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Excuses As To Why A House Has Been On The Market For 10 Years..

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2656337/Couples-rural-home-market-10-YEARS-buyers-lack-mobile-signal-slow-broadband.html

Ah, its the mobile signal, no, sorry, its the poor broadband, actually, no, its because the house is overlooking a graveyard...or dare I say it, because its overpriced?

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http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-29962827.html

1 double bed, 1 box room and a loft conversion. Similar nearby 2 beds have gone for £115K in 08 and £105 in 06.

In 2004 the house went on the market for £175,000, falling to £163,000 in around 2007. By 2011 as the housing market recovered the price was back up to £167,500 and is now on sale for £175,000 again.

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You can believe all you want love...


'We believe it is a perfect country getaway. But rather than helping to generate interest, the property’s rural location is putting people off.'

...of course..nobody lives in the countryside...everyone lives in 300 storey tower blocks..

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The comments are great though, about 200 people saying 'just drop the price'.

That's the pretty universal view, that and the fact it's right on a road junction so you get idling cars right outside your window,

null, 13 hours ago

A house is worth what someone else will pay for it. It hasn't sold because it is overpriced.

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Deckchair, Beach, United Kingdom, 8 hours ago

And there's also the remote possibility it's because there's a GRAVEYARD in the back garden. Even if it's over the fence still a bit eerie

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jenny, spain, United Kingdom, moments ago

Given that within 5 miles you can buy a 3 bed semi with front garden for 125k or less, it is over priced by more than 50k

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AdgeCutler, Loughborough, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago

It's too much money!

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Question, SouthEast, 9 hours ago

Its well over priced for that money, I mean who wants to live on a road junction, or have all that pipework exposed, and that decor, I know some people have different tastes, but that house needs gutting and starting again! Some house sellers are truly in cloud cuckoo land and in total and utter denial over the worth of their property. Time to get real before you chase the market down love!

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morpethian, krakow, Poland, 13 hours ago

The fact that it is on a main road on a bend has nothing to do with it?

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Marcus, Northamptonshire, 14 hours ago

Something is only "worth" what someone else will pay for it. This home is clearly not "worth" £175 000.

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Madhatter, Bangor, 13 hours ago

I can't believe they had the cheek to ask £175k ten years ago.. I live in a village close to theirs and houses simply aren't worth that.. My house is similar (but my plumbing a electrical work are done to a better standard) and its not worth that.

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educateyourself, Leeds, United Kingdom, 9 hours ago

If they really wanted to sell, obviously they would lower their price. Lots of people just stick their houses in the market, just on the off chance someone is willing to pay a very high price for it.

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Middle House forever, Mayfield, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago

Maybe time to lower the price to a more realistic level? Rural getaway? Just beside a busy road?

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marie, leeds, 13 hours ago

Don't know who did the plumbing but i'd be asking for a refund ! It's way overpriced, thats why it's not sold !

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Woweegoodstuff, Cardiff, United Kingdom, 14 hours ago

Simple. Asking too much.

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loubiex, Shropshire, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago

Not the fact it's right on a main road junction?

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wkdmarty, Reading, 13 hours ago

It's obviously overpriced then.

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The cemetery gets a few mentions too but I lived overlooking an old Victorian cemetery for several years and quite liked it. It was basically just a big green leafy park that happened to have a lot of stones in it. The dead make good neighbours, no loud parties, cars revving up at night, barbecues when you've got your washing out, arguments over parking etc etc....

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The cemetery gets a few mentions too but I lived overlooking an old Victorian cemetery for several years and quite liked it. It was basically just a big green leafy park that happened to have a lot of stones in it. The dead make good neighbours, no loud parties, cars revving up at night, barbecues when you've got your washing out, arguments over parking etc etc....

People having drinking parties in them, camping in the corners.

http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Woman-s-despair-state-Camborne-Cemetery/story-21133593-detail/story.html

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Very occasionally there used to be teenagers drinking in the cemetary near me, but it was rare there was any trouble or serious damage. Quite surprising really considering it was in an area with generally high levels of petty crime and vandalism. I came to the conclusion that chavs are scared of ghosts

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Their only chance at that price is some numpty from London buying it and then telling all their neighbours that they can't believe how cheap houses in the area are...

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Housing experts said they are baffled by the lack of a buyer for the house

Wonder if these experts were trained by Phil & Krusty?

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Dear Daily Mail Editor

I have had my 1988 1.3 litre Ford Escort on sale for £5,000 for the last ten years and still nobody has bought it.

I do not understand what is wrong with people, it is a nice colour and still runs. All I can think is that it does not have an integral satnav and that is putting people off.

I would much appreciate it if your paper could print a big advert for my Escort masquerading as a serious article about why people are are strange in not wanting to give me £5k for my car.

Your Faithfullly

Mrs Trellis

North Wales

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Its not really for sale is it.

The owner has an aspirational price that he would sell it for and decided to make that number known.

If someone came knocking on my door an offered me enough for my house that I could move to the next house I have planned, then I would sell (and likely so would you), but I don't put an advert on right move to that end

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I've often wondered how sh!te like this ends up in national papers masquerading as news? Is the owner a mate of the editor? Are journalists taking backhanders from EAs?

Another classic that seems to pop up frequently is 'IS THIS BRITAIN'S CHEAPEST HOUSE?', with a link to a trashed ****hole in somewhere like Goole that the agent is no doubt struggling to sell. There was one in the Daily Excess not long back, and where people had posted comments saying things such as 'That's still too expensive for this area', someone at the paper had subsequently gone back and deleted all of the comments. The fact that they would bother going to the trouble of doing that suggests to me that someone there had a vested interest in it selling.

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I've often wondered how sh!te like this ends up in national papers masquerading as news? Is the owner a mate of the editor? Are journalists taking backhanders from EAs?

Another classic that seems to pop up frequently is 'IS THIS BRITAIN'S CHEAPEST HOUSE?', with a link to a trashed ****hole in somewhere like Goole that the agent is no doubt struggling to sell. There was one in the Daily Excess not long back, and where people had posted comments saying things such as 'That's still too expensive for this area', someone at the paper had subsequently gone back and deleted all of the comments. The fact that they would bother going to the trouble of doing that suggests to me that someone there had a vested interest in it selling.

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