Dionne Wilson presents our July to December update for the residential sales and residential leasing results for the building.
Sales Results: July 09 – December 09*
A501/9 Degraves St Dec 09 ? Bed ? Bath $1,500,000
512/9 Degraves St Aug 09 ? Bed ? Bath $442,000
309A/9 Degraves St Jul 09 1 Bed 1 Bath $326,000
Rental Results: July 09 – December 09*
408/9 Degraves St Nov 09 2 Bed 2 Bath $460 pw
516/9 Degraves St July 09 2 Bed 1 Bath $500 pw
302/9 Degraves ST July 09 2 Bed 1 Bath $490 pw
If Melbourne is known and loved for its beautiful lane ways then Degraves Street is the pick of the bunch. Located right in its heart Stopposite Flinders St ation, this bustling lane way is filled with cafes and restaurants with tables and umbrellas spilling out onto the street. Take your pick each an ideal place to sit, sip a coffee, while taking in the scenery and watching the passerby’s. Well price good food with no pretentious cafes charging an arm or leg, but somewhere you can just go, sit down and relax over a hearty meal, and a nice cup of coffee.
Market Summary – July 09 –December 09
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.
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*Harcourts City Residential has gathered this information to provide an interesting document for apartment owners and prospective purchasers. Harcourts City Residential may not have affected any or all of the transactions noted; rather we’ve gathered as much market information as possible on ALL transactions to be as conclusive as possible.
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