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Welcome to To Buy Or Not To Buy.
Today, we're in St Albans.
One of the UK's most popular filming locations.
Would you like a bit of popcorn? It's about to start!
Unbelievable! What did you make of that? It was phenomenal!
-It was all right.
The elephant's nose came out the door knocker!
-That organ-y music was brilliant! Oscar-worthy, that.
Oscar's taking it too far. The special effects were good.
But it's time to get on with our very own premiere in the making.
We have to audition three properties on our own casting couch.
One of them, today's buyers can try before they buy.
Speaking of buyers, let's see the stars of the show.
Bullying off today's property search are Tasha and Glenn.
Both are mad keen on hockey, as are their children - Ben, seven,
and Jessica, four.
The hockey enthusiasm doesn't end there.
Both Tasha and Glenn's parents played the ball and stick game too.
-Even Glenn's grandma before that.
-It was how the two of them met,
as Glenn was Tasha's coach.
Their eyes met over a bright orange hockey ball.
-They soon became inseparable.
-Ed, stop turning everything into a film!
-Two years after they met, they went on their first date.
Four years down the line, they're tying the knot
and are looking for the dream family home to start marital bliss in.
Jolly hockey sticks!
Viewers at home, if you are sat down and have the ability to get up,
I'd like you to do some exercise and burn some calories.
-How are you feeling, Tash and Glenn?
We have learned a lot about you.
Love through the hockey pitch.
Are we looking for a hockey pitch within the property?
-That would be fantastic, if you could find one.
A big garden, definitely.
It's quite specific, this garden size, it's a big one.
Well, as much as possible.
A blank canvas, so that Glenn can put his touch to it.
Glenn's putting his touch to build a hockey pitch or to...?
The kids need a football pitch and a play area.
We would like an area that doesn't get destroyed.
-The big thing is the garden.
-Your house is on the market?
-You've got a mortgage in place.
The house, what are you looking for?
Three bedrooms. We'd like the potential to make a fourth.
-You've thrown something in there. "To make" a fourth bedroom?
Are you looking to do anything more, any other extending jobs?
Yeah. Whatever possibilities there are, really. Yeah!
What else do you need?
I'd like a big kitchen with space for a table and chairs.
A room for us, as well as a room for the kids.
So we can have time to ourselves while the kids are somewhere else.
What about a garage, with all the sports equipment?
Love a garage, but not a priority.
Where do we need to be?
We start in Bushey and we can go anywhere within half an hour
of Bushey, towards St Albans.
What are the areas you've looked at, the bits that you like?
We like areas like Kings Langley, Bricket Wood, Park Street, Radlett, Oxhey Hall.
You've got two little ones to consider.
Do you need to stay in this area for their school?
For the lower schools, it's fine where they are.
Ben's eight, and soon we'll have to start thinking about high schools.
It needs to be in a good catchment area as well.
Maybe this will decide it. Style of property?
Are you modern fanciers? Do you like old and quirky with the cornicing?
I quite like character properties.
I'm quite open, the garden's the important thing.
-The garden defines everything.
You don't mind about style. You don't really mind about location.
What's stopped you finding the perfect property?
Too close to a main road.
Too small a garden. Just not right.
Just not the click you get when you go into a house.
How much money have we got to spend on this dream?
We've got a mortgage up to 370.
-But if we looked at something a little more and could negotiate...
-The haggle buffer!
We are going to head off to find the property of your dreams.
-We'll just kick the chocks off this and head off.
-I'll race ya!
It's not working.
I feel so at home, St Albans and its film history,
finally, I'm amongst celebrities I should be amongst - Nicole Kidman, the cast of Star Wars...
Ed, you realise the films are filmed here. The people don't live here.
But with the prices round here, they'd be fools not to live here!
St Albans is a city in southern Hertfordshire,
22 miles north of central London, so a great place for commuters.
Which is what makes property in this neck of the woods expensive.
It's also quite pretty, Ed, and has one or two historical buildings.
Which is why so many films and TV programmes have been filmed here.
The British classic Porridge, for instance,
First Knight, Johnny English and Nicole Kidman's Birthday Girl.
If it's your birthday, you've plenty of places to go to celebrate.
St Albans has the most public houses per square mile in the UK.
Which is probably why the Campaign For Real Ale started in St Albans
in 1971. Oh, that makes me thirsty!
I'll put the kettle on in a bit.
Here's what else is available to buy around the rest of the UK.
Remember Four Weddings And A Funeral?
This gorgeous three-bed semi with a huge lounge is in Amersham,
where one of the four weddings was filmed.
One of my favourite films is The Wicker Man, filmed in Scotland,
where this exceptional stone house with views over Wigtown Bay resides.
Three bedrooms and ample living space for...
If you're a fan of The Dark Knight,
you might want to live in this apartment overlooking Battersea.
Style with a capital S.
From blockbuster movies to breeze block garages.
Here's a few fascinating facts
about the space we supposedly park our cars in.
Even though these were built to house the nation's automobiles,
47% of us can't park our cars in them
because they're full of personal clutter.
We're not just talking a few bits and pieces. No, no, no.
Only 11% of us can claim to a garage that's less than a quarter full.
"Why is this?" I hear you ask.
With the lack of storage space in many homes, people use their garage
like an additional room.
Keeping an eclectic range of things,
making traditional gardening gear seem positively pedestrian.
What isn't pedestrian about these possessions is the value of them,
with the average contents of a garage being worth over two grand.
So make sure your house contents covers what you keep in there.
Because it may not be the car the thieves are after.
In a world where a huge garden is required,
then look no further than Property 1, my choice.
It's got class. It's got style.
Space, the final frontier. That's what you get with Rani's choice.
It's also got a garden to die for and a little something extra.
The romantic thriller called The Wild Card - the house with a heart.
First for audition on the casting couch is my choice,
this three-bed semi.
It's in a premier location, the delightful village of Kings Langley.
We are outside Property 1, the one the mysterious property-hunting team and myself have gone for.
This is a beauty. It's also near to a great secondary school.
The national average for GCSEs
of five and above, grades A to C,
is about 48%. This one is much more than that.
So if your kids get in, clever children.
What do you think, knowing that, if they went to that school,
they'd be incredibly clever, future Prime Ministers, what do you think?
-I like it. It's nice and quiet.
-I like it.
-A nice leafy road.
-And it has a driveway, which is a big bonus.
-Is that good for you?
-A big bonus from where we are.
It has everything you want - a cracking garden, around 80 foot.
-Almost the size of a blue whale.
-Ready to go inside?
-Off you go.
72, 73...80! Absolutely perfect!
-What are you doing, Ed?
It will fit. I've measured it. Perfect. Absolutely perfect.
-Nice. Lots of space.
-Not what I expected from outside.
This is really lovely. I love the floor.
It's nice neutral colours.
They're liking the neutral colours you've given them.
-This is nice. Look at that fireplace.
I love that in the corner, that lighting.
I don't think that'll come with the house, Glenn!
We may be able to negotiate something!
-They're wowed by this room. The fireplace.
Modern, contemporary, chic.
-This is a really nice kitchen.
Yeah. That's a fantastic view out there.
-You can see right across the top of the houses,
right across to the forest.
Look at the garden!
The naked eye can't see beyond the fence, it's that big.
Back to the kitchen!
That's space for a dishwasher.
We can get a dining table in here.
-If we had our area in there, we could have dinner in here
and the kids could have this area.
I can't see space for a washing machine, being Miss Practical.
Unless that's through here.
-No, a downstairs toilet.
-That's a bonus.
-That's really well done out.
-Very well decorated.
They're excited by that. They never asked for it.
The smallest things can amuse people.
Nowhere else on television would you see people say,
"Ooh, isn't that nice?" referring to a downstairs toilet.
That is fantastic!
-You wouldn't want dinner inside if you've got this.
Do you think, when Tasha wakes up, she will come downstairs,
-open her doors and go, "Wow!"
-I actually think she will.
-I'd spend all my time out here.
-You wouldn't know what to do!
-They haven't seen us, your garden's so big!
-As far as the eye can see.
I can create something wonderful there.
-Ben can have his football pitch there.
-There's masses of room.
And some kind of outside-y space. Storage.
I don't know how many hockey sticks they've got,
but they've got those two buildings.
-They could take 6,000 hockey sticks.
Nice and bright.
Yeah. It's so well decorated you wouldn't need to do anything.
Well, they are cooing over this.
The person who did this house out has a degree in property programmes.
-Good lot of room in here.
-Yeah. It's enough space.
Ah, pink room!
Jessica would love this! How pink could you get?
Only the equestrian part-time model Jordan has a room pinker than this.
It is a very pink room.
Big wardrobes. Massive space.
-This is a great size room.
-I presume this is bedroom two.
-Why do they think there is a bigger one?
-I don't know.
Maybe they're expecting an en suite. They're not going to get one!
-Why haven't you given them one?
-Because it's expensive round here. An 80-foot garden isn't cheap.
So, we've given Jess that room. LAUGHS
-This room looks a bit smaller.
-The third bedroom.
Ben might be gutted. Might have to swap the pink.
-Ooh. This is bad news.
-Poor Jessica is losing her room.
Looks like, as well, we've got some loft space.
We could maybe extend up there?
And the master bedroom.
-I like the colours.
-Slightly smaller than the one we've got.
Ed, you measured the rooms, all slightly bigger.
Except for the master bedroom.
Sorry. But it's still massive!
Still, there's enough room in here for your bed, wardrobe.
-Space around here as well.
-Dressing table, if you wanted it.
It's still a good sized room.
It's everything you want.
The only reason they'd have not to like this property
is if they didn't like the property.
There's nothing wrong with anything, it's just the style.
If they're happy with that, they should buy it.
Don't we all look cosy?
I think it couldn't have gone much better. Is that correct?
I was really pleasantly surprised.
I wasn't expecting to find past the front door what I did.
Very well decorated. You wouldn't have to do much.
-The garden was brilliant.
-Yeah. Wow factor.
Great dining area outside.
Scope to create something nice in terms of flower beds, maybe.
Then the football pitch down the bottom.
-Or hockey pitch!
-Or maybe both.
You saw the outbuildings as well.
There's stuff you could do with those.
You were looking for a project.
-Maybe add value, increase the space.
You could also put a conservatory on the back.
Also, you could go up. Who mentioned the loft?
-Very clever, Tasha. Yes, ripe for a loft conversion.
You seem impressed with this house and you like the area.
How much is it on the market for?
You said 370, if it was the dream home.
It isn't, because you haven't seen my property yet.
-Although I have.
-We'll say up to 370. Who would like to go first?
-What do you think?
I'm going for around...
-Tasha, what's your guess?
-But I'm really hoping...
-Who's the most competitive?
-This is going to come like a hammer blow. You lost this one.
-That's not fair.
-The price it's on the market for is £355,000.
With room for negotiation, I think you would have enough money
if you spent your 370 to do those things here.
-Also, you don't have to do it straight away.
It could be bigger. It could be yours.
Do you want to bother going to Rani's?
No, let's just go to the pub.
Oh! I have thought about what you've asked and I'm going to give you more space.
-This had better be good. We're foregoing the pub for this!
Next up for its debut screening is my film star of a semi,
situated in the heart of Oxhey.
I wonder if its performance will blow Tasha and Glenn away
or end up on the cutting room floor.
Tasha and Glenn, welcome to the very quiet town of Oxhey!
-All right, we are on a main road!
-You said you didn't want a main road.
However, I have given you a main road!
But it's not about the road. It's about the property.
Tell me your first impressions.
It's on a main road.
-The house itself.
Looking beyond the main road, it's got a parking space.
The house looks nice. It's got a garage, so that's something extra.
One of the key features is education.
You're going to need good schools for Ben and Jessica.
You've got grammar schools for boys and girls.
-Ed, the national average...?
-48%, I believe.
Well, the schools round here, for results for GCSEs A to C, is 97%.
-They must make those tests easy! 97%?
-It's absolutely brilliant!
You've got great education.
You have got parking. I've given you a garage and also a great garden.
When you go inside, the sounds of the road isn't a problem in there.
Unlike Ed, I'm giving you a little bit more space for the children
and for you guys to have "you time".
-It's a good sell. Are you excited?
-I'll keep an open mind.
The last property, I wasn't too sure.
I'd be excited about going inside. It's a lot quieter!
Enter the quiet-as-a-church-mouse house.
Um... Are you sure?
-It's sold, Ed. Sold!
Listen to the birds twittering away.
Birds on motorbikes?
This is quite nicely decorated.
-I can't hear the road too much.
-All right. I admit.
-This is a bigger house.
-It is. There is more space.
They want the area away from the children. It's what I'm giving them.
-Hockey stick bags in there.
-Plenty of room for that.
-They like to store the hockey sticks in the hallway.
-Ticking them off.
-Once you've played, you're shattered.
-You haven't got time to take them anywhere.
-No arm strength!
-This is really good.
-Very well decorated.
Love the fireplace.
Our area here. The kids can have a separate area at the end.
Then a dining area in the middle.
-Separate areas. That's what they asked for.
-I gave them that.
What, children in the Wendy house?
No. The dining room and the lounge room.
This could be their play area. We could screen that off in some way.
They have moved the children into this area.
They've haven't got much stuff to do. They might be coming out into the back garden.
-Ah. Another nice sort of veranda.
-It's a big space here.
-Plenty of room for entertaining.
-And a hot tub!
-Squeeze one of those in!
I didn't get the wow.
I'll tell you what they are going to get! Hot tub, ladies and gentlemen.
-Into the kitchen.
-This is a completely different decor.
Different style. It's probably just as big as the other one.
There's no table and chairs, as there was in the other one.
Glenn, he's in the kitchen. It's not going down brilliantly.
Glenn's positive. Whereas Tasha...!
-This could be a separate area for the children!
Or a utility area.
They were really keen on a separate area for the children.
-This has a perfect play area.
This looks like it might be the big bedroom maybe.
A good size room. Fitted wardrobes, plenty of space for storage.
Very deep cupboards! Houses of this age have big in-built cupboards.
That's a big bathroom.
Yeah. Not quite our taste, in terms of decoration.
-Probably would have to do all this, I'd think.
-I like the corner bath.
-I'm not so keen.
-You don't like those.
-We could compromise somewhere.
A nice big bathroom. Got a good bath.
Never a good word to hear in the bathroom, "compromise".
-I don't know what they've got to compromise.
-Glenn's got issues.
A third bedroom. This is a bit smaller than the last one.
I think because it's got so much fitted stuff.
They've done a lot with the space.
-They've got all the storage you need for a child's bedroom.
-It's a full-size bed.
-As they grow up, they want a bit more room.
I think it's the house. When we walked up,
they've seen that busy road, they've gone, "No."
That room is probably the same size as my one.
Difficult to distinguish which was the master bedroom.
This has more room.
Obviously, they've not got the wardrobes.
And a single bed. I don't think you could have a double in here,
cos of the chimney breast.
Probably be quite difficult to get it in.
Not quite the jolly hockey sticks I was hoping for.
-Is "unhappy hockey sticks" a phrase?
-It is for today.
Glenn, you don't like a corner bath.
It's not my cup of tea, but there's space in there.
You could do what you want with it. You could put anything in there.
It was a good enough space for a bathroom.
Is that the feel for the whole property? What are your thoughts?
I've given you, I thought, what you wanted.
You wanted a playroom. You've got that. Extra space...
The space is great. You could have potential, but the road...
Two young children, if they were outside, are next to the main road.
-There's all sorts of hazards.
You could put gates up. You've got an amazing back garden.
You don't hear the traffic.
Inside the house, you've got great windows.
So if it is the right price, you could be happy inside...
You are selling this like nobody's business.
Now, you were very competitive, Glenn, but you sadly lost last time.
-We're playing with a maximum budget of what?
-A lot of money.
-How much do you think this is worth?
-I would say, because of the road,
I think it's probably around 310?
-I think it's more than that.
-You'd better not get this right!
-A road might not put everybody off.
And it's got loads of potential. It's going to be at least 350.
-You're sticking with that number!
-I like five. Well...
It might be more. It's got loads of space.
-What are you saying? 350?
-What is it on the market for?
-350. I'm sticking with my winning number.
You're both very competitive in sports.
Glenn, I'm really sorry to tell you this,
but you have lost Guess The Price.
-You've blown it!
-This house is on the market for 349,950.
-You are so close.
-I'm terrible at this!
A lot of people do it. You valued it at how much you liked it.
We could debate the price of this property en route to the Wild Card.
-Are you excited?
-It really is everyone's favourite part. This way.
So, let's roll out the red carpet for today's Wild Card
in the small village of Colney Heath.
This property stands a good chance of winning today's Oscar.
Tasha and Glenn, this is an exciting moment.
You're on your favourite programme and it's the favourite part.
The road is being tarmacked, which is a sign of a posh area!
You've got a fresh road being built, should you wish to purchase this.
I want to talk about location. This is the most rural we've got.
It's halfway between where I work and where the kids go to school.
So it's better for me.
-Much better for Glenn.
-And how is it for you, Tasha?
Anywhere is going to be further. I work five minutes from home.
So location is pretty good, then. I don't want to say too much.
This is everything you want, with a slight compromise.
I'm not going to say what that is.
-Hopefully, you'll think, "I love the whole thing."
-A bit nervous about that.
-First impressions about the house?
-I'm really impressed.
-We never thought we could get a detached.
-And a bit of green.
Not just a driveway, actual garden.
-And it's a nice quiet road.
-Yes, it is.
-It is a nice quiet road.
-Admittedly, they're tarmacking it.
-Are you excited?
-Can't wait to go in.
You're about to enter your very own Wild Card. Get in there!
I underestimated how clever the children are round here.
Not 73%. Actually, 77%.
You can tell you weren't educated round here, not remembering that.
That's nice. Good start.
Positive on the way in. They like the floor.
-This is nice. Big enough.
-This is a really good size.
-You could get your L-shaped sofa in and the two-seater.
Now, saying "big enough" is the last time. This is more than big enough.
-Glenn just said it's a really good size.
-It's really good to have a separate area for dining.
-Get a nice big table in.
-Can't think our furniture would go in here!
Oh, well. Just have to get some new stuff.
Right. OK, they're loving it.
-They wanted defined areas and we're giving them the most defined areas out of the lot.
-We haven't had a conservatory yet.
-It's good to have an outdoor room.
-Or kids' playroom.
-Certainly could be a kids' playroom.
They think that needs to be the kids' playroom. It doesn't.
-There is a kids' playroom as well!
-And it's soundproof!
It's soundproof as well.
-Looks like the garden's nice, too.
-A good size.
-This is it.
-"Really nice garden."
If they like this, we need to phone the estate agent.
-You can have a dining area down here, then step up.
This is what Ed said, compared to the first one,
this will be the compromise. It's still big enough, though.
Tasha listened to what I said. No-one's done that before.
"This'll be what Ed was talking about." She listened to what I said.
No-one's ever done that before!
You might have to do a bit of work with what we've got.
I quite like a bit of gardening, a bit of a challenge.
It's got potential. I can hear a road.
There is a bit of a road noise, but that's quite a way away.
It would probably become background noise.
-Glenn's doing our job for us.
-I would be livid, if I were you.
Remember your property? They couldn't stop about the noise.
Here, "Just fades into the background." Glenn loves this.
-This is a good size kitchen.
There's lots of work space in here.
-Then you don't get your kitchen diner, do you?
-I know you're quite keen on that.
-We could always knock through.
Tasha thought, "I did want a kitchen diner, but I've rearranged my plans.
"I could knock a hole and build one." Or why not eat in the conservatory?
And a nice big playroom!
This must have been the garage.
This is fantastic for the children.
-It was the garage.
-To maximise the space, they have converted it.
What is the benefit of doing that?
With the garage having those breeze blocks, it's now soundproofed.
-The kids can do whatever they want.
-Scream, play, put music on loud.
They can go, "Can't hear them. They're probably revising."
OK. Light colours.
-It's a bit blocked-in.
-There's quite a few doors up here.
Lots of doors to explore.
-Let's look in here.
-That is a smaller bedroom.
-Made good use of space with fitted units.
I think Tasha's thinking there's too much house for her money.
-She's stopping herself falling in love.
-So she isn't disappointed.
-Jess would like this room.
-It's the same size as the other one.
It might be a little bit bigger.
You've got a little desk area to sit in.
That's a good use of that space.
Good use of the space for the size of this room.
You've got two smaller rooms, so maybe it's got four bedrooms.
OK, so, maybe a master or bigger bedroom. This feels a bit smaller.
-I think it's because they've got a lot of furniture.
But obviously, you can get a double bed in here.
-There's a door here.
It's got an en suite!
We've done it! We've tried all day long but we've achieved an en suite!
And a shower.
-That's a bonus.
-Better than the other two.
Look how excited they are! This is a bonus!
-This would be the "family bathroom", when you've got two bathrooms!
I like that! "A family bathroom!"
It's not just theirs. It's the family bathroom.
Another bedroom. Excellent. Four bedrooms!
-Which means it's more expensive.
-Probably, yeah. I'd think so.
I thought Tasha would be... She thinks she's smelling a rat.
-They might be able to afford this.
-They might be able to afford this.
-This is nice and cosy!
-Being out here!
You came out into the garden.
-You talked about this al fresco area.
Is there enough space here for the kids?
There's a big tree in the middle, which would have to be moved
to create a football pitch, plus an area where we may be able
-to create something nice.
-But you've got four bedrooms here.
Well, yeah. That's the bonus, so you're compromising.
Smaller garden but much more living space.
-You've got a fantastic playroom as well.
We didn't mention. It's actually soundproofed.
-So the kids can scream in there.
-You could do a drum kit.
It's got all the rooms, apart from the kitchen-diner,
which Tasha was quite keen on, but everything else is fantastic.
You mentioned the first property.
-I know you love Ed's property.
-We all do.
-It was the finish on it.
-We can change that.
The only thing now is the garden.
That garden was fantastic and had three sections.
Realistically, you've got a smaller garden than this now.
-How much time would you spend in the garden?
-Exactly. English weather.
You've got to be honest!
-This is the height of British summertime.
-Get a blanket out!
-We need to play Guess The Price.
-Yeah, cos we think it's probably...
-Over our budget.
-A four bedroom detached house.
-Were you listening?
-Tasha should go first and give me a place to go.
It's definitely at the maximum of our budget, if not more.
I think I'm going to go for, like, 380?
-Your maximum budget was £370,000.
-Yeah. I reckon it's more.
I think it's slightly more. Probably 385, 390. I'm going to go 385.
Do you know what, Tasha? Glenn is rubbish.
I feel so sorry for Glenn!
-Put a hockey ball in front of him!
-Do you want to know the price?
50 quid less than your maximum budget.
369,950 - under your maximum budget.
That's really good.
You see? And you thought we'd spent more!
I think, when you value a house, you value how much you like it.
You valued this the most. Maybe that is saying you like this most but...
-Don't reveal your big decision.
-It's difficult now.
-It's very tricky.
-If this had been over, we'd have gone...
Don't blow it!
You've got to make the biggest decision of your adult lives about
-which one you wish to test drive. We'll see you later.
-Do some serious thinking.
-I think it's yours.
I think it'll be the joint choice. Here's a quick recap for you.
First up in today's screening was my choice,
the stunning three-bed semi in Kings Langley.
Good design and the 80-foot garden you could fit a blue whale into.
Plus a very reasonable price tag.
But what about my property in Oxhey?
The audition didn't go as well, but let's not forget all the space,
plus plenty of room on the veranda for that hot tub!
But will today's star of the show be the Wild Card?
Could well be, Ed. It auditioned well with Tasha and Glenn.
And who could blame them? Detached with four bedrooms.
After you saw Ed's property this morning,
I really thought we'd be back in front of that.
-So did I.
-We're at the Wild Card.
And I thought, after seeing Ed's property, we would be back.
So did I!
But I was really pleased with this house.
Four bedrooms already. You don't have to worry about extending.
-It was a dilemma.
What made you go for this one, cos as we left you it was big jeopardy.
What made you go for this?
The fact that it came in our price range was a shock anyway.
And detached, four-bed.
-Didn't think we could afford that.
-It's got a kids' playroom!
Which is soundproofed, which is all-important!
Now, we have had our surveyor come and have a sniff around.
It's not legally binding. You should get your own survey.
But it's quite a useful heads-up.
We just mentioned the garage, being soundproofed.
To have work done, you need building regulations.
Hopefully, the people who own this property have had them approved.
For peace of mind, you need to see proof of that.
-Now, some of the double glazing units have gone.
You would need to change the seals on them. Doesn't cost that much.
Otherwise, the mysterious surveyor said the place is beautiful.
-Are you ready to try before you buy?
-Where are the little ones?
-They're on their way.
-Well, hand over the brolly and you two...
'An excitable Ben and Jessica have arrived, fresh out of school.
'Shoes off and straight to homework.
'They need to study hard to get into the local school! 77%!
-'Did I tell you that, Rani?
'It's not just the kids doing homework.
'Glenn's got his nose in a book.
-'I can tell you, Glenn. It's a dead sunflower.
'Talking of showing off. Check out Jessica on the climbing frame.'
And that one. Good girl.
'Time to give upstairs the once-over.'
Look at this, Ben. The garden, the room.
We like this one, don't we?
'Ben doesn't look overly impressed with the bedrooms.'
-This is going to be Mummy and Glenn's room!
-That is way not fair!
-You always have a big room and I never have a big room.
'He's forgotten all about it now he's seen the playroom.'
Kick the ball! Ah!
We haven't scored yet!
-Here it comes!
You've had more time in this property.
How did Ben and Jessica find it, the key people?
They are particularly fussy when it comes to property!
Ben was looking round every bedroom and chose what would be our bedroom.
-He likes an en suite!
-He just wants the biggest bedroom.
-Will you flip a coin with Ben?
I'm not sure we have a choice!
Now, it's not great weather. It turned against us.
-Have they had a peer into the garden?
-Is it big enough?
Ben's not sure about the tree. It might get in the way.
Jessica's easy to please. Anything pink.
One of the bedrooms is pink, so she's quite happy with that.
I think the garden's big enough for what we're looking for.
That was our biggest concern, that the garden might be too small.
If you're happy with that, it's all good news.
We're probably drifting toward
the question that people have been begging us to ask.
Are you ready? Do you want to hold hands?
Here's the question. To buy, or not to buy?
LAUGHING: We're not sure!
It's tricky. We do pose it every day of the week, and it's 370 grand.
Give us a ballpark figure.
You're not sure. You've looked at a few houses. Where does this stack?
-This stacks quite highly up.
-It's more than we thought we could get.
The area's right as well.
So, yeah, there are lots of pros.
-There is also my property.
-Oh, stop with that one!
It's at the back of our mind. We might like to look at it again.
-Have you had fun?
-We've had a great time.
Thank you so much. Good luck with the wedding next year.
-When you do buy a house, let us know.
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