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Auction market activity remained steady over the second week of spring-selling season, but tell-tale signs show that this year is going to be busier than last year.

Over the week ending 10 September, 2,285 homes went under the hammer across the combined capital cities, with clearance rates rising for the first time in three weeks to 71.7%.

CoreLogic economist Kaytlin Ezzy said the uptick was primarily driven by buyers, with the portion of properties passed in at auction falling to its lowest rate since mid-March 2022 at 19.1%.

“Meanwhile, the vendors were a little more bearish, with the withdrawal rate rising 1.9 percentage points to 9.5%,” she said.

“With just shy of 2,450 auctions currently scheduled across the combined capitals this week, this year's spring selling season is shaping up to be significantly busier than last spring.”

Ms Ezzy said clearance rates will continue to be an important indicator of whether the market can absorb the additional supply of homes coming into the pipeline.

Here are the capital city highlights over the week:

  • Sydney hosted 907 auctions, 29.9% higher than last year. Preliminary clearance rate for the New South Wales capital was at 73.4%.
  • Melbourne’s auction activity exceeded the 1,000-mark for the third consecutive week, with 1,013 homes going under the hammer. Success rates in Melbourne is at 71.5%.
  • Adelaide hosted its busiest auction week since April, with 130 homes auctioned that resulted in a clearance rate of 88.9%, the highest among all capital cities.
  • Brisbane reported 132 auctions over the week. Compared to other cities, it reported a lower clearance rate at 59%.
  • Auction activity fell slightly in Canberra, with only 90 homes going under the hammer. It reported a clearance rate of 53.2%.

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