I attended Unionbank’s 213th foreclosed properties auction last Saturday, February 22, 2014 and I must say it was a very interesting auction. Something unexpected happened which reminded me of the “good old days” when I started to attend and make bids during auctions more than 5 years ago. Read on to find out what happened.
All winning bids were at the minimum bid price!
Would you believe that all the winning bids of the day were at minimum bid prices?
Imagine that, an auction with a good number of bidders, and each bidder won on each of their respective bids, without anyone trying to outbid each other and ending up with a very high winning bid?!
Sounds incredible, but true!
This meant all bidders walked away with their target properties, at just the minimum bid price, which should make them all very happy. Nice!
Half of the sold properties were “New Items”
This one is what I often expect. But not like this.
It’s a no-brainer that with new items on the listings of foreclosed properties, some will surely get sold. But I did not expect it to be as much as half of all sold properties during the auction. This is with the expectation that “New Items” are not so good deals, but this was apparently not the case.
You can look at this as an eye-opener that there are good deals out there, and you just have to look for them.
By the way, there were 4 “New Items” sold, and 1 property that got sold was listed as a brand new property.
Another thing worth mentioning, I also noted that a property with a Lis Pendens got sold. This was one of those not listed as a “New Item” or “brand new”, it’s part of the old inventory. Hmmm, makes me wonder if they knew something we don’t.
Since I attended the auction, I also listed down what got sold, and what where left, and I call this the post-auction listing.
If you want to know which properties remain available after the auction, you can check out the post-auction listing on our Unionbank auction announcements and listings page, which you can find through the link below:
- UnionBank Foreclosed Properties Auctions and Listings (Metro Manila/Luzon/Amalfi)
These properties are available for negotiated sale until they announce the next auction. Keep in mind that this list is updated as of the end of the auction last Saturday. Happy hunting!
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P.S. It was also nice to meet other people who attended the auction, you know who you are.