Category Archives: Key Market Indicators

Why Auction Clearance Rates are So Important to Watch in Melbourne

The media, agents, and real estate bodies such as the REIV and others seam to be obsessed with Auction % Clearance Rates. Every week, it’s “X% success from Y auctions”, and “This week’s A% clearance rate is B% higher than last week/month/year”. It all gets pretty tedious. But, maybe there’s a reason for so many professionals […]

How will the 2017 Federal Budget Impact Property Investors?

Investor demand was massive in 2014, and for good reason… Interest rates were low and falling, the AUS$ was finally trending down, and house prices were climbing after a very rare downturn in 2011-2012. The market was heating up, and wise heads feared that we’d all get burned. In December 2014, APRA wrote to lenders warning […]

Exchange Rates Directly Affect Melbourne Prices

Where is the Melbourne residential real estate market headed? We don’t have a crystal ball, but we do know that the Aussie Dollar will have a significant impact on future house prices. Historical analyses prove this. The below graph shows how Median $ House Prices in Melbourne have fluctuated over the last decade and a […]