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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
    • #1
    • 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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    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 15-06-2016 at 2:02 PM.
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    • Korra
    • By Korra 4th Oct 16, 1:01 PM
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    Korra
    This has made it on the bbc website:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-37546852


    Skate park? It's all a bit crammed in and fails to be any use as a home OR as a skate park! http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62194613.html
    Originally posted by glasgowdan
    2016: Hopefully be a FTB Complete 27.10.2016
    • Minkybob
    • By Minkybob 4th Oct 16, 2:03 PM
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    Minkybob
    This has made it on the bbc website:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-37546852
    Originally posted by Korra
    Typical of the BBC neglecting to ask the big questions; "Why is the shower outside the cubicle!?"
    • jonsmile
    • By jonsmile 4th Oct 16, 5:25 PM
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    jonsmile
    You know it's going to be good by the first picture!

    www. Rm property-for-sale/property-62317916.html

    Still can't post links.
    • Elfbert
    • By Elfbert 4th Oct 16, 5:52 PM
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    Elfbert
    I don't know why the estate agents bothered to badly photoshop a blue sky behind this block... as soon as you see the inside you'd run for the hills anyway!

    http://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/41660733?search_identifier=cf420ae3f0c93bd1c54ace2 f23a03698#7imI2C7RitPSOTwG.97


    And, err...spot the dog??

    http://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/41445848?search_identifier=12034e4d412aaf25ebf0ea8 de1673824#C81fPIt1EQIeBSQQ.97
    Last edited by Elfbert; 04-10-2016 at 6:23 PM. Reason: adding info.
    Mortgage - £68,000 may 2014 45,680.
    • Moneybagsss
    • By Moneybagsss 5th Oct 16, 10:14 AM
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    Moneybagsss
    You know it's going to be good by the first picture!

    www. Rm property-for-sale/property-62317916.html

    Still can't post links.
    Originally posted by jonsmile
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62317916.html

    Oh dear, oh dear

    I would love to see the floorplan.
    Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day.
    But give a man a fishing rod, and he'll sell it and buy alcohol.
    • Bonfire Bride
    • By Bonfire Bride 5th Oct 16, 10:43 AM
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    Bonfire Bride
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-53190812.html


    We were originally advertising with this EA - the photos they took of our house were dark but I think it is safe to say...


    "It is time you invested in a new camera"
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    • zipbuttons
    • By zipbuttons 5th Oct 16, 5:04 PM
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    zipbuttons
    This has made it on the bbc website:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-37546852
    Originally posted by Korra
    Talking about it now on BBC6music. Steve Lamacq.
    • SingleMaltWhisky
    • By SingleMaltWhisky 5th Oct 16, 11:41 PM
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    SingleMaltWhisky
    If you've a spare 1.5m and fancy living next to York Minster:


    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/new-homes-for-sale/property-41719743.html
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 6th Oct 16, 8:13 AM
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    Davesnave
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-53190812.html


    We were originally advertising with this EA - the photos they took of our house were dark but I think it is safe to say...


    "It is time you invested in a new camera"
    Originally posted by Bonfire Bride
    That's appalling!


    Someone needs a good slapping....
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 6th Oct 16, 8:24 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Whooops....where's my torch?

    Don't some vendors give even the most cursory of inspections to their precious house details?
    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 6th Oct 16, 9:08 AM
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    Davesnave
    Whooops....where's my torch?

    Don't some vendors give even the most cursory of inspections to their precious house details?
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    It went live 2 days ago, so it's likely that the vendors have already ordered more photos, although even in their more up-market properties, the agents manage a rather blurred effect, with uninspiring photography throughout.

    It's inspecting previous work that vendors should be doing first, because that would have ruled out these jokers straight away.

    However, Wales is like the place where I live, where there's often a misplaced loyalty to local businesses. We have a pretty incompetent agent in the town next door, which maybe 50% of the locals use by default....and then reduce, and reduce, and reduce....

    You notice patterns over time when one of your Rightmove searches is a narrow one.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 6th Oct 16, 3:43 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    It went live 2 days ago, so it's likely that the vendors have already ordered more photos, although even in their more up-market properties, the agents manage a rather blurred effect, with uninspiring photography throughout.

    It's inspecting previous work that vendors should be doing first, because that would have ruled out these jokers straight away.

    However, Wales is like the place where I live, where there's often a misplaced loyalty to local businesses. We have a pretty incompetent agent in the town next door, which maybe 50% of the locals use by default....and then reduce, and reduce, and reduce....

    You notice patterns over time when one of your Rightmove searches is a narrow one.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    I hadn't clicked that it's in Wales - but I do know exactly what you mean by misplaced loyalty to local businesses.

    I'd only lived here a matter of days before it had been made pretty clear to me from several directions that there was a lot of expectation I would use the most local possible business. It didnt work - I'm still looking for the "best I can get".

    I've sorta lost count of the number of times I've experienced shocked exasperation at a "locals first" attitude - and the last one was only this morning.

    Personally - if I ever sell this house - I'll use the exact same estate agent I used last time if possible - even though they are the other side of the country.

    EDIT; Quick check then - ah yes...Caerphilly, Wales - not to use Richard Tuck estate agent.
    Last edited by moneyistooshorttomention; 06-10-2016 at 3:47 PM.
    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
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 7th Oct 16, 5:39 PM
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    Cakeguts
    How could anyone resist a back garden like this house has?http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-56388490.html
    • Starbrite
    • By Starbrite 9th Oct 16, 5:52 PM
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    Starbrite
    Bet you'd feel right safe in that cloakroom!

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62103116.html
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    • Bonfire Bride
    • By Bonfire Bride 9th Oct 16, 10:03 PM
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    Bonfire Bride
    Bet you'd feel right safe in that cloakroom!

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62103116.html
    Originally posted by Starbrite
    I like that house...it's quirky and the views are pretty too.

    My husband would be chuffed with that safe...he'd store his razor in it to stop wifey from using it.
    Mummy to 2 little boys born in 2013 & 2015

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    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 10th Oct 16, 7:52 AM
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    Dandie89
    Bet you'd feel right safe in that cloakroom!

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62103116.html
    Originally posted by Starbrite
    What a great place to sit and count your money ☺
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 10th Oct 16, 7:56 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    What a great place to sit and count your money ☺
    Originally posted by Dandie89
    As long as you don't inadvertently use it as loo paper...

    "Spending a penny" would have a whole new meaning...
    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
    • Rain Shadow
    • By Rain Shadow 10th Oct 16, 8:32 AM
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    Rain Shadow
    What a great place to sit and count your money ☺
    Originally posted by Dandie89

    Haha, my first thought was 'the king is in his counting house counting out his money' and all the while on the throne.
    • 9ja4life
    • By 9ja4life 10th Oct 16, 8:17 PM
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    9ja4life
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-44118912.html

    Swimming pool just off the lounge? Not to mention that shower in the bedroom!
    • Deep In Debt
    • By Deep In Debt 10th Oct 16, 9:50 PM
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    Deep In Debt
    A little hideaway
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/commercial-property-for-sale/property-43146519.html
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