Live Auctions of Florida Property With No Reserve

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15/4/08-Following the recent success of January’s live Absolute Auction, another auction is to be held this month by Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty in association with The British Homes Group. A top Florida Developer is putting scores of properties on the auction market with no reserve prices and no minimum. The luxury apartments on a development in a fantastic location in Florida will be sold to the highest bidder –however low that bid might be.
The next sale will start at 11am on April 19th when Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty, in association with The British Homes Group, will hold a live Absolute Auction on the premises at The Residences at Turnbull Bay located on New Smyrna Beach on Florida’s east coast. Twenty-five ‘maintenance free’ Town Houses – 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom and 3 bedroom / 2.5 bathroom – are to be auctioned individually. Alternatively they can be bought on a bulk purchase of the entire inventory.
Investing in a property on The Residences gives buyers luxury golf course living – all residents have unlimited golf privileges at the Turnbull Bay 18 hole Golf Club. All properties have tiled kitchens and bathrooms with cultured marble baths and countertops, GE appliances and spacious walk in closets.
The Residences at Turnbull Bay is a beautiful natural environment providing a conservation area for many birds and other wildlife. It is minutes away from beaches, excellent restaurants and the artistic and cultural centre of New Smyrna Beach and is equally close to the Daytona International Speedway, Kennedy Space Center and Walt Disney World.
Two British people were successful bidders at the sell-out “No minimum-no reserve” auctions which took place in Naples and New Smyrna Beach in January.
Sheila Harrison of Luton, Bedfordshire snapped up a new three-bedroom apartment at Lely Landings in up market Naples, West Florida for £100,000 ($200,000). The list price was double that at $399,000 and a near identical apartment at Lely Landings was independently valued in November 2007 for $397,000. There were 27 UK inquiries, 3 UK registered bidders and Sheila Harrison was the successful bidder.
Brian and Debbie Gill from Leamington in Warwickshire successfully bid $270,000 (£135,000) for a 6th floor three bedroom apartment at Oceanwalk Condominiums on the south beach area of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. 
Potential buyers can register online at: and join in the live auction online or by calling UK freephone 0800 0518 893. Multi-currency loans (in Sterling, US Dollars or Euros) can be pre-arranged by contacting the British Homes Group UK Freephone 0800 0965 989.
Virginia Cowie, owner and managing director of BHG says: “This dramatic move by top Florida developers is a stark indication of a desperate sellers’ market and therefore how strong the buyers’ market is for Florida property. These are certainly quality developments in great locations, so with the Euro’s record high against the $, and £ Sterling’s 26-year high against the dollar the British property investor has a great opportunity to take advantage of these highly motivated sellers in the USA. If you’re looking for a well-priced villa or apartment, this is probably the ideal time to get one.”
There are further indications that now is the time to buy. 
The Orlando Sentinel, the business newspaper of the region reported on December 28th the latest quarterly forecast from the University of Central Florida. Its prediction is that Florida’s economy should hit its low point within the next three months and then begin a long, steady climb upward. 
Lee Weaver, director of British Homes Group says: “Now is definitely the time to be buying a property in Florida. It’s been a long while since bargains like this have been available. Even if you resist the urge to get in on the auction, people can keep abreast of what is happening to the Florida real estate market by logging on to
Those who subscribe to receive “Florida Insider Alerts” also get to see hot properties before they go out on general release.”
For further information on The Residences at Turnbull Bay, please visit
For auction and property details call Lori Chips at Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty on UK freephone 0800 0518 893 

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