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If someone is asking £528,000 for a house, they aren't really expecting to get over the £500,000 threshold - are they?

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bibbitybobbityhat Fri 24-Jun-11 20:07:31

Wdy think?

lalalonglegs Fri 24-Jun-11 20:08:28

No. Weirdly random price point though.

saltyseadog Fri 24-Jun-11 20:09:11


trixymalixy Fri 24-Jun-11 20:10:21

No, they are deluded if they thnk they'll get over the threshold.

bibbitybobbityhat Fri 24-Jun-11 20:14:54

Oh lala, how fab that you are here. You will know the area I am talking about. Its this house in the thread I did earlier about awful EA photos. Am thinking, due to proximity to SE22 and new East London Line, plus quiet residential road away from main roads, plus 4 good size beds, plus 90ft garden, that this would be worth looking at:

lalalonglegs Fri 24-Jun-11 20:32:09

Two of the bedrooms are a terrible size (as is the bathroom which is minute). Through lounge also seems weirdly short - perhaps the measurements are wrong or perhaps they have done some strange sub-divisions in bigger rooms but the proportions seem odd (no floorplan to look at though). Biggish garden and loft to extend into and I think Forest Hill is really nice area - also, if you have daughters, it may be in the catchment area for Prendergast.

They are asking almost #100k more than any other house on that street has sold for... hmm

lalalonglegs Fri 24-Jun-11 20:33:06

Thanks for being so pleased to see me, btw - modest blush

Ponders Fri 24-Jun-11 20:42:44

"Understair's storage with metres" shock

I wonder if the vendor went for the EA who quoted the highest price despite them being semi-literate <pedant>?

bibbitybobbityhat Fri 24-Jun-11 21:23:10

I noticed the metres grin. Off to look at nethouseprices to compare ...

Doesn't really matter if the bathroom is small.

Does that look like a very nice wooden floor in the living room?

lalalonglegs Fri 24-Jun-11 22:02:43

Generally I don't see the point of big bathrooms either (unless house is huge then why not?) but this one is soooo tiny I would be surprised if it has a full-size bath in it.

No, it doesn't look like a nice wooden floor - it looks like very shiny laminate or that weird 1970s blocky parquet but will probably be lino grin.

I reckon the photos are bad because they were taken by the owner to stick on gumtree for a rental and the tenants are so untidy that the agents said it wasn't worth shooting it again until they moved out.

bibbitybobbityhat Fri 24-Jun-11 22:08:02

I am booking a viewing asap!

Ponders Fri 24-Jun-11 22:17:28

well do please report back, bibbity!

I would love to see a floor plan, as lala says the downstairs measurements are a bit odd (even allowing for the "Lobby 14'4 * 7'4")

Nice big garden (the house on the L must have no garden at all given the angle...)

take some photos of your own!

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