Buying A Home At Auction

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“Once upon a time, an auction was where folks might go to sell their grain, buy a steer, or pick up a new tractor. The events were not only an integral part of our economy, but also 100% Americana.

Today, our most prominent auctions are a little bit different. They take place in boutique hotel ballrooms, and the featured merchandise is not cotton- but condominiums. This Saturday, Accelerated Marketing Partners is auctioning off 20 “”ultra-sleek”” (their words, not mine) condominiums at Aqua, a midtown Atlanta high rise building located at W. Peachtree and Tenth Streets. Minimum bid prices start between 50%-60% below the original list price of these units, and judging from past Atlanta condominium auctions– someone’s going to get a deal.

For obvious reasons, buying a condominium at auction is not for everyone (cue pharmaceutical commercial voice-over). But for savvy investors and home buyers alike, auctions can provide a tremendous opportunity to scoop up a “”distressed asset”” (my words, not theirs) at a substantially reduced price.If you’re thinking about bidding on a unit at Aqua, click here. You’ll need to tour the property by tomorrow in order to make a bid on Saturday.

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