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Auction Market Preview - 23 July 2023

The number of scheduled auctions across the combined capital cities is expected to record a further lift this week, up 16.7% week-on-week and bucking the seasonal trend.

CoreLogic is currently tracking 1,796 auctions, a positive increase from last week’s results, which saw 1,539 capital city auctions held. Over the corresponding week last year, 1,812 auctions were held and a combined clearance rate of 51.9% was achieved.

Sydney’s auction activity is expected to increase, with the city set to hold the highest number of auctions this week across the major markets. 736 Sydney dwellings are scheduled to go under the hammer, up 21.5% from last week’s 606 homes, and up 9.2% from the 674 auctions scheduled across Sydney at the same time last year.

The number of Melbourne dwellings going under the hammer is also set to increase slightly this week to 689 homes, up 6.0% on the 650 auctions held last week and down -3.0% on the 710 held over the same week last year.

Across the remaining major capital cities, Brisbane is recording the largest week-on-week increase with 172 homes scheduled for auction, up 67% on last week’s 103 homes. This increase is heavily supported by 29 properties being taken to auction at an in-room event on Saturday morning. Auction activity across Adelaide is also set to rise this week to 115 dwellings, up 12.7%, whilst Canberra activity increases to 67 this week, up ten auctions on last week. Perth is set to host 13 auctions this week and no auctions are scheduled in Tasmania this week.

Based on an early count of scheduled auctions, activity across the combined capitals looks likely to increase through the following week, with just over 2,000 homes scheduled to go under the hammer across the combined capitals. A further rise in the volume of auctions runs counter to the seasonal trend which is normally characterised by flat to falling auction volumes. The larger number of auctions will provide a timely test of the depth of demand from buyers.

The complete Auction Market Preview for the week ending 23 July 2023 can be downloaded below

Auction Market Preview


Duane Kaak

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Leader, Data Acquisition and Research

A dynamic leader and subject matter expert in the banking, financial services, and real estate industries Duane Kaak, brings more than 20 years’ experience to his role as Leader of Corelogic's Data Acquisition and Research team. Duane has been instrumental in managing and leading teams of researchers across Australia in Corelogic's Commercial, Real Estate and Construction segments for the past four years.

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