Show us your real estate pawn (Vol 4)

Show us your real estate pawn (Vol 4)

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ObSceney

78 posts

111 months

Sunday 25th October
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PhilboSE said:
S1KRR said:
12 Acres a stones throw from Epsom race course?

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/85170988#/

6 Beds
£2.999M

Needs some serious modernisation work, but that stable complex could hold a hell of a car collection wink
Only worth £3M to a unicorn buyer who needs the horsey stuff. As a location and a house it has very little to offer.

Being near Epsom race course doesn't really add much to the value, it doesn't hold many races throughout the year and the Derby has become a magnet unless you can wangle a ticket into a corporate box in the Queens Stand.
Completely agree. I was born in Epsom and lived there for 30 years, and since moving to Berkshire, I can't say I've ever looked back.

Pesty

42,307 posts

216 months

Louis Balfour

19,716 posts

182 months

Sunday 25th October
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We used to buy property in Lincolnshire. We had to be careful in Retford because things seemed unbelievable cheap. They weren't that's just Retford - faded glory.

Pesty

42,307 posts

216 months

Sunday 25th October
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It’s not a bad little town. The centre picked up recently.


Louis Balfour

19,716 posts

182 months

Sunday 25th October
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Pesty said:
It’s not a bad little town. The centre picked up recently.
I think Retford made its money from farming and coal didn't it? Is there anything economically that is likely to see its renaissance?

Pesty

42,307 posts

216 months

Sunday 25th October
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Not sure why it matters, house is far enough out of the centre that even if Retford collapsed and a zombie hoed arrived you’d be fine. You could say the same about any village from there to doncaster what the hell do they do out there who knows.

I’m not an expert of the economic merits of Retford seems a nice little place just like many others. We go there because there is a rather nice butcher and an Italian bakers that makes awesome cakes.



Louis Balfour

19,716 posts

182 months

Sunday 25th October
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Pesty said:
Not sure why it matters, house is far enough out of the centre that even if Retford collapsed and a zombie hoed arrived you’d be fine. You could say the same about any village from there to doncaster what the hell do they do out there who knows.

I’m not an expert of the economic merits of Retford seems a nice little place just like many others. We go there because there is a rather nice butcher and an Italian bakers that makes awesome cakes.
I am not knocking Retford. It was just weird when we were looking at big, handsome Georgian 4-bed townhouses for the price of a one bed flat in South London.

We were offered a Georgian house in an acre of land in New York, with a classic car collection included, for £500k once. That's New York Lincs obv. It had everything it desribed and we didn't buy it. Lincolnshire is a different planet.







The Moose

20,424 posts

169 months

Sunday 25th October
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miniman said:
The Moose said:
Right move links have stopped working on my phone which is frustrating. Anyone else have the same problem?
Yes the property loads momentarily then disappears for me.
Thanks exactly what happens.

Adam B

19,437 posts

214 months

Sunday 25th October
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That part of the country does seem incredibly cheap

I briefly thought of buying there plus a small 1 bed flat in cheapish east London and commuting on Sunday night

OzzyR1

4,615 posts

192 months

Sunday 25th October
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abzmike said:
Apologies is shared previously, but how many period features would sir like for just £1M...

https://search.savills.com/property-detail/gbedsce...
Advert says:

"Northfield house has been comprehensively renovated by the current owners during the past 18 years to include rebuilding the chimney stacks, overhauling the roof and lead where required. The harling has been repaired and repainted and gutters and downpipes have been replaced where necessary and then painted. All windows have been carefully renovated and are in working order with working shutters. The plumbing has been either replaced or upgraded and the central heating system was installed in 2004 with a subsequent new condensing boiler in 2010. Wiring in the first, second and third floors was replaced during the renovations."

TLDR:

This place is falling apart and has been repaired on an as and when needed basis.
It functions, but only just.
Will set you back a small fortune every year.




OzzyR1

4,615 posts

192 months

Sunday 25th October
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Doofus said:
Centurion07 said:
Really.

Why on earth would I know that?! confusedbiggrin
I just assumed that anyone in this thread would know the A&C movememt, among other architectural styles.

Sorry smile
This is a perfect example of an A&C house if you are interested

https://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/search-and-book/p...


OzzyR1

4,615 posts

192 months

Sunday 25th October
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Saw this while looking at houses in the local area.

Not my cup of tea, likely because I am getting old and miserable and there are too many stairs but would have loved it if I was still in my 20's / 30's.

Someone has put a lot of work into the place though.

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/prop...


pidsy

5,904 posts

117 months

Sunday 25th October
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OzzyR1 said:
Saw this while looking at houses in the local area.

Not my cup of tea, likely because I am getting old and miserable and there are too many stairs but would have loved it if I was still in my 20's / 30's.

Someone has put a lot of work into the place though.

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/prop...
“Numerous bedrooms and bathrooms”


Written in a rush?

OzzyR1

4,615 posts

192 months

Monday 26th October
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pidsy said:
OzzyR1 said:
Saw this while looking at houses in the local area.

Not my cup of tea, likely because I am getting old and miserable and there are too many stairs but would have loved it if I was still in my 20's / 30's.

Someone has put a lot of work into the place though.

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/prop...
“Numerous bedrooms and bathrooms”


Written in a rush?
I thought that too, then looked at the floor plans on Rightmove and they don't make much more sense.

They show ground to fifth floors in a single tower, but from the external photos/window placement it doesn't make much sense, not enough storeys.

Perhaps that's why there are no bedroom/bathroom photos - they don't have windows hehe

Unless the bedrooms are in the other tower, that would be pretty odd though.

DDg

1,298 posts

150 months

Monday 26th October
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OzzyR1 said:
Saw this while looking at houses in the local area.

Not my cup of tea, likely because I am getting old and miserable and there are too many stairs but would have loved it if I was still in my 20's / 30's.

Someone has put a lot of work into the place though.

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/prop...
The interior designers remit... "Make it look like a Hard Rock Cafe!!"

p1stonhead

23,759 posts

127 months

Monday 26th October
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POA - way overpriced.

PushedDover

2,477 posts

13 months

Monday 26th October
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mattyn1 said:
And another to throw into the mix.

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/95356244#/
Nice, 'lifestyled' to hell - the Study actually shows signs of life.

And £3m with a crap Tarmac drive?

Doofus

13,507 posts

133 months

Monday 26th October
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PushedDover said:
mattyn1 said:
And another to throw into the mix.

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/95356244#/
Nice, 'lifestyled' to hell - the Study actually shows signs of life.

And £3m with a crap Tarmac drive?
Relatively easy to resolve, but no dining room.

Sway

16,717 posts

154 months

Monday 26th October
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OzzyR1 said:
pidsy said:
OzzyR1 said:
Saw this while looking at houses in the local area.

Not my cup of tea, likely because I am getting old and miserable and there are too many stairs but would have loved it if I was still in my 20's / 30's.

Someone has put a lot of work into the place though.

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/prop...
“Numerous bedrooms and bathrooms”


Written in a rush?
I thought that too, then looked at the floor plans on Rightmove and they don't make much more sense.

They show ground to fifth floors in a single tower, but from the external photos/window placement it doesn't make much sense, not enough storeys.

Perhaps that's why there are no bedroom/bathroom photos - they don't have windows hehe

Unless the bedrooms are in the other tower, that would be pretty odd though.
There's two storeys for the ground level arch windows.

Floors 2 & 3 have little square windows either at ceiling or floor level.

Floor 4 doesn't seem to appear in the photos - but floor 5 does and it doesn't have windows (have to go on the roof for the views).

According to the blurb, the second tower only has two floors.

Edited - I got that wrong. Check out the floorplan and compare with the first pic. Floor 2 has a couple of windows at the front. Floors 3&4 have little windows.

Edited by Sway on Monday 26th October 08:59

NickCQ

3,255 posts

56 months

Monday 26th October
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PushedDover said:
mattyn1 said:
And another to throw into the mix.

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/95356244#/
Nice, 'lifestyled' to hell - the Study actually shows signs of life.

And £3m with a crap Tarmac drive?
I know the area well (grew up in Haslemere) and that is pretty much the arse end of town, which is why it's "only" £3 mm for almost 10k sqft.
If that was on Fernden Lane / Tennysons / Bunch it would be £5+ mm