Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Auction hots up

WITH the joys of an Indian summer spreading through the packed sales room, Romans’ September auction was the second largest of the year, with a healthy 87 per cent of the lots on offer selling on the day.

Following the auction, director and auctioneer Simon Clayton, said: “We had some reservations about the market cooling, however as we offered the first lot there was very little space left to stand in the room, indicating the popularly of property and land auctions.

“We got off to a very strong start which continued throughout the catalogue, with only three lots left unsold at the end of the day. Period properties requiring renovation proved very popular, and bidders were happy to bid competitively.”

One particularly popular property was Marraways, a four-bedroom detached house in Binfield Heath, near Henley. Marraways has been a family home for the last 50 years and includes gardens totalling close to one acre and an all-weather tennis court that needs repair.

The house was sold for its guide price of £850,000 and with some modernisation will make a beautiful family home.


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