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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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    • Deep In Debt
    • By Deep In Debt 11th Mar 17, 8:00 PM
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    Deep In Debt
    Thought I recognised the house. That brings back memories - my Gran lived in that road. Not in that house but a few houses up from there. We knew the people who lived in that house all those years ago.

    Not changed that much in 30 odd years.
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 11th Mar 17, 8:06 PM
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    Cakeguts
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-58059337.html We like pink fridges. We also like shoes.
    • Worrierwalker
    • By Worrierwalker 12th Mar 17, 12:39 AM
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    Originally posted by Cakeguts
    I quite like that house it's got a bit of character to it.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 12th Mar 17, 7:04 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Originally posted by Cakeguts
    It's actually not too bad for a starter house - if you ignore the Barbie tastes. Can't tell what the back garden is like though...
    If there's "4 tendencies" type of people (Gretchen Rubin) = yep....Questioner type here
    - Meets an expectation only if they believe it's justified and resists anything arbitrary or ineffective
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 12th Mar 17, 7:44 AM
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    Davesnave
    . Can't tell what the back garden is like though...
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    You can. It's a tiny east facing yard, backed by trees on a steep upward slope, so very little sun at all.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • KnightSmile
    • By KnightSmile 12th Mar 17, 1:52 PM
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    This two bed house has been on the market for quite a long time.

    Its a standard 2 bed property which would usually sell within a matter of weeks.

    In the description it mentions potential for EIGHT bedrooms!

    It appears very overpriced, although it states 'priced to sell'.

    As a bonus it has' new wall paint'.

    Very bizarre.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-64276127.html
    Last edited by KnightSmile; 12-03-2017 at 2:58 PM.
    • Deep In Debt
    • By Deep In Debt 12th Mar 17, 5:40 PM
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    Deep In Debt
    These are designed to fit in with the landscape.
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/new-homes-for-sale/property-46345302.html
    • anamenottaken
    • By anamenottaken 12th Mar 17, 6:13 PM
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    anamenottaken

    "We would also like to say that our vendor is a former Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council."

    Why would they like to do that?
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 12th Mar 17, 6:17 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    "We would also like to say that our vendor is a former Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council."

    Why would they like to do that?
    Originally posted by anamenottaken
    Probably as a way of saying "This isn't a bad neighbourhood you know".

    That's when I've seen these sort of comments used...
    If there's "4 tendencies" type of people (Gretchen Rubin) = yep....Questioner type here
    - Meets an expectation only if they believe it's justified and resists anything arbitrary or ineffective
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 12th Mar 17, 7:37 PM
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    Slinky
    This two bed house has been on the market for quite a long time.

    Its a standard 2 bed property which would usually sell within a matter of weeks.

    In the description it mentions potential for EIGHT bedrooms!

    It appears very overpriced, although it states 'priced to sell'.

    As a bonus it has' new wall paint'.

    Very bizarre.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-64276127.html
    Originally posted by KnightSmile

    Are they hinting at this being a potential HIMO?
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 12th Mar 17, 8:55 PM
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    zagubov
    These are designed to fit in with the landscape.
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/new-homes-for-sale/property-46345302.html
    Originally posted by Deep In Debt
    Aaaargh! leasehold alert!
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    • AFF8879
    • By AFF8879 12th Mar 17, 10:06 PM
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    AFF8879
    Pic 2 of 6 - who needs to waste money on a sofa? Have a feeling granny isn't going to be coming over to visit and watch TV anytime soon ...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63721256.html
    • AndyMT
    • By AndyMT 12th Mar 17, 11:45 PM
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    i don't think anyone is going to be watching tv. all the seats (?) are facing the wrong way.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 13th Mar 17, 6:07 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Pic 2 of 6 - who needs to waste money on a sofa? Have a feeling granny isn't going to be coming over to visit and watch TV anytime soon ...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63721256.html
    Originally posted by AFF8879
    I always look at photos like that and think "If they can - then obviously we can too" and want to know how people remain healthy enough throughout their lives to be able to sit on such low seating. There must be a lesson we can learn here - I presume...and I keep my floor cushions that I have (as well as my conventional western seating).
    If there's "4 tendencies" type of people (Gretchen Rubin) = yep....Questioner type here
    - Meets an expectation only if they believe it's justified and resists anything arbitrary or ineffective
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 13th Mar 17, 6:43 AM
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    Davesnave
    I always look at photos like that and think "If they can - then obviously we can too" and want to know how people remain healthy enough throughout their lives to be able to sit on such low seating. There must be a lesson we can learn here - I presume...and I keep my floor cushions that I have (as well as my conventional western seating).
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    I think most of us over pension age could sit on those, no problem.....

    ....The difficulty lies in getting up again!

    What's the test? Sit down cross-legged with arms folded and then rise again, maintaining the same posture? Something like that.

    Last time I tried, I managed, but only with arms flailing at the end. I was a danger to the public.

    Still, if you want to impress a 10 year old, stand on one leg with eyes closed for 30 seconds. Kids can't usually do that at all.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 13th Mar 17, 8:13 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Yep...guilty of using my arms to help me get up again.

    So I've just sent off for the Green Goddess' latest fitness book (ie for those of more mature years) and telling myself "No excuse now matey....".
    If there's "4 tendencies" type of people (Gretchen Rubin) = yep....Questioner type here
    - Meets an expectation only if they believe it's justified and resists anything arbitrary or ineffective
    • JP08
    • By JP08 13th Mar 17, 10:29 AM
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    JP08
    I think most of us over pension age could sit on those, no problem.....

    ....The difficulty lies in getting up again!

    What's the test? Sit down cross-legged with arms folded and then rise again, maintaining the same posture? Something like that.

    Last time I tried, I managed, but only with arms flailing at the end. I was a danger to the public.

    Still, if you want to impress a 10 year old, stand on one leg with eyes closed for 30 seconds. Kids can't usually do that at all.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Up until about ten years ago I could manage the "stand up from the squat position on one leg only". Ie squat down, stick one leg out in front like a stagefright paralysed cossack dancer then, using the other leg only, go from squatting to standing. As I pushing 50, a little bit of weight gain and knees that are starting to show their age means those days are gone ...
    • mightyreds
    • By mightyreds 13th Mar 17, 11:12 AM
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    mightyreds
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-58512349.html

    Nice TV cabinet :
    • Josephiney83
    • By Josephiney83 13th Mar 17, 7:33 PM
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    Josephiney83
    The bathroom.....

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-58560790.html
    • 9ja4life
    • By 9ja4life 13th Mar 17, 8:09 PM
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    9ja4life
    HAART always delivers!


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