Category: Other Property News and Views

Canary in the coal mine – clearance rates propped up by lifestyle properties selling before auction

September 25th, 2017

Make no mistake, it's a buyers' market. On their face, Domain's stat's for last Saturday are more of the same over many weeks. The so called 70% unadjusted clearance rate from the remarkably consistent 32% non reporting rate only reflects s

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More on the UBS report

September 14th, 2017

Having now read the actual UBS report and tested it against some of today's furious and sure, self interested criticisms by MFAA and FBAA, it doesn't seem that robust to us. It's based on a tiny sample and reveals other dubious methodologies. That

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UBS reports in the SMH

September 12th, 2017

This UBS report doesn't surprise us and is even more reason for honest, smart buyers like ours to hold the line as these liars (a) run out of lies &/or (b) get exposed. If the 44% to 53% clearance rates now coming in from some major inner city

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Special Report: Sydney’s tunnels, stacks, electric vehicles and driverless cars – considerations for property buyers

August 10th, 2017

While a lot happened in Sydney’s property market during Q2 2017, nothing had greater ramifications for so many suburbs than fresh controversies which erupted over toll roads as the entire future of the car is in question. This is our special

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Sydney’s spring time auction clearance rates heading for 50% as tunnels and stacks bite some buyers

August 8th, 2017

Domain reports a 70% clearance rate this Saturday from a skinny 503 offerings. The only hefty figure was the absurd 36% non reporting rate which likely means another sub 60% adjusted clearance rate. While Cooley Auctions reported 77%, the agen

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