Bond appetite!

Situated within a short walk of local facilities including shops, Victoria Park, the Designer Outlet, Ashford International Station, Ashford College with town centre beyond, lies this three bedroom house in Bond Road. Could this be one lot on your menu? The house, which is catalogues as Lot 101 in the latest online auction, requires improvement … Continue reading

Let’s Invest Folkes!

As more and more take control of their future, perhaps starting or expanding their own portfolio of property to create rental income, the following lots which may be of interest: 11A Coolinge Road, within walking distance of Radnor Park and Folkestone Central railway station, is a two bedroom maisonette situated on the upper floors of … Continue reading

Extending using permitted development

Auction buyers consist generally of five main types; investors, developers, builders, ‘DIYers’ and one-off buyers. The investment buyers are looking for a return on their investment whilst developers are looking for projects with planning. We then have everyone else looking to purchase a property with a view to adding value and maximising profit when the … Continue reading

Canterbury Tales

By the end of the 14th Century, Geoffrey Chaucer had written a collection of short stories known as The Canterbury Tales. In the 21st Century, Clive Emson Auctioneers have collated their own Canterbury Tales, a collection of single, two and three storeys, all of which we feel will be best sellers! Within the City Walls, … Continue reading

The only way in Essex

The only way in Essex to describe the housing market from estate agents, auctioneers and letting agents, is …. More stock needed! And the National Housebuilders certainly seem to be doing their bit. Pretty much every city, town and village you visit in Essex seems to have multiple large-scale developments extending round the boundaries of … Continue reading

An ‘eggcellent’ time for a recap

With the conclusion of our second auction of 2021 and with Easter only days away, it seems an ‘eggcellent’ time to recap on the first quarter of the year. While globally we are still in uncharted waters, the March auction proved again that the property market remains strong with over £17 million raised for our … Continue reading

To bid or not to bid? – That is the question

Without words, writing and sentences the world would be a very different place. It has witnessed many great writers over the years and this week (15-21 March) is William Shakespeare Week, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, however many debate whether he wrote all of the sonnets, plays and literary pieces … Continue reading

There’s a lot of Folkes in the auction

Our March auction has certainly sprung in to auction action for Folkestone properties, with ten lots to choose from. The White Lion in Cheriton, (Lot 94) is a substantial public house, with planning consent for conversion and extension to provide supported living accommodation comprising 12 bedroom suites, each with kitchenette, café, training areas and a … Continue reading

An Exciting Barn for Conversion

Unconverted barns for conversion in rural or semi-rural locations across Kent were once two a penny. These days they are becoming harder and harder to find. So imagine our delight when we received instructions to offer and catalogue Queens Court Barns. Not one but two historic barns with full planning permission and listed building consent … Continue reading

A perfect time to invest in bricks and mortar

At the time of writing my colleagues and I are in the process of collating lots for our forthcoming March auction. This rekindled memories of our March series of auctions last year which took place amidst a backdrop of an unprecedented situation which few people could have foreseen. With the realities surrounding Covid-19 becoming more … Continue reading