Sale To Buy or Not to Buy


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It's a game of two halves for Jonny Benarr and Simon O'Brien as they search for dream home for two football-loving rivals from Manchester.


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SINGS "MATCH OF THE DAY" THEME

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Good morning. In case you're confused, this is To Buy Or Not To Buy and not Match Of The Day.

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Yeah, but, Jonny, we're getting close to kick-off time for two first-time buyers who are UNITED

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in their search for a home in the city of Manchester.

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-Know what, Simon?

-I'm all ears, gaffer.

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I think today's programme is going to be a game of two halves.

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-Tell me more, boss.

-Both our buyers are fans of the beautiful game.

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And as we know, the beautiful game is a team game.

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That it is. Y'know, I always dreamed of being a footballer.

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Just wasn't meant to be, Jonny.

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Sadly not, but I find it equally fulfilling showing to buyers

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three properties and letting them try one before they buy.

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And the most important thing, don't forget, Jonny, this game is not about individuals.

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No matter how well we perform, it's the result that matters.

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Right, then, O'Brien, it's time to kick off this match by meeting today's buyers, 27-year-old Laura

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and her boyfriend, 26-year-old Gareth.

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They are living proof that long-distance relationships do work.

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Despite having lived literally thousands of miles apart,

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Gareth earning his dollars in New York and Laura her euros in Sweden,

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their love still managed to blossom.

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But now they're back in Manchester, living with their parents,

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and they've decided to buy their first property together in Sale.

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Today's couple may seem like a match made in heaven,

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but I see potential cracks in their relationship.

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-It's that age-old problem that divides this city.

-What's that?

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Well, Gareth is a Manchester City supporter and Laura is a Manchester United supporter.

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-Oh, trouble at t'mill!

-So, come on, you two, one Blue, one Red.

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Can you really live together?

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-I reckon so.

-Just about.

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I like the "Just about". That's most of the year, but what about derby days? Come on, be honest.

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We don't talk to each other

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after the result.

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-But we are united in our property search?

-Absolutely.

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-We are, yeah.

-What kind of property are we looking for, Laura?

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We quite like the idea of a terraced house.

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We want something with a bit of character,

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a couple of bedrooms minimum, maybe three if we're lucky.

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We really want

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a separate kitchen/diner. We don't really want one together.

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We don't really like the more modern houses,

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we want something with a bit of character, because the newer houses sometimes seem to be a bit smaller.

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We want a decent amount of space, but for what we get for our money,

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we just want to get the best deal, really.

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And, Gareth, with Laura being a Manchester United supporter,

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she never stops talking, but do you agree with all that?

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Yeah. I think the main points are...

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right, and I think we've got to be realistic, because we've both been quite privileged that we've been

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brought up in nice areas with big, nice houses, and now we're looking at moving away from that, and

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we have to be realistic that we're probably not going to be finding a house like that for a few years.

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We're looking for something with a bit of character, we can make a bit of money on...

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There you go! I was about to ask what your motivation is, Gareth, and there it is - money.

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So you want somewhere that you can get in, maybe do a bit of work to?

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-Yeah.

-You're quite happy to get your hands dirty.

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-Yeah, yeah. Yeah, we don't mind doing a bit of that.

-Are you sure?

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Who's going to colour-code the house? That's the question.

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I think we don't want a huge job.

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We don't want to have to gut somewhere, but we're happy

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-to do a few changes and put our own print on it.

-Finally, just location.

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-You've talked about the areas, but where are we concentrating our search?

-We both live in...

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south and west Manchester at the mo, and we both work in Manchester,

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so somewhere close to the Metrolinks and the connections into Manchester,

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because we've got a transport system that can get us to Manchester so quickly.

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How much are you two prepared to spend on this blue-red City-United home?

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Erm, this is a bone of contention, because we've got slightly different

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ideas, but we've sort of come to a conclusion of about 180, 190.

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190 it is. I like that, yeah. Shall we get going?

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-Let's do this.

-I'm not coming back for the second half. Good luck with the rest of the match.

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-See you later.

-See you later.

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-Good team talk, Jonny, my son, good team talk.

-Yep, first-time buyers, not committing to anything too soon.

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They may not agree on who they support, but they agree on what kind of houses they like.

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-I'm pretty excited about this.

-Now it's time to let the feet do the talking!

-I know where you're going.

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Yeah. Let's play a one-two-three with the houses.

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Anyway, today we're in Sale, five miles south-west of Manchester,

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a town in its own right, but it's close enough to be considered part of the city.

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Its residents typically live in detached and semidetached houses,

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and there are plenty of Victorian and Edwardian properties.

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Alongside Sale's more traditional virtues, the

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town centre's seen some significant developments in the past few years, with a cultural corner emerging.

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The area has also seen a number of new apartment blocks,

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for a more affordable, trendy lifestyle to that of neighbouring Altrincham.

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Crucially for today's buyers, Sale is on the tram line,

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with a regular service to Manchester and Altrincham.

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Before we head off to begin our property search,

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let's see what their 190K budget can get them elsewhere in the UK.

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For starters, this two-bedroom apartment just down the road

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from the Ibrox stadium, home to Glasgow Rangers.

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You can sit here in the morning and take in the views of the waterfront, all for 169,500.

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If Laura and Gareth decide to switch teams and support Wolves, then this extended,

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three-double-bedroom detached house in Wolverhampton is on the market for 187,500.

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Now look at this for a stadium - home to my team, Simon, the mighty Arsenal, and this

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ground-floor, double-bedroom apartment in Highbury would

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be ideal for a first-time buyer and is on the market for 179,995.

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If, like Gareth and Laura, you are a first-time buyer and you're looking to dive into the property market,

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here are a few facts you ought to know.

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As a first-time buyer, you are the heartbeat of the property market.

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And as the market's taken a bit of a dip recently...

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..the Government, estate agents and homebuilders are doing their utmost...

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..to get you to buy.

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First-time buyers are not part of endless chains so are very attractive to sellers.

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So if you're ready to buy a property and can raise a mortgage...

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..you'll be in a strong position to take advantage of lower house prices.

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The main difficulty now is, unlike recent times...

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..it is nigh-on impossible to get 100 per cent mortgage.

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Now you will need a deposit of at least ten per cent...

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..but going as high as 25 per cent deposit, just to get a decent mortgage.

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Tough times for mortgages, but let's hope we can give Laura and Gareth some cheer with today's properties.

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My choice, property one.

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Well, if it were a football team, I'll put it this way - it would be top of the Premier League.

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It would be still fighting in all cups with a chance of European glory.

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This is a dynamic property. It's going to take home the silverware.

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-There it is, property one.

-A very confident Simon O'Brien there.

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I'm going to be a little bit more reserved in my estimations.

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I'm going to say this place is probably in the play-offs of the Championship.

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There's a quick look at it. Absolutely bang-on.

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-So fingers crossed.

-OK, so a chance of promotion.

-Yeah.

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OK, the wild card. Now then, Jonny, like all good football managers, I don't think we should announce

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-our starting line-up before the game kicks off.

-OK, good thinking.

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-Going to keep that a secret?

-Yeah.

-Let's get going. My choice, property one.

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And I have scored in the opening minutes here today with my choice, this superb

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three-bedroom terrace in a very sought-after location in Sale.

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This property is fitted out to the highest standard. You could move in straightaway and not lift a finger.

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I think it's 1-0 to me!

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Here it is, property one.

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It is a mid-terrace period property, which you asked for.

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First impressions, please, because I think get in the net!

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Yeah, it's really nice. It's a lovely location. It's quiet.

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So yeah.

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First impressions good. Gareth?

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-Yeah, very good.

-It's also a lovely quiet street, though, isn't it?

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We are two minutes from the metro, two minutes from Sale town centre,

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-so all your shopping's just round the corner, and you get to the match easy as you like.

-All right, then.

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-Get in there. But by the way, you haven't got 45 minutes.

-OK.

-Enjoy!

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-Great.

-Great, thanks.

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I don't think you tried hard enough to squeeze every football pun possible into that little section.

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Well, it's not about me, it's about the team.

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As long as we got the result, that's the main thing.

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-Ooh! Lovely.

-Yeah, it's lovely, isn't it? Yeah.

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-I like the decoration, as well. It's nice colours.

-It's huge, isn't it?

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Yeah. I love the windows.

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There's a lot of light coming in.

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-Yeah.

-I love the red, obviously.

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-Less so me.

-I love the fireplace, as well.

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-Yeah, you don't need a lot doing to that, do you?

-It's good space.

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-Yeah. Maybe have a little coffee table there.

-Mm.

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-Yeah, it's lovely.

-I love the finishings here, as well.

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-Oh, wow!

-Lovely, yeah.

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-These doors are great.

-I love the decor.

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-Yeah.

-It's fantastic.

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This table's quality. It's nice and big, this room.

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-That's probably where they've taken a fireplace out.

-Yeah.

-Yeah.

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I love the way that they've decorated it. It's gorgeous.

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Yeah. Plenty of space either side of the alcove.

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-Plenty of light coming in, still.

-Yeah.

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Two defined rooms - dining room for entertaining,

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lounge for relaxing, and obviously into this lovely refitted kitchen.

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-Wow! It's massive!

-I like the floor.

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-Yeah.

-Really like the floor.

-Floor's good.

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Patio doors out. That's something that we liked, isn't it?

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-Yeah.

-To be able to go out into the garden...

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The garden looks nice.

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Double-glazed windows. Oh, it's lovely.

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-Yeah.

-So far, this is everything they've asked for.

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You've given them the period features, the separate reception rooms,

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not too much work, adequate-sized garden...

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-It's nice and spacious up here, isn't it?

-It's a good hallway again.

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It's got to go wrong somewhere, surely.

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Absolutely not. We've already got a hat-trick in the first half here.

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-Here's the bathroom.

-Yeah.

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Lovely.

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Neutral again.

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Big enough. I love the tiles.

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Again, looks like it's been relatively recently done.

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-Yeah.

-I've just scored with the bathroom again. It was a tap-in.

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Study, perhaps. Oh, study/third bedroom. With a cat!

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Quite a nice view out of the window.

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Yeah. You can see the other gardens.

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-Definitely a single room, yeah.

-Mm.

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They've got the money, they've looked at quite a few houses.

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Why haven't they committed to a purchase yet?

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Because, oddly, with the market being what it is,

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-people have more time, and so it's harder to make a decision.

-Ooh!

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That's nice and big, isn't it?

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-Mm! Lots of light in.

-Yeah.

-Love the fireplace.

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That's lovely.

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Yeah.

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-Ooh!

-Good Lord! It's huge.

-Huge.

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-Hey, it's excellent.

-How big must this be?!

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The fireplace, again, is lovely.

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The features and the wooden-like furniture is really tastefully done.

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-So much space in here, and the windows...

-It's really light and airy, as well.

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-Yeah.

-I love it.

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Seems to have gone quite well.

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Pretty well.

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The question is, is it going to be a red devil or is going to leave them singing the Blues?

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OK, you two, you've worked up a bit of a sweat.

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You did a lot of work, bobbing and weaving out of those rooms. What did you think?

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It's a lovely house.

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Good location, quite quiet, spacious, three bedrooms.

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-Mm-hm.

-We liked the period features.

-Yeah.

-Is it somewhere you

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could see yourself living, having taken into consideration the room sizes, the finish of the place?

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Yeah, I think so. It's everything that we sort of asked for.

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-Yeah.

-I think definitely you could just move into it and just put your stamp on it. So yeah.

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-It's "guess the price" time. Now, Simon's kicked things off pretty well.

-That was a football pun.

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Your maximum budget's around about £190,000.

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How much do you think for this beautiful property?

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I'm going to say 190.

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United say 190.

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-What will City say?

-185.

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185.

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It's early doors in the derby.

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But it's 1-0 to United.

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Expected.

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It's actually above your budget.

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-Yeah.

-It's 200 on the nose.

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-But I absolutely guarantee there is room for negotiation.

-Yeah.

-Not a bad start, eh?

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Yeah, good start, yeah.

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Right, second half. My choice, property two.

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-This way. Follow me.

-Brilliant.

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Now, Simon, prepare for your property to be relegated

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once our buyers have clapped eyes on this house.

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Yes, this newly refurbished semi in Sale is Premier League.

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Like yours, it has three bedrooms, but unlike yours, there's off-road parking and there's even enough room

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for a kickabout in the private back garden. On me 'ead, son!

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Right then, Gareth and Laura, here... 1-0, 1-0, 1-0!

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1-0, 1-0, 1-0...

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-What are you doing? It's bound to be 1-0 - we've only seen one house!

-Oh, that is true, yeah.

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Right, Gareth and Laura, here we are at my choice, property number two.

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Now, trying to keep the football theme going, we've brought you to a

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little area just outside of Sale called Ashton-upon-Mersey.

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Merseyside, Merseyside...

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-Sorry.

-He's having a great day, though, bless him.

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Let him enjoy himself. Now, I think the property overall is a slightly better house than Simon's.

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He did kick it off very nicely, but semi-detached, which is a bonus, of course, and also, as you can see,

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two off-road parking spaces for your vehicles.

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Negative on the location, though, as it is that bit further away from the Metrolinks, yeah?

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It's about a 20-, 25-minute walk, although that's only a five- or ten-minute drive in the car.

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What do you think? First impressions?

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Yeah, it looks, er, a good size.

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-Off-road parking's good, because we've got a car.

-Yeah.

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It certainly seems a bigger and better garden.

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-Yeah.

-It does have a bigger and better garden!

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Shh, you're giving too much away. Get in there and enjoy it!

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-Go on, in you go! Go on. See you later. You ready, Jonny?

-Yeah.

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Headphones!

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Good hall.

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Good size.

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-Yeah.

-I like the wooden floors. The other place was completely carpeted, wasn't it?

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-These are nice, aren't they?

-Yeah.

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-It's quite neutral.

-They didn't sound particularly excited, did they?

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-I hate to tell you this, Jonny. As the second half has begun, the crowd are muted.

-This is the lounge.

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Good size again.

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I like the bay windows, because it gives you a good illusion of space.

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-Yeah, it does.

-Nicely decorated.

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Yeah. More space than the previous house's lounge, so you can fit a lot more in.

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-Kitchen.

-The kitchen.

-Oh, that's nice, kitchen/diner kind of...

-Yeah.

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It's good to be able to get in from the kitchen to sit down.

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-Definitely.

-The kitchen's a bit narrower, but it's longer.

-Yeah.

-More modern.

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I like that skylight. Plenty of light coming in.

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-Yeah.

-What we have is a skylight flooding light into the kitchen.

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Massive difference, if you're putting an extension on, to put a roof light in.

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-Yeah.

-And with the patio doors going out onto the garden...

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This is a big space, as well.

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I think you could probably do more with the table if you

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kind of took it that way.

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Nice to have that view as you're dining, with the patio doors.

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-Definitely.

-There you go, Laura said at the top of the show she didn't like those open-plan kitchen diners.

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You've got that nice sense of openness for an entertaining point

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of view and those dinner parties they talked about. It is perfect.

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Here we go, move into the business end of the tour, the first floor, what do you reckon?

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Time is running out. Pressure's on. Let's see if she can pull it back from the brink.

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Looks like the front bedroom. Still a good size.

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Definitely comfortable enough for a single bedroom.

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We could use this as a study.

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Bathroom. A nice size. It's bigger than the last one isn't it?

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Definitely.

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Separate shower's really good.

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Yes, it is a bigger bathroom.

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Because of the style of property, you have the space upstairs.

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-A good size.

-Definitely.

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I like these.

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Good wardrobe space.

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They are in bedroom number two.

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It has fitted wardrobes in it, which is a bonus.

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Because they both live with their individual parents, I'm assuming

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they don't own that much furniture themselves.

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OK, this is the master bedroom. A good size again, isn't it?

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It's not as big as the master bedroom in the terrace.

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-That was monstrous.

-It is still a good size.

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Shall we go and find out how much it might be worth?

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We had better had do.

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Good game guys, excellent second half.

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Some refreshments well needed.

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Before I get your feedback, let's talk about something

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you mentioned earlier and that was you want a property they you can make some money off.

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Something that will definitely improve the value is extending the downstairs, this ground floor.

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You have already got the extension in place here coming off the back of the kitchen.

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Because we have a much larger garden than Simon's property, we've

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actually got space to play with out here and what I would look to do it is extend this kitchen across

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the back of the dining room, maybe utilise some of that side space but definitely increase your down space.

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Living area, get a downstairs toilet in there, preferably a utility room

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and that will add real value to the property. It is 1 - 0 to United.

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Do you want to go first then?

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I've never known such a pressure on guess the price.

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Come on, let's make the blue go first.

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I'm going to go with 175.

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175, right, OK.

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I'm going to go with 170.

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170.

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OK, City are back in it then, it is one-all.

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This place is on the market for 179,950.

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Comfortably under where you are prepared to push your maximum to.

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You are first time buyers, there is always money to be taken off that, isn't there?

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After normal time, it is one all between City and United which means

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as we move into extra time, the pressure will really tell as we head for the wild card.

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It is this way, come on folks.

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So we are into extra time for today's wild card and it is a real team effort.

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We've gone just outside Sale and into neighbouring Altrincham for this modern three-bedroom semi.

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So before the final whistle goes, let's see whether this property goes to the top of the league.

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Right, completing a hat-trick of properties today, we give you the wild card. Why is it the wild card?

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It's fairly obvious, isn't it?

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It is a new signing, a fairly new signing, it isn't a period property. First impressions please.

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Looks like a decent size.

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I think it could be sneakily big and that might be why it's a wild card.

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Looks like it might be big out the back as well with the garden.

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Would you have viewed this house if you had seen the particulars?

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-Probably not.

-Good.

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That's what we like to hear.

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Get in there and enjoy. In you go.

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All to play for now.

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-Shall we find the commentary position?

-Let's do this.

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Straight up the stairs.

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Lovely lounge.

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Quite neutral, we could have a feature wall or something like that with a blast of colour in there.

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Neutral colours which I think is important for these two because one is a red, one is a blue.

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Any neutral territory we can find for these two is going to be a good thing.

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Through into what I imagine is the kitchen.

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-For our two football supporters, the kitchen has got to be the best room in the house.

-Why is that?

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-That is where you keep the cups.

-Really modern. It is lovely.

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I like this feature.

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Sit here and have breakfast.

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Lovely kitchen. Really really nice, that is.

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It is almost decadent because you have that very dark high-gloss black work surface and splashback.

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In the other properties we've seen, you walk through and expect a diner here but they have

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done the kitchen and put the diner through there.

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It must have been quite a small house before they did that extension.

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The thing with these modern properties is one of the reasons they might

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-not have considered them, they can come up quite small compared to the older Victorian style.

-Fair point.

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Having this conservatory addition downstairs increases that living space.

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The conservatory is fab.

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-Nice and big, isn't it?

-It is good to have the dining table in here, I quite like it. You are

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looking out onto the garden.

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There is the separate lawn and patio tables.

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Conservatories have evolved over time.

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They used to be mainstays of wicker furniture and palm trees

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but now they are really versatile rooms.

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This was used as a dining room and a sitting room.

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I've got a wicker chair and a palm tree in mine.

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Have a look upstairs. I like this rail. It is modern.

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-I'm not feeling the love.

-Are you not?

-No.

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-I thought they were starting to warm to the concept of modern property.

-We completely disagree, then.

-Yes.

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Quite small.

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Very modern though. It has the shower.

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You wouldn't need to do anything to this. The bath is actually quite big.

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It is really modern with the taps and the faucets.

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I love the tiling.

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The other thing to bear in mind is this is probably the smallest bathroom out of all three.

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It goes to show if you have got taste, if you can get

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style in there, you can make the most of those small rooms.

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A nursery.

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Definitely fit a single bed in.

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A single bed there, I don't think you would fit a double in there.

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Not sure about the green walls but that is something you could redecorate.

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Thinking about changing the colour in that bedroom. What d'you think? Red or blue?

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-It's got to be red.

-Blue.

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-Red.

-Blue.

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Study/decks.

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DJ.

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Quite good for a study though.

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Too small for a bedroom.

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Considering they only needed two bedrooms, the size of the third one doesn't really matter too much

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because they will need to use it as a study anyway.

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The master bedroom. Narrow, isn't it. There is not a load of space at the end of the bed.

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You have to climb over the bed to get to the other side.

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The wardrobes are nice with the mirrors, I quite like that.

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Saving space.

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This property match is not going well.

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I think if we leave now, we could beat the traffic.

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-Yes but it is a derby match. It is 1-1. Have got to stick around to see who wins.

-I forgot about that.

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It was an experiment.

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Taking you out of your comfort zone, bringing you to this modern property.

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It didn't really work, did it?

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-Not particularly.

-No.

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-There were elements that you did like weren't there?

-Yes, definitely.

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We just didn't feel the love.

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Gareth, be brutal with me.

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I think we would rather live in a terrace.

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-We like the terrace feel.

-Just what you know and talking of terraces.

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Guess the price is always a bit of fun.

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Today, the pressure.

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Come on, I am with you, the Blues, it is one-all.

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Your budget is 190,000 max. Who is going to go first?

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Who is taking the first penalty?

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Laura.

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Hang on, just before you start.

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Jonny, this could turn nasty.

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-Keep them well apart for this one.

-185.

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175.

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I'll tell you what. Commiserations.

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Yes, the Blues have taken it.

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It is grace in victory.

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The price is £169,000. It is well beneath your budget.

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Does their interest you at all, knowing you can get a modern property that cheap compared to...

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-She is gutted.

-Nobody cares.

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It is all about winning with these two.

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-Absolutely.

-You two had better go off and decide which one you want test drive.

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-Off you go, see you in a bit.

-Are you sure they should go together?

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While they do that, here's a quick action replay for you at home.

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Kicking off the first half and getting off to an early lead was my choice.

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This period terraced property in the centre of Sale is on the market for £200,000.

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Simon, you may have thought it was all over

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but I fought back with this second-half semi-detached stunner on the market for 179,950.

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Into extra time, we showed Laura and Gareth this

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beautifully decorated three-bed semi in Altrincham.

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Although I think they might have given this one a red card.

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It is on the market at £169,000.

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1-0, 1-0, 1-0!

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It is property number one.

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Don't go on about it.

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What a result, Jonny, what a result.

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In the box, get in the box, what is in the box?

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I'm not sure but it has found a gap in the wall.

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We might have guessed.

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Looks like they've decided to have another play-off.

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These two just don't give it up, do they

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Yay!

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Victory is mine.

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And victory is mine, Jonny. Did I mention they went for my choice?

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I think you may have mentioned that.

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Anyway, never mind all this football. Time for some serious test-driving to be done.

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Laura and Gareth are checking out the Metro for the journey to work.

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I think work can wait, but there is one thing I can't wait for.

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-What's that? More singing?

-No, their post-match interview.

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Welcome back to the Manchester job,

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where it's has been an absolute whitewash for the Blues.

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Not only was Gareth victorious 2-1 in guess-the-price,

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Simon O'Brien did marvellously on his choice of property, hammering Jonny.

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-We'll talk to the losers in a moment. First of all, Gareth, how does it feel?

-Fantastic.

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I was confident that we had the skills to be victorious and we have proved it.

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And we also demonstrated it was a team effort.

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Absolutely. Team dominance over the Reds.

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Could you pick out any individual that really played the part for you?

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You did well in your selection.

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The 2-1 victory was...

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All right, all right, enough of the Blues love-in.

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You can cuddle afterwards. We've got a big question to ask.

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You spent some extra time in the house.

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How was it coming back? Does it still feel like somewhere you could live in?

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Yes, it was good to come back the second time.

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It gives you time to have a wander, go into the garden, and consider options

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and weighing it up against the other properties that we have seen.

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-It has been useful.

-It is the period features, isn't it?

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Yes, the terrace. We have now come to the conclusion

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that terrace is the way forward and we are stuck to that decision.

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You look very happy.

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It is the property that is making you happy, though.

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ALL LAUGH

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OK, Jonny, I know you are feeling a bit glum,

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-but do you want to try and raise your game for one last question?

-I can do this.

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Thank you very much for everything. Big question, guys. To buy or not to buy?

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Potentially to buy.

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-What a result.

-Well done.

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What a result.

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Absolutely fantastic.

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That is the latest breaking news, here from Manchester. Back to you in the studio.

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Thank you, Simon, and now we are joined by the losing manager of the Reds, Jonny.

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What let you down today?

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Do you think it was location or perhaps it was the style of house?

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-They wanted a period property...

-The thing is...

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-Or perhaps it was the lack of local amenities?

-No...

-What could it be?

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Give me that. If you are interested on coming on the show

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and want us to help you find your dream home, do get in touch with us.

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-I'm going to do it, Jonny.

-Don't do it.

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-I'm not looking.

-I've got to.

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They think it's all over. It is NOW.

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