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  • julicornjulicorn Forumite
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    WOW!!! MANY EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!
    I wonder if the estate agent was drunk when they wrote this one.
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  • swingaloo wrote: »
    Not what I would call a 'HIGHLY EXECUTIVE FINISH' as the estate agent calls it, but then again it does have a Large brick paved DIVE (albeit full of weeds) and a LAW area at the back (which probably hasn't seen a mower this year.
    However it does have an exceedingly high wall cupboard in the kitchen and the Gym really has wow factor.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-76025909.html

    If what I'm looking at is imo "Normal for my home area" standard - but it's being described as "highly executive finish" = that's got me wondering just how bad the area is if that's that areas' definition of "highly executive":cool:
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    If what I'm looking at is imo "Normal for my home area" standard - but it's being described as "highly executive finish" = that's got me wondering just how bad the area is if that's that areas' definition of "highly executive":cool:

    Think about what that would cost in your mysterious 'home area'.

    It would easily be double that around here.

    This is Westhoughton not West Didsbury.
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    LandyAndy wrote: »
    Think about what that would cost in your mysterious 'home area'.

    It would easily be double that around here.

    This is Westhoughton not West Didsbury.
    In my old 'home area,' which used to be a posh bit of Bath, that would be over £500k nowadays, but there's no hideous brick stuff in Bath, apart from some cheap railway workers' terraces in Widcombe.

    However, my 'home area' is in Devon now, and I don't feel like a refugee, so what it would cost in Bath is irrelevant.
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    Davesnave wrote: »
    In my old 'home area,' which used to be a posh bit of Bath, that would be over £500k nowadays, but there's no hideous brick stuff in Bath, apart from some cheap railway workers' terraces in Widcombe.

    However, my 'home area' is in Devon now, and I don't feel like a refugee, so what it would cost in Bath is irrelevant.
    swingaloo wrote: »
    Not what I would call a 'HIGHLY EXECUTIVE FINISH' as the estate agent calls it, but then again it does have a Large brick paved DIVE (albeit full of weeds) and a LAW area at the back (which probably hasn't seen a mower this year.
    However it does have an exceedingly high wall cupboard in the kitchen and the Gym really has wow factor.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-76025909.html

    Looks a bit dismal to me, not my kind of thing at all. Clean though, that's a plus.
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
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    Looks a bit dismal to me.
    Yes, it might be ex-council, I suppose.


    I'm not against brick; I used it on our conservatory....but there are many kinds of bricks, as I found out when I went to buy them. Never been so confused by something apparently so simple. Still don't know if what I chose was what I got! :o
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  • Davesnave wrote: »
    Yes, it might be ex-council, I suppose.


    I'm not against brick; I used it on our conservatory....but there are many kinds of bricks, as I found out when I went to buy them. Never been so confused by something apparently so simple. Still don't know if what I chose was what I got! :o

    Agreed.

    I found that out with this house - as I was told to choose what style (ie colour etc) of brick I wanted for something and duly thought "The photo shows that type of brick used to build a home - must be sturdy etc".

    To subsequently think - "Those bricks he used don't look that great quality to me. How can that be - when they've been used to build a house there?"

    Then I found out that there is this concept of "seconds" bricks and I'd be willing to bet that's what he used. Well - we didn't agree "seconds bricks" - we agreed "bricks". There was no mention anywhere of them being seconds:mad:
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    Agreed.

    I found that out with this house - as I was told to choose what style (ie colour etc) of brick I wanted for something and duly thought "The photo shows that type of brick used to build a home - must be sturdy etc".

    To subsequently think - "Those bricks he used don't look that great quality to me. How can that be - when they've been used to build a house there?"

    Then I found out that there is this concept of "seconds" bricks and I'd be willing to bet that's what he used. Well - we didn't agree "seconds bricks" - we agreed "bricks". There was no mention anywhere of them being seconds:mad:

    Another example of 'Perfidious Cambria'? ;)
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    julicorn wrote: »
    WOW!!! MANY EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!
    I wonder if the estate agent was drunk when they wrote this one.

    Maybe the EA is going for the dodgy ebay seller technique of marketing. Not quite all the way there though, they should have stared the listing with "[email protected]@K!!!!!" for the full effect.
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