Wednesday, Oct 14, 2009

Frightmove: Getting desperate?

Rightmove: 2 bed terraced house Stockport

"Look at that price again!! Quite unbelievable & certain to inspire many viewings. So what is this arresting experience that will stop you in your tracks?...
As you can see this is not a hard sell, and far from it in this difficult climate you'll be handcuffing yourself to the front door in protest, should you miss out."
Another sign that fear is kicking in. A shoebox being marketed as a steal at £170k. If it wasn't so sad it would be funny...

Posted by happyrenting @ 03:20 PM (2202 views)
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1. mrflibble said...

Who styled the kitchen, Metal Mickey?

Typical cramped house on a cramped street with near zero parking, yours for one hundred and seventy thousand of your devalued English pounds. No thanks, I'll pass...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 03:49PM Report Comment

2. Swissnic said...

Hope it doesn't sell before I get to view it!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 03:56PM Report Comment

3. dgj said...

Well when you only have the bank demanding repayment of your £170k mortgage as you've defaulted for the past couple of months, people will try and sell eggs to chickens...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 04:17PM Report Comment

4. dgj said...

Look at this 2 Bed Apartment new build £186k West Midlands

You can buy a 5 bedroom house down the road for £110k

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 04:20PM Report Comment

5. mrflibble said...

Nice one dgj, this joint reminds me of Woodhill Prison in Milton Keynes.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 04:29PM Report Comment

6. debtfree said...

You can't polish muck, but they are giving it a good try with "Morning Room/Conservatory"

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 04:45PM Report Comment

7. mrflibble said...

Check this one out, here's an example of what £186 grand buys you in Canada:-


This is a Rancher style house, not to everyone's taste I know, but it comes with almost 5 acres to play around in.

It would have cost you £126 grand in 2007 before El Gordo and his cronies wrecked our currency.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 04:51PM Report Comment

8. inbreda said...

you idiots!!

There must be nearly 3 tonne of laminate flooring in that place! Must be worth half a million squid at least!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 05:03PM Report Comment

9. mrflibble said...

7. inbreda said...

There must be nearly 3 tonne of laminate flooring in that place! Must be worth half a million squid at least!!

Landlords wet dream then, zero maintenance, innit? :-P

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 05:06PM Report Comment

10. mystie010 said...

I just had a look at the picture and it looks like something off one of those really sad makeover shows. I bet the owner is one of those really sad amateur property developer types who bought a wreck and did it up only to find that the market crashed. Oh my heart bleeds!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 05:14PM Report Comment

11. Cozza said...

Judging by the EA's description he's utterly in love with the place.Makes you wonder whether he/she owns it!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 06:07PM Report Comment

12. Philip 9134 said...

inbreda the Rancher style house, is only 12 hours drive from Vancouver as well. An estate agent dream, within easy commuting distance of the big smoke.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 07:06PM Report Comment

13. drewster said...

C'mon guys, you know the mantra: Location Location Location. It's in one of the posher bits of Mancunia, it's near some green space (hard to find in Manchester), it's very handy for the main roads and the motorways, and for all we know it could be in the catchment area for some really good schools (also hard to find in Manchester).

It's not even Stockport - it's Heaton Mersey. Saying it's in Stockport is like saying Windsor is in Slough.

I still wouldn't pay over £100k for it.....

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 07:39PM Report Comment

14. drewster said...


Your example in Canada is disingenuous, it really is in the middle of nowhere. Might as well compare with a £189,000 semi-rural detached cottage in Kilmarnock for example, or a £185,000 3-bedroom detached bungalow in Fleetwood, Lancashire.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 08:02PM Report Comment

15. Jayk said...

Nice try. It's not in Stockport.

Try being truthful.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 08:09PM Report Comment

16. Benthebuilder said...

Yeah Heaton Mersey is a nice and convenient location for the house breakers and car thieves from Burnage to target. Loads of break ins round there. A real crime hotspot. Full of awkward customers in my experience too.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 08:13PM Report Comment

17. p. doff said...

...and to think I only got £29500 when I sold my 3 bed semi on Heaton Road in Withington. Was a few years ago mind.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 10:33PM Report Comment

18. greenshootsandleaves said...

I think we're witnessing an exchange in the National Estate Agent Hype Up A Dull Property Challenge Cup Quarter Finals. Hertfordshire has gone for:

'Only the very rarest of properties will I ever give the ten out of ten status. This amazing property is so gorgeous and special that it completely meets this criteria. The house, the stunning outlook both to the rear and to the front, the walled gardens, the gated entrance, it's wonderful.' A bold attempt, boosted by the obligatory poor syntax, but ... Oh Dear! Someone forgot to switch off the spellchecker! This may cost them a place in the ... semis.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 12:14AM Report Comment

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