Make Your Bid for a Bargain Property at the Stones Auction House in Oxford

Negative market sentiment has made it very difficult for homeowners to sell on the open market and they are turning to selling at auction to secure a sale. With such a large selection of properties being sold this way this is the perfect time for buyers to pick up a bargain at auction. Stones Auctions of Oxford hold auctions locally in Oxford every 2 months and are one of the first auction houses to offer online bidding making it easy for people to view, bid and buy properties at auction.

Oxford, United Kingdom, October 21, 2008 --( With the house market crashing, what better way to pick up a bargain than buying at auction.

Stones Auctions of Oxford have just announced their next auction dates at the Barcelo Oxford Hotel so there's no need to go far to find a bargain property.

Because of negative market sentiment homeowners in Oxfordshire have been unable to sell their properties through normal means and those that now need to sell fast are turning to auctions to secure a sale. Stones have responded to this demand by launching a 'sell by auction' service in conjunction with local estate agents to make selling by auction as accessible and straight forward as possible.

So what does this mean for buyers? Well, with the likelihood of so many more properties coming to auction buyers may well find that the best deals around are now at auction.

Traditionally, auction rooms have been quite stuffy and scary places for the private property hunter and most are located in central London making them too far to travel to. What's more the choice of properties on offer (from lock up garages to rundown vacant shop premises) have not exactly been appealing to anyone other than the hardened developer.

Stones have chosen the Barcelo Oxford Hotel as it's auction venue to provide a more comfortable atmosphere and to be more in keeping with the company's modern and approachable image. In addition, through their partnerships with local agents Stones aim to sell more quality properties at their auctions.

Pick up a local property bargain

Tim Hammond, Managing Director of Stones Auctions says. "Due to the current market conditions there are some great opportunities to be found at auction. Not only are most properties offered at below market value, there are also properties that are in a much better condition of upkeep than usually seen at auction, as homeowners who have lived in and cared for their homes are now seeking to sell at auction rather than endure the long wait to sell on the open market."

In addition to the savings that can be made, buying at auction is fast and hassle free with no chain or gazumping to worry about and completions guaranteed in 28 days.

Property auctions will be held bi-monthly at the Barcelo Oxford Hotel where buyers can attend and bid in person or, very conveniently, Stones offer an online ‘proxy’ bidding service where buyers can watch, listen and bid over the internet from anywhere they like.

Looking to browse, bid or buy at auction? then please visit the Stones Auctions website at where you will be able to register to receive the next auction catalogue free, and view a list of forthcoming auction dates and lots available.

Looking to sell property at auction? then please call Stones on 0844 357 8165 for a free, no obligation market appraisal and valuation.

For Further Information Please Contact

Tim Hammond
Stones Auction House
0844 357 8165

Stones Auctions Ltd
Tim Hammond
0844 357 8165