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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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    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 5th Oct 18, 7:07 PM
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    Owain Moneysaver
    Few slates, little bit of Polyfilla, lick of paint, there you are, ready to move into!
    Originally posted by lincroft1710
    And here's the person to do it
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 6th Oct 18, 5:10 PM
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    Davesnave
    Originally posted by Minkybob

    I'm more worried about whatever that is reaching over the master bed.
    Originally posted by Sunny Intervals
    Oh, that's just the Death Ray from 'War of the Worlds.'



    'I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.' Neil Innes, introducing 'Protest Song.'
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 6th Oct 18, 5:28 PM
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    Davesnave
    I know lots of EAs use a wide angle lens, but surely it's not supposed to be THIS obvious

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-70494764.html
    Originally posted by buzzyzoe

    I see what you mean....



    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67679461.html
    'I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.' Neil Innes, introducing 'Protest Song.'
    • daivid
    • By daivid 6th Oct 18, 8:33 PM
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    Somewhat loose interpretation of the word "close" (and "very close") in the description. Sure you could be further from the amenities...

    No photo of the house from outside suggests it may be one surrounded by trees, which would give away the exposed location.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 7th Oct 18, 5:38 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    ...which I never see the point of anyway. The viewers will soon realise they've been conned as soon as they step inside the door.

    The EA that sold my last house deliberately didn't do that. What they did do was take photos that "glowed" at you.

    I make the outside of my houses "glow" at people anyway - but the EA also took photos that made the inside "glow" at people. Personally - I think that's the thing to aim for - a house that "glows" and "sparkles" at people with warm light.
    Last edited by moneyistooshorttomention; 07-10-2018 at 5:40 AM.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 7th Oct 18, 6:28 AM
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    Davesnave
    Somewhat loose interpretation of the word "close" (and "very close") in the description. Sure you could be further from the amenities...

    No photo of the house from outside suggests it may be one surrounded by trees, which would give away the exposed location.
    Originally posted by daivid
    I think one glance at Street View tells you most things....


    ...and the choice of agent tells you the rest.
    'I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.' Neil Innes, introducing 'Protest Song.'
    • EssexGirl
    • By EssexGirl 7th Oct 18, 8:36 AM
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    I think one glance at Street View tells you most things....


    ...and the choice of agent tells you the rest.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    It must be popular for weddings as there is a bridal path
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 7th Oct 18, 8:50 AM
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    It must be popular for weddings as there is a bridal path
    Originally posted by EssexGirl
    Yes, in my youth, I sometimes heard others had gone down that one after horsing-around far too much!
    'I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.' Neil Innes, introducing 'Protest Song.'
    • D_M_E
    • By D_M_E 7th Oct 18, 1:23 PM
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    Also home to the red kite - may take some time to evict, aren't they a protected species?
    • nearlynomadic
    • By nearlynomadic 7th Oct 18, 11:31 PM
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    Is "POA" a polite way of saying "no one in the office has got a bloody clue how to value this monstrosity"?

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67859836.html
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 8th Oct 18, 1:00 AM
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    Davesnave
    Is "POA" a polite way of saying "no one in the office has got a bloody clue how to value this monstrosity"?

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67859836.html
    Originally posted by nearlynomadic
    Normally, it's because some twonk thinks it can stop the neighbours knowing their price, but in that instance, I think it's because the figure would probably scare the bejeusus out of most of us.
    Last edited by Davesnave; 08-10-2018 at 1:08 AM.
    'I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.' Neil Innes, introducing 'Protest Song.'
    • TheGardener
    • By TheGardener 8th Oct 18, 5:59 AM
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    TheGardener
    Is "POA" a polite way of saying "no one in the office has got a bloody clue how to value this monstrosity"?

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67859836.html
    Originally posted by nearlynomadic
    Is that an easy 'spot the EA' in pic 11? or a couple of blokes checking out the flooring

    Steampunk meets the fairies...? Certainly think this is the strongest argument for 'decluttering and depersonalising' I've seen in a while.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 8th Oct 18, 12:29 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Could be translated as someone saw it on here and thought "Eureka - just what I want - bingo!" and grabbed it quick?

    No accounting for taste...
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 8th Oct 18, 2:41 PM
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    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-76203620.html
    Spot the lovely dog in the beautiful house and how nice to have a "crow's nest"
    • DD265
    • By DD265 8th Oct 18, 3:09 PM
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    DD265
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-76203620.html
    Spot the lovely dog in the beautiful house and how nice to have a "crow's nest"
    Originally posted by Dandie89
    That's gorgeous
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 8th Oct 18, 3:20 PM
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    Owain Moneysaver
    Normally, it's because some twonk thinks it can stop the neighbours knowing their price,
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Although as Rightmove etc list in order of price, you can guess it's between the one above and the one below.
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 8th Oct 18, 5:09 PM
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    Davesnave
    Although as Rightmove etc list in order of price, you can guess it's between the one above and the one below.
    Originally posted by Owain Moneysaver
    Yes, that's what I meant. I just can't see the point of attempting to keep a price hidden, especially where I live! Nothing stays secret here for long.
    'I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.' Neil Innes, introducing 'Protest Song.'
    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 8th Oct 18, 6:05 PM
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    Ocelot
    Don't POAs usually go at the start of the search (as if they had a price of zero)? It's been a while since I've seen one, to be fair.
    Originally posted by Sunny Intervals
    Maybe they've changed it, but they are normally in between other properties in my experience, so you can, indeed, guess the price.
    • LisbonLaura
    • By LisbonLaura 9th Oct 18, 6:15 AM
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    I've checked back a couple of pages to see if this had been posted already
    https://m.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/49284625

    I'd buy it if the decking was from the same era.

    Highlight for me: Left of the kitchen sink, the thing consuming Xmas decorations.
    Last edited by LisbonLaura; 09-10-2018 at 11:27 AM. Reason: Self-policing grammar patrol.
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 9th Oct 18, 6:31 AM
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    Slinky
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-76190864.html#


    Picture 5, do my eyes deceive me or is the floor sloping? But my main spot is the washing machine - how on earth do you use that?
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