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Auction clearance rates remain subdued

By webmaster 17 October 2011 | 1 minute read

Auction clearance activity remained relatively subdued across all of the capital cities once again this weekend.

Over the weekend, 55.0 per cent of properties cleared in Sydney, while Melbourne cleared 51.2 per cent of properties.

The most expensive property sold over the weekend was a $1.8 million, five bedroom house in the Sydney suburb of Strathfield, while the most affordable home to go under the hammer was a two bedroom unit in Bankstown, in Sydney's southwest, which sold for $240,500.

Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) chief executive Enzo Raimondo said affordable properties were currently selling very well, especially in the Victorian market.

“The REIV's September quarter property update shows that the median price of a home sold at private sale has dropped by 1 per cent, from $485,000 to $480,000 since the June quarter,” Mr Raimondo said.


“This is a better result than was recorded for homes sold at auction whose median price dropped by 5.1 per cent from $725,750 to $690,500 and is a reflection that there is greater demand for more affordable homes.”

Moreover, auction clearance rates in Adelaide and Brisbane continue to underperform, with only 40.9 per cent and 7.7 per cent of homes selling under the hammer, respectively.

Auction clearance rates remain subdued
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