Category Archives: Market Pulse

Winter selling. Why not?

It has been an uncommon mid-year/school holiday break. Where the property market normally shuts down, it has continued throughout this winter break to allow for interrupted campaigns to conclude (as a result of our last lockdown).  In addition, we have…

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Are things the same or are they different?

So much is the same, and yet many things are now different and could have an impact on the future direction of the property market: Some banks have started to increase their fixed term interest rates. Increases in stamp duty…

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Traditional buying seasons blurred as market remains hot

It has been an interesting two weeks. For the first time since we can remember, we have attended auctions on the middle and last weekend of the ‘Easter’ holidays, as well as a number of new campaigns showing their first…

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Melbourne property market: hot or not?

The Melbourne property market over recent weeks has been particularly strong. We believe one of the reasons is that there is still a great demand and urgency from property buyers to buy, for many reasons: fear of missing out, having…

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Strong market sees record highs

Buyers, sellers, agents, analysts and reporters woke on Saturday morning with an air of optimism as the Melbourne property market hosted the largest auction weekend since the pre-Covid days in early 2020. They weren’t disappointed. Traditionally the end of February…

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Our thoughts as the 2021 property market commences

Welcome back to the 2021 Melbourne property market. What a difference Christmas and New Year can make to media sentiment. The doom and gloom being reported by the media for much of 2020 has now been replaced with positivity and…

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2020: a year in review

It’s hard to believe that we are coming to the end of another year when, in many ways, it feels like we are still just starting 2020. The Melbourne property market has experienced a number of ‘firsts’ this year.  Some…

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Melbourne property market making up for lost time

Off the back of a few weeks of 70% plus auction clearance rates, the property market in Melbourne is humming along nicely. In some cases, prices are surpassing historical records. The auction system is working well for the experienced agents…

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Where to from here for the property market?

It feels like we have reached a juxtaposition where nothing is changing yet things are changing (finally). History may show that this period we’ve experienced in the property market will never happen again. Is this best for buyers or sellers?…

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Property market re-opening: what can we expect?

Baby steps, but the Melbourne property market is reopening today. While we still await a final directive from the REIV (Real Estate of Victoria) confirming the approved activities, the DHHS website says: We are not expecting to suddenly see vast…

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