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Auction of Australian Homes are at a Two Year Record High

A Business Times Singapore article mentioned that capital cities in the Land Down Under have hit a two-year record high with reaching their highest clearance rates. On a related note, a Reuters report cited data gathered by property consultant CoreLogic which revealed that now, there has been an increase in auctioned property investments compared to the same period last year.  

Purchasing auctioned property may be an attractive investment option primarily because of cheaper prices and less competition. However, please be warned that taking this route is not for everyone. There is no denying that there are auction homes that prove to be a great deal. Still, there are some which can be an expensive mistake. That being said, it is important to make sure that you are prepared to take the risks involved in opting to choose this alternative over the traditional way to own a home.  

Before you make an auctioned property investment, allow us to help you see if this option is right for you. As you stand between sealing a good deal and making a big mistake, use our insights to assess if an auctioned property fits your expectations on a new home or investment.

Online venues, real estate agents, and the local government are the property auction sources you can consider. However, to better manage the risks involved in purchasing an auctioned property, it is highly advisable to seek the help of real estate agents, contractors, or appraisers. These professionals have the knowledge, experiences, network, and resources that equip them to have a good grasp of the construction-related concerns the property you are looking at may require.   

Unlike the traditional way of owning a home, property auctions do not always allow property inspection before the bidding occurs. If you are not comfortable with surprises, find auctions that legally allow property inspection before bidding. This way, you would know the actual condition of the property before calling it your own.

Finally, keep in mind that auctions may be cancelled or postponed even at the last minute. What is available today may not be an option anymore by tomorrow due to various varied reasons. It is important to understand that you may be too excited to own or invest in a new home at the same time as a borrower may have found a way to avoid foreclosure or a lender may have acquired the pertinent documents that will render the once available property not for sale anymore.

Looking for a new home or another investment requires careful planning especially when it involves auction properties. It is crucial to take your time to properly assess if the option you are looking at is worth it or not to avoid inheriting problems. If you need further expert assistance when looking at properties for sale Australia, feel free to contact our team using any of the following means: phone: 03 9226 9222, fax: 03 9078 6315 or email: We will be more than willing to guide you.  

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