Auction Property Market Update September 2009

Property Auction Commentary for September 2009
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This month's auctions have performed much better than August's with 70% of lots sold. Perhaps even property investors go on holiday! Lots are still down by 20% partly due to the dramatic fall in repossessions and a lack of sellers. However prices continue now to move with the general buying/selling market and from large falls of 30% down year on year, the falls are starting to reduce and this month show only a 11% fall based on the last period. However, we must remember the falls are partly reducing because we are comparing a bad year with a previous 'bad year'.
David Sandeman from EIGROUP commented: "In the residential sector, whilst the number of lots is still down around 20% compared with last year, the amount raised for the month, quarter and year comparison is only down 11%, 14% and 20% respectively"


If you are buying, there are still some fantastic bargains available at auction houses, but they will be harder to find and don't appear to be going at as big discounts year on year.

If you are struggling to sell, now might be a good time to test out the auction houses to see if they can sell your property quickly at a price you are willing to sell for.

REMEMBER: Do your research first and NEVER buy a property at auction without a survey and the legal checks!

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Headline Statistics for Residential Auctions
These statistics are provided courtesty of EIGROUP and are produced in detail by region

Quarterly Auction Headlines Sept 09Jul-Sep 09Jul-Sep 08YoY +/-
Lots Offered2,770



Lots Sold1,936



Percentage Sold70%




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