Going once, going twice, sold!
17 December 2020Daytime TV has given us a lot. Richard and Judy, Loose Women and, of course, Homes Under The Hammer, the property auction and renovation programme which is about to enter its 18th year.The show has brought about renewed interest in buying a property at auction, along with the Covid-19 pandemic, which means more and more people are looking for a quick sale.But what sorts of properties are available if you choose the auction route? Well, earlier this year we sold this stunning five-bedroom, Grade II-listed property in Stockton for the bargain price of £185,000.With a games room, a larder and chock full of period features, it was a real steal; granted, it needed a lot of work, but for someone with the time, energy and knowhow, the possibilities were endless.We’ve rounded up some more of the best auctioned homes from the last few years to give you a taste of what else is on offer…A country pile
If you’re prepared to put the work in, then an auction is a reliable way of getting more bang for your buck. Just look at this 44,000sq ft, Grade II-listed mansion in Wales, which was up for auction earlier this year with a guide price of around £250,000. While it admittedly needed quite a bit of work – every room would need gutting and restoring – it also had six acres of countryside and included a theatre, chapel and two tennis courts. Art Deco delight
Looking for something unique? Auction houses can be a great place to pick up something a bit quirky, like this beautiful Art Deco home in Essex. The Sunspan home is one of only 15 ever built, and has been in the same family for 90 years, remaining virtually untouched since the 1930s. With curved walls, large windows and impressive staircase, it has retained some of its Modernist and Art Deco glamour, although would have needed a fair bit of cash spending over and above the auction guide price of £415,000 to bring it back to its former glory.Water view
From former churches and chapels to converted shops and pubs, any building can be transformed into a stunning family home. However, it must have taken some imagination to see the potential of this former water tower, up for auction earlier this year.With five stories, four en-suite bedrooms and an acre of garden, a formerly derelict eyesore has been turned into a stunning family home – all with a little bit of creativity.So if you’re looking for a home with a bit of added appeal, an auction house may turn up something truly unexpected – and at a rock-bottom price.If you’re thinking of selling at auction, we can help – get in touch with our experienced team today.