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2017 Predictions: What do the experts think?

Here’s how property experts' Romans expects the year to pan out.

Thinking of buying or selling?

On the whole we are expecting a similar number of property sales in 2017 as there were in 2016. Most people moving home have motivations that don’t change just because of the political and economic landscape, if your family is growing and you need an extra room, that need is still there.

Hungry private investors target February auction

Private equity dominated the commercial property auction market in 2016, and private investors will be out in force at the first Acuitus sale of 2017 on February 16th.

Acuitus auctioneer, Richard Auterac, comments: “Investors who could not get their money into the market by the year-end will be looking to remedy this at our February auction.

“Sellers can take advantage of this pent-up demand and need to enter properties into our sale by January 18th.”

Network Auctions 2016 ends on a high

Leading UK auction house Network Auctions who work with partner agents across the UK enjoyed another excellent result at their December auction in Central London with an 85% sales success and a total of £3.5m raised under auctioneer Guy Charrison’s gavel.


Property remains one the safest investments in an uncertain world, according to Gurpreet Bassi, auctions partner at SDL Bigwood.

He was reflecting on a “very eventful” 2016 and looking ahead to what he believes will be a lively 2017.

Mr Bassi noted: “We ended 2015 with the SDL Group takeover of Bigwood and what a 12-months it has been.

Why Buy Property At Auction...

The main advantage of buying a property at auction is that you avoid the lengthy process of buying a house in the traditional way. At auction, the process happens in a matter of minutes rather than months and when the hammer falls, you own the property.

The other many benefits of buying property at auction are listed below. If these don't convince you, nothing will!

Low prices

Buying at auction - what you need to do

A property auction can be a thrilling way to buy property, and snap up a bargain.

They aren’t just good for buying repossessed homes, it’s now possible to buy all kinds of properties at auction. However it is essential that you do your homework before trying to buy a property at auction, and you need to put a number of important things in place before you go. It does't matter what your reason for buying at auction is, the key to success is preparation.

Aston Mead welcomes New Year housing initiatives

Leading land agent Aston Mead has welcomed two government initiatives launched this week, which will create tens of thousands of new homes across the country.

The company was responding to plans for 14 new villages and 3 ‘garden’ towns in England announced on Monday, as well as details for thousands of new discounted starter homes on 30 local authority brownfield sites, the details for which were released on Tuesday.

Property Viewing Checklist - to help you remember!

It's important that you view a property before you bid for it at auction. There are so many things to consider and often the most important questions are forgotten.

Ask the relevant questions by taking our helpful checklist with you on your viewing. It may also be useful to take along the property details supplied by the auctioneer to ensure that their information is accurate.

Start the New Year with a sale by Auction

Selling property at one of our future auctions will be cost effective, simple, fast and stress free. If you feel that this method of sale might be right for you, why not get the ball rolling and get in touch for a FREE VALUATION via our PROPERTY ENQUIRY FORM (click on the link).

New catalogues released in a couple of weeks...

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all.  Just a quick reminder that currently we only have UNSOLD lots from December in our database.  Auctions for 2017 recommence in February, with new catalogues starting to be released from end of next week (from 13th January onwards).  

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