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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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    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 5th Jul 17, 12:35 PM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65673590.html
    Spot the MOVING agent on the video
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 5th Jul 17, 1:35 PM
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    Slinky
    Originally posted by Dandie89
    That's 5 1/2 minutes of my life I won't get back!
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 5th Jul 17, 4:52 PM
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    When they save the external picture till last you know it's going to be a beast
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67508825.html
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 5th Jul 17, 4:53 PM
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    Dandie89
    That's 5 1/2 minutes of my life I won't get back!
    Originally posted by Slinky
    Sorry At least you spotted him first time through.
    • cloo
    • By cloo 5th Jul 17, 4:59 PM
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    Aaaieeee! The Pink! It burns! Lovely flat under that, though.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-46424736.html
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 5th Jul 17, 5:16 PM
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    ScarletMarble
    This one may have been just added to Rightmove, but it was knocking about on this thread some time ago, probably last year, because I still remember it. Someone dug out info about its history, I think.

    It's OK, fun even, but I don't see much value in quirk, especially facing some ex-council houses and with a great rear view of a concrete water tower!

    The garage was never meant for a car. With all that grass, a ride-on mower is most likely in there somewhere.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    I remember it been mentioned - it was the garage that jogged my memory!
    • lea_uk
    • By lea_uk 5th Jul 17, 7:47 PM
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    lea_uk
    Aaaieeee! The Pink! It burns! Lovely flat under that, though.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-46424736.html
    Originally posted by cloo
    HOW MUCH?? The price is just as shocking as the pink.
    • jimbog
    • By jimbog 7th Jul 17, 12:15 PM
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    jimbog
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-derbyshire-40529088/laughing-stock-bus-stop-home-for-sale-in-langley-mill
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    • cloo
    • By cloo 7th Jul 17, 4:23 PM
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    I suppose at least it's tenanted, so you don't have to live there yourself, but here's a 1 bed flat in an ex-office block that in fact only has the floorplan from when it was an office, and is in the middle of a giant roundabout.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-60329908.html
    • LittleMax
    • By LittleMax 7th Jul 17, 5:18 PM
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    LittleMax
    Here's a change from spot the dog and spot the EA...

    Spot the vendor...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67501550.html
    • jimbo747
    • By jimbo747 7th Jul 17, 5:45 PM
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    This one was posted last year, but still makes me chuckle. Wife says it what my house would look like if she ever left me.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-53123329.html
    • LadyL2013
    • By LadyL2013 7th Jul 17, 7:59 PM
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    LadyL2013
    Here's a change from spot the dog and spot the EA...

    Spot the vendor...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67501550.html
    Originally posted by LittleMax
    That house is GORGEOUS!
    • LadyL2013
    • By LadyL2013 7th Jul 17, 8:01 PM
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    LadyL2013
    This one was posted last year, but still makes me chuckle. Wife says it what my house would look like if she ever left me.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-53123329.html
    Originally posted by jimbo747
    I genuinely went to see a house this year that had a dead rat in the middle of the living room floor. The pictures on Rightmove were pretty awful, but you'd think the agent would maybe at least remove the dead rodent before showinng people round!
    • tealady
    • By tealady 8th Jul 17, 6:26 AM
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    tealady
    When they save the external picture till last you know it's going to be a beast
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67508825.html
    Originally posted by Dandie89
    Well they do say its a "character" property 😂
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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 8th Jul 17, 6:49 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Here's a change from spot the dog and spot the EA...

    Spot the vendor...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67501550.html
    Originally posted by LittleMax
    All that effort they made to "style" the house - and the EA is that bad they take a photo like that (ie showing the vendor) and the customer hasn't checked their photos.

    I "styled" my last one when I put it up for sale (though nothing like to that extent) and every photo and every word on the text was gone through with a fine toothcomb
    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
    • Glbooth3
    • By Glbooth3 8th Jul 17, 7:32 AM
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    Glbooth3
    The Langley mill bus stop house is not far from me, apparently there is plans to move the bus stop but they've not done anything yet
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 8th Jul 17, 8:21 AM
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    Davesnave
    All that effort they made to "style" the house - and the EA is that bad they take a photo like that (ie showing the vendor) and the customer hasn't checked their photos.
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    You don't seriously believe it was accidental? I can tell you that picture wasn't shot on automatic. It's deliberate.

    The photographer is actually pretty good at producing the sort of pretentious nonsense that sells houses; so good that I doubt if it was the EA.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 8th Jul 17, 8:30 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    You don't seriously believe it was accidental? I can tell you that picture wasn't shot on automatic. It's deliberate.

    The photographer is actually pretty good at producing the sort of pretentious nonsense that sells houses; so good that I doubt if it was the EA.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    You mean the vendor finding a way to tell you "Look you can (just about) see I'm slim = middle class. So you will be too if you buy my house...."
    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
    • Clutterfree
    • By Clutterfree 8th Jul 17, 8:48 AM
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    Clutterfree
    You don't seriously believe it was accidental? I can tell you that picture wasn't shot on automatic. It's deliberate.

    The photographer is actually pretty good at producing the sort of pretentious nonsense that sells houses; so good that I doubt if it was the EA.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    The overstaging actually put me off.
    The cakes on a stand, with one cake on a plate with a fork next to it half eaten, the magazine open on the coffee table, the strategically placed throws...

    It was pretentious, you're right.
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    • cazmanian_minx
    • By cazmanian_minx 8th Jul 17, 12:58 PM
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    I want a house with a secret door now!

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