Australian Financial Review: Sydney and Melbourne housing market both usher in "Super Weekend"
今日悉尼讯 澳洲东部时间3月27日 悉尼和墨尔本下周末将已迎来2010年以来周拍卖量最大的一周。维多利亚房产研究所公布数据显示：拍卖的数量已经上升，本周末房屋拍卖量为820套，下周末为1070套，这是自2010年以来首次周拍卖量超出1000套。
According to data from the Australian Property Monitoring Center: Sydney will have 420 auctions this week and 752 next week. APM economist Andrew Wilson said: “Next week, Sydney’s house auction volume will be the highest in 18 months. This sharp increase and the increase in auction clearance rates are signs of a recovery in the market. This is certainly not a bull market, but Compared with last year, it has improved a lot. This is a big test for both markets."
Sxott Kennedy-Green, chief auctioneer of McGrath Real Estate Brokerage, pointed out that his company will have 120 and 161 auctions this week and next week, respectively, and the number of auctions in the two weeks before Easter last year was 120 and 101. McGrath's auction clearance rate has hovered between 2% and 55% since mid-February. He said he hopes that the clearance rate can increase steadily. Mal James, a homebuying agent in Melbourne, said that buyers in the high-end market have begun to become active, but prices have remained basically unchanged.
In Point Piper, the eastern suburbs of Sydney, all three properties in an apartment will be auctioned. The apartment is located on Wolseley Road and offers a beautiful view of Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The villas are adjacent.
The agent of the apartment is Michael Pallier of Raine & Horne Double Bay. He said that since the beginning of the year, the number of inquiries has continued to increase; these houses are very popular, and their owners are the same Australian, who moved to 30 years ago foreign. Pallier said: "Because of the benefits, they (inquirers) have begun to enter the market. I think the real estate market has bottomed out and started to rebound."