Auction clearance rates have hit a fresh high a week earlier than the start of the seasonal peak period in March.AUCTION clearance rates hit their highest level so far this year, setting a strong pace many hope will hold through 2017.Preliminary CoreLogic capital city auction statistics for the week to Sunday February 26 saw Brisbane pull a clearance rate of 63,6 per cent, a strong rise over last year’s 57.4 per cent.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:35Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:35 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWeekend Wrap: 25-26 Feb00:35More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoThe weighted average across the capital cities also jumped to 78.6 per cent – from 71.4 per cent last year.There were dramatic increases in the number of properties taken to auction, with 3,232 auctions held across the capitals. New South Wales had the highest price fetched for a residence over the week, with 404 Edgecliff Rd Woolahra landing $6.55m. Picture: Realestate.com.au“The record highs for the number of auctions were confined to the Sydney (1,169) and Melbourne (1,613) markets, where auction numbers were the highest on record for the month of February,” according to the CoreLogic Property Market Indicator.Numbers were “significantly higher”, though the market usually saw “auction volumes generally reaching their seasonal peaks around March”.The highest price fetched for a property in the past week was $6.55 million for 404 Edgecliff Road, Woollahra in New South Wales, with Queensland’s highest coming out of Hope Island at $4.75m.
It emerged this week that the Welsh outfit had severed ties with Tutumlu following a dispute over transfer policy and there has been doubt over whether or not Laudrup will remain as manager. “There is no problem with Michael Laudrup and Swansea City,” said Tutumlu, quoted by the BBC. “He is staying. It is my problem, my problem with Huw Jenkins (Swansea chairman) .” Michael Laudrup’s agent Bayram Tutumlu has stressed there is “no problem” between the Dane and Swansea. Press Association Press Association Sport understands the initial disagreement was over the amount of money available for Laudrup to spend on new players this summer as Swansea, last season’s Capital One Cup winners, look to strengthen for a European campaign. But the club were also unhappy at Tutumlu’s desire to put forward his own list of proposed transfer targets, with the final straw being the agent’s involvement in the potential sale of defender Ashley Williams, despite the Swans having no intention of letting the reported Arsenal target go. While Laudrup has indicated that he sees no reason why the situation should lead to him departing Swansea, he has also made it clear that Tutumlu, who he has been working with since his days playing for Barcelona, will continue to be his agent. Laudrup was appointed Swansea manager last summer and signed a new deal in March that runs to 2015.