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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 23rd Oct 16, 7:47 AM
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    Sometimes you can die of thirst whilst waiting for someone to bring you a drink (pic 19)

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62655455.html
    Originally posted by Liz1966
    Great garden! Often, those with lots of interior ideas run out of steam when it comes to the outdoors, but not there.
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • Liz1966
    • By Liz1966 23rd Oct 16, 9:01 AM
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    Ever get the feeling that it's a set-up - in order to get onto this thread?
    There are no twigs, no sign of Laurel & Hardy, no clashing between the wallpaper & carpet and the bathroom suite is white. I feel assured we are not being set-up
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 23rd Oct 16, 7:30 PM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-44705532.html
    Bit of a clash of colours here
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    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 23rd Oct 16, 11:10 PM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-56366191.html

    Need a big sledgehammer and a skip to get rid of a greenhouse, 5 sheds, a lean to and the fence.

    Pics 4 and 11
    • Rain Shadow
    • By Rain Shadow 24th Oct 16, 8:24 AM
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    Rain Shadow
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-56366191.html

    Need a big sledgehammer and a skip to get rid of a greenhouse, 5 sheds, a lean to and the fence.

    Pics 4 and 11
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble

    A single good push from one end would probably flatten the lot.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 24th Oct 16, 8:59 AM
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    Ever get the feeling that it's a set-up - in order to get onto this thread?
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    Surely, only the insane and the incorrigibly extrovert would want to get on this thread!

    It's the property sellers' equivalent of Celebrity Big Brother, without the six figure pay-out.
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 24th Oct 16, 10:55 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Guess I come in the incorrigibly extrovert heading then Dave?

    If I were an EA with a dump like that on my hands - then I might well post it on this thread - free advert to try and get it off your hands....
    Like Frankie said - I did it my way.
    It's MY life......
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 24th Oct 16, 11:04 AM
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    Guess I come in the incorrigibly extrovert heading then Dave?

    If I were an EA with a dump like that on my hands - then I might well post it on this thread - free advert to try and get it off your hands....
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    Err...we were discussing this house?

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62655455.html

    It went on the market in a buoyant area a few days ago.

    It might not be to everyone's taste, but it's modernised, tidy and very far from a dump.

    .....Well at least I hope so, as it's similar to the place I vacated 8 years ago!

    I take your point that this thread could be helpful advertising in some instances though.
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • lisa110rry
    • By lisa110rry 24th Oct 16, 11:08 AM
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    Why would it have been 'grabbed?'

    If it wasn't always that shape, then isn't the most likely scenario that someone has simply bought part of it? Things change. The greenhouse and shed that were in that garden have gone. Do you think someone stole those as well?
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    It's where the owner parks his car...
    “And all shall be well. And all shall be well. And all manner of things shall be exceeding well.”
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    In other words, Don't Panic!
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 24th Oct 16, 11:12 AM
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    Davesnave
    It's where the owner parks his car...
    Originally posted by lisa110rry
    Could be.
    Might not be too. The ad doen't mention parking.

    How could we know?
    Last edited by Davesnave; 24-10-2016 at 2:02 PM.
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • freddie
    • By freddie 24th Oct 16, 1:43 PM
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    freddie
    http://www.propertynews.com/Property/Lisburn/TMCTMC3986/23-Traherne-Gardens/398904901/

    Think the sellers liked pink.
    • lisa110rry
    • By lisa110rry 24th Oct 16, 3:08 PM
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    lisa110rry
    Could be.
    Might not be too. The ad doen't mention parking.

    How could we know?
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Betcha a fiver, lol!

    I take it all back! I had a look "around the corner" in Moyeady Drive and can't see a drive. What does this mean? "Pedestrian access leans on to Moyeady Avenue"?
    Last edited by lisa110rry; 24-10-2016 at 3:17 PM.
    “And all shall be well. And all shall be well. And all manner of things shall be exceeding well.”
    !!!8213; Julian of Norwich
    In other words, Don't Panic!
    • Waffle_On
    • By Waffle_On 24th Oct 16, 6:14 PM
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    EA says, "This property can only be described with one word.....WOW!"

    Unless they are referring to the triffid, I think I'm missing something...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62578826.html
    Originally posted by LittleMax
    Is that... kitchen roll... on the hideous glass coffee table??????
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 24th Oct 16, 6:22 PM
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    Betcha a fiver, lol!

    I take it all back! I had a look "around the corner" in Moyeady Drive and can't see a drive. What does this mean? "Pedestrian access leans on to Moyeady Avenue"?
    Originally posted by lisa110rry
    It should read, "Pedestrian access leads on to Moyeady Avenue".
    There's a back gate and a small pedestrian path into Moyeady Ave beside where all the bins are. They are standing in a parking space, but it looks like it belongs to the shop/end terrace.
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 24th Oct 16, 6:37 PM
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    Davesnave
    Is that... kitchen roll... on the hideous glass coffee table??????
    Originally posted by Waffle_On
    Of course.

    Lying on the sofa watching CBB and eating KFC Bigbelly Pork Bucket or Chicken McNaughty Bits, means extra greasy fingers, dunnit?
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • Rain Shadow
    • By Rain Shadow 25th Oct 16, 8:17 AM
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    Rain Shadow
    Is that... kitchen roll... on the hideous glass coffee table??????
    Originally posted by Waffle_On

    There are plenty of things in that room that are far more hideous than the coffee table. Of course none of them have decorative kitchen roll.
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 25th Oct 16, 11:39 PM
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    Cakeguts
    Curtains included?

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62729222.html
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 26th Oct 16, 8:08 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    That's got me wondering too...

    Doesnt look like a bad house for a starter and I would guess a reasonable chance of keeping the view you've paid for?

    But I would be asking why they are selling the house again so extremely fast - as, to me, making sure there are curtains of some description up at all windows is something one does within days of moving in.
    Like Frankie said - I did it my way.
    It's MY life......
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 26th Oct 16, 8:17 AM
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    That's got me wondering too...

    Doesnt look like a bad house for a starter and I would guess a reasonable chance of keeping the view you've paid for?

    But I would be asking why they are selling the house again so extremely fast - as, to me, making sure there are curtains of some description up at all windows is something one does within days of moving in.
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    Bought in November 2011.

    I don't think it's a man + woman house, just a man. No evidence of woman anywhere.

    Some men don't do curtains; even if we usually have to put up the rails, the complexity of all that floppy material.......

    I wonder who jumped out of the window in pic 5?
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 26th Oct 16, 9:15 AM
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    It's not just a man thing. I've now been in my flat two years and only just bought my first set of curtains. I do have blinds though.

    And what's with this stuff about starter houses? Where I live a starter house is (usually) a Barratt one bed. I know plenty of people,who have lived all their adult lives in houses just like that one.
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