Friday, Nov 13, 2009

Unexpectedly Reavailable not "fell through" silly billy!

RIghtmove: 3 bed house for sale

This is the funniest phrase I have come across in ages and I thought I just had to post it.
I must also say that looking in this region it would appear that asking prices continue to fall or are stagnant with a good number of properties listed as subject to contract or under offer being relisted as for sale even in desirable areas such as ironbridge.
Most recent IB sales include a house down from £370,000 initially to £290,000 to secure a sale.

Posted by brickormortis @ 06:57 AM (1538 views)
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1. tyrellcorporation said...

LOL, I've often thought we ought to compile a list of the most absurd purple prose spewing from EAs. One of my most recent favourites from the property rag in Exeter was the description of a 2 bed flat in a 1950's block as - 'A very rare opportunity to aqcuire'. Needless to say I don't think it's rare or really an opportunity.

This passage describing a bungalow garden is one of my all time favourites though, I just start crying with joy every time I read it.

The impressive rear garden has been tastefully landscaped and extends we understand to approximately ⅓ of an acre. Enclosed by high parkland style brick walling and high feather board timber fencing this striking garden enjoys a picturesque sylvan setting surrounded by mature deciduous and evergreen trees. This lovely garden, laid completely to lawn, enjoys a southerly aspect and a peaceful environment where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings; the only sounds to interrupt the quietude of the location are the sounds of birds singing and the gentle breeze sighing through the trees. Halfway down the garden you will find a central shrub and flower bed which features a range of specimen plants and flora. This area also incorporates a fish pond, magnolia tree and a mature silver birch. Beyond here, is an area of paving which then leads to a substantial timber Chalet/Summerhouse which measures 16' 0" (4.88m) x 10' 0" (3.05m). This substantial summerhouse provides a lovely amenity away from the bungalow to relax and commune with nature or alternatively adapt, as is presently the case with our client, as a workshop/hobbies room where she designs and makes pottery. This summerhouse has numerous windows and two pairs of glazed double entrance doors which allow plenty of daylight, an essential feature to anyone requiring this as a work studio. A generous power supply is also provided. Beyond this chalet is a further area of garden interspersed with a variety of flowering specimen young trees, shrubs and bushes providing a lovely array of colourful flora throughout the seasons. Here, a timber garden shed stands in the far corner.
This garden will offer endless hours of fun for families with young children and immense fulfilment and reward to active retired couples seeking to maintain a large and beautifully landscaped garden.

sniff...

WTF is 'a generous power supply'? Sizewell B?

Friday, November 13, 2009 08:54AM Report Comment
 

2. Happier Kitch said...

Got to be post of the year,well in tyrell my sides are splitting.Thanks for making my day

Friday, November 13, 2009 09:10AM Report Comment
 

3. cynicalsoothsayer said...

Maybe three phase for a pottery kiln. Still, not many 16x10 summerhouses will have a three phase supply.

Friday, November 13, 2009 09:46AM Report Comment
 

4. inbreda said...

"This is a valuable opportunity to acquire one of the most verbiose agents pertaining to property in what could be one of the most exciting times of the last decade. The opportunities for growth are limited by nothing but the imagination of the excessively lucky purchaser and the credit markets..."

Friday, November 13, 2009 09:48AM Report Comment
 

5. wdbeast said...

This property last sold in the 2nd quarter of 1999 for £92,000. (See http://www.ourproperty.co.uk/ )

The current valuation using Nationwide data is £196,275. (See http://www.nationwide.co.uk/hpi/Default.asp?calculate=true )

So £229,950 is at least 17% overpriced even if you believe the Nationwide data.

The reason it is "Unexpectedly Reavailable" is because the valuers for the mortgage have access to this data too and would probably value it at a maximum of £185,000, therefore the purchase "falls through".

We will not return to anything like normal transaction levels until sellers become forced (economically) into reducing prices to realistic level.

Friday, November 13, 2009 10:51AM Report Comment
 

6. str 2007 said...

Very Good

Come on guys, at least this estate agent went to school. I bet he hasn't even had his hair spiked with gel, no doubt the bow in his tie is also of sensible and moderate proportions.

I genuinely wish him all the best and hope he secures a sale, at least he's made an effort.

Friday, November 13, 2009 10:57AM Report Comment
 

7. dgj said...

To be fair this is a nice house and if the house had been in a better area then the house might have had a chance at selling easily, I know this area and someone who had a house on the same street. The houses in this area are usually lower than their surrounding areas, at this time I'd go with between £150 - £175 for a good sale price even then who knows....

Friday, November 13, 2009 11:53AM Report Comment
 

8. timmy t said...

"Unexpectedly Reavailable..." Love it... Should have said "We know most of them are going to fall through but this one actually surprised us!"

Friday, November 13, 2009 12:15PM Report Comment
 

9. Puppee said...

seen this happening alot round my way to yet the still keep asking stupid prices, i made an offer on a bungalow but they declined and took it to auction a 120 miles away in london guide price £230,000 it got bids of £220,000 but the greedy b*****ds did not take so did not sell E.A rang me to say it was still on make for £230,000 oh by the way its a repo so the banks being very greedy

Friday, November 13, 2009 02:56PM Report Comment
 

10. magnaman said...

According to Property Bee (for those of you who don't know, Property Bee is a free "add on" available via Firefox web browser, which I hasten to add is far superior to Internet Explorer, that tracks changes to details and monitors prices), price went UP in May - see below

History
date event
02 November 2009

* Brief Description changed: *** UNEXPECTEDLY RE AVAILABLE *** SOUGHT AFTER WELLINGTON CUL-DE-SAC extended three bedroomed detached house VERY NICE CONDITION THROUGHOUT hall lounge dining room kitchen with built in appliances FAMILY ROOM EXTENSION overlooking PRIVATE AND GOOD SIZED REAR GARDEN bathroom with separate shower cubicle gas heating double glazing cul cubi [Found by n/a]

23 August 2009

* Brief Description changed: HAYGATE DRIVE, WELLINGTON, TELFORD - AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A THREE BEDROOMED DETACHED PERIOD PROPERTY, SITUATED IN A POPULAR RESIDENTIAL AREA WELL PLACED FOR LOCAL AMMENITIES. BEING EXTENDED THE PROPERTY HAS REFITTED KITCHEN & BATHROOM SOUGHT AFTER WELLINGTON CUL-DE-SAC extended three bedroomed detached house VERY NICE CONDITION THROUGHOUT hall lounge dining room kitchen with built in appliances FAMILY ROOM EXTENSION overlooking PRIVATE AND IS DECORATED TO A HIGH STANDARD. THE SPACIOUS LIVING ACC GOOD SIZED REAR GARDEN bathroom with separate shower cubicle gas heating double glazing cul [Found by n/a]

22 May 2009

* Price changed: from '£219,950' to '£229,950' [Found by n/a]

04 April 2009

* Price changed: from '£237,000' to '£219,950' [Found by n/a]

22 February 2009

* Initial entry found.

Friday, November 13, 2009 04:35PM Report Comment
 

11. Magnaman said...

Forgot to mention the software attaches itself when viewing Rightmove only - but again, you must use firefox as your web browser

Friday, November 13, 2009 04:39PM Report Comment
 

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