A home owned by a professional footballer and an old fire station are among the hot, hot, hot properties which should be going, going, gone at the next CPBigwood auction.
The identity of the footballer has not been revealed. However, they appear to have liked a house with plenty of space and a country feel to it.
Hazeldene, which is in Redhill Road, Kings Norton, is a detached three-storey house with three/four reception rooms, large country kitchen and five bedrooms.
It also has a self-contained one-bedroom annexe and there is planning permission for a workshop to be converted into another one-bedroom annexe.
It comes with extensive gardens and there are 14 acres of land adjoining it, some of which could be made available (subject to further negotiation).
The guide price for Hazeldene has been set at £695,000, which is considered low for what is on offer, and auctioneers CPBigwood say it has been getting a lot of interest ahead of the sale.
Another unique lot among the 133 up for bids at the event on April 30, is the former fire station on Barrett Street, Cape Hill.
It has been sold before, i n the firm’s December 2013 auction, when it went for, £300,000. It is now being re-offered with a guide of £250,000-£280,000.
Situated within a newly developed estate, it has the potential for various alternative uses, subject to planning permission.
The most expensive item coming up for auction through CPBigwood is scheduled for July. However, there is an opportunity to buy beforehand.
With a guide price in excess of £2.5 million, it is an investment opportunity in Bilston.
Old School Court in Broad Lanes, comprises 45 one and two-bedroom apartments with an income of more than £253,000.
Bidders after just a single bargain property will be looking at lots such as a detached property in Roden Avenue, one of the best roads in Kidderminster.
Situated on a good sized plot with the potential to extend, the house has been in the same family for many years. There is an attractive guide of £225,000-£250,000.
Four Oaks is another highly desirable address. A detached house for sale there in Vernon Close (being offered jointly with Harveys) may need considerable work doing to it, but that hasn’t put off potential bidders. With a guide of £175,000-£195,000, interest in it has been “significant”.
The auction is being held on April 30, at the Holte Suite, Aston Villa, starting at 11am.
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