Thursday, January 7, 2010

Nearly 200 Foreclosed Homes Head to Auction Block Throughout Southern States

/PRNewswire/ -- Foreclosures continue to dominate the nation's housing market and their discounted price tags are attracting strong interest from homebuyers. Buyers looking for great deals on homes will find them at Hudson & Marshall's auction of nearly 200 bank-owned homes January 11th-16th in cities throughout Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Valued from about $14,000 to $969,000, all the homes come with insurable title, no back taxes or liens. Buyers will be required to make a cash or certified check deposit of $2,500 for each property which they are the winning bidder. Property #810 located in Braselton, Georgia is a six bedroom, six bath home in move-in ready condition valued at $969,000. Another stunning property being auctioned is property #253, a four bedroom, four bath home in Hilton Head, SC last listed at $479,900.

"As the nation's housing market slowly see-saws back toward recovery, homebuyers expect to purchase homes at significant discounts and are often bypassing traditional homes in favor of foreclosures," said Dave Webb, principal Hudson & Marshall. "Buyers particularly like purchasing bank-owned homes through auction because the process is quick and offers a wide selection of choices," added Webb.

According to the National Association of Realtors, both investors and first-time homebuyers are now competing for distressed properties. In November, NAR reported distressed sales increased to 33% of all home sales.

All homes being auctioned by Hudson & Marshall are sold "as-is" and buyers should inspect properties before placing any bids. Properties can be viewed by contacting listing agents to schedule an appointment. Complete property details and additional information may be found at or by calling 866-539-4172.

Hudson & Marshall will auction the homes on the following dates:

January 11th - Savannah (6 homes) at 7:00 pm -- Holiday Inn Savannah Airport

January 12th - Hilton Head, NC (4 homes) at 11:00 am -- Holiday Inn Hilton Head Island

January 12th - Goldsboro, NC (12 homes) at 7:00 pm -- Holiday Inn Express Goldsboro

January 12th - Wilmington, NC (5 homes) at 1:00 pm -- Hilton Garden Inn Wilmington Mayfaire Town Center

January 13th - Macon (6 homes) at 7:00 pm -- Homewood Suites-Macon North

January 13th - Charlotte (16 homes) at 7:00 pm -- Doubletree Hotel Charlotte Airport

January 13th - Greensboro (12 homes) at 1:00 pm -- Hilton Garden Inn Greensboro

January 13th - Myrtle Beach, SC (6 homes) at 11:00 am -- Hilton Garden Inn Myrtle Beach/Coastal Mall

January 13th - Nashville (8 homes) at 7:00 pm -- Holiday Inn Express-Nashville Airport

January 13th - Memphis (6 homes) at 11:00 am -- Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis Shady Grove

January 13th - Montgomery (8 homes) at 7:00 pm -- Hilton Garden Inn-Montgomery East

January 14th - Birmingham (9 homes) at 7:00 pm -- Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham/Lakeshore Drive

January 14th - Greenville (7 homes) at 7:00 pm -- Homewood Suites Greenville

January 14th - Asheville (9 homes) at 7:00 pm -- Four Points by Sheraton Asheville Downtown

January 14th - Knoxville (14 homes) at 7:00 pm -- Holiday Inn Knoxville-West

January 15th - Chattanooga (8 homes) at 1:00 pm -- Hampton Inn Chattanooga
January 16th - Atlanta (53 homes) at 1:00 pm -- Atlanta Marriott Northwest

Prior to auction, buyers can purchase property online by visiting the website and clicking on the Bid-Now icon. Sellers typically respond to offers within 24 hours. This is a reserve auction, which means sellers have the right to accept, reject or counter any bid; however, in past auctions conducted by Hudson & Marshall, the majority of offers have been accepted.

Having sold over 80,000 homes for sellers in the past eight years, Hudson & Marshall of Texas, Inc is the most experienced, trusted leader in the REO auction industry. The company's accelerated sales process enables it to swiftly and efficiently sell large volumes of property in a way that minimizes expenses for sellers and maximizes return. Over the past five years alone, Hudson & Marshall's total sales have topped $1.2 billion and the company anticipates selling another 30,000 homes through 2010.

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