Auction wrap: What happened under the hammer on February 13?

Of the 1,191 results collected by CoreLogic so far, 86 per cent have reported a successful result

Auction wrap: What happened under the hammer on February 13?
Auction wrap: What happened under the hammer on February 13?

There were 1,529 homes scheduled for auction across the combined capital cities last week, up from 1,304 over the previous week. 

Of the 1,191 results collected by CoreLogic so far, 86 per cent have reported a successful result, higher than last week’s preliminary auction clearance rate of 83 per cent which revised down to 79 per cent at final figures.

Over the same week last year, 1,596 homes were taken to auction and 73 per cent of reported results were successful. 

“While the preliminary clearance rate came in strong, it’s important to note that as remaining auctions are collected, we will likely collect more withdrawn results, particularly in Melbourne where another lockdown is currently in place, which would lower the final clearance rate,” CoreLogic’s Tim Lawless suggested.

Melbourne was set host to 668 auctions this week, up from 615 over the previous week.. Of the 467 results collected so far, 87 per cent were successful, up from last week’s preliminary clearance rate of 80 per cent, which was revised down to 76 per cent at final figures. 

Preliminary results show that 47.6 per cent of the successful auctions in Melbourne were sold prior, while so far, just 8 per cent have been reported as withdrawn which we expect will increase over the coming days as the remaining results are collected now that the city is back in a stage 4 lockdown which was only announced on early Friday afternoon..

In Sydney, 624 homes were taken to auction, compared to 447 over the previous week and 583 this time last year.

Sydney’s preliminary clearance rate came in at 87 per cent, down from the previous week’s preliminary clearance rate of 89 per cent, which revised down to 84 per cent at final figures. 

The same time last year saw 75 per cent of reported auctions were successful.

Across the smaller cities, Canberra recorded the highest preliminary clearance rate at 91 per cent, followed by Adelaide on 89 per cent, Brisbane at 62 percent and Perth at 42 percent.

Dr Andrew Wilson, chief economist at Archistar noted “home auction markets continued to report record-level results across-the-board at the  weekend as buyers compete fiercely to secure available property."

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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