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Super Saturday Shatters 18-Month Record, Victoria ready to blitz Planning permit backlog; and a warning to buyers wanting to secure a bargain before Christmas

Welcome to Property Buzz! I’m Grace Ormsby

Today is Wednesday, the 1st of November and our top story for today is Super Saturday’s shattering results.

– Australia’s combined capitals experienced their busiest auction week since Easter 2022, with a more than a third increase in auction volumes.

-A total of more than 3,380 homes went under the hammer – but buyer turnout didn’t match seller demand.
– Despite the increase in auction activity, buyer demand decreased with a preliminary clearance rate of under 70 per cent –  the lowest since Easter.
– Melbourne had the most auction activity with 1,703 homes auctioned, nearly triple the number from the same time last year. Sydney also saw a significant increase in activity, with over 1,000 auctions.
– Brisbane and Canberra had their busiest auction weeks of the year, while Adelaide had a nation-high preliminary clearance rate upwards of 85 per cent.

In other news

– The Victorian Government is recruiting 90 new planners to address a backlog of 1,400 multi-unit housing applications, 550 of which have been pending for over a year.
– The new hires are set to work with local councils to expedite decision-making and deliver the state’s planning priorities.
– It comes as Victoria strives for the lofty goal of constructing  800,000 new homes over the next decade.

And finally

– There’s been a timely warning from the Real Estate Buyers Agents Association of Australia, who has  warned against homebuyers making hasty decisions to settle before Christmas.
– President Melinda Jennison advises against letting the holiday season dictate property purchases, as it can lead to buying unsuitable properties and facing serious financial consequences.
– She said Common mistakes include over-capitalisation, failure to perform due diligence, and buying properties without viewing them or relying on others’ inspections, which can result in expensive problems.
– Rather than a blanket warning, buyers are advised to taking time to choose a property that suits both their present and future needs, rather than simply rushing to settle before Christmas.

That’s all for today.

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Super Saturday Shatters 18-Month Record