Auction success rates remained strong across the country last week, recording a national preliminary clearance rate of 69.7%.

CoreLogic Research Analyst Caitlin Fono said 2,393 homes were taken to auction across the combined capital cities last week, up 29.6% from the previous week.

However, last week’s number of auctions was still almost 30% lower than the same time last year.

The preliminary clearance rate was only 1.1 percentage points lower than the week prior.

Melbourne auction numbers surged 38% week-on-week to 1125 last week, recording a 68.2% clearance rate from early results.

In Sydney, there were 851 auctions were held across the city, up 24% from the week prior. The capital city recorded a 71.8% clearance rate, down -6.2 percentage points from the previous week.

Brisbane was the busiest among the smaller capitals with 145 homes auctioned across the city, but recorded a 64.8% clearance rate.

Adelaide held 123 auctions and posted an 88% success rate from early results, while there were 138 auctions held in Canberra, with 59.8% of homes selling under the hammer.

In Perth, two of the four results collected so far were successful, while the one result collected in Tasmania so far this week was unsuccessful.

CoreLogic expects to see fewer homes taken to auction next week, with just over 2,100 capital city homes currently scheduled for auction.