Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • Grimbal
    • By Grimbal 5th Aug 11, 11:16 AM
    • 2,188Posts
    • 3,431Thanks
    Grimbal
    The "have a look at this!" thread II
    • #1
    • 5th Aug 11, 11:16 AM
    The "have a look at this!" thread II 5th Aug 11 at 11:16 AM
    Official MSE Insert:

    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


    This Forum tip was included in MoneySavingExpert.com's weekly email!
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 15-06-2016 at 2:02 PM.
    "Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it" Einstein 1951
Page 1196
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 11th May 18, 4:30 PM
    • 16,204 Posts
    • 44,626 Thanks
    moneyistooshorttomention
    Spot the cats and guess their names - Salmond and Sturgeon, perchance...?

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65272021.html
    Originally posted by Gloria Steeth
    aka known as "My first reaction is - they could whistle about selling their house to me for one."

    Do you think that's why they've done that?
    ****************
    • westernpromise
    • By westernpromise 11th May 18, 5:22 PM
    • 4,123 Posts
    • 5,366 Thanks
    westernpromise
    It won't be - anyone who hoards like that won't be moving of their own accord. More likely that the poor person has died and the family are selling the property 'as seen'.
    Originally posted by Silvertabby
    It looks like a child lives there, which has made me feel terribly sad for the child.
    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
    • westernpromise
    • By westernpromise 11th May 18, 5:27 PM
    • 4,123 Posts
    • 5,366 Thanks
    westernpromise
    No upstairs toilet either - looks like only bath and wash basin in the bathroom from photo and plan...

    My first thought was Yuck over the carpet in kitchen too!
    Originally posted by ukmaggie45
    Wow, yes, well spotted - there isn't.

    You'd need a couple of these I guess, one downstairs and one upstairs:
    https://images.victorianplumbing.co.uk/images/METCOMBWC_large1.jpg

    I would be fine with those in a small downstairs cloakroom but not crazy about one in the main bathroom as well, although in both cases it's a helluva lot better than nothing at all.
    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
    • quantumlobster
    • By quantumlobster 11th May 18, 6:53 PM
    • 151 Posts
    • 334 Thanks
    quantumlobster
    Monochrome photos? No, just a house expensively refurbished to be entirely devoid of interior colour!


    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-72604229.html
    Originally posted by cloo
    I absolutely love that front door.

    (actually the whole house is agreeable to me )
    • Mardle
    • By Mardle 11th May 18, 6:57 PM
    • 382 Posts
    • 770 Thanks
    Mardle
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-54344736.html

    Nice car Not sure the vendors will approve that as a first impression.
    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 11th May 18, 7:16 PM
    • 114 Posts
    • 255 Thanks
    Ocelot
    Monochrome photos? No, just a house expensively refurbished to be entirely devoid of interior colour!


    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-72604229.html
    Originally posted by cloo
    That's really nasty - like the inside of an underground bunker.
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 11th May 18, 7:37 PM
    • 3,026 Posts
    • 4,316 Thanks
    Silvertabby
    Monochrome photos? No, just a house expensively refurbished to be entirely devoid of interior colour!

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-72604229.html
    Originally posted by cloo
    That's really nasty - like the inside of an underground bunker.
    Originally posted by Ocelot
    What a shame - that could have been a beautiful house.
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 11th May 18, 8:28 PM
    • 24,353 Posts
    • 51,459 Thanks
    LandyAndy
    Monochrome photos? No, just a house expensively refurbished to be entirely devoid of interior colour!


    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-72604229.html
    Originally posted by cloo
    Actually I think some different flooring and it would fine.

    I'm sure the vendor will be delighted to know how long their, clearly pricey, floor will last.
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 11th May 18, 8:36 PM
    • 4,577 Posts
    • 6,598 Thanks
    Cakeguts
    I absolutely love that front door.

    (actually the whole house is agreeable to me )
    Originally posted by quantumlobster
    Grey was in fashion about 5 years ago. So not rebuilt all that recently.
    • Patti27
    • By Patti27 11th May 18, 11:35 PM
    • 53 Posts
    • 35 Thanks
    Patti27
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-54344736.html

    Nice car Not sure the vendors will approve that as a first impression.
    Originally posted by Mardle
    You wouldn't lose it in a car park!
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 12th May 18, 7:51 AM
    • 25,593 Posts
    • 93,629 Thanks
    Davesnave
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-54344736.html

    Nice car Not sure the vendors will approve that as a first impression.
    Originally posted by Mardle
    It's missing a wheel, so perhaps it couldn't be moved.

    Everything else is fairly muted, but there's a bedroom missing from the photos.

    My guess is it belongs to the child who has the car!
    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
    • EssexGirl
    • By EssexGirl 12th May 18, 8:06 AM
    • 890 Posts
    • 1,287 Thanks
    EssexGirl
    One for the 'pub carpets' enthusiasts! http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-52470456.html


    (I can talk, we still have a lovely brown and slime-green coloured one in our house 3 years after moving in!)
    Originally posted by cloo
    The write up doesn't mention the city farm next door I reckon it would be a selling point for families.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 12th May 18, 9:43 AM
    • 16,204 Posts
    • 44,626 Thanks
    moneyistooshorttomention
    The write up doesn't mention the city farm next door I reckon it would be a selling point for families.
    Originally posted by EssexGirl
    Not just "families" - I'd be thinking "Oh goodie - there's my volunteering opportunities and organic fresh food" if I had a city farm on my doorstep.
    ****************
    • vansboy
    • By vansboy 12th May 18, 8:10 PM
    • 6,165 Posts
    • 4,469 Thanks
    vansboy
    Grey was in fashion about 5 years ago. So not rebuilt all that recently.
    Originally posted by Cakeguts

    Well they only bought it a year ago...before VIRTUALLY REBUILDING, as agents say.

    Sold for £675k

    VB
    • CHlHlRO
    • By CHlHlRO 13th May 18, 5:26 PM
    • 95 Posts
    • 60 Thanks
    CHlHlRO
    It won't be - anyone who hoards like that won't be moving of their own accord. More likely that the poor person has died and the family are selling the property 'as seen'.
    Originally posted by Silvertabby
    We cleared out my mum’s before selling it; it would have made this place look tidy if we hadn’t
    • CHlHlRO
    • By CHlHlRO 13th May 18, 5:30 PM
    • 95 Posts
    • 60 Thanks
    CHlHlRO
    Monochrome photos? No, just a house expensively refurbished to be entirely devoid of interior colour!


    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-72604229.html
    Originally posted by cloo
    I actually quite like this... apart from the ‘serial killer’ vibe, that is. The patio looks like it should have been a swimming pool until very recently, and the spotlights in the master bed put me in mind of an operating theatre. If I said ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’?
    • victoriavictorious
    • By victoriavictorious 13th May 18, 9:36 PM
    • 315 Posts
    • 510 Thanks
    victoriavictorious
    No upstairs toilet either - looks like only bath and wash basin in the bathroom from photo and plan...

    My first thought was Yuck over the carpet in kitchen too!
    Originally posted by ukmaggie45
    This is most odd.
    Until today, this house had been up at £190K for the best part of a year,, but with only one picture of the front. (I'd wondered why only the one picture, now I know!)
    Now, still not having sold, the price has bizarrely been increased to £210K, with probably the worst photo of all time taken of the front of any house, ever, plus the agent has now added pictures of the inside.
    If these extra pictures are meant to enhance desirability, encourage viewings and
    justify the sudden £20K leap in the asking price, when it couldn't even sell at £190K, then they've failed miserably.
    (And what exactly is "a loving home?")
    Last edited by victoriavictorious; 13-05-2018 at 9:52 PM.
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 13th May 18, 9:58 PM
    • 15,393 Posts
    • 131,388 Thanks
    zagubov
    I actually quite like this... apart from the ‘serial killer’ vibe, that is. The patio looks like it should have been a swimming pool until very recently, and the spotlights in the master bed put me in mind of an operating theatre. If I said ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’?
    Originally posted by CHlHlRO
    Got to say, that's an amazingly spacious home by London standards.
    There is no honour to be had in not knowing a thing that can be known - Danny Baker
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 14th May 18, 6:40 AM
    • 16,204 Posts
    • 44,626 Thanks
    moneyistooshorttomention
    (And what exactly is "a loving home?")
    Originally posted by victoriavictorious
    One where you don't feel the need to protect yourself against the neighbours maybe?

    Just thinking ruefully of a filled bottle I dug up from the garden of my current house that I suspect is a "witch bottle" (ie buried for purposes of protection from a neighbour).

    Now I know the neighbour (and had been told what previous owner of my house thought of her) I understand the sentiment
    ****************
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 14th May 18, 6:44 AM
    • 25,593 Posts
    • 93,629 Thanks
    Davesnave
    Anyone fancy escaping to the country and going completely off-grid?
    Land Rover essential.
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65323150.html

    Spot the neighbour's wind turbine.....
    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
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

3,458Posts Today

8,799Users online

Martin's Twitter