First time attending an auction? Read on…

First time attending an auction? Not to worry! Attending an auction for the first time can be an unnerving experience, but there is no need to panic, we have made the process as simple as possible, so you can relax. You only need to bring three things to the auction: Two forms of ID (one … Continue reading

A Beautiful Site On The Isle of Wight

We are excited to be auctioning one of the Isle of Wight’s most prominent buildings at our Fareham auction on 2 November; the Prince Consort building in Ryde. This 19th century property overlooks the Solent and, as its name suggests, has a rich royal-tinged history! Royal Connections The building was completed in 1847 at a … Continue reading

A Property You Can Bank On!

  Here at Clive Emson, we’ve had the opportunity of offering some true property gems over the years and at our West Country auction on 1 November, there is a particular one that has caught our attention; a former bank in the picturesque Cornish town, St. Ives. The property – a former NatWest bank – … Continue reading

A day in the life of a busy Auctioneer!

Graham Barton takes us through his rather hectic Friday I was looking forward to last Friday very much with it scheduled to comprise a gentle amble by train to London for a lunch hosted by the Essential Information Group (who are the auction industry‘s ‘go to’ bible for pretty well everything you need to know … Continue reading

How to Judge The Potential of a Property

Everyone wants to get the maximum return on their property when selling and everyone wants to get the best price possible when purchasing. An overpriced house will put off potential buyers while an underpriced house will cause suspicion, so it is an art to get this balance correct. So, what should you be looking for … Continue reading

What is the Deposit Protection Scheme?

Moving into a new rented home is often a stressful event, and many questions may remain unanswered; have I chosen the right place to live? Are my neighbours friendly? Will my deposit be safe? Some of these questions are difficult to answer in the beginning, but Tenancy Deposit Protection (TDP) at least aims to answer … Continue reading

If the price is right!

A question we are often asked by sellers is ‘what price will my property sell for? I don’t want to give it away at auction.” Well in short, the answer is you won’t. At the auction you know you have sold the property at the best price on that day. However, the guide price is … Continue reading

Is A Loft Conversion A Good Investment?

As well as offering valuable extra living space, loft conversions give one of the best returns on investment when it comes to home improvements. For example, according to the National Association of Estate Agents, adding an extra bedroom can add around 10 per cent to the value of your home, particularly if it’s a loft … Continue reading

The Great Morass

Ask most people in Portsmouth about The Great Morass and they will probably have heard of it or know a little about it but not many will really have any idea what it really is. A Morass; Definition morass noun (WET GROUND) /məˈræs/ n [C usually singular] literary an area of soft wet ground in … Continue reading

Is It Better To Rent Or Sell?

Whether you are are looking to vacate the current home you own or have recently purchased a property, deciding whether to rent it out or sell it can be a difficult decision. Ideally, you want to get the best return on your time and money, but it is impossible to predict the housing market 100%. … Continue reading