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Bit bored, watching property porn. This house came up in Oare Wiltshire.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-30997943.html

According to the show, originally on at £540,000, but Aled Jones, the presenter said they would accept £499.995.

According to property bee, £475k, reduced to £460k and now "SSTC" for the 6th time.

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Bit bored, watching property porn. This house came up in Oare Wiltshire.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-30997943.html

According to the show, originally on at £540,000, but Aled Jones, the presenter said they would accept £499.995.

According to property bee, £475k, reduced to £460k and now "SSTC" for the 6th time.

Another couple needing help to spend HALF A MILLION pounds!

Life is so hard!

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Another couple needing help to spend HALF A MILLION pounds!

Life is so hard!

On the last "mystery" property, a bungalow in the Wiltshire countryside, they thought half a million, was a "very fair price."

I'm starting to think people have become brainwashed with higher house prices, due to the amount of property porn.

Went off them, when they used the phrase "kerb appeal" on the earlier stone fronted house.

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Bit bored, watching property porn. This house came up in Oare Wiltshire.

http://www.rightmove...y-30997943.html

According to the show, originally on at £540,000, but Aled Jones, the presenter said they would accept £499.995.

According to property bee, £475k, reduced to £460k and now "SSTC" for the 6th time.

Funnily enough I was just looking at that house on globrix the other day. Not far from Pewsey - so a couple of fast trains a day into Paddington. Could be a doer. But can't see it being more than 300k. Btw, if you are reading this and own that, and would go for 300 please pm me :)

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Went off them, when they used the phrase "kerb appeal" on the earlier stone fronted house.

£300k starting price plus a bit of kerb appeal, a sprinkling of wow factor and an original arga and you're not far off their asking price!

With the money left you can stamp your own personality on the place!

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Funnily enough I was just looking at that house on globrix the other day. Not far from Pewsey - so a couple of fast trains a day into Paddington. Could be a doer. But can't see it being more than 300k. Btw, if you are reading this and own that, and would go for 300 please pm me :)

It was the 1950's one that was right next to the Primary School, or the "elephant in the room" as one of the couple described it. Also it seemed to need quite a bit of updating.

These couples always seem to want odd things. He needed a room with the right light to paint model soldiers all day, and have a "book lined study." I wonder how they would find the time paying off £500k, given they were going to rent their existing property out.

They looked "public sector" to me, can't be retired teachers as they don't like kids (oh in that case maybe they are). Sure its all made up, and the couples are out of work actors.

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They looked "public sector" to me, can't be retired teachers as they don't like kids (oh in that case maybe they are). Sure its all made up, and the couples are out of work actors.

:D:D

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It was the 1950's one that was right next to the Primary School, or the "elephant in the room" as one of the couple described it. Also it seemed to need quite a bit of updating.

These couples always seem to want odd things. He needed a room with the right light to paint model soldiers all day, and have a "book lined study." I wonder how they would find the time paying off £500k, given they were going to rent their existing property out.

They looked "public sector" to me, can't be retired teachers as they don't like kids (oh in that case maybe they are). Sure its all made up, and the couples are out of work actors.

Sold for £432,500. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/detailMatching.html?prop=30997943&sale=46194041&country=england

I've only seen a few episodes of this show. Always older people in their 50s+ each time I've seen it, looking at large 4-bed+ houses.

A friend's parents in their 50s have just upsized. Well a friend of a close family member so I can't just cut him out of my life, which I would have done, because he's supported his parents in the decision to buy. If there was justice there would be no SMI, and in 3 years they'd lose the house and he'd be helping them out financially to rent a flat.

The father lost his job in 2008 and only picked up a public sector job during Gordon's secret public sector job expansion in 2009 (that's how I think of it, for I know a few people who picked up public sectors jobs too easily in 2009), with eyes on the election.

5 bed house, just for them, but giddy with the status the house bestows on them. 5 bedrooms and £500,000+ house just for them. House set a new record for the 1/4mile area, but their eyes just on how asking price had been reduced by £75K.

2 adult children renting 100 miles away, and one who overpaid with big mortgage for a small basic home. Hope it's used all their savings, for it was £125K ish more than they sold their last home + unnecessary mortgage debt too, although I don't know how big. Full of entitlement and think they've been clever, believing each of the fairytale explanations why it can only be forever HPI. Eg: "growing population, small island, not enough homes being built, forced to rent or pay prices via HTB, government won't let it fail." Got to hope last few years has lured in other such older upsizers into the market, now prone to hard landing with a bit of a price slide from the mid end of the market.

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Another couple needing help to spend HALF A MILLION pounds!

Life is so hard!

I remember a few years back a middle age couple on this program looking to buy a property and the middle age woman leaned on the fence and said "the garden is too small, we need at least an acre for the dog"... I don't think these people are normal house buyers.

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Sold for £432,500. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/detailMatching.html?prop=30997943&sale=46194041&country=england

I've only seen a few episodes of this show. Always older people in their 50s+ each time I've seen it, looking at large 4-bed+ houses.

A friend's parents in their 50s have just upsized. Well a friend of a close family member so I can't just cut him out of my life, which I would have done, because he's supported his parents in the decision to buy. If there was justice there would be no SMI, and in 3 years they'd lose the house and he'd be helping them out financially to rent a flat.

The father lost his job in 2008 and only picked up a public sector job during Gordon's secret public sector job expansion in 2009 (that's how I think of it, for I know a few people who picked up public sectors jobs too easily in 2009), with eyes on the election.

5 bed house, just for them, but giddy with the status the house bestows on them. 5 bedrooms and £500,000+ house just for them. House set a new record for the 1/4mile area, but their eyes just on how asking price had been reduced by £75K.

2 adult children renting 100 miles away, and one who overpaid with big mortgage for a small basic home. Hope it's used all their savings, for it was £125K ish more than they sold their last home + unnecessary mortgage debt too, although I don't know how big. Full of entitlement and think they've been clever, believing each of the fairytale explanations why it can only be forever HPI. Eg: "growing population, small island, not enough homes being built, forced to rent or pay prices via HTB, government won't let it fail." Got to hope last few years has lured in other such older upsizers into the market, now prone to hard landing with a bit of a price slide from the mid end of the market.

And there should be no sympathy for these sort of people if it happens. It's about time the 'market' punished stupidity and ignorance.

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And there should be no sympathy for these sort of people if it happens. It's about time the 'market' punished stupidity and ignorance.

Mmm wonder why the children are 100 miles away

Agree with many of the sentiments on this thread

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Bit of a weird episode today. A 'threesome.' Think the old guy was banging both of them to be honest. The 'mistress/ladyfriend' wanted to 'release some equity.' (broke in other words).

The presenter gave up in the end. The couple wanted a stately manor, the hanger on, a country cottage.

They intimated at they start they wanted a 'project' then whinged looking at a perfectly serviceable kitchen that "they would have do some work."

Wanted large 'expanse' of kitchen window...in an old house where windows tend to be small.

My guess would be ex public sector troughers who got lucky with index linked pensions and HPI after a lifetime of paperclip inventory management.

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I got the OH to watch today as I had chatting about the oddities of the show as discussed here.

It certainly delivered on all fronts! The ménage a trios was a lovely extra.

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Mmm wonder why the children are 100 miles away

Agree with many of the sentiments on this thread

Work reasons in this instance. They are where the work is. You also need to be close to base, and the ability to respond quickly if they have to cover for a shift. Don't do that, and perhaps someone else gets taken on or promoted ahead of you.

They're also renting flats for independence. When one of them is earning £34K ish, deserve some chance at living and renting allows that. To live near friends and get girlfriends/boyfriends.

Rather than living with parents, doing everything to save, having fewer options (which is ok for some people). Where saving towards buying is only ever punished anyway, with Gov always openly cutting the deck infront of you and dealing themselves a winning hand whenever market conditions look set to help make house prices more affordable.

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Escape from the country sounds like a better idea.

:lol:

And yet older entitled buyers have been paying really high prices for many such houses, to live their dream. Hope it wipes more recent buyers out. Too many of them have been so protected, only seeing house prices go up in value over the decades, they've lost grip of reality.

The older seller who offloaded that country-property to Robbie Williams for millions of pounds a few years ago, sounded relieved to have done so. Last I heard, RW was trying to sell it on again after having it a few years. Maybe there will be fewer younger people willing to meet the high prices of basic country properties, older owners have grown accustomed to being worth fortunes.

told The Times that he’d decided to sell because he and his wife were “fed up of having to get into the car for a paper or a pint of milk”

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Do we have this weird missllocation of capital right at the end of the chain now? Where previously you go for the suitable bungalow, now the close to pension age are buying these ridiculous 5 bedroom all with ensuite houses (for guests who will never come).

I mean, why would you? What happened to the easy to maintain garden?

Worse, who on earth do they think they can then offload these houses on to?

Don't the utility and maintainance costs make them fearful, especially now?

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Do we have this weird missllocation of capital right at the end of the chain now? Where previously you go for the suitable bungalow, now the close to pension age are buying these ridiculous 5 bedroom all with ensuite houses (for guests who will never come).

I mean, why would you? What happened to the easy to maintain garden?

Worse, who on earth do they think they can then offload these houses on to?

Don't the utility and maintainance costs make them fearful, especially now?

can never understand the mind-set of these punters who think life would be wonderful if they just 'escape to the country' and have a bit of land - they do not need lots of bedrooms (all with ensuites of course) because no-one will come and stay after the initial rush and as for 'dinner parties' in the separate dining room (this will not happen)

I remember seeing one episode where a couple of 40+ year olds were moving to Wales and were having hysterics at the thought of 30 acres of 'land' fit only for sheep of course and in a deep valley which would be dark most of the winter days and snowed in for weeks at a time. They have really no concept of what 'rural life' is like and get blinded by large house, acres of land, somewhere to walk the dog, keep a few animals etc. for the price of a city terrace.

I live in a 2 bedroom cottage - large enough garden, grew up on a farm so know about noisy tractors, mud on the road, long dark winter days, smells and odours and no dinner parties or ensuites. not for everyone :D

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Do we have this weird missllocation of capital right at the end of the chain now? Where previously you go for the suitable bungalow, now the close to pension age are buying these ridiculous 5 bedroom all with ensuite houses (for guests who will never come).

I'm a miserable b*gger. If I wanted to throw a dinner party, I wouldn't want my guests staying at my house anyway. I'd rather have a smaller, more manageable home. If I was feeling flush, I'd book them into a nearby hotel and/or pay for their taxi.

I never watch Escape to the Country - it makes me want to throw a heavy object at the TV when one of them moans that the kitchen 'isn't big enough'. :rolleyes: Do these people ever actually buy any of the houses featured? :unsure:

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I suppose going on tv to show off buying a cheap to run bungalow doesn't make that person who bullied you five decades ago feel bad, so they pretend they have a million and need a couple of acres and nothing to spoil the view.

What about their friends who know they are a fraud?

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I suppose going on tv to show off buying a cheap to run bungalow doesn't make that person who bullied you five decades ago feel bad, so they pretend they have a million and need a couple of acres and nothing to spoil the view.

What about their friends who know they are a fraud?

Friends or fellow (envious, maladjusted) competitors?

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Do we have this weird missllocation of capital right at the end of the chain now? Where previously you go for the suitable bungalow, now the close to pension age are buying these ridiculous 5 bedroom all with ensuite houses (for guests who will never come).

I mean, why would you? What happened to the easy to maintain garden?

Worse, who on earth do they think they can then offload these houses on to?

Don't the utility and maintainance costs make them fearful, especially now?

It does look a bit greedy when the boomer couple who move to the middle of nowhere and presumably miles from their family can't cope with less than four bedrooms.

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Bit bored, watching property porn. This house came up in Oare Wiltshire.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-30997943.html

According to the show, originally on at £540,000, but Aled Jones, the presenter said they would accept £499.995.

According to property bee, £475k, reduced to £460k and now "SSTC" for the 6th time.

Welcome to my world.

Up until last week I used to drive through that village twice a day to and from work, it wont be missed.

The only place I can afford in that village is probably one of the caravans in the nearby caravan park

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