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Home Under The Hammer's Martel Maxwell dances on bouncy wooden floor

By Maxine Harrison

Today’s Homes Under The Hammer saw three properties revamped. The 2019 episode saw one empty property in Bliston, near Wolverhampton, a bungalow in Lower Quinton near Stratford-upon-Avon, and an end-terrace in Gorton in Manchester.

The revamp of the Bliston property was a four-bedroom house that had been around for almost 100 years. Presenter Martin Roberts said the revamp of the property would be ‘’dragging the property into the modern age’’.

Mark, who bought this property at auction, ended up spending £80,000 to revamp the property. It was just £5,000 over his original £75,000 budget.

The local estate agents evaluated Mark’s revamped property to sell at £300,000-£325,000, which Mark, was happy with. It was the top end of what he was hoping for, giving him a pre-tax profit of £40,000.

Read more: Martin Roberts issues update on Homes Under the Hammer future after health scare

Mark also had two bungalows on his property. The local estate agents valued the bungalows at £200,000 each according to the local estate agent, which Mark was also happy with.

Another property in this episode was a Manchester end terrace house which was sold to two 24-year-old friends Sam and James. One of the most noticeable things about this property was the flooring, which was likened to a trampoline when presenter Martel Maxwell first went inside.

Martin described the bouncy woodwork as ‘’a chance to have a dance’’. Meanwhile, Martel Irish danced on the bouncy flooring.

James and Sam had a budget of £12,500 to revamp the property and they spent just under £10,000 to get it done - solving the bouncy floorboards too. Having known each other for 20 years, and being born and bred in Manchester, the pair said they were passionate about their area and giving back to the community through property investment.

Once the Manchester property was finally revamped, local estate agents valued the property at £90,000-£95,000.

Finally, the last property that was featured in this morning's Home’s Under The Hammer episode was sold at auction for £130,000 to the former butler of Princess Margaret and Lord Snowden at Kensington Palace, Malcolm.

Malcolm put his friend John as the project manager for the property. Retired 15 years at the time of taking on this bungalow in Shakespeare, Stratford upon Avon, Malcolm felt it was time for him to take on a new project.

The final transformation of the bungalow included eco-friendly features, something Malcolm and John were passionate about. These features included recycled worktops, sinks, and a fireplace.

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