Auction volumes expected to dip this week: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

Auction volumes expected to dip this week: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller
Auction volumes expected to dip this week: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

Given the ANZAC day long weekend, auction volumes are expected to dip this week, with 1,372 scheduled, down from almost 1,700 last week.

The amount of auction activity in Melbourne and Sydney this week is virtually the same, with 535 Sydney auctions scheduled and 546 in Melbourne.

On a week-on-week basis, auction activity will be quieter in all cities with the exclusion of Sydney, where volumes are 12 per cent higher and Canberra, where the number of auctions scheduled to take place this week is 6 per cent higher than the previous week.

Capital City Auctions this week:

  • Sydney: 535
  • Melbourne: 546
  • Brisbane: 114
  • Adelaide: 92
  • Perth: 27
  • Canberra: 52

The two busiest individual suburbs for auctions this week are Mount Waverley (14) and Craigieburn (12), both located in Melbourne. The third busiest suburb, Reservoir, also in Melbourne, was last week’s busiest suburb with 18 auctions, while this week just 11 will be held.

Summary of last week’s results:

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Auction volumes expected to dip this week: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

The capital city clearance rate remained stable last week, at 67.4 per cent, up just slightly from 67.1 per cent the previous week. The week-on-week results were also relatively flat across each of the individual capital cities, with only Canberra (up to 68.9 per cent from 61.9 per cent the previous week) and Perth (down to 23.1 per cent from 33.3 per cent the previous week), where clearance rates often move around substantially, seeing any significant changes.

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Auction volumes expected to dip this week: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

Last week, Melbourne was the strongest performing capital city auction market, with 71.5 per cent of auctions clearing, followed by Sydney, where 69.8 per cent of auctions were successful. Across Melbourne’s Outer East the clearance rate was the strongest (82.1 per cent), and Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs (86.5 per cent) and Sutherland (86.4 per cent) were the stand out performers last week. In fact, so far this year, the Eastern Suburbs clearance rate has only dipped below 79 per cent once.

Outside of the capital cities, auction markets were somewhat lacklustre this week with vendors more likely to not sell at auction than to sell at auction.

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Auction volumes expected to dip this week: CoreLogic RP Data's Shana Miller

Shana Miller

Shana Miller

Shana Miller is a research analyst with RP Data.

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