A Month in Review: Navigating the Ebb and Flow of the NSW Property Market



As August transitions into September, it’s essential to take stock of the New South Wales property market’s dynamics over the past four weeks. In this month-long review, we’ll delve into key performance indicators like auction clearance rates, property sales volumes, and suburb-specific activity. Buckle up for a comprehensive tour through the real estate landscape!


Month-Long Auction Clearance Rates: A Stable Outlook


For the entire month, auction clearance rates remained steady in the low 60s, signalling a balanced market. The highest we saw was 63% in the week of 14th to 20th August, while the lowest was 61% in the first week of August. The consistency in these rates suggests a stable market leaning slightly in favour of sellers.


Auction vs. Non-Auction Sales: A Tale of Two Markets


Over the course of the month, non-auction sales consistently outperformed auction sales. For example, the week of 28th August to 3rd September saw 215 properties sold at auction compared to 1,233 sold outside the auction process. While auctions remain an active part of the market, it’s evident that a substantial volume of property transactions occur through other channels.


The Ebb and Flow of Suburb Activity: Hotspots and Lull Zones


Mosman (2088) and Tamworth (2340) have consistently appeared in the top 5 most active suburbs, demonstrating sustained interest. On the flip side, suburbs like Aberdare (2325) and Adamstown (2289) had the least number of properties up for auction, suggesting lower market activity.


Diverse Opportunities: A Geographic Perspective


Interestingly, the market activity has been evenly spread across various suburbs, from Abbotsford to Yowie Bay. This geographic diversity indicates that the opportunities are not confined to a few hotspots but are widely available across New South Wales.


The Bigger Picture: Factors Influencing the Market


While the numbers offer valuable insights, it’s crucial to remember that the market is subject to various external influences like economic conditions, interest rates, and government policies. Therefore, weekly snapshots should be viewed as part of a broader narrative.




As we wrap up August and step into September, the NSW property market shows signs of stability and balance. Non-auction sales continue to be a significant part of the market, and opportunities are evenly distributed across various suburbs. For potential buyers and investors, the key takeaway is to keep an eye on the wider array of options and not just focus on the auction-centric market.

Stay tuned for more in-depth analysis and insights into the New South Wales property market.



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