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walkinthewoodstoday · 02/01/2023 20:42

So, I'm thinking of entering this competion. Clearly as much chance of winning as me getting an Olympic gold medal, but I keep reading that these 'amazing' houses have issues. Eg one has been massively flooded and another is so close to the cliff edge that it might be uninsurable and when it falls the owners will have a massive clear up bill. The current one is in Finsbury Park and I've even been sad enough to streetview it. Can't see any obvious issues, so why is it an OMAZE house? Please enlighten me!

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bellac11 · 02/01/2023 21:57


They dont mind a 200k mortgage with Barclays but would baulk at you owing 500 quid to Brighthouse!!!


MissingMoominMamma · 02/01/2023 21:58

I’m a bit gutted. I’m planning on winning the Lake District house, but I’m constantly up to my overdraft limit.

I have great plans for that house 😕.


walkinthewoodstoday · 02/01/2023 21:59

Trying to work out if we could take a lodger in the back garden. Possibly overthinking this now

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JM10 · 02/01/2023 21:59

The London one does look lovely apart from the bathroom in the bedroom. I'd have to either build a proper wall or take out the bathroom straight away!


walkinthewoodstoday · 02/01/2023 22:00

The bathroom in the bedroom is a big mumsnet no no but I do have a very good dehumidifier

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EternalSunshine19 · 02/01/2023 22:01

Agree about the bathroom in the bedroom. Also not a fan of the granny flat in the garden. I'd rather a bigger garden


bellac11 · 02/01/2023 22:02

I spend a lot of time working out what I would do with a lottery win and I dont even play the lottery.


walkinthewoodstoday · 02/01/2023 22:03

Did notice it's opposite some sort of park but a Google doesn't suggest any asb

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tulips27 · 02/01/2023 22:03

Well, I assumed that they mean "bad debt"/other circumstances like CCJs or convictions, not mortgages and phone contracts that people are mentioning here.

That is 100% my assumption, though.


greennavy · 02/01/2023 22:04

This house can easily sell. Especially for the rifht price

I think this is a good one

The Deal house looked dodgy AF


walkinthewoodstoday · 02/01/2023 22:04

@EternalSunshine19 I'm going to have a lodger in there. Thinking perhaps £1200+ a month? That will help cover the costs. Not sure there is a shower in there though so could be some teething problems

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TigerDroveAgain · 02/01/2023 22:05

There's one very near to us which was raffled off about a year or so ago. Its in a very floody area and I have to say is not really an attractive house : and if course is known as the Omaze house


bellac11 · 02/01/2023 22:06

You could airbnb the garden shed room thing. More money than bog standard rental


Ilinknot · 02/01/2023 22:07

From that Rightmove link, I lived right next to the current London one (many moons ago).

It's a bit of an odd area, most of the (once huge) houses have been subdivided into lots of flats so more of a renting sort of population. The secondary school next to it is fine but super noisy as break and start/finish times in only the way a thousand school kids can be! Plus the area around Finsbury Pk station is as dodgy as ever.

I wouldn't put the area in the top 20 bits of the borough of Islington alone and I'd be amazed if it was worth anything like they are claiming!!


LindorDoubleChoc · 02/01/2023 22:09

That rear extension on the London house is fugly as hell! Really horrible. But sadly quite the norm in London these days. You have streets and streets of beautiful Victorian terraces in London which look so beautiful from the front and, the ones that have been extended, absolutely hideous from the rear. Such a shame.


greennavy · 02/01/2023 22:10

There are 3 showers according to the floorplan


ShyMaryEllen · 02/01/2023 22:12

walkinthewoodstoday · 02/01/2023 21:50

And if you win you have 96 hours to respond. So less than a week

They say they contact you via email and telephone if you win.

I suppose they have to be careful about fraud or money laundering, but I don't see how it can be legal to take your money and then refuse to let you win, unless they published a clear warning that you can't enter under certain circumstances.


Toddlerteaplease · 02/01/2023 22:12

Imagine winning one and being unable st seek it an unable to maintain it. Nightmare!


walkinthewoodstoday · 02/01/2023 22:13

It's also not too far from Emirates which I suppose would mean very noisy, lots of people parking on the road, and drunk people on match days. Which I suppose some people could manage but I don't think I could. So, I've decided not to enter haha!

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Toddlerteaplease · 02/01/2023 22:13

Unable to sell it or afford to keep it.


greennavy · 02/01/2023 22:14

I think it's worth about £1.5m

Just done 30 sec search on Rightmove


Flapjackquack · 02/01/2023 22:14

@Ilinknot - I did wonder about the area, it’s not an area of London I know. It sat on the market for 3 years so I’d figure they wanted a lot more for it than it’s worth.


pompei8309 · 02/01/2023 22:17

TheSproutOfWrath · 02/01/2023 20:48

Omaze is a bit of a con. They whittle down to a select few and do credit checks on you. If you have any debt etc you won't get picked.

And if they do credit checks how come the search doesn’t show on the credit file?


Minniem2020 · 02/01/2023 22:18

DP would say this is typical of me but I don't like the house at all. I'd be happy to win it to sell though.


Mirabai · 02/01/2023 22:24

I’d love to win an Omaze house - they’ve had a couple with obvious issues - notably cliff edge and flood risk but the others have been v good houses.

I don’t want to live in Finsbury Park but I can sell it asap.

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