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Buying Property At Auction Just Got Easier

Buying Property At Auction Just Got Easier

Buying Property Using Auction Finance

Many new investors are being inspired by TV programmes like “Homes Under The Hammer” on the BBC, and there are a number of ways for people to purchase properties cheaply, and the auction rooms are the best places to find some real property bargains.

Many property investors get tired of pounding the pavements in their local areas and scouring newspapers for great Below Market Value (BMV) property deals, only to lose out to first-time buyers who were quicker off the mark?

Some property investors tend to scoff at the idea of buying properties at auction, leaving a handful of knowledgeable, savvy investors to pocket the best deals.

Property auctions can be a real goldmine for property investors because many auction houses list properties out of their area, so the number of people bidding on them is low! That’s how some of the most unbelievable property deals are scooped up by amateur investors.

Buying properties at a property auction is a great way to grab a real bargain and a fantastic way for landlords and property investors to expand buy-to-let property portfolios without breaking the bank, using specialist finance products.

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More Auction Action For Property InvestorsEasier Access To Finance Increases The Number
Of Property Auction Purchases

There has been a sharp rise in the number of property investors snapping up property at auction and the reason has been credited to easier access to finance, as lenders report significant growth in lending, surpassing pre-property crash levels.

The number of properties sold at auction is booming as property investors seek to build rental property portfolios below market value (BMV), without breaking the bank.

There has been a huge increase in the number of loans that have been financed by specialist lenders over the past 12 months, with average loans increasing by more than 22% according to property finance lender, Auction Finance Limited.

The news comes as the latest Essential Information Group (EIG) figures show a seven year high for UK’s auction houses, with lots sold in October 2013 up by 30% compared to October 2012. These record figures have now surpassed pre-recession auction house transactions.

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Inside A Property AuctionWhat Investors Should Know About Property Auctions Before They Buy

Bidding on properties at auction can be addictive and exhilarating if you can get the property you want without someone else driving the bidding price up and out of your pre determined budget.

TV programmes like “Homes Under The Hammer” have created a real appetite among novice property investors, but can TV shows really give serious investors an insight into what really happens at a property auction, and what are the real processes involved with bagging a property bargain?

There is usually a wide choice of property types available at a property auction, and property purchases can be conducted with speed, price transparency and certainty of sale plus there is always the chance to bag a real property bargain every now and then, which could explain why so many people are looking at property auctions to provide them with suitable investment opportunities.

In order to be successful at auction, investors should have done thorough due diligence on the properties that they are interested including surveys and the interior of properties should be viewed wherever practical.

Serious property investors should be properly prepared prior to entering the auction room and ready to act quickly. It may appear to be a little daunting and overwhelming to begin with, but with practice and conducting the correct due diligence, you will soon be bidding to purchase properties at auction.

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Investors Need To Wake Up To Property AuctionsAre you a property investor who is tired of pounding the pavement, searching for great Below Market Value (BMV) property deals, only to lose out to another ‘quick-off-the-mark‘ first time buyer?

Are you a property investor who is tired of waiting by the phone for estate agents to call with one of those ‘bottom drawer‘ property deals… before they go in the window?

And are you a property investor who is tired of the low-to-zero response you’re getting from all those leaflets you’ve printed and delivered?
(hint: the market’s moving! You need to know why…)

Want to know why NONE of these rookie property investor methods work, and want to know how the professional property investors do it?
(AND how you can COPY exactly what they’re doing right now!)

Warning: This IS NOT the weekday afternoon light-entertainment stuff you’ve seen on TV…

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30% of buyers who bid successfully at property auctions are let down by mainstream lenders, say experts.

Banks are pulling out of property deals after property investors have made successful bids at auction, resulting in buyers struggling to raise finances in order to meet the 28 day completion deadlines set by many auction houses, resulting in a great deal of business for bridging finance companies.

National Development Manager at Auction Finance, Scott Hendry, said:“It’s all too common for high street banks to pull out of funding an auction transaction because of the short timescales for completion or the property has no kitchen or bathroom. Yet most people bidding at auction want the property quickly so they can renovate it to sell on or rent out at a profit. Sometimes bidders assume that the funding has been agreed by the bank or lender when in fact they only have an ‘agreement in principal’ which is wholly different from a real approval to borrow the amount required for the property. We estimate that in 2012, so far, 30% of property investors we have dealt with have had to rely on short-term finance to fund their purchase because their previous lender has let them down. In some cases they have been able to agree long-term funding with their bank at a later date but this process just takes too long for someone trying to secure a good investment opportunity at auction.”

Top reasons why auction property deals fall over:

  • Bank pulls out of the funding due to short timescales
  • Bank refuses to fund because the property has no kitchen or bathroom
  • Borrowers assume the funding has been agreed
  • Delays in depositing the funding from the bank
  • Last minute revelations on the borrower’s credit check prevent funding

A short-term bridging loan secured against other properties in a portfolio is one way to avoid being let down at the last minute.

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