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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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    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 15-06-2016 at 2:02 PM.
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 22nd Jan 18, 6:28 PM
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    Davesnave
    Oh bless, he's lovely! Reminds me very much of our first cat, whose name was Silly... He wasn't at all! One of our enduring memories is we bought some smoked salmon... OH left it on the kitchen table for about 30 seconds, when he returned it had gone - paper bag, plastic wrapping sheet, smoked salmon, everything gulped down in one swallow!
    Originally posted by ukmaggie45
    Ah, allowing the cat to go on the worktop or table was where you went wrong. Ours don't, and they don't know what human food is either. They think all the good stuff comes in shiny sachets.

    If either of ours decided to sit where that moggy is, they'd hear, "Whathbluuddyelld'yathinkyrdoinupthere??!!!" followed by a slipper heading towards their rear end as they rush out the cat flap.

    We love our animals but they have to know their place, especially the sheep!
    Last edited by Davesnave; 22-01-2018 at 6:31 PM.
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • ukmaggie45
    • By ukmaggie45 22nd Jan 18, 8:17 PM
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    ukmaggie45
    Ah, allowing the cat to go on the worktop or table was where you went wrong. Ours don't, and they don't know what human food is either. They think all the good stuff comes in shiny sachets.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Extenuating circumstances... At that point in time Silly belonged to the couple we flat shared with. We only became his slaves when they had to move to Bristol and weren't allowed pets in their new rental. So we took him on (or it would have been final trip to Vet ), he had a long and happy life, even managed to put up with babies and then small children. Think he lived to 18 - we never knew his birth year, it was always guestimate.
    • RedFraggle
    • By RedFraggle 22nd Jan 18, 9:01 PM
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    RedFraggle
    Amazes me how cheap stuff is "back home". It'll sell, gorleston cliff always do!
    Officially in a clique of idiots
    • neneromanova
    • By neneromanova 24th Jan 18, 3:11 PM
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    neneromanova
    Umm, I can't even....um...yeah

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-70846337.html?utm_content=v2-ealertspropertyimage&utm_medium=email&utm_source=e mailupdates&utm_campaign=emailupdatesinstant&utm_t erm=buying&sc_id=25612303&onetime_FromEmail=true

    This is what it looked like when they bought it (Check streetview as well)

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/detailMatching.html?prop=4455120&sale=35408250&cou ntry=england
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    • rwcwilson
    • By rwcwilson 24th Jan 18, 3:46 PM
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    rwcwilson
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-71077613.html

    Talking of cats... the estate agent chases this poor blighter around the house in the video.
    • Akahotpot
    • By Akahotpot 24th Jan 18, 4:35 PM
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    Akahotpot
    Umm, I can't even....um...yeah
    Now I like the colour green but .....
    • thethirdbar
    • By thethirdbar 24th Jan 18, 7:31 PM
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    thethirdbar
    Umm, I can't even....um...yeah
    Originally posted by neneromanova

    good grief
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 25th Jan 18, 9:55 AM
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    This is what it looked like when they bought it (Check streetview as well)

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/detailMatching.html?prop=4455120&sale=35408250&cou ntry=england
    Originally posted by neneromanova
    I wonder what they have knocked off the value!

    Although, I suppose, it could be entirely appropriate to create your own bomb site when you live in Colchester.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 25th Jan 18, 10:44 AM
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    Davesnave
    I wonder what they have knocked off the value!

    Although, I suppose, it could be entirely appropriate to create your own bomb site when you live in Colchester.
    Originally posted by Dandie89
    You can't link to sold houses on Wrongmove, but that one's easily ID'd although it looks nothing like its image in 2006.

    A really uplifting property in some ways. I thought it was only our previous owners who could spend many tens of thousands to devalue what they had to start with. Made me cry, undoing it all, especially as much was structural, not just cosmetic. So wasteful....
    Last edited by Davesnave; 25-01-2018 at 11:07 AM.
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 25th Jan 18, 12:00 PM
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    LandyAndy
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-71077613.html

    Talking of cats... the estate agent chases this poor blighter around the house in the video.
    Originally posted by rwcwilson

    Good heavens! £360k. My first house was five minutes walk from there, a semi on Manley Road that I paid £17k for. That was well before Chorlton went upmarket. It's still Chorlton though.
    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 25th Jan 18, 7:47 PM
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    Ocelot
    Good heavens! £360k. My first house was five minutes walk from there, a semi on Manley Road that I paid £17k for. That was well before Chorlton went upmarket. It's still Chorlton though.
    Originally posted by LandyAndy
    I blame the Wheelies.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 26th Jan 18, 8:42 AM
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    Davesnave
    You Can Put Lipstick on a Pig!
    Must admit, I quite like most aspects of this New England style re-work of an ex-council house....

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63266974.html

    Whether I'd pay £265k for it in that location's another matter, though it's handy for Lidl.
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 26th Jan 18, 9:13 AM
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    Slinky
    Must admit, I quite like most aspects of this New England style re-work of an ex-council house....

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63266974.html

    Whether I'd pay £265k for it in that location's another matter, though it's handy for Lidl.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    I think that's pretty good. Makes me wonder what we could do with our less than pretty 1960s purchase (think green tile hung frontage) when we finally move there.
    • cloo
    • By cloo 26th Jan 18, 9:37 AM
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    cloo
    Never has a giant vat of magnolia paint been more urgently needed!
    • lovehols
    • By lovehols 26th Jan 18, 9:18 PM
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    lovehols
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-60655501.html

    The kitchen in particular . . . . And rug in the lounge.
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 27th Jan 18, 10:28 AM
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    Dandie89
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-60655501.html

    The kitchen in particular . . . . And rug in the lounge.
    Originally posted by lovehols
    The rug in the lounge is the least of it! Indeed quite tasteful in the right setting compared to the other design choices I would say. I wonder if you are referring to what I think is the dining room.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 27th Jan 18, 11:52 AM
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    Davesnave
    This one looked like a sure-fire winner, but it was something of a let-down inside:

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-71123699.html?utm_content=v2-ealertspropertyimage&utm_medium=email&utm_source=e mailupdates&utm_campaign=emailupdates1day&utm_term =buying&sc_id=20237678&onetime_FromEmail=true
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 28th Jan 18, 12:26 PM
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    Owain Moneysaver
    Originally posted by neneromanova
    The useful loft space ... a recently re-fitted carpet.
    Not a new carpet, but a re-fitted carpet.

    Never has a back garden been in greater need of a JCB.
    Last edited by Owain Moneysaver; 30-01-2018 at 8:06 PM.
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • Piggywinkle
    • By Piggywinkle 29th Jan 18, 2:10 PM
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    Piggywinkle
    Beautiful Devon village - vendors with questionable decor tastes... internal and external. Bet the neighbours can't wait until someone with a bit of outdoor paint helps raise the value of their properties.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63268645.html

    Top tip - smashed one of your outdoor plant pots? Simply paint one on the wall - no one will ever notice!
    Last edited by Piggywinkle; 29-01-2018 at 2:14 PM.
    • Slithery
    • By Slithery 29th Jan 18, 3:14 PM
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    Slithery
    Beautiful Devon village - vendors with questionable decor tastes... internal and external. Bet the neighbours can't wait until someone with a bit of outdoor paint helps raise the value of their properties.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63268645.html

    Top tip - smashed one of your outdoor plant pots? Simply paint one on the wall - no one will ever notice!
    Originally posted by Piggywinkle
    I can't even tell if pic #8 is inside or outside!!!
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