Melbourne Auction Results | 31st March 2018

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Melbourne’s auction clearance rate slipped further on Saturday with 61 percent compared to last weekend’s 65 percent. The number of scheduled auctions dropped to 25 from the previous 1,715 as the property market slows down due to the Easter break.

The number of reported auctions was down to 15 while the total number of properties sold was 11. Total sales recorded was more than $4,562,000.

According to CoreLogic, a total of 115 homes went under the hammer over the weekend. The suburb of Mornington Peninsula had the most number of listings based on the auction pages of

Wakelin Property Advisory director Paul Nugent said last Saturday was the most ideal time to auction a beach holiday home such as in the Mornington Peninsula or Bellarine Peninsula. The reason was that many people were in those locations at that time during the Easter break.

Meanwhile, a growing number of Melburnians are targeting the Ballarat property market. Real estate agents said they have received inquiries between 40 and 47 percent from prospective buyers based in Melbourne. Different types of buyers including young first-home buyers have been noted to visit open homes lately. Among the factors attributed to the high inquiries are Ballarat’s comparably low prices, high rental yields, presence of period homes and new housing estates and close proximity to Melbourne’s Central Business District.

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