Busiest week for auctions since prior to Easter

CoreLogic RP Data National Auction Preview, week ending 27 September 2015

AuctionPreview06This week, CoreLogic RP Data is expecting 2,842 auctions across the capital city markets, the highest number of weekly auctions since the week leading up to Easter, when 3,668 capital city auctions were held. The rise in volumes comes of the back of a lower clearance rate last week, when the final results reported a combined capital city weighted average of 69.9 per cent, the lowest clearance rate since February this year. The lower result was driven by a fall across Sydney, where 70.7 per cent of auctions were successful last week, the lowest clearance rate for the city this year.

Melbourne and Sydney are both expecting a high volume of auctions this week, with 1,206 scheduled in Melbourne and 1,198 in Sydney. In comparison, last week 1,127 Melbourne auctions were held and 1,041 in Sydney.

Last week, Adelaide’s clearance rate was 71.4 per cent, the second strongest result for any capital city (following Melbourne at 73.7 per cent) and this week Adelaide auction volumes are set to rise from 99 last week to 130. Similarly, Brisbane auction volumes are also on the rise, with 202 auctions this week, compared to 143 last week

Canberra (58 this week compared to 118 last week) and Perth (25 this week compared to 31 last week) are the only two cities where the number of auctions is down week on week, however, both cities current auction activity is higher than it was one year ago.

The Australian suburb with the highest number of auctions this week is Reservoir (Vic) where 23 residential auctions will be held. Following on from this is Mosman (NSW) with 19, Preston (Vic) with 17 and Glen Waverley (Vic) with 16.

About Shana Miller

Shana joined CoreLogic RP Data in 2007, heading up CoreLogic RP Data’s 'agents advice' team which is responsible for collecting sales data directly from industry participants. Having gained a solid background in data collection, storage and reporting, Shana joined CoreLogic RP Data’s research team as an analyst in 2011. Shana's day to day activities include compiling CoreLogic RP Data’s regular analysis such as auction and private treaty metrics as well as reporting on housing markets at a local through to national level. Shana has now joined the CoreLogic RP Data commentating team to deliver weekly blog updates on housing market activity across the country.

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