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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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    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 24th Jul 17, 11:11 AM
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    Oh dear, that is a sad house and so dirty. Nice little cat in the garden though.
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 24th Jul 17, 11:21 AM
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    gettingtheresometime
    As in, " I came, I Saw, I got my degree.... and we all lost our deposit." ?
    Originally posted by Davesnave


    I like the way the blurb states the Estate Agents are pleased to be offering the property......if I was an employee I would want one of those covers that crime scene investigators wear before I even stepped over the threshold.
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    • patchwork cat
    • By patchwork cat 24th Jul 17, 12:46 PM
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    patchwork cat
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-48164148.html http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-48164148.htm

    What can I say! The bedroom and clashing lounge are reminiscent of older posts of lack of taste on here.
    Last edited by patchwork cat; 24-07-2017 at 10:21 PM.

    • fromtheshires
    • By fromtheshires 24th Jul 17, 1:30 PM
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    A lot of this is due to the EA not knowing how to apply editing tools correctly and is ruining the photos.

    Yes the house could be a bit tidier, but hte living room floor / rug and kitchen show just how over processed these photos are.

    I wish estate agents would stop editing photos like this as it can really alter the look of the house in real life to what was expected.
    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 24th Jul 17, 2:13 PM
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    phoebe1989seb
    Originally posted by peachyy
    Lovely! Filth-wise, it looks very much like the house we bought in 1997 - although ours was divided into four flats. When we viewed, the ground floor tenant refused access and tbh the three other flats weren't *quite* as bad. The large garden was inaccessible unless you were in possession of a machete as the brambles were shoulder-high.

    Despite all of the above we made an offer but it was a further twelve months before we got the keys as two tenants had to be evicted. As a parting gift one of them smeared the yellow bath with something that resembled poo

    I wish this thread had been around back then, lol
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    • Doody
    • By Doody 24th Jul 17, 4:16 PM
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    Doody
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67822721.html

    I can't believe this was granted planning permission...can you imagine trying to relax in your living room of an evening with all that footfall going directly past your window / noise and deliveries from the shops next door (on both sides). Has the London property market really gotten this desperate though I guess at least you don't have far to trek for a pint of milk and a packet of biscuits
    Originally posted by AFF8879
    That borough does have a long history of converting shops to housing. There are little rows of ex-shops in many areas. That is a somewhat worse conversion and a busier street than most, granted.
    • ReadingTim
    • By ReadingTim 24th Jul 17, 4:54 PM
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    No idea. What can you say?

    The image processing makes the colour clashes seem far worse than they're likely to be in real life, whilst the house itself seems clean and in relatively good condition, if a little cluttered. I'd be switching agents if I were the vendor - an ad's supposed to show the place in its best light, not make it look worse. Other ads from the same EA also demonstrate the same heavy handedness with the photoshop...
    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 24th Jul 17, 9:00 PM
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    Nice accordion fence too. Probably plays the Marseillaise in a breeze.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 25th Jul 17, 8:45 AM
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    Davesnave
    Other ads from the same EA also demonstrate the same heavy handedness with the photoshop...
    Originally posted by ReadingTim
    I suspect Rightmove may have a range of pre-loaded filters in their software, as this agent isn't alone in creating the effect seen there.
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 25th Jul 17, 9:00 AM
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    Oh dear, that is a sad house and so dirty. Nice little cat in the garden though.
    Originally posted by ancientofdays
    ...which rather looks like it was disturbed doing it's little business
    • Cheery Daff
    • By Cheery Daff 25th Jul 17, 6:53 PM
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    Cheery Daff
    Just popped in here to check my house wasn't listed

    While I'm here though, this has been amusing me no end lately

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66535238.html

    Reminds me of the house in Harry Potter that just appears in a space between two terraces
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    • ChicaBonita
    • By ChicaBonita 25th Jul 17, 7:00 PM
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    ChicaBonita
    Just popped in here to check my house wasn't listed

    While I'm here though, this has been amusing me no end lately

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66535238.html

    Reminds me of the house in Harry Potter that just appears in a space between two terraces
    Originally posted by Cheery Daff
    Wow I'd feel sick going up and down those stairs every day!
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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 25th Jul 17, 7:39 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Just popped in here to check my house wasn't listed

    While I'm here though, this has been amusing me no end lately

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66535238.html

    Reminds me of the house in Harry Potter that just appears in a space between two terraces
    Originally posted by Cheery Daff
    It's nicely done. I'd barely change a thing - but those rooms are too small (with the exception of the kitchen). I think I'd feel very self-conscious that the house obviously owns a large chunk of next doors garden too.
    Like Frankie said - I did it my way.
    It's MY life......
    • Red-Squirrel
    • By Red-Squirrel 25th Jul 17, 8:00 PM
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    Red-Squirrel
    Just popped in here to check my house wasn't listed

    While I'm here though, this has been amusing me no end lately

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66535238.html

    Reminds me of the house in Harry Potter that just appears in a space between two terraces
    Originally posted by Cheery Daff
    59 pictures!

    I doubt that close ups of nice taps and lampshades will distract anybody from that 9 foot lounge.
    • 02346631
    • By 02346631 25th Jul 17, 8:15 PM
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    02346631
    Never seen that many pictures on a listing before! Can't help but think the survey would be interesting on that one.
    • UKSBD
    • By UKSBD 25th Jul 17, 8:31 PM
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    UKSBD

    Reminds me of the house in Harry Potter that just appears in a space between two terraces
    Originally posted by Cheery Daff


    They could put it in Wonkas space


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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 25th Jul 17, 8:34 PM
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    Davesnave

    I doubt that close ups of nice taps and lampshades will distract anybody from that 9 foot lounge.
    Originally posted by Red-Squirrel
    ..... which is a through-lounge as well!

    We once viewed a house where the owner got around the through-lounge problem....by making the only route from one end to t'other through the conservatory!
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 25th Jul 17, 8:41 PM
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    Davesnave
    I think I'd feel very self-conscious that the house obviously owns a large chunk of next doors garden too.
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    Either next door sold it, or they knew how big it was when they viewed. Can't see a problem myself.
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 25th Jul 17, 8:49 PM
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    Ocelot
    The kitchen and dining room have been miraculously cleaned halfway through the pictures...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67089302.html
    • Rambosmum
    • By Rambosmum 25th Jul 17, 9:15 PM
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    Rambosmum
    The kitchen and dining room have been miraculously cleaned halfway through the pictures...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67089302.html
    Originally posted by Ocelot
    Looks like the agent took so long taking photos the residents managed to move out half way through!
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