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Find homes of all shapes and sizes at Manchester’s next property auction

From a one bedroomed flat in Congleton to a Welsh farmhouse on a 26-acre site, SDL Auctions North West’s latest catalogue features properties for every budget.

Published ahead of the company’s fourth auction of the year at the AJ Bell Stadium in Manchester, the catalogue features 36 residential and commercial lots which are being sold in the room and by online auction.

And head of auctions Andy Thompson is excited about the range of properties on offer. He said: “This variety draws in a diverse crowd of not just property investors looking to add to their portfolios and developers seeking their next project but of private buyers searching for their next home.”

The first home to go under the hammer on the day of the auction will be a terraced property in Blackburn. 19 Kings Bridge Street is a two bedroomed mid-terrace which requires some upgrading but has gas central heating and double glazing. It has a small yard at the front and back and is within walking distance of amenities including shops and a well-regarded school. The *guide price is £38,500+.

For buyers with a smaller budget, the Congleton flat could be a good investment. 61a Lawton Street, which has a guide price of £27,500+, is in the town’s quaint and popular high street and features a lounge, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom.

Andy said: “There has been strong interest in this lot already and we’re expecting this to be reflected in the auction room. It really is a fantastic opportunity to invest in this popular town.”

At the other end of the budgetary scale, Ynyshir Farm Campsite, Picton Road, Picton, Holywell, has a guide price of £1,500,000-£2,000,000 and offers the opportunity to build a business on the coast. The 26-acre plot includes a four bedroomed farmhouse, holiday cottage, campsite and grazing land, providing an annual rental income of around £120,000.

There are plenty of opportunities to add value to properties, too, such as a semi-detached house in Rochdale.

383 Albert Royds Street, Rochdale is a well-proportioned, three bedroomed property which requires some improvements but has gas central heating and double glazing. It is well located, with good transport links and amenities nearby.

Andy said: “We highly recommend viewing this property as it has the potential to become a superb family home which would be a great addition to a rental portfolio.”

There are several city apartments going under the hammer, too, including Flat 14, 118A Headly House, Holyhead Road, Coventry, which has a guide price of £85,000+. The two bedroomed second-floor apartment is vacant and would make an ideal investment as it is close to Coventry city centre and the university. It has an open-plan design with two bedrooms, one of which is en suite, and a family bathroom. Features include gas central heating, double glazing, electronic gates to the car parking area and a video phone entry system from the front entrance.

Andy added: “Whether you’re looking to add to your buy-to-let portfolio or find your next home, it’s well worth taking a look at our latest catalogue as there are properties to suit all tastes and budgets. And if you’re a first-time auction buyer, we’re always happy to talk you through the buying process and help dispel the most common myths about buying in this quick and hassle-free way.”

For more information about any of the properties going under the hammer at the AJ Bell Stadium on Wednesday 7 August, or to find out how you can bid in the online, by telephone or by proxy, call 0116 774 7333 to speak to the auctions team.