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Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property advisory, offices in Brisbane (Riverside) & Sydney (Martin Place) - clients include hedge funds, resi funds, & private investors.

4 x finance/investment author - 'Get a Financial Grip: a simple plan for financial freedom’ (2012) rated Top 10 finance books by Money Magazine & Dymocks.

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Monday, 23 September 2013

APM: 95% clearance rates in Sydney's "hottest ever" spring selling season

Australian Property Monitors reports on the weekend's auctions. Note the results in the inner west: almost every auctioned property being sold.

"The Sydney weekend home auction market continues to record extraordinary results as buyer enthusiasm for property currently seems almost limitless.

This weekend Sydney recorded another exceptional auction clearance rate above 80 percent with the 86 percent result bringing the average rate over the past month to an unparalleled 85.1 percent. Clearance rates in Sydney’s weekend auction market are now approaching the record levels reported during the great housing market boom of autumn 2002.
With just one weekend remaining in September the Sydney auction market is set to record the highest ever auction clearance rate for that month. This result will be achieved despite the last two weekends each hosting the second and third highest number of auctions for any weekend so far this year.
Unsurprisingly this weekend produced some remarkable auction results in Sydney’s suburban regions. The inner west was a standout despite high auction numbers recording a stunning clearance rate of 95 percent. Sydney’s west also produced a 95 percent clearance rate at the weekend although from lower auction numbers.
Other extraordinary regional results were the upper north shore with 91 percent, Canterbury Bankstown and Sydney’s south each recording auction clearance rates of 84 percent and the north west with an 81 percent rate.
Another weekend and another extraordinary result for Sydney’s weekend auction market in what is shaping up to be the hottest spring selling season ever recorded in Sydney."