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    • Grimbal
    • By Grimbal 5th Aug 11, 11:16 AM
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    Grimbal
    The "have a look at this!" thread II
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    • 5th Aug 11, 11:16 AM
    The "have a look at this!" thread II 5th Aug 11 at 11:16 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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    "Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it" Einstein 1951
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 17th Jul 17, 7:02 PM
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    Davesnave
    Post 21861
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-43806972.html
    and how many bottles of shampoo can you use - photo 12
    Originally posted by Robin9
    I'd ask Lewis Lovelle. He looks like a hairdresser, rather than an EA.

    Mind you he knows the right sort of people: nudge, nudge, wink, wink....say no more!
    Last edited by Davesnave; 18-07-2017 at 10:54 AM.
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 17th Jul 17, 8:22 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Post 21861

    and how many bottles of shampoo can you use - photo 12
    Originally posted by Robin9
    Dare we ask what happened there? - as that post came up as 21868.
    WAY TO GO IRELAND! - WELCOME TO THE 21ST CENTURY

    • cazmanian_minx
    • By cazmanian_minx 17th Jul 17, 9:11 PM
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    cazmanian_minx
    Drove past this wreak earlier in the week while on holiday...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/commercial-property-for-sale/property-48087387.html

    What am amazing hotel it would be, just needs a lot of love and deep pockets... sigh can but dream
    Originally posted by Starbrite
    Gorgeous If you want a Scottish one to add to the portfolio...don't know if it ever sold or not, but it didn't look like anyone was doing anything with it when I drove past it a couple of weeks ago.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-34152438.html
    Home: 06/08: £145,145.00 Currently: £114,428.66 Offset: £51,337.84 Amount paid off: £30,716.34 (21.2%) Paying interest on: £63,090.82
    Holiday let:
    02/17: £177,416.86 (Family loan: £129,146.86 + 0% cards £48,270.00) Currently: £169,836.86 Amount paid off: £7,580.00 (4.22%)
    Sugar days 2017: 17/26 Debt-free: 17/02/2017
    • StumpyPumpy
    • By StumpyPumpy 18th Jul 17, 12:39 PM
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    StumpyPumpy
    Been googling how to purchase a derelict hotel...

    I can't stop thinking about it... shame those grand design and restoration man tv shows don't show you have to get the funding to achieve such a thing...
    Originally posted by Starbrite
    Lots of people have tried and failed. PP has been granted for a number of different schemes over the years but none have got further than that
    "The property has been empty for more than a decade after several schemes to revamp the site failed to get off the ground"
    It was sold to the current "developers" by an insolvency company when the previous owners went bankrupt which is probably a portent of things to come. There are major restrictions on what you can do to it as it is Grade II listed due to it being "a substantial early C19 villa retaining early character and detail", has major problems with access to the A487 (which, of itself, will cost a considerable sum to fix) and has even become a known* site as a bat roost.

    * In the real world, "known" can be a lot more expensive to sort out than "unknown".

    If you still want to chase your rainbows though, it's probably best to do some searches around the phrases "chalky pachyderm purchasing", "buying a pig in a poke", "money pit", "bargepole" and "bubble bursting."


    SP
    Come on people, it's not difficult: lose means to be unable to find, loose means not being fixed in place. So if you have a hole in your pocket you might lose your loose change.
    • ChicaBonita
    • By ChicaBonita 18th Jul 17, 12:57 PM
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    ChicaBonita
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-60250063.html

    Not too sure on the decor.....the red room and the bedroom are the highlights! Very Del Boy
    House Deposit:£12,570.12/£14,000 = 89.78% Money Made'17 August: £41.04July:
    £4.95
    June: £5.35 May:£30.30April: £51.09March:£28.25Feb: £120.47 Jan:£14.35
    Total Made '16:£284.60
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 18th Jul 17, 1:02 PM
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    Slinky
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-60250063.html

    Not too sure on the decor.....the red room and the bedroom are the highlights! Very Del Boy
    Originally posted by ChicaBonita
    That's a real house of 2 halves isn't it? Pics 1-5 seem like one house, 6 onwards are totally different decor!
    • Starbrite
    • By Starbrite 18th Jul 17, 7:21 PM
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    Starbrite
    Lots of people have tried and failed. PP has been granted for a number of different schemes over the years but none have got further than that
    "The property has been empty for more than a decade after several schemes to revamp the site failed to get off the ground"
    It was sold to the current "developers" by an insolvency company when the previous owners went bankrupt which is probably a portent of things to come. There are major restrictions on what you can do to it as it is Grade II listed due to it being "a substantial early C19 villa retaining early character and detail", has major problems with access to the A487 (which, of itself, will cost a considerable sum to fix) and has even become a known* site as a bat roost.

    * In the real world, "known" can be a lot more expensive to sort out than "unknown".

    If you still want to chase your rainbows though, it's probably best to do some searches around the phrases "chalky pachyderm purchasing", "buying a pig in a poke", "money pit", "bargepole" and "bubble bursting."


    SP
    Originally posted by StumpyPumpy
    Yes I did wonder why 3 'people' have purchased it then done nothing and saw about the bats....

    I need Bill Gates bank account details.... we all have to have pipe dreams.... Onto the next one now...

    Oh thought of Tom Hanks Money Pitt movie while reading your post too!
    Saving 2,000 in 2013!
    • cazmanian_minx
    • By cazmanian_minx 18th Jul 17, 7:36 PM
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    cazmanian_minx
    One from Texas - what's with all the mannequins??

    http://www.har.com/4302-colony-west-dr/sale_78077894
    Home: 06/08: £145,145.00 Currently: £114,428.66 Offset: £51,337.84 Amount paid off: £30,716.34 (21.2%) Paying interest on: £63,090.82
    Holiday let:
    02/17: £177,416.86 (Family loan: £129,146.86 + 0% cards £48,270.00) Currently: £169,836.86 Amount paid off: £7,580.00 (4.22%)
    Sugar days 2017: 17/26 Debt-free: 17/02/2017
    • lauraland
    • By lauraland 18th Jul 17, 8:23 PM
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    lauraland
    One from Texas - what's with all the mannequins??

    http://www.har.com/4302-colony-west-dr/sale_78077894
    Originally posted by cazmanian_minx
    Pic 8! Has anyone seen the film house of wax? It may have been based on this house
    I got ham but i'm not a hamster.....
    • cazmanian_minx
    • By cazmanian_minx 19th Jul 17, 8:51 AM
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    cazmanian_minx
    Pic 8! Has anyone seen the film house of wax? It may have been based on this house
    Originally posted by lauraland
    Similar in pic 15 if you get that far! I love that one of the captions says 'Unfortunately the art goes with the artist' - I think that's a plus point!
    Home: 06/08: £145,145.00 Currently: £114,428.66 Offset: £51,337.84 Amount paid off: £30,716.34 (21.2%) Paying interest on: £63,090.82
    Holiday let:
    02/17: £177,416.86 (Family loan: £129,146.86 + 0% cards £48,270.00) Currently: £169,836.86 Amount paid off: £7,580.00 (4.22%)
    Sugar days 2017: 17/26 Debt-free: 17/02/2017
    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 19th Jul 17, 9:02 AM
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    shortcrust
    One from Texas - what's with all the mannequins??

    http://www.har.com/4302-colony-west-dr/sale_78077894
    Originally posted by cazmanian_minx
    Wow. That's a lot of stuff.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 19th Jul 17, 9:21 AM
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    Davesnave
    One from Texas - what's with all the mannequins??

    http://www.har.com/4302-colony-west-dr/sale_78077894
    Originally posted by cazmanian_minx
    Perhaps it's an extra-hard 'Spot the Owner' and one of them is real?
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • AlwaysWorking
    • By AlwaysWorking 19th Jul 17, 4:52 PM
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    AlwaysWorking
    https://www.propertynews.com/Property/Portaferry/TORTOR2215/Portaferry-House-The-Cellars/422554283/

    Beautiful building from the outside but that furniture and the bathroom...
    "I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." Marilyn Monroe
    • fromtheshires
    • By fromtheshires 19th Jul 17, 5:39 PM
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    fromtheshires
    One from Texas - what's with all the mannequins??

    http://www.har.com/4302-colony-west-dr/sale_78077894
    Originally posted by cazmanian_minx
    Looks like someone from the Metro watches this thread as well as its a spooky co-incidence this appears on here this morning and then on their website this afternoon.

    http://metro.co.uk/2017/07/19/creepy-mansion-for-sale-gets-more-disturbing-with-every-photo-6791395/
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 19th Jul 17, 5:43 PM
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    Slinky
    One from Texas - what's with all the mannequins??

    http://www.har.com/4302-colony-west-dr/sale_78077894
    Originally posted by cazmanian_minx
    Picture 8 - Lionel Ritchie fan?
    • TheGardener
    • By TheGardener 19th Jul 17, 9:27 PM
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    TheGardener
    https://www.propertynews.com/Property/Portaferry/TORTOR2215/Portaferry-House-The-Cellars/422554283/

    Beautiful building from the outside but that furniture and the bathroom...
    Originally posted by AlwaysWorking
    Look like it has been completely emptied and someone went to the charity shop to get enough furniture to 'dress' it for the photos/
    Cracking place - looks like a money pit though
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 20th Jul 17, 9:58 AM
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    Dandie89
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-61001176.html

    Ugly, ugly roof dormer!

    Not improved by the street view of the ugly substation next door.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 20th Jul 17, 10:06 AM
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    Davesnave
    Looks like some agents are still finding the trendy close-up photography challenging...Pic18....

    and trust that bu99er next door to go and have one of their smelly bonfires...Pic 15.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-48307155.html


    Nothing like damning with faint praise either:

    "Almost a picture postcard traditional cottage..." and " in this unspoilt part of the Pembrokeshire countryside where peace virtually reigns supreme." (Apart from the neighbour with the smelly bonfire and barking dog, perhaps?)
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • lauraland
    • By lauraland 20th Jul 17, 10:35 AM
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    lauraland
    ^^^ I wasn't sure I liked it but that half dead plant has me sold! Where do I sign?
    I got ham but i'm not a hamster.....
    • Mardle
    • By Mardle 20th Jul 17, 10:44 AM
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    Mardle
    ^^^ I wasn't sure I liked it but that half dead plant has me sold! Where do I sign?
    Originally posted by lauraland
    You'll be delighted to know that "Roderick (the geranium) is to remain with the property"
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