Monday evening Might-hem ends in $14m public sale windfall

25 Boston Avenue, Clayfield was one among 17 properties to go to public sale on Monday evening.

Ray White New Farm and Bulimba held their Finish Of Monetary 12 months public sale occasion on Monday evening, capping off a unprecedented 12 months for public sale gross sales throughout Brisbane.

Because the capital metropolis public sale document was damaged in December final 12 months with the $9.91 million sale of a New Farm riverfront property, suburb information have been gazumped by as a lot as $2 million and the median worth of properties bought at public sale in Brisbane rose above $1 million for the primary time in March.

Seventeen properties lined up for Monday’s evening’s public sale with an additional 5 properties, all models, promoting previous to going to public sale.

By 8.30pm, an additional seven properties had bought, equalling $14 million in gross sales, to supply a 55 per cent clearance charge for the night.

Ray White CEO Jason Andrew and New Farm principal Haesley Cush fronted the 6pm crowd of 150 as joint auctioneers on the Calile Lodge in Fortitude Valley.

The combo of properties earlier than them ranged from entry stage inner-city residences to vacant blocks of land and status estates together with a historic Highgate Hill house owned by the household behind Queensland’s well-known Yatala Pies model at 27 Hampstead Highway, Highgate Hill.

27 Hampstead Avenue, Highgate Hill.

Right here’s how the evening unfolded:


This condo at 2133/32 Refinery Parade, New Farm, bought for $2.375 million

2133/32 Refinery Parade, New Farm

3 Mattress / 2 Tub / 2 Automobile

(In-built 2003 this 222 sqm condo final bought in 2017 for $2 million)

4 bidders take this property to public sale earlier than a crowd of round 150 individuals sitting and lining the partitions of the extent one Calile Lodge operate room.

Auctioneer Haesley Cush accepts a gap bid of $1.9 million with bids coming from across the room till at $2.26 million, a pair with bidder card quantity 10 within the again row enter the race.

At $2.33 million with the vote held by somebody within the entrance half of the room, the again row speaks up: “Is it in the marketplace?”

“We’re simply asking the query, we’re not in the marketplace but,” Mr Cush replies.

Ray White New Farm brokers work the room till Matt Lancashire rests his hand on the shoulder of bidder quantity 10 within the again row, saying the property is in the marketplace together with his elevated bid to $2.35 million.

A counter bid provides an additional $2500 at which level the one factor holding the again row collectively is the mixed efforts of brokers Matt Lancashire and Christine Rudolph who’re standing behind the couple.

“I didn’t assume it was going to go this excessive,” the bidder’s accomplice says to Ms Rudolph.

In the meantime agent Patrick Goldsworthy works together with his bidder on the entrance of the room and at $2.37 million, the again row as soon as once more appears to be like able to concede.

“I feel we must always let it go,” the person says to his accomplice. However moments later he raises 5 fingers so as to add one other $5000 to the value in a bid that secures the sale at $2.375 million.


This home at 701 Clear Mountain Highway, Clear Mountain bought for $2.82 million.

701 Clear Mountain Highway, Clear Mountain

7 Mattress / 6 Tub / 8 Automobile on 2.48 hectares

(Beforehand bought in 2009 for $650,000)

The property is known as in the marketplace at $2.81 million with bidding stalling simply moments later.

“Do we’ve new house owners?” auctioneer Jason Andrew asks?

“Cling on,” comes the reply from lead agent Hamish Bowman who’s with one of many bidders.

A counter supply of $2.8125 million comes from the again of the room and shortly the bids are all the way down to $1000 will increase with the person on the again finally indicating he’s out.

From the center of the room, a many in a salmon-coloured shirt chews gum whereas he chats to an agent.

“Cash is foreign money and so is time and that I provide you with,” Mr Andrew says.

The chewing and the time pays off and the person provides one other $1000 which might have been sufficient if the bidder behind him hadn’t determined to re-enter the race with an additional $500 bid, taking the property to $2.819 million.

“He swore he was out nevertheless it was a ruse sadly,” Mr Andrew says.

However the man chewing gum was to not be intimidated and his additional $1000 was sufficient to safe the sale at $2.82 million.


This land bought for $1.65 million.

Lot 3 and 4 Scanlan Avenue, East Brisbane

(two blocks of vacant land completely 1607 sqm)

“Day by day they’re making stunning child boys and child birls, they’re not making any extra land girls and gents.”

With that, Haesley Cush opens bidding on this uncommon land sale that’s strolling distance to The Gabba and accepts a gap bid of $1 million.

“I might count on a Mexican wave at that stage,” he says.

With a microphone in his left hand and a gavel in his proper, Mr Cush was in no place to start out such a wave however the 4 registered bidders gave it their finest shot and after being spurred on by information that there was conditional curiosity to buy the blocks individually, bidding moved quickly by to $1.4 million earlier than slowing and it was a telephone bidder with a confirmed bid of $1.65 million who purchased the property.


48 Higher Lancaster Highway Ascot

3 Mattress / 2 Tub / 2 Automobile

(A model new townhouse with a industrial grade raise)

Jason Andrew takes management of this public sale with Haesley Cush peering into the gang to search for the following bid. The public sale opens at $1 million and strikes in $100,000s with Mr Andrew putting the primary vendor bid of the evening to take the property to $1.5 million.

“You attempt to discover this land and attempt to rebuild it. It doesn’t exist. You stroll down the highway right here and also you’ll discover every thing you want.”

One other vendor bid is posted at $1.55 million with Mr Andrew saying: “In the event that they make it $1.575 million I’ll direct the supply to the sellers.”

However no additional bid was forthcoming. The public sale paused for negotiations however the property was later handed in.


This property bought for $884,000.

65 Coventry Avenue, Hawthorne

3 Mattress / 1 Tub / 2 Automobile on 469 sqm

(Beforehand bought in 2013 for $550,000)

There’s a large 27 bids on this public sale with Haesley Cush spending most of his time trilling within the $800,000s as the value climbs by $1000 will increase.

“Now this can be a sport of technique, you’ve seen how this works,” he says.

“Little ones are simple to catch. However one will do it.”

The property is introduced in the marketplace at $876,000 and sells for $884,000.


14 Matong Avenue, Hendra

5 Mattress 3 Tub 3 Automobile on 860 sqm

(Beforehand bought in 2014 for $940,000 in 2014)

The room is now two-thirds full because the occasion strikes into its second hour with auctioneer Jason Andrew harping on in regards to the three ovens on this Hendra house.

“It’s a house with completely every thing, you’re the one lacking hyperlink,” he says.

There’s a ‘large, daring’ opening bid of $3 million earlier than a pause the place the public sale is nearly referred to as away 3 times earlier than bids of $3.1 million and $3.2 million are acquired.

Brokers hover across the room and Matt Lancashire sidles as much as two patrons sitting close to the exit. They finally increase the bid to $3.25 million, whereas the actions of lead agent Nicholas Given are narrated in actual time by auctioneer Jason Andrew: “Nick, transferring with haste across the room, confirming directions … edging towards house possession.”

Haesley Cush makes use of the pause in public sale proceedings to introduce Jason Andrew because the ceo of Ray White Queensland for these within the viewers who are usually not conscious and is about to start an appraisal of the present market circumstances in Brisbane when a bid of $3.3 million is taken from the patrons close to the exit and the property sells for that worth.


2/455 Adelaide Avenue, Brisbane Metropolis

4 Mattress / 2 Tub / 2 Automobile condo with 287 sqm of residing house

(Final bought in 2001 for $950,000)

Whereas the opposite auctions have been occurring, the one bidder on this luxurious second flooring condo has been negotiating with lead brokers behind the scenes and his prearranged supply of $2.2 million is accepted unchallenged earlier than auctioneer Haesley Cush and the public sale lasts all of two minutes.


25 Boston Avenue, Clayfield

5 Mattress / 3 Tub / 2 Automobile on 811 sqm

(Constructed 1992. Final bought 2006 for $1.1 million)

Two minutes is all it takes for this property to cross in with no bids recorded however we’re informed two potential post-auction affords are anticipated, one from a purchaser who’s presently travelling by Sydney on the best way to Brisbane.


This property has handed in.

272 Harcourt Avenue, New Farm

5 Mattress / 3 Tub / 2 Automobile on 443 sqm

(In the marketplace for 75 days. Renovated with triple road frontage.)

Haesley Cush lived on this road for practically a decade and whereas he accepts a gap bid of $2.2 million, he’s clearly not snug with the bidding till it reaches $2.5 million.

“Now we must always have began at $2.5 million,” he says.

There’s one other bid of $2.6 million earlier than Mr Cush is compelled to put a vendor bid of $2.7 million. The public sale is paused and later within the night an elevated bid to $2.8 million is acquired however just isn’t sufficient to safe the sale and the property passes in.

LOT 10

This condo handed in.

25/36 Andrew Avenue, Balmoral

3 Mattress / 2 Tub / 1 Automobile condo on 158 sqm

(Final bought in December 2020 for $575,000)

The room is lower than half full now and no-one left on the Calile is ready to bid on this condo that’s strolling distance to Oxford Avenue, nonetheless we’re all informed a result’s ‘across the nook’. The property passes in with affords over $520,000 invited.

LOT 11

27 Hampstead Highway, Highgate Hill

4 Mattress / 2 Tub / 2 Automobile on 1482 sqm

(Final bought in 2001 for $835,000)

With no disrespect to the sellers, Yatala Pies house owners Graham and Christine Porter, gross sales agent George Petavrakis says he can stroll to South Financial institution from their house in 8 minutes, not the 20 minutes the Porters often take.

Bidding begins at $3 million and goes up in $100,000 heaps till reaching $3.7 million. The public sale is paused. Later within the night, agent Scott Darwon talks with bidders who had indicated they’d improve the bid. They requested for a bathroom break as an alternative and by no means returned. The property was handed in.

LOT 12

This condo bought for $843,000.

3/8 Sandford Avenue, St Lucia

3 Mattress / 2 Tub / 1 Automobile condo with 164 sqm of residing house

(Final bought in 2006 for $546,000)

Auctioneer Jason Andrew begins the public sale by saying he grew up on Sandford Avenue and it’s clear from the beginning that Brisbane educational and physiotherapist, Ruth Sapsford, who’s sitting in the course of the room along with her son Christopher, desires the privilege of having fun with her twilight years right here. Moreover, her Toowong gardener additionally takes care of this riverside condo complicated. However it takes the remainder of the evening for her to barter the sale for $843,000.

LOT 13

2C Osbourne Avenue, Scarborough

A vacant 905 sqm beachfront block.

There’s about 25 individuals left within the room by this stage and lead agent Nicholas Given takes a gap bid of $1 million from the one individual within the room sporting a hat. A second bidder is lively however Haesley Cush is obliged to place a vendor bid of $1.75 million to maintain the property monitoring in the appropriate route. Nevertheless bidding stalls and the property passes in.

LOT 14

1 Coventry Street, Hawthorne

3 Bed / 3 Bath / 2 Car on 478 sqm

(Entry level into Hawthorne)

Three bidders, with one on the phone, take this property to auction, starting at $700,000. The property pauses at $810,000 and passes in later in the night with no movement on price.

LOT 15

24 Hillside Crescent, Hamilton

5 Bed / 5 Bath / 2 Car on 506 sqm

(Built in 1937. Previously sold in 2014 for $1.28 million)

There are two registered bidders for this property, one on the phone and the other in the audience, but neither are prepared to start bidding so the property passed in just before 8pm with no bid recorded.

LOT 16

This apartment has passed in

3088/36 Evelyn Street, Newstead

1 Bed / 1 Bath / 1 Car

Agents now outnumber bidders and onlookers at the Calile Hotel, with only nine guests left in the room. There’s an opening bid of $300,000 and bidding goes up in $20,000s, including a vendor bid of $360,000 via Jason Andrew. The auction is paused and later passes in.

LOT 17

464/420 Queen Street, Brisbane City

2 Bed / 2 Bath / 1 Car unit with 102 sqm of living space

(Last sold in 2019 for $564,000)

Despite talking up this inner-city offering on the 46th floor, there are just three bids received, including a vendor bid of $600,000 which is where the property passes in.


Ray White New Farm principal and auctioneer Haesley Cush said auction campaigns and off-market sales have seen the greatest growth this year, with up to 50 per cent of properties selling through these channels.

“We’ve all experienced the buying frenzy in every commodity whether that be porches, puppies or property, over the past 12 months from the COVID cloud, and this year, March was an enormous one for us as an industry,” Mr Cush said.

“April was a welcome break for people with Easter and ANZAC Day, but it has come back this month with the same enthusiasm as March. There’s a lot of people at open homes, and people in banking are saying that buyers and approvals are as busy as ever.”

Haesley Cush’s last big auction event was caught up in the start of Brisbane’s snap pre-Easter lockdown and had to be adapted to an online model within hours.

It has been a strong start to the year for the Ray White New Farm and Bulimba offices with almost double the number of property sales in the first three months of this year, compared to January-March, 2020 (228 this year, compared to 130 last year).

The number of buyers in the market has more than doubled over the same period, from 3200 last year, to 7500 this year.

“People think there’s a scarcity of properties, it’s just the beat of the market,” Mr Cush said.

“It feels like there’s less because you don’t see them as long, and buyers who are buying are not trying to overcomplicate the process for sellers, they are making better offers on better terms.”

CoreLogic data shows last week’s auction clearance rate (for the week ending May 23) is now 63.64 per cent, down from the March highs of more than 80 per cent, however the past four weeks has seen a continuation of high-end auction sales across town, with $3 million-plus sales in Alderley, Wilston, Ascot, and New Farm, $4 million-plus in Bulimba, $5 million-plus in Clayfield and Gumdale, and almost $7 million in Ascot.

32 Bulimba Street, Bulimba sold on Saturday for $4.01 million.

“You see a peak in clearance rates as buyers come in to buy and sellers are dealing with price expectations based on what’s happened previously,” Mr Cush said.

“So now we’re 12 months in, and sellers at the moment are probably more enthusiastic around their pricing then they were six months ago when there was slow and sluggish capital growth.

“That sees a few more properties pass in.

“The great myth is a lot of people see homes sell after the auction and think it’s because the buyers paid more, when more often in reality the sellers discover there isn’t more than on the day and they take close to what they had at the auction.”

Five properties due to go to auction on Monday night at the Calile Hotel in Fortitude Valley sold prior to auction, and of the 17 that went to auction, 7 sold, making a clearance rate of 55 per cent for the evening.

Here’s the final tally:

— 2133/32 Refinery Parade, New Farm: (4 bidders) Sold for $2.375 million

— 701 Clear Mountain Road, Clear Mountain: (4 bidders) Sold for $2.82 million

— Lot 3 and 4 Scanlan Street, East Brisbane: (4 bidders) Sold for $1.65 million

— 48 Upper Lancaster Road, Ascot: (5 bidders) Passed in at $1.55 million

— 65 Coventry Street, Hawthorne: Sold for $884,000

— 14 Matong Street, Hendra: Sold for $3.3 million

— 2/455 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City: Sold for $2.2 million

— 25 Boston Street, Clayfield: Passed in. No bids

— 272 Harcourt Street, New Farm: Passed in at $2.8 million

— 25/36 Andrew Street, Balmoral: Passed in. Offers over $520,000

— 27 Hampstead Road, Highgate Hill: Passed in at $3.7 million

— 3/8 Sandford Street, St Lucia: Sold for $843,000

— 2C Osbourne Street, Scarborough (vacant land): Passed in at $1.8 million

— 1 Coventry Street, Hawthorne: Passed in at $810,000

— 24 Hillside Crescent, Hamilton: Passed in. No bids

— 3088/36 Evelyn Street, Newstead: Passed in at $360,000

— 464/420 Queen Street, Brisbane City: Passed in at $600,000

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