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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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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 17th Oct 17, 4:39 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    This makes me so sick - the cost of property down south is absolutely ridiculous (speaking as someone looking for a property down south )
    Originally posted by ChicaBonita
    Tell me about it

    signed fully entitled to be aggrieved - as I am a Southerner
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    • cloo
    • By cloo 17th Oct 17, 4:44 PM
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    cloo
    Yeah, when we were buying our house in North London my husband kept telling me about the 6-bed houses with swimming pools we could buy in his mother's native Cape Town for a fraction of the price!
    • BucksLady
    • By BucksLady 19th Oct 17, 11:27 AM
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    BucksLady
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-49767333.html

    Suitable for those with 'long legs' maybe

    (pic 18)
    Last edited by BucksLady; 19-10-2017 at 11:30 AM.
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 19th Oct 17, 11:59 AM
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    LandyAndy
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-49767333.html

    Suitable for those with 'long legs' maybe

    (pic 18)
    Originally posted by BucksLady

    That's a lot of money to live in one room.
    • ManofLeisure
    • By ManofLeisure 19th Oct 17, 12:43 PM
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    ManofLeisure
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-49767333.html

    Suitable for those with 'long legs' maybe

    (pic 18)
    Originally posted by BucksLady
    Or ... 'Must be able to use a step ladder'
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 19th Oct 17, 3:15 PM
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    Davesnave
    This makes me so sick - the cost of property down south is absolutely ridiculous (speaking as someone looking for a property down south )
    Originally posted by ChicaBonita
    Tell me about it

    signed fully entitled to be aggrieved - as I am a Southerner
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention

    What's your alternative to market forces? State control?
    If you are finding huge gaps between your paragraphs, MSE know about the problem. However, they aren't necessarily doing anything about it. More changes on the way?
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5844460
    • Red-Squirrel
    • By Red-Squirrel 19th Oct 17, 3:36 PM
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    Red-Squirrel
    What's your alternative to market forces? State control?
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Fine by me!
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 19th Oct 17, 4:00 PM
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    Davesnave
    Fine by me!
    Originally posted by Red-Squirrel
    "OK Mr Squirrel, the Housing Department is able to offer you a generous choice today; Grimsby, or the scenic Rhondda valley!"
    If you are finding huge gaps between your paragraphs, MSE know about the problem. However, they aren't necessarily doing anything about it. More changes on the way?
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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 19th Oct 17, 4:32 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Possibly an element of state control might help - as in stopping what is happening at the "top of the tree" - ie London house prices being so high because of "investment" by foreign buyers (as well as those that live in London anyway buying our homes as homes).

    Followed by the knock-on effect of those actually intending to live in London being priced-out of the city into nearby areas - which then knocks on into those in the nearby areas being priced out - which then leads to them moving to, say, the West Country. That then leads to West Country people being priced out of our own areas and so on (a subject rather close to my own heart personally - as someone that got priced out of my own area).

    ....and...yes....nothing will ever be done....if we just "shut up and put up".

    To stand any chance whatsoever of "righting" something first it has to be "named" (as we can see going on right now in a couple of very different contexts - ie Harvey Weinstein are you reading right now?).
    Last edited by moneyistooshorttomention; 19-10-2017 at 4:35 PM.
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    • westernpromise
    • By westernpromise 19th Oct 17, 5:34 PM
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    westernpromise
    I grew up in St John's Wood but I can't afford to buy a house there. I am entitled to stay in the area and therefore the state must arrange this for me.
    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
    • beedeedee
    • By beedeedee 19th Oct 17, 5:50 PM
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    beedeedee
    Re the buying up of apartments and houses by foreign investors....surely it would make sense that all empty property should be punitively taxed by government? Make them not viable for simple investment purposes? Or have I got it wrong?
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 19th Oct 17, 6:23 PM
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    Davesnave
    That then leads to West Country people being priced out of our own areas and so on (a subject rather close to my own heart personally - as someone that got priced out of my own area).
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    Yes, you were so 'priced-out,' you took the equity in your home and moved hundreds of miles to a cheaper area, thus helping to push up the prices for the locals there!

    And I did similarly.

    We could have both stayed where we were, but market forces determined our actions.

    I'm not suggesting a total free for all. I understand the need for some government intervention. After all, I'm a shareholder in a community land trust that seeks to provide low cost housing for local people who can't afford to buy.....probably because of demand created by people just like me.
    If you are finding huge gaps between your paragraphs, MSE know about the problem. However, they aren't necessarily doing anything about it. More changes on the way?
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 19th Oct 17, 6:25 PM
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    Davesnave
    I grew up in St John's Wood but I can't afford to buy a house there. I am entitled to stay in the area and therefore the state must arrange this for me.
    Originally posted by westernpromise
    You lucky thing! I was born near the Angel Islington, and we all know how rubbish that is to own on the Monopoly Board.
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    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 19th Oct 17, 7:06 PM
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    I always tried to buy that set - possibly early evidence of my total lack of financial ability. But in real life rather than Monopoly Islington is now mega expensive.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 19th Oct 17, 7:49 PM
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    Davesnave
    But in real life rather than Monopoly Islington is now mega expensive.
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    Yes, besides being mine, it was the birthplace of 'champagne socialism' too.

    Very thin pickings on the Rightmove front tonight. After 1/2 an hour I can only come up with an easy Spot the Dog, albeit quite a pleasant pooch.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-51154104.html
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    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 20th Oct 17, 10:52 AM
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    NaughtiusMaximus
    We've had spot the dog/cat/EA/vendor.

    What about spot the Elvis? :
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-51140109.html
    Last edited by NaughtiusMaximus; 20-10-2017 at 11:00 AM.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 20th Oct 17, 11:27 AM
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    Davesnave
    We've had spot the dog/cat/EA/vendor.

    What about spot the Elvis? :
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-51140109.html
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    I think we had a spate of these at one stage, but there's always room for one more.

    Perhaps, like Hilary Clinton, he discovered his Welsh roots and staged his death so that he could relocate quietly to Wales and forever escape the pressures of Graceland. If that was the case, he'd be 81 now and about ready to downsize to a nice McCarthy & Stone in Mumbles....

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-69525737.html

    Just saying....
    Last edited by Davesnave; 20-10-2017 at 5:54 PM. Reason: repetition (and probably deviation too)
    If you are finding huge gaps between your paragraphs, MSE know about the problem. However, they aren't necessarily doing anything about it. More changes on the way?
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    • wantonnoodle
    • By wantonnoodle 20th Oct 17, 11:43 AM
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    wantonnoodle
    House from the 1960s according to the EA - looks like the bathroom hasn't had anything much done to it since!! http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-51102210.html
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 20th Oct 17, 12:57 PM
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    bouicca21
    A lot of 60s stuff is now 'retro' - like that Ercol dresser/wall unit. I can live with it all - except the bathroom which would have to go.
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 20th Oct 17, 1:19 PM
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    NaughtiusMaximus
    House from the 1960s according to the EA - looks like the bathroom hasn't had anything much done to it since!! http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-51102210.html
    Originally posted by wantonnoodle
    IMO the bathroom's unusual in that despite obviously being 30+ years old based on the style (I'd take a guess at late 70s/early 80s) it's very well maintained and the photo could easily pass for one taken 5-10 years after installation.
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