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#31 pl1

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:35 PM

The lengths people will go to, to avoid paying for a TV license.

edit and to add: that "apartment" looks like the biggest load of prefabricated shite I've ever clapped my eyes on. I bet I could punch my fist through all those walls.

That would wake 'em up.

Edited by pl1, 19 February 2012 - 07:37 PM.


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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:51 PM

is that a council estate i can see through the window

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:09 PM

Judging by the architecture, it looks like an ex-hospital, probably a former lunatic asylum. We have a similar develpment here in Haywards Heath: the Sussex County Lunatic Asylum (later called St Francis Hospital). Now they are absurdly overpriced flats - sorry, apartments. The furniture looks like the stuff someone not very intelligent has put in a show flat. I used to know a Mr Rose, who was a professional designer and furnisher of show flats, and he was very good, unlike these no-hopers here. I also have a very creepy anecdote about the perils of doing research and lunatic asylums, but it is a bit long-winded....

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:05 PM

Maybe the estate agent has used quarter-sized furniture to make the box room look bigger. :blink:

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:27 PM

Truly God's waiting room


Alternatively, someone really wanted a veranda on which to sit in comfort and view their garden. Sadly, they ended up on the second floor with one pot plant.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:48 PM

Why is it that Cheshire has become so ecpensive, for somewhere up north? I always thought it would have been cheaper.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:52 PM

And I still couldn't afford that let alone a house round here.

That particular agent is a good one for it's photography that seems to bend time and space.

There is no ladder.

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No need to sell up, the next phase of the economics cycle is going to be very positive for anyone that owns property.

All I'm sayings is, don't listen to the property bears people, they are wrong.


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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:58 PM

Repo?

Left behind furniture arranged in an attempt to make it look occupied?
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:02 PM

A Parker Knoll showroom? ;)


....in the sky.......or an upside down house. :unsure:


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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:19 PM

If you can't see it, does the fourth chair exist?
"Asians make things and sell them to Americans, who borrow money from their suppliers (on the inflated value of their houses) in order to continue living beyond their means. Asians take their profits and either relend them to Americans...or use them to buy more productive capacity, in America and elsewhere.

For those who wonder where this trend will lead, we offer a guess: The average American will be left with a shoeshine kit and instructions on how to say 'please' and 'thank you' in Chinese...."

Bill Bonner.

Socialists want socialism for everyone else, but capitalism for themselves, while capitalists want capitalism for everyone else, but socialism for themselves.
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#41 eric pebble

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:34 PM

ed Balls Brain...from the inside.

:D :D :P 11/10.
What the media today are still not telling us in full - for some reason the lid is being kept on the whole story:
HERE IN THE UK: THE UK SUB-PRIME CATASTROPHE - IT IS NOT ONLY IN AMERICA!! THE UK LIAR LOAN INDUSTRY - Source of FICTITIOUS "MONEY", and the principle driver of the House "Price" Pyramid/Ponzi Scam & Bubble, the "Credit Crunch" - and an unacknowledged major part of and cause of the ensuing Worldwide Financial Crash.
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The following was reported in a superb documentary in late 2003 - This is now over 10 years ago!! Since then shamefully little has been done here in the UK by journalists/broadcasters to dig down deep on this story - a vast elephant in the room: Why? If you're a serious journalist - here's your story - start investigating - it is the biggest financial scandal of all time:

THE ARTICLES BELOW ARE FROM AS FAR BACK AS 2003!!

Mortgage customers 'urged to lie' - All this was way back in 2003 by the way!!
Housebuyers are being encouraged to break the law in order to obtain huge mortgages, the BBC has discovered. Brokers, and even banking staff, have been telling buyers to lie about their incomes to get bigger and bigger loans. And these underhand tactics could also be the reason why house prices have gone on rising for so long.
CLICK HERE - http://news.bbc.co.u...ess/3222053.stm

"Could you believe that a bank would invite customers to defraud it? It may sound incredible, but that is what some of Britain's biggest mortgage lenders have in effect been doing."
CLICK HERE - http://news.bbc.co.u...ess/3478635.stm

The BBC Money Programme uncovers massive mortgage fraud [2003!]: BBC TWO's The Money Programme has revealed a huge mortgage fraud with brokers from some of Britain's biggest estate agents and financial advice groups advising customers to break the law and lie about their incomes to get massively bigger mortgages. And it shows how the illicit cash raised by this method has been pouring into the housing market, boosting prices and leaving many people risking financial ruin.
CLICK HERE http://www.bbc.co.uk..._mortgage.shtml

AND READ THIS: - http://www.housepric...howtopic=152508
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WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE 2003/4 DOCUMENTARY HERE: -
Click on parts 2 & 3 as you go along watching this video.
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AND WATCH THE LATEST VIDEO OF LIAR LOANS STILL IN ACTION HERE in 2008 - http://news.sky.com/.../20080641317257

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:38 PM

Overpriced newbuild with furniture specifically purchased and stupid liar lens attached to the camera to make it look larger than it is. Because if they trick you into visiting, and you actually see it, and then know it is tiny and completely inadequate for your needs, you're still going to buy it.

Problem with EAs is they think everyone else is as thick as they are.



"Problem with EAs is they think everyone else is as thick as they are."

:P :P :P Like it. Good line. B)


LIAR LENS ? :blink: :unsure: ?

Edited by eric pebble, 19 February 2012 - 11:39 PM.

What the media today are still not telling us in full - for some reason the lid is being kept on the whole story:
HERE IN THE UK: THE UK SUB-PRIME CATASTROPHE - IT IS NOT ONLY IN AMERICA!! THE UK LIAR LOAN INDUSTRY - Source of FICTITIOUS "MONEY", and the principle driver of the House "Price" Pyramid/Ponzi Scam & Bubble, the "Credit Crunch" - and an unacknowledged major part of and cause of the ensuing Worldwide Financial Crash.
---------------------
The following was reported in a superb documentary in late 2003 - This is now over 10 years ago!! Since then shamefully little has been done here in the UK by journalists/broadcasters to dig down deep on this story - a vast elephant in the room: Why? If you're a serious journalist - here's your story - start investigating - it is the biggest financial scandal of all time:

THE ARTICLES BELOW ARE FROM AS FAR BACK AS 2003!!

Mortgage customers 'urged to lie' - All this was way back in 2003 by the way!!
Housebuyers are being encouraged to break the law in order to obtain huge mortgages, the BBC has discovered. Brokers, and even banking staff, have been telling buyers to lie about their incomes to get bigger and bigger loans. And these underhand tactics could also be the reason why house prices have gone on rising for so long.
CLICK HERE - http://news.bbc.co.u...ess/3222053.stm

"Could you believe that a bank would invite customers to defraud it? It may sound incredible, but that is what some of Britain's biggest mortgage lenders have in effect been doing."
CLICK HERE - http://news.bbc.co.u...ess/3478635.stm

The BBC Money Programme uncovers massive mortgage fraud [2003!]: BBC TWO's The Money Programme has revealed a huge mortgage fraud with brokers from some of Britain's biggest estate agents and financial advice groups advising customers to break the law and lie about their incomes to get massively bigger mortgages. And it shows how the illicit cash raised by this method has been pouring into the housing market, boosting prices and leaving many people risking financial ruin.
CLICK HERE http://www.bbc.co.uk..._mortgage.shtml

AND READ THIS: - http://www.housepric...howtopic=152508
-----------------------------
WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE 2003/4 DOCUMENTARY HERE: -
Click on parts 2 & 3 as you go along watching this video.
------------------------------
AND WATCH THE LATEST VIDEO OF LIAR LOANS STILL IN ACTION HERE in 2008 - http://news.sky.com/.../20080641317257

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:09 AM

The OP asked for armchair psychoanalysts. Right, I would say that the person who furnished this room had big problems: -

The room is big, and they only had a small budget to make it look like it could be lived in. Normally big rooms are a selling point, so why does this one seem like it is in an institution? Simple, it was an institution, now converted, and they are trying to gloss over the fact that it was a hospital and/or asylum. Somehow it has all gone wrong because they are dissembling. In short, they are in denial, hoping that no one will notice that this living room was once a place of suffering, a ward in a hospital. You wonder why it feels uneasy?

It reminds me a bit of a modern version of the final scene in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (for the film freaks out there.)

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:11 AM

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Thoughts? :D


Is it a new production of Jean-Paul Satre's "No Exit"?



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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:47 AM

I will add that the conversion seems to have resulted in extra floors being inserted to double the number of units they could squeeze in. That's why the ceilings are so low, the windows are strange and half height, and all in all completely the wrong proportions for a Victorian building of the 1860s. It should have high ceilings. Another reason why it looks so wrong and weird. Itís been mezzanined.




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