Well, we moved through the Global Economic Crisis counting our blessings and relatively unscathed in-fact our market went from strength to strength in the second half of last year. We were obviously well stimulated with the record low interest rates and the increased first home owners grant (FHOG) and that assisted us in setting several new records in terms of prices achieved for apartments throughout the inner city areas as first home buyers clambered to secure the increased incentives before they were cut back in October and again in December.
The lower to mid market was strongest in the second half of the year however we did see a huge return of confidence to the upper end of the market as interest rates started to rise again bringing with it a feeling that we were over the worst of the financial crisis.
Market Forecast – The year ahead 2010
We expected to see possible leveling of the market as the increased first home owners incentives ceased and as interest rate speculation caused nerves in the market. However this has not been the case. The market has started much stronger than we’d anticipated, we’ve again had several record setting prices achieved and our company reported a record month overall. We have seen a change in the demographic of the buyer which was expected. There has been a definite return to the market by investors, they’d been pushed out of the market by the frenzy of first home buyers but are now back in the market on a more level playing field. We now expect we’ll see an upward swing of figures for the first half 2010.
8 Franklin St & 483 Swanston St, Melbourne
Top Reported Sale in Financial Year July 09 – December 09: $668,888
Bottom Reported Sale in Financial Year July 09 – December 09: $201,500
Number of Auctions: 0
Auction Clearance Rate: N/A
Number of Private Sales: 23
Average Sale Price in both buildings: $445,000
SALES RESULTS FOR 8 FRANKLIN STREET, July o9 – December 09:
2701/8 Franklin St 2Bed 2Bath 2Car $575,000
2909/8 Franklin St 1Bed 1Bath $285,000
2808/8 Franklin St 1Bed 1Bath ?Car $408,000
3509/8 Franklin St 1Bed 1Bath $280,000
1009/8 Franklin St 1Bed 1Bath Study $375,000
2804/8 Franklin St 3Bed 2Bath 1Car $668,888
488/8 Franklin St 3Bed 2Bath ?Car $625,000
3104/8 Franklin St 3Bed 2Bath ?Car $625,000
1311/8 Franklin St 1Bed 1Bath $201,500
1402/8 Franklin St 1Bed 1Bath $201,500
1201/8 Franklin St 1Bed 1Bath $201,500
1111/8 Franklin St 1Bed 1Bath $201,500
1301/8 Franklin St 1Bed 1Bath $201,500
1302/8 Franklin St 1Bed 1Bath $201,500
1002/8 Franklin St 1Bed 1Bath $201,500
801/8 Franklin St 1Bed 1Bath $201,500
1401/8 Franklin St 1Bed 1Bath $201,500
RENTAL RESULTS FOR 8 FRANKLIN STREET, July 09 – December 09:
3005/8 Franklin St 2Bed 2Bath 1Car $495 p/w
1607/8 Franklin St 2Bed 2Bath $600 p/w Fully Furnished
To discuss any of your property management options or if you would like a rental appraisal on your property please contact Dionne Wilson of Harcourts City Residential – 9664 8100
SALES RESULTS FOR 483 SWANSTON STREET, July 09 – December 09:
705/483 Swanston St 2Bed 1Bath $450,000
1108/483 Swanston St 1Bed 1Bath $375,000
3202/483 Swanston St 2Bed 1Bath ?Car $560,000
2708/483 Swanston St 1Bed 1Bath 1Car $470,000
1404/483 Swanston St 1Bed 1Bath 1Car $430,000
2007/483 Swanston St 2Bed ?Bath ?Bath $645,000
To discuss how much your property is worth in today’s market, please feel free to contact me on 0411 096 792.
*NOTE: Rentals might have occurred but may not have been recorded.
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For further information on this, or any other property needs you may have, please contact:
Director – Harcourts City Residential
Ph: 03 9664 8100 03 9664 8100 Mob: 0417 318 705 0417 318 705
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