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maxandmaxine Wed 22-Feb-17 23:12:44

Critique this please ! Would you buy this??

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63486776.html

Glossolalia Wed 22-Feb-17 23:15:19

The floor plan is weird and confusing.

Lovely garden.

The caravan next door ruins the initial impression.

The bedrooms look a bit dull, would maybe look better if the lights were on.

GreenTrafficLights Wed 22-Feb-17 23:15:59

What is an "established" terraced house?!? Can a house be unestablished?

A few thoughts on the photos: get a new front shot without the huge RV and try and make the house look lived in, or totally empty. It's mid way at the mo.

IrregularCommentary Wed 22-Feb-17 23:16:10

Can you get the caravan cropped out of the picture?

maxandmaxine Wed 22-Feb-17 23:16:31

Yeah that caravan isn't there any more .. been replaced with a classic car ! (Bit beat up though ).

maxandmaxine Wed 22-Feb-17 23:17:09

I'm looking to buy it , so just wondering if there are any red flags (sorry should've mentioned that!)

Glossolalia Wed 22-Feb-17 23:17:43

The classic car would be better but still not gread. I would get it photoshopped out!

Floralnomad Wed 22-Feb-17 23:18:39

I wouldn't even get as far as looking inside as I would be put off by the frontage , it's quite ugly and there is no garden just parking and that is not well defined from the neighbours . The motor home ,would also put me off .

GreenTrafficLights Wed 22-Feb-17 23:18:44

I wonder whether you are realistically priced. This place is very close, has a larger kitchen and an extra bedroom but is cheaper www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-61674983.html

Riderontheswarm Wed 22-Feb-17 23:18:48

Yes, I would. It looks like a good house. It would be a lot cheaper round here but considering where it is the price looks okay.

maxandmaxine Wed 22-Feb-17 23:19:18

ALERT ALERT I'M A BUYER NOT THE SELLER!!

Northernlurker Wed 22-Feb-17 23:19:26

Is that how the market is in that area? Seems expensive for what it is. I like the garden but the house is forgettable.

maxandmaxine Wed 22-Feb-17 23:20:48

@greentrafficlights that house is abysmal inside. Dark, stinks of curry , terrible decor , kitchen is lit by a strip light only and no natural light. It was a very poor property. The agent was pretty embarrassed.

GreenTrafficLights Wed 22-Feb-17 23:21:25

Oh right, what do you want us to say toyoubas the buyer? If you like it and you have researched prices on the area Then go for it.

I wouldn't buy anything right now. The market will bottom out with Brexit looming.

Floralnomad Wed 22-Feb-17 23:21:40

What is it with these links that magic there way in now! Classic car may be better but I would be concerned what would turn up next . Is established a new word for ex local authority ?

maxandmaxine Wed 22-Feb-17 23:22:01

The prices are normal for the area unfortunately. The sellers have bought already , and I am a cash buyer so hoping that an offer of slightly less will swing things.

pictish Wed 22-Feb-17 23:23:02

Very pricey! I'm guessing that's the going rate for a three bedroom in Cambridge though.

Ehhhm...I quite like it, yes...but i like a quirky house and live in one myself. However...that garden is either your dream or your nightmare. Is a large garden in your criteria? That's a lot of grass to cut if not.

GreenTrafficLights Wed 22-Feb-17 23:23:11

If you are a cash buyer then hold your horses and wait for the market to plunge

gobbelinothewitchescat Wed 22-Feb-17 23:23:35

The layout is really confusing. Are there two living rooms?

maxandmaxine Wed 22-Feb-17 23:23:40

They're all ex council , well some are still council but the majority have been bought privately. The local primary is a stones throw away too. I think the actual house would be a great family home especiall with the garden (in a flat at the moment! ). Does the layout seem ok?

Happiness25 Wed 22-Feb-17 23:25:06

I think it is former local authority housing. Does that matter to you? Also, the second house doesn't have a picture taken from the front at all.

maxandmaxine Wed 22-Feb-17 23:25:08

I think 1 living and 1 dining (straight off kitchen).
Not in a position to wait around really , as need to buy somewhere ASAP for my mum to move into so I can care for her. It's been long enough coming !

JoJoSM2 Wed 22-Feb-17 23:25:10

Are you a developer looking to convert it to 2 flats or is it meant to be a home? Personally, I'm not a fan of this type of housing stock and would probably find the garden unnecessarily long (looks like a bare yard now but would cost an awful lot to do up properly as it's so long). I also don't like buying properties with this level of finish inside - I'd want to replace everything to make it nice but equally it isn't that terrible that the price would be low enough to justify a major overhaul.

NotAMammy Wed 22-Feb-17 23:26:34

You really need to make it clearer that the floor plan in the main pictures and the first floorplan when you click on it is for a proposed extension. You should make the first pic you seen on floor plans the existing floorplan.

Also, remove one of the sofas - they're making that room look squished.

gobbelinothewitchescat Wed 22-Feb-17 23:26:56

But the floor plan shows a living room on ground floor with two bedrooms and a stair case that only seems accessible from the outside and then another living room with open plan kitchen on the first floor. Is it the right floor plan?

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