Victoria sees highest February auction clearance on record

There were 17 suburbs which saw a perfect auction run, clearing 100 per cent of its properties at auction

Victoria sees highest February auction clearance on record

The demand for property in Victoria reached record levels in February.

Some 84.8 per cent of the 3,000 properties that went to auction sold under the hammer, the Real Estate Institute of Victoria found.

It was also the highest clearance rate of any month over the last 11 years, topping an old 2010 record which saw an 84 per cent clearance rate.

There were 17 suburbs which saw a perfect auction run, clearing 100 per cent of its properties at auction.

The likes of inner city Hawthorn East, Brunswick East, Collingwood and Fitzroy North saw all of its homes sell.

Also scoring a perfect game were Ferntree Gully, Rowville, Seaford, Ashburton, BLACKBURN SOUTH, Fawkner, Wantirna, Boronia, Fairfield, Hillside, Seddon, as well as the bayside suburbs Sandringham and St Kilda West. 

Reservoir, Coburg, and Bentleigh East beat out the rest to land as the top selling auction suburbs for February 2021, clearing 44, 37, and 35 auctions respectively, while 11 suburbs at least doubled their auction sales compared to same month in 2020.  

The best improvements on last year are in Sunshine North, Dingley Village, Gladstone Park, Ashwood, Albert Park, Fitzroy North, Doncaster, St Kilda West, Montmorency, Hoppers Crossing, and Templestowe.  

The REIV put the stellar results down to government incentives for first home buyers, mortgage repayment holidays and low interest rates, as well as pent up demand following the COVID-19 enforced lockdowns which saw thousands of auctions cancelled.

 

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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