203 auctions held and a clearance rate of 42.2 per cent. Unlike Brisbane, the number of homes taken to auction this week increased across the Gold Coast with 87 properties scheduled for auction this week, compared to 66 last week. Of the 52 results reported so far, 36.5 per cent were successful.

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Preliminary clearance rate strengthens: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

 

Adelaide recorded a clearance rate of 51.6 per cent across 151 auctions this week, down from a stronger 60 per cent across 138 auctions last week. At the same time last year, 171 homes were taken to auction, with 55.7 per cent recording a successful result.

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Preliminary clearance rate strengthens: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

 

In Perth, 58 auctions took place this week, with 25 results reported so far. Perth’s preliminary clearance rate of 40 per cent across these reported results is higher than both last week’s result (36 per cent) and the clearance rate from one year ago (22.5 per cent).

Canberra’s preliminary auction clearance rate of 48.6 per cent this week is lower than last week, when the final auction clearance rate was 57.5 per cent, and also lower than the 56.9 per cent recorded last year.

There were 17 Tasmanian auctions held this week. So far 10 results have been reported with 2 sales.

Shana Miller

Shana Miller

Shana Miller is a research analyst with RP Data.

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