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    • Grimbal
    • By Grimbal 5th Aug 11, 11:16 AM
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    Grimbal
    The "have a look at this!" thread II
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    • 5th Aug 11, 11:16 AM
    The "have a look at this!" thread II 5th Aug 11 at 11:16 AM
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    Thanks to Grimbal for starting this thread, where compulsive Rightmove browsers share their funniest finds. Scroll down for Playboy mansions, unusual extensions, toilets in wardrobes and mysterious presences under bedcovers.

    Back to the original post...

    Thought I'd start off a new thread as the other one was getting to be pretty long. The old thread can be found here.

    How about starting up a thread dedicated to the interesting properties that we come across in our searches ?

    I'm guessing these guys don't invite their granny over to watch TV


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    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 16th Jul 17, 5:30 PM
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    Slinky
    The stain on the headboard in that picture is particularly attractive.
    • Running Horse
    • By Running Horse 17th Jul 17, 7:08 AM
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    Running Horse
    Drove past this wreak earlier in the week while on holiday...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/commercial-property-for-sale/property-48087387.html

    What am amazing hotel it would be, just needs a lot of love and deep pockets... sigh can but dream
    Originally posted by Starbrite
    Was I the only one who sniggered at the house name? Imagine having to answer the phone all day with that name at your hotel.
    The people have spoken, Parliament has voted, we are leaving the EU.
    • Running Horse
    • By Running Horse 17th Jul 17, 7:11 AM
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    Running Horse
    Is this the narrowest house a million pounds can buy?

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-54142303.html

    Drawing room in picture 4 looks more like a corridor.
    The people have spoken, Parliament has voted, we are leaving the EU.
    • Running Horse
    • By Running Horse 17th Jul 17, 7:26 AM
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    You can buy my house for £2.3 million...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-58809883.html

    ...but you can't live in it for five years.
    The people have spoken, Parliament has voted, we are leaving the EU.
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 17th Jul 17, 8:18 AM
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    Slinky
    You can buy my house for £2.3 million...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-58809883.html

    ...but you can't live in it for five years.
    Originally posted by Running Horse
    Marvellous, so you save a chunk of stamp duty costs on the purchase price, but presumably you'll cop for a load extra anyway as you won't be able to reclaim the extra 3% you'll be paying on the purchase price because you can't move in for 5 years. And you'd be paying 40% tax on the rental income if you went down that route.

    Madness IMO.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 17th Jul 17, 8:39 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    I'm just wondering how the conversation in that house went before they came up with an off the wall "how to sell it" idea like that.

    Maybe something along the lines of "We seriously need some capital now and can't think of a way to get any" - followed by "Well - if we're moving to our country home in 5 years time and planning on selling this house then anyway = wonder if we can release some capital now and still have our house for the 5 years we want it?"
    ploughing my own furrow...the rain begins with a single drop...

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    • Running Horse
    • By Running Horse 17th Jul 17, 8:43 AM
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    Might have worked when prices were rising and the market was white hot. But I bet the agent was inwardly groaning, knowing that kind of super rich buyer is not going to hang around for five years. Is it legally enforceable? Would normal rental laws allow for eviction, for example if they didn't look after the place?
    The people have spoken, Parliament has voted, we are leaving the EU.
    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 17th Jul 17, 4:52 PM
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    Post 21861

    and how many bottles of shampoo can you use - photo 12
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 17th Jul 17, 7:02 PM
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    Davesnave
    Post 21861
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-43806972.html
    and how many bottles of shampoo can you use - photo 12
    Originally posted by Robin9
    I'd ask Lewis Lovelle. He looks like a hairdresser, rather than an EA.

    Mind you he knows the right sort of people: nudge, nudge, wink, wink....say no more!
    Last edited by Davesnave; 18-07-2017 at 10:54 AM.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 17th Jul 17, 8:22 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Post 21861

    and how many bottles of shampoo can you use - photo 12
    Originally posted by Robin9
    Dare we ask what happened there? - as that post came up as 21868.
    ploughing my own furrow...the rain begins with a single drop...

    #I'mWithNoel
    • cazmanian_minx
    • By cazmanian_minx 17th Jul 17, 9:11 PM
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    cazmanian_minx
    Drove past this wreak earlier in the week while on holiday...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/commercial-property-for-sale/property-48087387.html

    What am amazing hotel it would be, just needs a lot of love and deep pockets... sigh can but dream
    Originally posted by Starbrite
    Gorgeous If you want a Scottish one to add to the portfolio...don't know if it ever sold or not, but it didn't look like anyone was doing anything with it when I drove past it a couple of weeks ago.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-34152438.html
    Home: 06/08: £145,145.00 Currently: £114,428.66 Offset: £51,337.84 Amount paid off: £30,716.34 (21.2%) Paying interest on: £63,090.82
    Holiday let:
    02/17: £177,416.86 (Family loan: £129,146.86 + 0% cards £48,270.00) Currently: £175,566.86 Amount paid off: £1,850.00 (1.04%)
    Sugar days 2017: 15/26 Debt-free: 17/02/2017
    • StumpyPumpy
    • By StumpyPumpy 18th Jul 17, 12:39 PM
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    StumpyPumpy
    Been googling how to purchase a derelict hotel...

    I can't stop thinking about it... shame those grand design and restoration man tv shows don't show you have to get the funding to achieve such a thing...
    Originally posted by Starbrite
    Lots of people have tried and failed. PP has been granted for a number of different schemes over the years but none have got further than that
    "The property has been empty for more than a decade after several schemes to revamp the site failed to get off the ground"
    It was sold to the current "developers" by an insolvency company when the previous owners went bankrupt which is probably a portent of things to come. There are major restrictions on what you can do to it as it is Grade II listed due to it being "a substantial early C19 villa retaining early character and detail", has major problems with access to the A487 (which, of itself, will cost a considerable sum to fix) and has even become a known* site as a bat roost.

    * In the real world, "known" can be a lot more expensive to sort out than "unknown".

    If you still want to chase your rainbows though, it's probably best to do some searches around the phrases "chalky pachyderm purchasing", "buying a pig in a poke", "money pit", "bargepole" and "bubble bursting."


    SP
    Come on people, it's not difficult: lose means to be unable to find, loose means not being fixed in place. So if you have a hole in your pocket you might lose your loose change.
    • ChicaBonita
    • By ChicaBonita 18th Jul 17, 12:57 PM
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    ChicaBonita
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-60250063.html

    Not too sure on the decor.....the red room and the bedroom are the highlights! Very Del Boy
    House Deposit:£10,309.90/£15,000 = 68.73% Money Made'17 July:
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    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 18th Jul 17, 1:02 PM
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    Slinky
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-60250063.html

    Not too sure on the decor.....the red room and the bedroom are the highlights! Very Del Boy
    Originally posted by ChicaBonita
    That's a real house of 2 halves isn't it? Pics 1-5 seem like one house, 6 onwards are totally different decor!
    • Starbrite
    • By Starbrite 18th Jul 17, 7:21 PM
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    Starbrite
    Lots of people have tried and failed. PP has been granted for a number of different schemes over the years but none have got further than that
    "The property has been empty for more than a decade after several schemes to revamp the site failed to get off the ground"
    It was sold to the current "developers" by an insolvency company when the previous owners went bankrupt which is probably a portent of things to come. There are major restrictions on what you can do to it as it is Grade II listed due to it being "a substantial early C19 villa retaining early character and detail", has major problems with access to the A487 (which, of itself, will cost a considerable sum to fix) and has even become a known* site as a bat roost.

    * In the real world, "known" can be a lot more expensive to sort out than "unknown".

    If you still want to chase your rainbows though, it's probably best to do some searches around the phrases "chalky pachyderm purchasing", "buying a pig in a poke", "money pit", "bargepole" and "bubble bursting."


    SP
    Originally posted by StumpyPumpy
    Yes I did wonder why 3 'people' have purchased it then done nothing and saw about the bats....

    I need Bill Gates bank account details.... we all have to have pipe dreams.... Onto the next one now...

    Oh thought of Tom Hanks Money Pitt movie while reading your post too!
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    • cazmanian_minx
    • By cazmanian_minx 18th Jul 17, 7:36 PM
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    cazmanian_minx
    One from Texas - what's with all the mannequins??

    http://www.har.com/4302-colony-west-dr/sale_78077894
    Home: 06/08: £145,145.00 Currently: £114,428.66 Offset: £51,337.84 Amount paid off: £30,716.34 (21.2%) Paying interest on: £63,090.82
    Holiday let:
    02/17: £177,416.86 (Family loan: £129,146.86 + 0% cards £48,270.00) Currently: £175,566.86 Amount paid off: £1,850.00 (1.04%)
    Sugar days 2017: 15/26 Debt-free: 17/02/2017
    • lauraland
    • By lauraland 18th Jul 17, 8:23 PM
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    lauraland
    One from Texas - what's with all the mannequins??

    http://www.har.com/4302-colony-west-dr/sale_78077894
    Originally posted by cazmanian_minx
    Pic 8! Has anyone seen the film house of wax? It may have been based on this house
    I got ham but i'm not a hamster.....
    • cazmanian_minx
    • By cazmanian_minx 19th Jul 17, 8:51 AM
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    cazmanian_minx
    Pic 8! Has anyone seen the film house of wax? It may have been based on this house
    Originally posted by lauraland
    Similar in pic 15 if you get that far! I love that one of the captions says 'Unfortunately the art goes with the artist' - I think that's a plus point!
    Home: 06/08: £145,145.00 Currently: £114,428.66 Offset: £51,337.84 Amount paid off: £30,716.34 (21.2%) Paying interest on: £63,090.82
    Holiday let:
    02/17: £177,416.86 (Family loan: £129,146.86 + 0% cards £48,270.00) Currently: £175,566.86 Amount paid off: £1,850.00 (1.04%)
    Sugar days 2017: 15/26 Debt-free: 17/02/2017
    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 19th Jul 17, 9:02 AM
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    shortcrust
    One from Texas - what's with all the mannequins??

    http://www.har.com/4302-colony-west-dr/sale_78077894
    Originally posted by cazmanian_minx
    Wow. That's a lot of stuff.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 19th Jul 17, 9:21 AM
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    Davesnave
    One from Texas - what's with all the mannequins??

    http://www.har.com/4302-colony-west-dr/sale_78077894
    Originally posted by cazmanian_minx
    Perhaps it's an extra-hard 'Spot the Owner' and one of them is real?
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
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