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Auction Hysteria

December 13, 2013

"I bought at auction in early September this year and I paid a few thousand more than I wanted to.  I was a bit irked, but I wanted a project, was ready to buy and decided that the brief period we’ve had since 2009 when you could get a bargain in some parts of London was well and truly over.  Back in September,  I bid on Lot 1 and unusually sat on the front row because I wanted to stay focus and didn’t want to feel intimidated by the hoards filling the room. [...]


Fizzy Auction

June 7, 2012

Woman at property auctionI went to an auction last week and it was very busy.  Interesting.  We’ve just gone into the double dip of the recession, Spain is about to be bailed out by the IMF and EU and I think we’re about to see the break up of the eurozone, beginning of course with Greece after their next election.  So why are there so many hungry buyers around?  They were not just developers – there were some owner occupiers about too.
I was after three lots.  A small three bed house in Walthamstow [...]


All the fun of the auction

March 25, 2012

auction hammerI had a surprisingly fun sunny Saturday afternoon looking at auction properties this weekend.  Subsidence cracks has been the theme of the week.  You know what they say, if it’s gone to auction “there must be trouble.”
The first property I saw was a two bed terrace whose garden wall backed onto a cemetery.  A young couple and their two children who were living there kindly let me in to have look around.   It was extraordinary opening the bathroom window at the rear of the property and peering out at rows of big [...]