Preliminary clearance rate strengthens after last week saw the lowest clearance rate for 2015

There were 2,948 auctions held across the combined capital cities this week, with a preliminary auction clearance rate of 59.3 per cent. Last week, a clearance rate of 57.3 per cent 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 per cent across 3,511 residential auctions.

20151214 Capital city

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 per cent, up from 63.3 per cent 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.

20151214 Melbourne

In Sydney, 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).

20151214 Sydney

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.

20151214 Brisbane

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.

20151214 Adelaide

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.

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.

Connect with CoreLogic

Enter your email address to subscribe to our e-newsletter, and have new posts delivered via email. You can also connect with CoreLogic on social media.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.