Auction Property Market Update August 2010

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August's property market auction shows slightly suprising results for August. Although it's a typically quiet month (even property buyers go on holiday!) having seen quite a few lots come through in September, the number for August shows a disctinctive lack of activity at every level. 

Month on month, money raised at auction was only £21mn versus £48mn the year before. Only 58% of lots offered were sold in August, this is exacerbated by a fall in the number of lots 42% from 600 properties to 300, of which only 200 were sold in August 2010 versus 400 in August 2009.

The quarterly measures are normally a better indicator, and are only down financially by 14%, lots sold down 16% and the number of lots offered were only 4% down, showing a better peformance than just looking at August. However it still shows that the market has slowed significantly and this is a real lead indicator of what happens in the standard buying/selling market.

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READ MORE in the latest RAPID INVESTMENT UPDATE and with EIGROUP's 2010 half year update.

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Headline Statistics for Residential Auctions
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