ANOTHER highly successful property auction was held by local auctioneer Bury & Hilton with a success rate of more than 70 per cent being achieved.
A crowded saleroom on Friday witnessed a high demand for five of the properties offered, with spirited bidding throughout the evening.
The Crewe and Harpur Cottage, Alstonefield, which consisted of a former pub which in more recent years had been utilised as a house and provided three-bedroomed accommodation, but with excellent scope to extend into outbuildings, had a price guide of £300,000,.
It sold considerably in excess of this guide when knocked down at £330,000.
A property at 31 Windsor Drive, Leek, which consisted of a three-bedroomed semi-detached house in need of general updating, realised £102,000, and a pre-war semi-detached house at Woodlands Avenue, Cheddleton, which again was in need of general modernisation and improvement, realised a price far in excess of its price guide of £80,000 when knocked down at £93,000.
Two unmodernised terraced houses were on offer.
One, 39 Grosvenor Street, Leek, which consisted of a five-bedroomed town house, which again was in need of general modernisation and improvement, realised a price of £90,000.
The other, 19 Moorhouse Street, Leek. which consisted of a small two-bedroomed terraced, again in need of total renovation, realised far in excess of its price guide of £40,000, being eventually sold after serious bidding at £61,000.
Bury & Hilton is currently arranging its next property auction.
Entries for this are now invited.