All of the busiest suburbs for auctions this week are in Victoria, with Reservoir topping the list with 16 homes set to go under the hammer, followed by Coburg and Epping with 12 scheduled auctions each.

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Upcoming auctions

This week, the number of auctions scheduled to take place across the combined capital cities is expected to rise, with 1,384 currently being tracked by CoreLogic, increasing from the 1,026 auctions held last week at final results. Year on year volumes continue to trend significantly lower, over the same week last year a much higher 2,311 auctions took place across the capital cities.

Both Melbourne and Sydney are expected to see an increase in activity this week, with 632 homes scheduled for auction across Melbourne, while Sydney is set to host 503 auctions, increasing on the 498 and 332 auctions held last week respectively.

The smaller auction markets will also see a higher volume of homes auctioned week on week with the exception of Brisbane where fewer auctions are scheduled.

Summary of Last Week’s results

Last week, the final auction clearance rate increased to 50.4 per cent after the week prior saw the final clearance rate drop to its second lowest level seen over the year-to-date, returning a 43.9 per cent success rate, albeit across a very low number of auctions over what was the Easter period slowdown (394 auctions). In retrospect clearance rates have remained relatively steady over the year so far, remaining within the high 40- low 50 per cent range most weeks.

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There were 498 Melbourne homes taken to auction last week, returning a lower final clearance rate week-on-week, with 53.6 per cent of auctions successful, down on the 63.2 per cent over the week prior when there was only 50 homes taken to auction.

In Sydney, a final clearance rate of 52.4 per cent was recorded across a higher volume of auctions over the week, with 332 homes taken to market, up on the 221 auctions held over the previous week when fewer returned a successful result (46.3 per cent).

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The performance across the smaller auction markets were mixed last week, with clearances rates improving in Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth, while Canberra’s final clearance rate fell over the week.

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