You could really get into the swing of spring by popping along to a property auction to snap up a bargain - yes, there are still plenty to be had even with the upswing in prices since the Severn bridge tolls were scrapped.

With its varied collection of some 77 properties available to buy, the next Paul Fosh Auctions sale is on March 21 at The Park Inn Hotel, Cardiff starting at 5pm

Lot 8: An end-of-terrace cottage in a sought-after location which could be made into a cosy home for the new owner. The property, at 11 Woodside, Llanbadoc, near Usk, has a living room, kitchen and a bathroom on the ground floor with two bedrooms above. It also has off-road parking and rear garden. The property has a guide price of £99,000-plus.

Lot 16: Another end-of-terrace property is in a sorry state but this is reflected in the guide price of just £17,500-plus. The stone built property at 33 High Street, Llanhilleth, near Abertillery, is in need of complete renovation. The property is, though, located in a quiet and private location with the benefit of approved planning permission to create a side extension to the house to create a three-bedroom home.

Lot 15: Another property with a guide of £17,000-plus is at 41 Queen Victoria Street, Tredegar. The mid-terrace fire-damaged house, which requires full renovation, currently has a lounge, dining room and bathroom on the ground floor with three bedrooms above and a garden to the rear.

Lot 17: A bay-fronted house with a guide price of £75,000-plus is offered at 8 Cromwell Road, Newport. The mid-terrace house, in a popular residential area, offers two reception rooms, kitchen, hall and utility on the ground floor with three bedrooms and bathroom above. There is a garden to the rear.

Lot 49: A traditional, bay-fronted, mid-terrace property at 217 Corporation Road, Newport, is listed with a guide price of £154,000-plus. The property has been converted into two apartments with two bedrooms, a living room and kitchen/dining room with bathroom on the ground floor and a similar configuration on the first floor.