CoreLogic says last weekend’s auction markets continue their strong run of high clearance rates after the second busiest week for auctions so far this year.
Auction volumes increased with 3,367 properties taken to auction this week. This was the second highest number of reported auctions this year for the combined capital cities, up from 2,987 over the previous week. Despite the surge in auction numbers, market volume is still significantly lower than the corresponding week last year (3,729). The preliminary auction clearance rate, despite the increase in volume, remains strong (76.0 per cent), up from last week’s final of 74.4 per cent and also higher than equivalent week last year (60.1 per cent). Every capital city except Perth and Canberra are showing auction numbers to be lower than a year ago, while every capital has recorded a higher clearance rate compared with last year.