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    • smartfirecheesecake
    • By smartfirecheesecake 7th Dec 17, 9:56 PM
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    Thinking of bidding for this property and would like some thoughts
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    • 7th Dec 17, 9:56 PM
    Thinking of bidding for this property and would like some thoughts 7th Dec 17 at 9:56 PM
    I can't post links as I'm a new user so after rightmove.co.uk it's /property-for-sale/property-70432130.html

    I have driven around the area and had a look at the house from outside. It all seems really nice. I have an inkling it may even go for above the asking price.

    Does anyone know about the area? Any red flags you spot?
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    • goodwithsaving
    • By goodwithsaving 7th Dec 17, 10:03 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 10:03 PM
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-70432130.html
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    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 8th Dec 17, 12:19 AM
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    • 8th Dec 17, 12:19 AM
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    • 8th Dec 17, 12:19 AM
    I don't like the fact that they have removed two walls to make it partially open plan downstairs. The houses in that close on streetview seem a bit run down it may have improved? A house on the otherside of the road has a boarded up window. Do the houses get broken into a lot?

    The back garden is very overlooked.
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 8th Dec 17, 3:33 AM
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    • 8th Dec 17, 3:33 AM
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    • 8th Dec 17, 3:33 AM
    More like this inc SSTC

    20 with 14 SSTC see what others are buying and compare

    expand area and price to get a bigger sample.
    • daveyjp
    • By daveyjp 8th Dec 17, 6:59 AM
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    • 8th Dec 17, 6:59 AM
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    • 8th Dec 17, 6:59 AM
    Open plan ground floor is a no no for me. Kitchen noise, smell, should the worse happen inability to contain a fire.
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 8th Dec 17, 8:38 AM
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    • 8th Dec 17, 8:38 AM
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    • 8th Dec 17, 8:38 AM
    Open plan ground floor is a no no for me. Kitchen noise, smell, should the worse happen inability to contain a fire.
    Originally posted by daveyjp

    This.^^^


    And there isn't even an extractor over the hob.
    • tykesi
    • By tykesi 8th Dec 17, 9:12 AM
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    • 8th Dec 17, 9:12 AM
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    • 8th Dec 17, 9:12 AM
    It's a decent price for a house in the Norfolks but as per other comments the whole open plan thing downstairs would definitely put me off. Nice area and very sought after so I doubt you'd lose money on it if you bought it. Could be awkward for schools though if that's a consideration of yours.
    • Margot123
    • By Margot123 8th Dec 17, 9:30 AM
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    • 8th Dec 17, 9:30 AM
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    • 8th Dec 17, 9:30 AM
    That kitchen looks like an after-thought. Not keen on the partition that's not really a partition. Imagine how tiny the rooms would be if there was a proper wall.
    • westernpromise
    • By westernpromise 8th Dec 17, 9:38 AM
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    • 8th Dec 17, 9:38 AM
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    • 8th Dec 17, 9:38 AM
    I see from photo 9 that it's handy for the Toby Carvery. Is that a plus or a minus? On the one hand, fine dining is only a short distance away; on the other, you may be inconvenienced by Toby patrons parking their Jags outside all the time.
    Buying a house, if you believe the market has a way to fall, or if you are paying sill asking prices ( like some sheeple ) or if you are buying in London, is now a massive financial gamble!!!!! - June 8, 2012 by TheCountOfNowhere
    • orangecrush
    • By orangecrush 8th Dec 17, 10:02 AM
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    How wedded are you to living in Chapel Allerton? If the location is the thing, then the Norfolks are ok; I think there are more rentals in that area now, but mostly professionals.

    Toby Carvery is not a problem; there are ten million parking spaces in there and most of the jags just park on Harrogate Road anyway

    The kitchen/ downstairs layout thing is just weird. I'd need to do something about that. It would irritate me, and as others have said, fire risk!!
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 8th Dec 17, 3:41 PM
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    Why no photo of the 3rd bedroom?
    • JoJo1978
    • By JoJo1978 8th Dec 17, 4:43 PM
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    Something bothers me about the downstairs layout. I think I get the intention but perhaps it could have been done better. Horses for courses it depends how you live and whether that space suits you.

    But I would do some research to find out what the original layout was and ask a question about whether it has full planning and building control sign off before you offer / consider a full structural survey.

    The third bedroom looks weeny, check it can even take a single if you intend to use it that way.
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    • smartfirecheesecake
    • By smartfirecheesecake 24th Dec 17, 9:37 PM
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    In case anyone was interested, I offered 240 as best and final and still didn't get it. Higher offer accepted.
    • Sandgrownun
    • By Sandgrownun 25th Dec 17, 12:09 AM
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    I have to say I think that price is absolutely crackers!!!
    • deannatrois
    • By deannatrois 25th Dec 17, 12:45 AM
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    I think you had a lucky escape. With that thin wall enclosing the kitchen, it looked like a cheap holiday chalet to me. As someone else has said, open plan to make a tiny living area look larger, but failing.
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