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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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    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 12th Oct 18, 7:54 AM
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    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.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    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
    Originally posted by swingaloo
    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
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 12th Oct 18, 8:57 AM
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    Davesnave
    Looks a bit dismal to me.
    Originally posted by ancientofdays
    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!
    'I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.' Neil Innes, introducing 'Protest Song.'
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 12th Oct 18, 10:26 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    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!
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    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
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 12th Oct 18, 11:02 AM
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    LandyAndy
    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
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    Another example of 'Perfidious Cambria'?
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 12th Oct 18, 11:05 AM
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    Ah, but it was much worse in the old days.....(Click on page 163)



    https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=PRoGuF1Ju_0C&pg=PA163&lpg=PA163&dq=Perfid %20%20ious+Cambria&source=bl&ots=eSrtG3WV2m&sig=Do ju3w78%20%2072shQLAnHp-sOuYxC8M&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj4mO7E4IDeAhVqB8AKH %20%20eAyBHYQ6AEwB3oECAEQAQ#v=onepage&q=Perfidious %20Cam%20%20bria&f=true


    ...and they hadn't even invented bricks then!
    Last edited by Davesnave; 12-10-2018 at 11:10 AM.
    'I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.' Neil Innes, introducing 'Protest Song.'
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 12th Oct 18, 4:28 PM
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    WOW!!! MANY EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!
    I wonder if the estate agent was drunk when they wrote this one.
    Originally posted by julicorn
    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 "L@@K!!!!!" for the full effect.
    • Mardle
    • By Mardle 14th Oct 18, 11:32 AM
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    Mardle
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67705006.html

    The local paper got pictures before the house clearance.
    https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/grimsby-news/inside-amazing-time-capsule-cottage-2097953
    • dirty_magic
    • By dirty_magic 14th Oct 18, 11:47 AM
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    dirty_magic
    Two year old egg on the stove?!
    • D_M_E
    • By D_M_E 14th Oct 18, 12:03 PM
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    D_M_E
    On the righthand side of the Rightmove listing it shows one property in the area sold on 28th September 2019 will it be something converted out of the 4-bed place?
    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 14th Oct 18, 12:07 PM
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    shortcrust
    Off topic, but regional newspaper websites seem to be universally shockingly bad. Pretty much unusable due to the assault of pop ups and ads. My local, the Sheffield Star, is the same. I get they need the revenue, but there can't be much revenue if no one visits the sites.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 14th Oct 18, 1:28 PM
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    Off topic, but regional newspaper websites seem to be universally shockingly bad. Pretty much unusable due to the assault of pop ups and ads.
    Originally posted by shortcrust
    Didn't see anything much ad-wise on the Grimsby site, but I use a pop up blocker.

    Paper was dire though! Not a very sensitive report.
    'I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.' Neil Innes, introducing 'Protest Song.'
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 14th Oct 18, 4:41 PM
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    Really difficult to load that site in. But seeing as it's modern auction, listed and in need of major refurb, that's me out. I can't even be bothered to work out what a desolate window is.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 18th Oct 18, 7:50 AM
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    ScarletMarble
    Off topic, but regional newspaper websites seem to be universally shockingly bad. Pretty much unusable due to the assault of pop ups and ads. My local, the Sheffield Star, is the same. I get they need the revenue, but there can't be much revenue if no one visits the sites.
    Originally posted by shortcrust
    They aren't getting the readership figures as well. Leicester Mercury is 80p a day and 85p on Saturdays. It was 25p for many years.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 18th Oct 18, 7:51 AM
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    How long did it take the house clearance company to clear the property?
    • RedFraggle
    • By RedFraggle 18th Oct 18, 7:55 PM
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    RedFraggle
    The bath. Why?
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-76491962.html
    Officially in a clique of idiots
    • Lungboy
    • By Lungboy 18th Oct 18, 8:42 PM
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    Lungboy
    Off topic, but regional newspaper websites seem to be universally shockingly bad. Pretty much unusable due to the assault of pop ups and ads. My local, the Sheffield Star, is the same. I get they need the revenue, but there can't be much revenue if no one visits the sites.
    Originally posted by shortcrust
    Loads of local papers are owned by a small group of companies so it's not a surprise they are often similarly poor.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 19th Oct 18, 6:56 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    There are worse local newspapers than poor quality/loads of adverts.

    There are ones that are extremely biased to (a particular group of) local people.....instead of actually being a "proper newspaper"
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 19th Oct 18, 7:09 AM
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    Davesnave
    Used to bath children.....costs less to heat a given depth of water....house owned by midgets... are a few possibles.
    'I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.' Neil Innes, introducing 'Protest Song.'
    • cloo
    • By cloo 19th Oct 18, 9:33 AM
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    cloo
    Done quite well for a basement flat, but one bedroom and the bathroom only accessible through the kitchen?


    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-56812698.html
    • quantumlobster
    • By quantumlobster 19th Oct 18, 10:02 AM
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    quantumlobster
    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.
    Originally posted by LisbonLaura
    It's all a bit "Colin Hunt", for me.

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