Australia’s property market continues to underperform at auction, new data has revealed.
According to Australian Property Monitors, just 54.5 per cent of properties cleared in Sydney at the weekend – a far cry from the 65.5 per cent achieved this time last year.
And across the rest of the nation, the story was much worse.
Melbourne achieved a slightly higher clearance rate of 62.4 per cent, but this is still a long way from the 72 per cent recorded on this weekend last year.
The most expensive property sold in the capital city over the weekend was a $3.375 million, five bedroom home in Elwood.
The most affordable home to go under the hammer in the city at the weekend was a $240,000 one bedroom unit in Bundoora.
But despite the capital city’s low clearance rate, the Real Estate Institute of Victoria’s chief executive Enzo Raimondo remains optimistic.
“Demand for homes at this weekend's residential auctions remained consistent with results over the past three months and conditions will continue to favor buyers over the remainder of May due to the high number of listings,” he said.