Category: OTHER PROPERTY NEWS AND VIEWS

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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Zip it RBA

July 24th, 2017

Reserve Bankers should stop thinking they're Rock Stars especially as their rates repertoire hasn't changed over the last 10 concerts. As erudite and educational as the speech reported in this DFA Blog might be (zero points for clanger spellin

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Berejiklian and the Beaches Link – Premier facing a rebellion in her backyard. From our Principal.

July 10th, 2017

Last week, I was invited by the Northbridge Tunnel Group to address what turned out to be well over 100 people in Northbridge about the possible impact of the proposed Beaches Link on property prices in their suburb. As far as I know, the Premier

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Last Saturday’s Sydney property auctions splutter yet again. It’s now a trend.

June 18th, 2017

Downward trend confirmed: paltry unadjusted 70% clearance rate just reported by Domain from another very high 33% non reporting rate. And yet again, lots of sales prior to auction. That's nearly two months in a row with the effects of APRA's t

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Heads up counter cyclical Sydney property buyers. Last Saturday’s auction clearance figures expose buying opportunities in a two tier market

June 7th, 2017

Regular readers will know we are generally not a fan of Sydney auction clearance rates published by Domain and other research houses. For years, our main concern has been the ease with which such voluntary reporting systems can be manipulated

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