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    • Grimbal
    • By Grimbal 5th Aug 11, 10:16 AM
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    The "have a look at this!" thread II
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    • 5th Aug 11, 10:16 AM
    The "have a look at this!" thread II 5th Aug 11 at 10:16 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 Former MSE Andrea; 15-06-2016 at 1:02 PM.
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    • TheGardener
    • By TheGardener 16th Apr 19, 7:35 AM
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    I am fascinated by this one. Way overpriced considering the length of the lease, so no wonder it is not selling. The furniture, coupled with the lease length, suggests someone older, but there are clear signs of young children. Bathroom modern, kitchen awful. So many possible scenarios ...
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-56476260.html
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    I'm really surprised you think the style is an 'older' person - looks like a fairly typical family home to me albeit perhaps someone on a low income - There's clearly a teenager and the kitchen sink hints at toddlers? If it is someone older - maybe they're helping with child care in the day?
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 16th Apr 19, 8:31 AM
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    Despite obvious signs of a child, surely a normal type family wouldn’t be in a flat with only 58 years on the lease. It’s been unmortgageable for 2 decades and is to be sold chain free.
    • Yellow_mango
    • By Yellow_mango 16th Apr 19, 8:36 AM
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    £1.7m is a very expensive 1 bed bungalow!

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65605015.html
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 16th Apr 19, 8:54 AM
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    Originally posted by Yellow_mango
    ...plus 286 acres of land.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 16th Apr 19, 9:00 AM
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    Davesnave
    ...plus 286 acres of land.
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    ....and a steel- framed building 80' x 40' to convert in your spare time.
    'I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.' Neil Innes, introducing 'Protest Song.'
    • TheGardener
    • By TheGardener 16th Apr 19, 10:54 AM
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    Despite obvious signs of a child, surely a normal type family wouldnít be in a flat with only 58 years on the lease. Itís been unmortgageable for 2 decades and is to be sold chain free.
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    Is it a block of council flats? If the occupier inherited the flat but is on a low income, maybe they couldn't afford to renew the lease?
    • TheGardener
    • By TheGardener 16th Apr 19, 11:01 AM
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    Originally posted by Yellow_mango
    Indeed - but commutable distance to York? Holiday estate in the North Riding Park - 20 miles from the sea? Smallholding (well, very large holding ) or farm - forestry - lots of ways to make money with a wodge of land that big.
    However, Band D Council Tax for the bungalow! How often does the bin man come up the private road?
    Last edited by TheGardener; 16-04-2019 at 11:04 AM.
    • markin
    • By markin 17th Apr 19, 1:03 AM
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    markin
    Very unique building


    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-73160774.html
    • toniq
    • By toniq 17th Apr 19, 6:09 AM
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    Spot the estate agent, the tiger, the dog, ...........the virgin mary! (found on mumsnet, the house not the virgin mary)


    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-56317671.html
    Last edited by toniq; 17-04-2019 at 6:13 AM.
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 17th Apr 19, 6:18 AM
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    Is it unique because it doesn't lean at 3.9 degrees?
    'I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.' Neil Innes, introducing 'Protest Song.'
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 17th Apr 19, 7:22 AM
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    I am fascinated by this one. Way overpriced considering the length of the lease, so no wonder it is not selling. The furniture, coupled with the lease length, suggests someone older, but there are clear signs of young children. Bathroom modern, kitchen awful. So many possible scenarios ...
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-56476260.html
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    Tenants possibly?
    • daivid
    • By daivid 17th Apr 19, 9:53 AM
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    Successful viral marketing (and increasing the cringe factor) by the agent.
    Story:https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/apr/17/strictly-living-room-breathtakingly-horrific-padstow-real-estate-ad-goes-viral

    Listing (minus video): https://www.ljhooker.com.au/house-in-padstow-nsw-2211-au-c6mf8e?search=%2fsearch%2fproperty-for-sale-in-padstow-nsw-2211-au%2fpage-1%3fsurrounding%3dtrue#.XLb2cut4WrU
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 17th Apr 19, 10:07 AM
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    Spot the estate agent, the tiger, the dog, ...........the virgin mary! (found on mumsnet, the house not the virgin mary)


    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-56317671.html
    Originally posted by toniq
    I do hope the blessed virgin isn't offended by the somewhat phallic object to her right
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 17th Apr 19, 10:09 AM
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    May well appeal to trainspotters.
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 17th Apr 19, 12:25 PM
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    silvercar
    I am fascinated by this one. Way overpriced considering the length of the lease, so no wonder it is not selling. The furniture, coupled with the lease length, suggests someone older, but there are clear signs of young children. Bathroom modern, kitchen awful. So many possible scenarios ...
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-56476260.html
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    The price drops on that are quite amazing:

    £495k on 6/9 then drops of £25k every few days. 9 price drops and they are at £300k on 9/10. Then a jump back up to £350k.
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 17th Apr 19, 2:21 PM
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    The price drops on that are quite amazing:

    £495k on 6/9 then drops of £25k every few days. 9 price drops and they are at £300k on 9/10. Then a jump back up to £350k.
    Originally posted by silvercar
    With a new lease it might be worth £375k, maybe £400k. So still way over priced.
    • markin
    • By markin 17th Apr 19, 4:46 PM
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    I think they accidentally added a 0 to the 4K of damage here. I love the before and after of the bathroom, The toilets even in a different place.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6930205/Girl-16-arrested-planning-party-Snapchat-revellers-caused-40k-damage.html





    Had to save that.


    https://i.imgur.com/37oIaUW.jpg
    Last edited by markin; 17-04-2019 at 5:11 PM.
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 17th Apr 19, 4:57 PM
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    I think they accidentally added a 0 to the 4K of damage here. I love the before and after of the bathroom, The toilets even in a different place.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6930205/Girl-16-arrested-planning-party-Snapchat-revellers-caused-40k-damage.html
    Originally posted by markin
    One of the pictures has been inverted but the room has clearly been redecorated between the before and after shots. The fact the decor in the 'before' shots seems to be of a more modern style than it's supposed replacement only adds to the suspicion that there's something fishy about this story.
    • AFF8879
    • By AFF8879 17th Apr 19, 7:06 PM
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    AFF8879
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-61688124.html I’m not sure there are enough downlights in the living room?
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 17th Apr 19, 7:54 PM
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    Owain Moneysaver
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-61688124.html Iím not sure there are enough downlights in the living room?
    Originally posted by AFF8879
    That's not a "coach house", that's a flat over other people's garages.
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