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Hadn't noticed until just but there's now a

' Properties sold nearby '

bit part way down the page of a property.

:)

Oh yes, I noticed that today...... think i'll be screenshotting those when the asking price is crazy and email it to the EA! Dear Sir, is there an error in the asking price of this property - it seems to be 30% higher than the average price of sold properties in that road!

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Our landlord owns the houses either side of ours as well.

He's selling the end one because the tenant moved away.

The house has been up for sale for 2 months.

Went on at £230K

Reduced this week to £220K

But now they have that local selling prices thing on Rightmove, it only lists the three (almost identical) houses that he owns, as they are all that have ever sold in the street (the rest are Duke of Westminster rentals so never go up for sale).

so this new feature shows that the property that they are trying to sell for £220K was purchased for £120K (2001), the one on the other side of us for £145K (2002) and the one we rent for 190K (2005)

This is for a 2 bed (one double, one single) terrace with single glazing, a tiny back yard and on road parking, in Cheshire.

Sad times.

Edited by Bear Necessities

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Am I missing something can't you just get this info from the land registry or the been-there-ages "Sold Prices" link on RM?

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Am I missing something can't you just get this info from the land registry or the been-there-ages "Sold Prices" link on RM?

3 clicks? Today's savvy purchaser doesn't have time for such formalities.

Considering most savvy buyers don't do more than let an in house 'IFA' bleed them dry with the most important financial decision of their life, anything to make them wise up to how much they're getting f'ed in the a is a welcome one.

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Am I missing something can't you just get this info from the land registry or the been-there-ages "Sold Prices" link on RM?

Sure you can but it's good to see that info on the same page

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Yeah, the fact that it's right there on the same page, that's what helps. If people see much lower numbers right next to the eye watering sum they are thinking of spending, it might give them pause for thought. More so than expecting them to spend five minutes googling the most expensive purchase of their lives.

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It's actually been available for a while. I noticed, however, on this insanely overpriced house in Cheshire that somehow the agents have manged to supress the sold price data.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-40184782.html

The house itself last sold for £290k about 15 months ago.

I've seen exactly the same in Hale but as bear necessities says it looks like company purchases don't necessarily drop into the public domain.

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I dont see any such link. Do you need to be logged in?

Click to bring up the full individual property particulars. then look lower right.

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sold data won't show up if it was purchased through a company or something like that. I never did find out how much my old boss paid for his...

The sold price is on the land registry and appears on Rightmove's House Price data section, it's just that somehow the agents have prevented the information displaying on the advert. I guess the assumption being, that by hiding the information, any potential buyer won't realise the house has been marked up in price by 50% in 15 months.

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Sure you can but it's good to see that info on the same page

It's high time they started putting the "exact" Google Streetview link down too. We all go to Streetview to see the property, but having it by the property would save us the Google map trek to get to the exact spot.

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It's actually been available for a while. I noticed, however, on this insanely overpriced house in Cheshire that somehow the agents have manged to supress the sold price data.

http://www.rightmove...y-40184782.html

The house itself last sold for £290k about 15 months ago.

The data is there, when it sold (£295K actually, sold in June 2012). http://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/detailMatching.html?prop=40184782&sale=47910512&country=england

Are you sure it's not just a flip, now actually back on the market at the new asking price? Happens all the time in South Manchester. So many houses I save end up going to landlords or flippers, who I hope get stuck with them, ending up worth lot less than they paid.

Latest one here:

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