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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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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 9th Oct 18, 10:09 AM
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    Davesnave
    A house where I'd be checking the condition of it harder than usual - because the owner was obviously more focused on decorating it than maintaining it (that conservatory window).
    .
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    Are you maintaining your computer hardware, money? When you make comments like that - not for the first time - one wonders what sort of screen you're using!


    Or is it a case of "Should've gone to Specsavers?"
    A garden is never so good as it will be next year....
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 9th Oct 18, 11:54 AM
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    Yes, that's what I meant. I just can't see the point of attempting to keep a price hidden, especially where I live! Nothing stays secret here for long.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    How do you know?
    • LisbonLaura
    • By LisbonLaura 9th Oct 18, 12:09 PM
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    LisbonLaura
    Are you maintaining your computer hardware, money? When you make comments like that - not for the first time - one wonders what sort of screen you're using!


    Or is it a case of "Should've gone to Specsavers?"
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    At first I thought lack of maintenance.
    Then decided it was art holding up the shed.
    Progressing to a 7" screen revealed it was just art.
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 9th Oct 18, 3:36 PM
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    They definitely like blue and pink...although the more I looked at the pictures, the more I smiled...In a good way...
    Originally posted by -taff
    Exactly my thoughts - initially I thought 'omg that is hideous' and then looking at it again I rather liked the quirkiness of it, and someone has obviously gone to a lot of care / effort with all that decorating / styling. I can imagine someone like Kim Joy from GBBO living there.
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    • xcarlyx
    • By xcarlyx 9th Oct 18, 3:38 PM
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    xcarlyx
    Is "POA" a polite way of saying "no one in the office has got a bloody clue how to value this monstrosity"?

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67859836.html
    Originally posted by nearlynomadic
    Ive just tried viewing the property and the property advert is no longer available.
    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 9th Oct 18, 7:12 PM
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    Ocelot
    I've checked back a couple of pages to see if this had been posted already
    https://m.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/49284625

    I'd buy it if the decking was from the same era.

    Highlight for me: Left of the kitchen sink, the thing consuming Xmas decorations.
    Originally posted by LisbonLaura
    The house looks great, if dubiously decorated.

    The image over the fireplace has a touch of Henri Rousseau about it, I thought.
    • swingaloo
    • By swingaloo 11th Oct 18, 8:06 PM
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    Not what I would call a 'HIGHLY EXECUTIVE FINISH' as the estate agent calls it, but then again it does have a Large brick paved DIVE (albeit full of weeds) and a LAW area at the back (which probably hasn't seen a mower this year.
    However it does have an exceedingly high wall cupboard in the kitchen and the Gym really has wow factor.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-76025909.html
    • swingaloo
    • By swingaloo 11th Oct 18, 8:14 PM
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    swingaloo
    The house looks great, if dubiously decorated.

    The image over the fireplace has a touch of Henri Rousseau about it, I thought.
    Originally posted by Ocelot
    Wow. I can almost imagine Lloyd Grossman wandering round saying 'Who would live in a house like this'. Love the estate agent blurb though, tells you so much about the local pubs and the fishing in Hastings etc that you almost forget about the house.
    Wouldn't like to start putting my own stamp on that one!
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 11th Oct 18, 8:39 PM
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    Owain Moneysaver
    Not what I would call a 'HIGHLY EXECUTIVE FINISH' as the estate agent calls it, but then again it does have a Large brick paved DIVE (albeit full of weeds) and a LAW area at the back (which probably hasn't seen a mower this year.
    However it does have an exceedingly high wall cupboard in the kitchen and the Gym really has wow factor.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-76025909.html
    Originally posted by swingaloo
    If they'd bought a push lawnmower they wouldn't have needed the 'gym'.
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • julicorn
    • By julicorn 11th Oct 18, 10:25 PM
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    julicorn
    WOW!!! MANY EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!
    I wonder if the estate agent was drunk when they wrote this one.
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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 12th Oct 18, 6:58 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Not what I would call a 'HIGHLY EXECUTIVE FINISH' as the estate agent calls it, but then again it does have a Large brick paved DIVE (albeit full of weeds) and a LAW area at the back (which probably hasn't seen a mower this year.
    However it does have an exceedingly high wall cupboard in the kitchen and the Gym really has wow factor.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-76025909.html
    Originally posted by swingaloo
    If what I'm looking at is imo "Normal for my home area" standard - but it's being described as "highly executive finish" = that's got me wondering just how bad the area is if that's that areas' definition of "highly executive"
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    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 12th Oct 18, 8:28 AM
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    LandyAndy
    If what I'm looking at is imo "Normal for my home area" standard - but it's being described as "highly executive finish" = that's got me wondering just how bad the area is if that's that areas' definition of "highly executive"
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    Think about what that would cost in your mysterious 'home area'.

    It would easily be double that around here.

    This is Westhoughton not West Didsbury.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 12th Oct 18, 8:44 AM
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    Davesnave
    Think about what that would cost in your mysterious 'home area'.

    It would easily be double that around here.

    This is Westhoughton not West Didsbury.
    Originally posted by LandyAndy
    In my old 'home area,' which used to be a posh bit of Bath, that would be over 500k nowadays, but there's no hideous brick stuff in Bath, apart from some cheap railway workers' terraces in Widcombe.

    However, my 'home area' is in Devon now, and I don't feel like a refugee, so what it would cost in Bath is irrelevant.
    A garden is never so good as it will be next year....
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 12th Oct 18, 8:54 AM
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    ancientofdays
    In my old 'home area,' which used to be a posh bit of Bath, that would be over 500k nowadays, but there's no hideous brick stuff in Bath, apart from some cheap railway workers' terraces in Widcombe.

    However, my 'home area' is in Devon now, and I don't feel like a refugee, so what it would cost in Bath is irrelevant.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Not what I would call a 'HIGHLY EXECUTIVE FINISH' as the estate agent calls it, but then again it does have a Large brick paved DIVE (albeit full of weeds) and a LAW area at the back (which probably hasn't seen a mower this year.
    However it does have an exceedingly high wall cupboard in the kitchen and the Gym really has wow factor.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-76025909.html
    Originally posted by swingaloo
    Looks a bit dismal to me, not my kind of thing at all. Clean though, that's a plus.
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 12th Oct 18, 9:57 AM
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    Davesnave
    Looks a bit dismal to me.
    Originally posted by ancientofdays
    Yes, it might be ex-council, I suppose.


    I'm not against brick; I used it on our conservatory....but there are many kinds of bricks, as I found out when I went to buy them. Never been so confused by something apparently so simple. Still don't know if what I chose was what I got!
    A garden is never so good as it will be next year....
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 12th Oct 18, 11:26 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Yes, it might be ex-council, I suppose.


    I'm not against brick; I used it on our conservatory....but there are many kinds of bricks, as I found out when I went to buy them. Never been so confused by something apparently so simple. Still don't know if what I chose was what I got!
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Agreed.

    I found that out with this house - as I was told to choose what style (ie colour etc) of brick I wanted for something and duly thought "The photo shows that type of brick used to build a home - must be sturdy etc".

    To subsequently think - "Those bricks he used don't look that great quality to me. How can that be - when they've been used to build a house there?"

    Then I found out that there is this concept of "seconds" bricks and I'd be willing to bet that's what he used. Well - we didn't agree "seconds bricks" - we agreed "bricks". There was no mention anywhere of them being seconds
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    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 12th Oct 18, 12:02 PM
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    LandyAndy
    Agreed.

    I found that out with this house - as I was told to choose what style (ie colour etc) of brick I wanted for something and duly thought "The photo shows that type of brick used to build a home - must be sturdy etc".

    To subsequently think - "Those bricks he used don't look that great quality to me. How can that be - when they've been used to build a house there?"

    Then I found out that there is this concept of "seconds" bricks and I'd be willing to bet that's what he used. Well - we didn't agree "seconds bricks" - we agreed "bricks". There was no mention anywhere of them being seconds
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    Another example of 'Perfidious Cambria'?
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 12th Oct 18, 12:05 PM
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    Davesnave
    Ah, but it was much worse in the old days.....(Click on page 163)



    https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=PRoGuF1Ju_0C&pg=PA163&lpg=PA163&dq=Perfid %20%20ious+Cambria&source=bl&ots=eSrtG3WV2m&sig=Do ju3w78%20%2072shQLAnHp-sOuYxC8M&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj4mO7E4IDeAhVqB8AKH %20%20eAyBHYQ6AEwB3oECAEQAQ#v=onepage&q=Perfidious %20Cam%20%20bria&f=true


    ...and they hadn't even invented bricks then!
    Last edited by Davesnave; 12-10-2018 at 12:10 PM.
    A garden is never so good as it will be next year....
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 12th Oct 18, 5:28 PM
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    NaughtiusMaximus
    WOW!!! MANY EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!
    I wonder if the estate agent was drunk when they wrote this one.
    Originally posted by julicorn
    Maybe the EA is going for the dodgy ebay seller technique of marketing. Not quite all the way there though, they should have stared the listing with "L@@K!!!!!" for the full effect.
    • Mardle
    • By Mardle 14th Oct 18, 12:32 PM
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    Mardle
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67705006.html

    The local paper got pictures before the house clearance.
    https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/grimsby-news/inside-amazing-time-capsule-cottage-2097953
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