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    • Grimbal
    • By Grimbal 5th Aug 11, 10:16 AM
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    Grimbal
    The "have a look at this!" thread II
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    • 5th Aug 11, 10:16 AM
    The "have a look at this!" thread II 5th Aug 11 at 10:16 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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    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 28th Oct 18, 3:16 PM
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    Ocelot
    Seems pricey for a two-bed flat, even round here. OK, big garden, nice decorative order, but then you get to photo of 'Bedroom 2'. It's *really* pricey for a 1 bed flat with study/baby's room.

    https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/47857936?search_identifier=becddcad47f29f9e431c499 6c026b00e
    Originally posted by cloo
    Especially pricey when your next link offers a 5 bed detached for just 25% more. Is the first one in a better area?
    • Contessa
    • By Contessa 28th Oct 18, 5:51 PM
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    Contessa
    You know with the packing boxes and that table - it actually looks as if someone has been living there until relatively recently?
    Originally posted by TheGardener

    It's clearly an aspirational photo, helping a potential buyer to envisage living there.
    "I could be dining at that table and selecting vintage wine from the winerack!"
    Last edited by Contessa; 28-10-2018 at 5:51 PM. Reason: punctuation
    • vansboy
    • By vansboy 28th Oct 18, 7:10 PM
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    vansboy
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-54378192.html


    You could make this into 'something', but why is it so expensive, as it is still close to Yarmouth.


    sold prices in the locality, are also high, so there must be another something I'm missing.


    VB
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 28th Oct 18, 8:23 PM
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    bouicca21
    A friend who made the mistake of moving there, and then spent years trying to get out, gave me to understand that there is a premium for properties not in Great Yarmouth.
    • RedFraggle
    • By RedFraggle 29th Oct 18, 12:51 PM
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    RedFraggle
    It's on the broads too with decent travel to Norwich.
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    • ukmaggie45
    • By ukmaggie45 29th Oct 18, 1:23 PM
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    ukmaggie45
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-54378192.html


    You could make this into 'something', but why is it so expensive, as it is still close to Yarmouth.


    sold prices in the locality, are also high, so there must be another something I'm missing.


    VB
    Originally posted by vansboy
    Needs a lot of work - kitchen is really dim and dismal and gruesome. And carpet in the bathroom!!! (how I wish there was a "puke" smilie!)
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 29th Oct 18, 1:40 PM
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    lincroft1710
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-56253489.html

    The garage has been converted to a bedroom, the front entrance porch into a cloakroom, kitchen into a dining room and new kitchen added. But both the cloakroom and bathroom are now accessed directly from the lounge. Not ideal!

    The photos look as if EA has strapped a camera on to the back of a dachshund!
    • sat_mad
    • By sat_mad 29th Oct 18, 5:55 PM
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    sat_mad
    Some amateur Photoshop work on the grass in picture number 7:

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-76763792.html
    • vansboy
    • By vansboy 29th Oct 18, 7:11 PM
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    vansboy
    Yukky Warning!!


    You may feel sick, after filling your tummy with all of the 'staged' eating areas, photographed...and then when reading the first few lines of the agents descriptive details.


    Also the amount of to spend on the place to get rid of the well maintained but dated interior, may also leave a sour taste.


    Nice playhouse though.


    VB
    • adsk
    • By adsk 30th Oct 18, 8:54 AM
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    adsk
    Decor all very tasteful and neutral until you get to pic 12.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-68226121.html
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 30th Oct 18, 9:20 AM
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    Davesnave
    Decor all very tasteful and neutral until you get to pic 12.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-68226121.html
    Originally posted by adsk
    Nevertheless, it's a lot of house for the money and the suite itself looks decent quality.



    With me, it might last longer than the laminate floor and cheap fire surround in the living room. I'd probably have to get rid of the Moben kitchen quickly too, 'cos we had that one in 1987.
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    • SnooksNJ
    • By SnooksNJ 30th Oct 18, 2:58 PM
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    Thanks for that!

    Some of the pictures seem a bit random... Why the Church? And why the quay? From map the thing looks a bit further away from the quay?

    Anyway, with rising sea levels and more frequent extreme weather happenings, I really wouldn't want to take on renovating a wreck that's both expensive and low lying. Even if I had the money.
    Originally posted by ukmaggie45
    Because that's where you need to go to have that house blessed.
    • cloo
    • By cloo 30th Oct 18, 2:59 PM
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    cloo
    Especially pricey when your next link offers a 5 bed detached for just 25% more. Is the first one in a better area?
    Originally posted by Ocelot
    Can't see the 5 bed detached - must be a different area as a 5 bed detached around here would be 1m+!


    I'll admit, our first flat here was also really a 1 bed + box, but at least it was possible to extend that box into a nice, but not necessary, bit of hallway, which we did and then could sell it as a two double flat (just about!)
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 30th Oct 18, 4:00 PM
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    peachyprice
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-56253489.html

    The garage has been converted to a bedroom, the front entrance porch into a cloakroom, kitchen into a dining room and new kitchen added. But both the cloakroom and bathroom are now accessed directly from the lounge. Not ideal!

    The photos look as if EA has strapped a camera on to the back of a dachshund!
    Originally posted by lincroft1710
    What a terrible place to put the cooker.
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    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 30th Oct 18, 6:00 PM
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    Ocelot
    Can't see the 5 bed detached - must be a different area as a 5 bed detached around here would be 1m+!


    I'll admit, our first flat here was also really a 1 bed + box, but at least it was possible to extend that box into a nice, but not necessary, bit of hallway, which we did and then could sell it as a two double flat (just about!)
    Originally posted by cloo
    My mistake it was terraced:
    https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/49386335?search_identifier=73243692ad4999bc080a9a2 %20%2027b42bb98
    • Lummoxley
    • By Lummoxley 30th Oct 18, 11:28 PM
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    Lummoxley
    Nice to see the furniture has got into the spirit of Halloween (pic 4).

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-57641013.html
    • quantumlobster
    • By quantumlobster 31st Oct 18, 7:28 AM
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    quantumlobster
    Nice to see the furniture has got into the spirit of Halloween (pic 4).

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-57641013.html
    Originally posted by Lummoxley
    The lack of care in EA photographs never ceases to amaze me.

    I stone cold guarantee you that within a mile or two of that house, there's a youngster selling a manky fifteen-year-old hatchback for 500 who has put more care into the pictures than the EA who is selling a house for the thick end of half a million pounds.
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 31st Oct 18, 7:55 AM
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    LandyAndy
    Nevertheless, it's a lot of house for the money and the suite itself looks decent quality.



    With me, it might last longer than the laminate floor and cheap fire surround in the living room. I'd probably have to get rid of the Moben kitchen quickly too, 'cos we had that one in 1987.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    It's only about 2 years since I ripped one out having hated it every day since we bought this house in 2006. It even had those little balustrades on the shelves.
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 31st Oct 18, 8:36 AM
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    Dandie89
    What a terrible place to put the cooker.
    Originally posted by peachyprice
    Doesn't appear to have any extraction from that steamy little corner either.
    • cloo
    • By cloo 31st Oct 18, 8:37 AM
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    cloo
    Ah, the one in my previous post! I think the main issue with that is it's an 'upside down' house with bedroom on ground and reception on 1st floor and they always take ages to sell.
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