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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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Saturday, 28 September 2013

APM: Sydney auction clearance rate strong at 81.5%

Despite the high number of listings, Australian Property Monitors reported yet another very high auction clearance rate at 81.5%.

The Sydney property frenzy looks well set to continue through 2014 as the Reserve Bank remains stuck between a rock and a hard place. 

Interest rates will not be hiked any time soon due to the lacklustre economy, yet property markets - at least in Sydney and Melbourne - are strong.

Source: RP Data

In fact, was a case of high temperatures and high prices in Sydney today as the mercury nudged 31 and several houses fetched well above reserve.

How's the below for an example in Kirribilli on the lower north shore?

Quote from a chap who attended: "On Kirribilli's busiest road and in the shadow of Greenway housing estate".

Agent estimate - $870,000.

Sold for - $1,189,000.

As you can see from the photo, there is plenty of interest in the Sydney housing market right now, and no wonder given the forecast price gains for 2014.

However, buyers need to be wary of becoming involved in irrational bidding wars and paying too much. 

Instaweather photo and sales data via Thomas Bodger - cheers Bodge!