Listing shortage in November, but buyer numbers grow
Over November’s first two weekends the Real Estate Industry of Victoria (REIV) recorded more than 1,335 auctions. 804 properties sold, 591 at auction, with 357 passed in. 211 properties were sold before auction with 2 properties selling after auction. The clearance rate averaged 70%, on par with October.
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Buyers keep coming
The regular Spring rush of sellers is more like a trickle this November. According to CoreLogic’s data 920 homes went to auction last week (Nov7 – Nov13) compared with 1564 this time last year. But buyer interest keeps on rising, with open for inspection check-ins in October increasing by 9.1% over September (Domain). So the competition for available properties just keeps growing.
How home values changed in the October Quarter
Home prices are still falling but the rate is slowing down, suggesting the market is heading for more stability. According to Domain, in the October Quarter generalised value falls in Melbourne were 3.6% in the higher end, 3% in the mid-market and 1.9% for the more affordable lower end. (Melbourne’s top end being above $1.07M and affordable end less than $600,000).
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