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Brisbane’s auction hot spots: The suburbs where you’re more likely to sell your home at auction

first_imgThis house at 9 Rugby St, Coorparoo, is going to auction.Mr Lloyd said the brand new five-bedroom, three-bathroom house on a 728 sqm block was the perfect family home and could not be in a better location.“Coorparoo is just a fantastic suburb,” he said.“It’s got the new Coorparoo Square going in, it’s close to the city and the Gabba, and is very good for families.”Mr Lloyd admitted he was initially hesitant about taking the property to auction.“There’s a lot of buyers out there looking for good products and the best way to realise true market value is through an auction,” he said.“It gives it a clear time frame and a bit of urgency for potential buyers.” NEW WAY TO PAY FOR RENTALS The new Coorparoo Square development in Coorparoo. Picture: Brian Bennion.Across the regions, auction volumes fell on the Sunshine Coast, while the Gold Coast was the busiest market with 752 homes going under the hammer.Despite this, the Gold Coast recorded the lowest success rate during the quarter of 39 per cent.BRISBANE’S AUCTION HOT SPOTSSuburb Clearance rate (Dec. Q) Total auctions (Dec. Q)Coorparoo 63.0% 32Ashgrove 61.5% 28New Farm 57.1% 22Paddington 52.9% 38Clayfield 51.9% 31Bardon 48.0% 32Morningside 47.6% 22Camp Hill 47.2% 36Calamvale 45.5% 22Eight Mile Plains 45.5% 35Cleveland 45.0% 25Bulimba 45.0% 20Ascot 45.0% 21Sunnybank Hills 43.9% 60Hamilton 43.5% 23Hendra 37.0% 30Sunnybank 25.0% 20(Source: CoreLogic) Crowds gather at an inner-city house auction.Marketing agent Phil Burley of Place Bulimba said auctions were becoming more popular among buyers and sellers in Brisbane’s inner-city market.“I think the whole inner-city market is more comfortable with buying and selling at auction,” Mr Burley said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours ago“Sellers in particular are more and more comfortable to let the market determine the value of their property, which has been a reluctance in the past.”He said he was not surprised Coorparoo had the highest auction clearance rate in Brisbane, given the quality of homes and schools in the area and new developments like Coorparoo Square. Rebecca and Michael Lloyd with Boston 7yrs at their Hamptons-inspired home at 9 Rugby St, Coorparoo which will go to auction at 11am on February 10. Picture: Annette DewBRISBANE’S auction market is outperforming the rest of the country, with new figures revealing it was the only capital city, besides Adelaide, to record a rise in its clearance rate last quarter. And the city’s new auction hot spots are no longer the usual blue-chip suspects, with homes more likely to sell under the hammer in suburbs such as Coorparoo, Calamvale, Morningside, Sunnybank and Eight Mile Plains.While the number of homes selling at auction across the country fell in the three months to the end of December, Brisbane bucked the trend, according to the latest figures from property analytics company CoreLogic.Sydney led the overall decline, with its auction clearance rate plummeting from 66.8 per cent to 57.7 per cent — another indicator the country’s biggest housing market is cooling — while Brisbane recorded a 0.2 per cent rise in its success rate to 46.7 per cent.After Sydney and Melbourne, the Queensland capital also had the most auctions during the December quarter, with 2012 properties. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE CoreLogic’s latest auction review reveals the national clearance rate has fallen.More homes were taken to auction in Sunnybank Hills than anywhere in Brisbane in the final quarter of 2017, while Coorparoo saw the most properties sell at auction; recording a clearance rate of 63 per cent.Just 5km from the CBD, Coorparoo has a median house price of $860,000.Michael and Rebecca Lloyd’s Hamptons inspired home at 9 Rugby St, Coorparoo, is scheduled to be auctioned on Saturday, February 10 at 11am. HOTTEST RENT SPOTS REVEALED last_img read more

COLUMN: College football is one wild ride

first_imgA month into the college football season, and as always, it is predictably unpredictable. Since USC had a bye this week, it offered the perfect opportunity to check in on the rest of the college football landscape.In what was an exciting and eventful day, Saturday’s games made it pretty clear that the race to the college football playoff is a wide open affair.Though USC certainly has a long way to go, it’s comforting to know that if they can somehow play up to their immense potential they have not been eliminated from contention, not by a longshot.The Pac-12 was in flux on Saturday with another top-10 team getting knocked off, this time the UCLA Bruins by the Sun Devils. This is the same Arizona State team that the Trojans dismantled last week in Tempe. While it would be easy to use the associative law to conclude USC is superior to UCLA, the Arizona State team that came out this weekend was wildly different than the one the Trojans faced.This underscores the unpredictability of college football and especially the Pac-12. With so many talented teams, it’s hard to even take a quarter off. Keeping a group of college athletes motivated for an entire season with zero lapses is almost impossible, and that’s why it will be pretty difficult for any team in the Pac-12 to make it through undefeated or even with one loss.It’s only the beginning of October and the only two undefeated teams in the Pac-12 are Cal and Utah. No one could have seen that coming just a few weeks ago.The balance and top to bottom strength of the Pac-12 should be a respectable fact among the punditry of college football, but the bias toward the SEC is still apparent.A few weeks ago a highly ranked USC team lost to Stanford and everyone was calling the Pac-12 weak and undeserving of the hype. Though I would agree that USC as a team was a bit overrated, that same analysis seemingly did not apply to Ole Miss on Saturday. After the rebels were trounced by then 25th-ranked Florida, commentator after commentator said this spoke to the immense depth of the SEC.I can’t reconcile how USC’s close loss to Stanford makes the Pac-12 weak, but when No. 3 Ole Miss gets routed by Florida, the SEC is strong. This bias will seemingly last forever, no matter how many top 25 teams the  Pac- 12 has.The only real issue will arise come playoff time, if a one-or-two loss SEC team gets in over a team from the Pac-12 with a similar body of work.Hopefully that issue does not hurt USC, but it very well could victimize a Pac-12 team as the squads beat each other up week in and week out.In terms of the SEC though, Alabama is still king. After coming into each game favored for 73 straight matchups, the Crimson Tide were an underdog against Georgia.Nick Saban showed the country that Alabama should never be an underdog as they absolutely manhandled the Bulldogs, winning 38-10.With the exception of the Crimson Tide and the one man LSU wrecking ball, otherwise known as Leonard Fournette, the SEC is not that much more impressive than the Pac-12, nor is any other conference.Both the Big 12 and the Big 10 have some talented teams, but it appears that USC will have to face one of the toughest schedules of any top team nationally throughout the duration of the season.The Trojans admittedly have a lot to figure out at this point in the season, but if they can, there is no reason to think that they are out of contention.Hopefully this bye week reminded the team that the college football season is a wild ride, and no one knows what will happen next.If the Trojans can get past what seems like a trap game against the Huskies, they will enter the meat of their schedule ready to make a statement to the world. Or they won’t, and it will be clear that all of the preseason hype was unwarranted.Either way, it should be an interesting ride as they face off against three straight ranked opponents after the Huskies.Outside of Troy, the season will continue to have twists and turns galore, which makes every Saturday in the fall extremely enjoyable.Jake Davidson is a junior majoring in accounting. His column, “Davidson’s Direction,” runs Mondays.last_img read more