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Todays Homes Under The Hammer

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Bought at Auction for £126K

After blinging up valued by agents at £165K

Developer laughed at this, said they had already been offered £195K and turned it down.

Put on market at £249K

Two years later still on market at newly enlarged price.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-43720595.html?premiumA=true

The developer is "prepared to be patient" until the right idiot comes along.

They will be waiting a long time.................................

Edit to add: £5K pa service charge and no parking space either!

Edited by hellsbells

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Already been discussed on her ages ago !! So yet another HUTH repeat. Shock horror.

I saw one last week. It was the classic format.

Agent sees it post auction. Cost £100k (For example).They say do it up to a good standard and we should sell it for £140k.

3 months later. Done up to nice standard. Another EA comes around (Probably because the original one doesnt want to look like an idiot) - says its been done up to a good standard - and goes on to say we can sell it for 170k !! And this was from about 2009 in some hole in Essex/Kent IIRC. So the market there at that time was most certainly going down and not up.

Much of that show is just fiction.

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B+Q stylee.

Does it have words on the wall?

K-I-T-C-H-E-N?

B-A-T-H?

Dont forget D-R-E-A-M-S written above the headboard. Theyll be needing one of those. And they'll need a F-O-L-L-O-W Y-O-U-R H-E-A-R-T in that kitchen

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Just about the shyteist television ever made. It makes "The One Show" look good.

Certainly the most depressing. I reckon if you don't own a house there might be a bit of pleasure in seeing all the things that go wrong with houses like the fact that if you don't maintain them they start falling to bits. As a homeowner who knows what bloody money pits houses are it's one to be avoided.

Biggest hates are programmes about selling houses and antiques.

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Certainly the most depressing...

'Britain's hardest grafter'?: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/bbc-to-pit-lowpaid-against-each-other-in-hunger-gamesstyle-show-to-find-britains-hardest-grafter-10279386.html

"BBC Two explores the front line of our nation's low wage economy in this new series which follows Brits from across the country through a series of real-world jobs to find Britain’s Hardest Worker. These jobs will take place both out in the workplace and within the confines of a specially created factory, a warehouse space which over the course of five episodes will be transformed to cover the UK's largest blue collar sectors..." http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2015/kim-shillinglaw-announces-new-commissions

With extra irony because I guess it's funded by the ministry of media's regressive licence fee.

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Already been discussed on her ages ago !! So yet another HUTH repeat. Shock horror.

Ah - my mistake sorry - only usually get to catch it on a Monday - it's the ironing programme of choice. Still an absolute corker - took all of 1.3 seconds to find on rightmove - it is still sitting there untouched after two years, total criminal waste of a home for someone.

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£5K service charge - you're having a giraffe. Do they come round and make you breakfast every morning?

Really? ~400/month to have the privilege of living in a 70s council social housing block. in Kent???

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Yes, this property has it's own thread on 'ere somewhere...

Still can't get over the service charge though. Even if someone agrees to buy it outright at the inflated asking price, paying that service charge will feel exactly like paying rent on another property. Jesus. :(

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The estate agents are in full turd polishing ******** mode as usual:

Step out onto the Leas and take you pick of where to walk. Take a stroll to the creative quarter to pick up that painting you’ve had your eye on? Maybe even walk down to have a glass of something fizzy at Rocksalt whilst taking in the harbour views.

They forgot to add, "Perhaps avoid eye contact with the old Bulgarian bloke pushing a pram and then hide from the roaming Romanian savages out to rob and stab you."

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Watched a bit of today's episode. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006v5kb/broadcasts/2015/12

Episode 55, series 18 (DEC15)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04tg67d

"Property renovation series. Martin and Lucy are in London, the Midlands and Scotland looking around properties sold under the hammer."

One-bed mezzanine flat starts about 14mins in, and then back at 44mins. WTF spiral staircase into floor and then a ladder up into the bed?

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Caught a bit of this show yesterday, wannabe property developer, paid £294k at auction. Lucy warned that "overdeveloping could ruin your margin". He proceeded to do exactly that spending £100k. As usual they got two local EAs to suggest it was worth £450k - £500k. The mug who bought it joked his wife might want to move in, highest price achieved in that street, £395k.

Get this they must have been laughing at the name of the street, http://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/detailMatching.html?prop=49506088&sale=51249200&country=england

The show was a bit odd, in that all the projects were from last year, and it appeared that they were struggling to finish the show. Love to know what they currently say knowing that they won't be able to "rent it out" when impossible to sell on.

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HUTH WARP SPEED - "ENGAGE"

I suggest "they" put these shows on triple shift, as most people are off work this week, and will have the telly on.

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