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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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    • polki
    • By polki 17th Oct 16, 1:45 PM
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    polki
    Never mind that. Is that a photo of Black Lace beside the bed??!

    ETA. On second view perhaps not. Whoever it is, looks rather odd!
    Originally posted by Alliersv


    Showing my age but I believe it to be Peters and Lee.
    • bmthmark
    • By bmthmark 17th Oct 16, 1:49 PM
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    Its the scene from breaking bad with the acid in the bath tub
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 17th Oct 16, 3:45 PM
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    Definitely a Peters and Lee album. A whole new topic for this thread - spot the vinyl.
    • Fuzzyness
    • By Fuzzyness 18th Oct 16, 5:26 PM
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    someone really doesn't like mowing the grass.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-40340328.html
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 18th Oct 16, 7:13 PM
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    Davesnave
    Showing my age but I believe it to be Peters and Lee.
    Originally posted by polki
    Definitely a Peters and Lee album. A whole new topic for this thread - spot the vinyl.
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    I wondered if, perhaps,"he" might be Peters, but a little research makes this somewhat unlikely, as Peters died in 1992.

    He wasn't the luckiest of guys. His Wiki entry begins:

    "Peters.... was blinded in one eye during a car accident when he was five years old. A thrown brick blinded his other eye when he was sixteen...."

    It's sad; if he wasn't dead, the muddle in the house would all make perfect sense!
    'Only the mediocre are always at their best.' Jean Giraudoux
    • polki
    • By polki 18th Oct 16, 10:41 PM
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    I wondered if, perhaps,"he" might be Peters, but a little research makes this somewhat unlikely, as Peters died in 1992.

    He wasn't the luckiest of guys. His Wiki entry begins:

    "Peters.... was blinded in one eye during a car accident when he was five years old. A thrown brick blinded his other eye when he was sixteen...."

    It's sad; if he wasn't dead, the muddle in the house would all make perfect sense!
    Originally posted by Davesnave


    I was thinking about this today and remembered that one of their hits was "Welcome Home" and, although I have no idea if it features on that particular record, I do think that it was carefully placed in the photo to send a message. We cannot know the circumstances behind this sale but it does appear to be very sad.
    • LittleMax
    • By LittleMax 18th Oct 16, 11:15 PM
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    EA says, "This property can only be described with one word.....WOW!"

    Unless they are referring to the triffid, I think I'm missing something...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62578826.html
    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 18th Oct 16, 11:27 PM
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    EA says, "This property can only be described with one word.....WOW!"

    Unless they are referring to the triffid, I think I'm missing something...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62578826.html
    Originally posted by LittleMax
    Lol Definitely doesn't have the 'wow' factor for me either........and appears to be another vendor with a hatred of greenery in the garden - although not inside!
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    Over £40,000 mis-sold PPI reclaimed
    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 19th Oct 16, 7:01 AM
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    someone really doesn't like mowing the grass.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-40340328.html
    Originally posted by Fuzzyness
    Mad. I'd rather mow grass every fortnight than spray weeds and pressure wash acres of rocks regularly.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 19th Oct 16, 8:09 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    EA says, "This property can only be described with one word.....WOW!"

    Unless they are referring to the triffid, I think I'm missing something...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62578826.html
    Originally posted by LittleMax
    Another "where's the garden gone?" house then...ie a "concrete garden" and not even as big as one would expect for a house that size.
    The unexamined life is not worth living.
    • Rain Shadow
    • By Rain Shadow 19th Oct 16, 8:23 AM
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    Rain Shadow
    EA says, "This property can only be described with one word.....WOW!"

    Unless they are referring to the triffid, I think I'm missing something...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62578826.html
    Originally posted by LittleMax


    I'm not convinced by the fishnet stocking three piece suite
    • Fuzzyness
    • By Fuzzyness 19th Oct 16, 8:37 AM
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    Fuzzyness
    EA says, "This property can only be described with one word.....WOW!"

    Unless they are referring to the triffid, I think I'm missing something...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62578826.html
    Originally posted by LittleMax
    not sure i like the pictures on the wall of the old fella looking down on me.
    • TBagpuss
    • By TBagpuss 19th Oct 16, 9:18 AM
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    TBagpuss
    EA says, "This property can only be described with one word.....WOW!"

    Unless they are referring to the triffid, I think I'm missing something...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62578826.html
    Originally posted by LittleMax
    As in "Wow, that's a really dark house, with a really ugly yard and no garden", perhaps.

    or
    "Wow, I can't believe these homeowners are paying us for our terrible photos and marketing"
    • SalsaDanca
    • By SalsaDanca 19th Oct 16, 11:31 PM
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    It's sad to see another empty house that's probably another probate sale. On the other hand, it's got an amazing collection of carpets.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62411858.html
    • Fuzzyness
    • By Fuzzyness 20th Oct 16, 8:44 AM
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    Fuzzyness
    It's sad to see another empty house that's probably another probate sale. On the other hand, it's got an amazing collection of carpets.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62411858.html
    Originally posted by SalsaDanca
    they are pretty special aren't they.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 20th Oct 16, 11:56 AM
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    Like the name given to pic 3
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    • Mardle
    • By Mardle 20th Oct 16, 11:58 AM
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    Mardle
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62245748.html

    Has this one got the 'WOW' factor?

    http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/make-an-appointment-to-see-former-doctor-s-surgery/story-29822805-detail/story.html
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 20th Oct 16, 2:17 PM
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    My mum would love to flick through the magazines.

    Remember going to a hospital waiting room 15 years ago and the magazines there were from the mid 70s. Mum laughed so much
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    • pollyanna24
    • By pollyanna24 20th Oct 16, 2:21 PM
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    pollyanna24
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-56409085.html

    There's no windows at the front. Is it just me or is this a little strange? It's not the only house like this in the area when I looked it up.
    Pink Sproglettes born 2008 and 2010
    House Worth (approx) - £392,000
    Mortgages (3rd November2016) - £188,677.16
    Equity - £203,322.84
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 20th Oct 16, 2:32 PM
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    Davesnave
    £375k !!!! Whoops! Actually £337k...dyslexia rules, KO!
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-55900189.html?utm_content=v2-ealertspropertyimage&utm_medium=email&utm_source=e mailupdates&utm_campaign=emailupdates1day&utm_term =buying&sc_id=10316786&onetime_FromEmail=true

    This seems a tad expensive for a poky 2 bed shed, albeit in the Gower. I wasn't aware that Swansea had its own eco-Jaywick, so this is a surprise!

    Not too much eco-babble, though. It seems to boil down to a few solar panels which even the council's old folks' bungalows have in my village.

    Oh, and there's a wood burner......sorry, I'll read that again....was a wood burner, although the flue looks like it won't meet regs.

    Paying close attention to the 'unique finish' I noted a bit of damp and evidence of the 'ongoing development project,' otherwise known as "can't be @rsed to finish it."

    Pennard is a very pleasant location; I've rented a holiday house there, but I didn't see anything like this, which looks like it's not alone on the aerial and Street View.
    Last edited by Davesnave; 20-10-2016 at 6:45 PM. Reason: Got the price wrong
    'Only the mediocre are always at their best.' Jean Giraudoux
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