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Hello! Welcome to To Buy Or Not To Buy.

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Today, we're racing around Northamptonshire...

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..looking for a grand prix of a property.

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Sometimes, Simon, I think To Buy Or Not To Buy is like a grand prix.

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Monaco one week, Sao Paolo the next?

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No, I was thinking we both get to compete off the grid

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against each other with our chosen properties.

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Ah, then our buyers get to take a lap of each house.

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Then one of us gets pole position.

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Before we take a pit-stop while they test-drive their favourite circuit.

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-Giving them the unique opportunity...

-..to try before they buy.

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And the buyers in today's driving seat are Claudio Masoli

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and his co-driver, civil partner Matt Wiggington.

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Claudio is a European sales manager and Matt runs a travel company

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-so both spend a lot of time negotiating planes, trains...

-..and automobiles.

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And it's the automobiles that make them both tick.

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Professed petrol-heads, both boys are mad about everything cars

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especially of the Grand Prix variety.

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Listen, I know Jonnie will take cars and engines and all that all day.

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But I won't. Tell me, there is a reason for this move, isn't there?

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We're looking at increasing the family.

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So we're looking at getting a house that's more child friendly.

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-So you want to adopt?

-We're looking to adopt.

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What do you see this home giving you in terms of environment?

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The essential part for me is the outdoor living.

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We want open plan, outdoor spaces.

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For my sins, I'm also Italian so I have all the family visiting.

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-A lot of family, so we need bedroom space.

-Which specific areas do you like in this part of the world?

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We want something closer to a major town with better schooling.

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And something more commutable for my office as well.

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This is all very sensible!

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-Can you believe you're doing this?

-It's a scary process.

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We were just discussing it. Everything we do is focused on the future.

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Matt is looking at buying a new car and we're looking at NCAP ratings.

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Get out of that!

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We're happy to be more normal, more family-like,

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but we'll keep the exciting part, if just a sports car in the garage.

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-Are we talking about a double garage now?

-Minimum.

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-Minimum?

-Minimum.

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I'd like a triple or a quadruple, but...

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-That's good of you.

-But in the real world...

-A double would be good.

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-The house itself. What does it look like?

-Minimum four bedrooms.

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Do you like period properties? Give us your desires.

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It's more likely to be an older, 1930s, 1950s, '60s, '70s,

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not anything '80s onwards because they're pretty much all the same.

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-They're all a box, they're smaller.

-Smaller rooms.

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-Older ones seem to...

-Although new houses have already had the open plan feel designed into them.

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Are you prepared to do some of the work yourselves if they don't have open plan?

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-Yeah.

-I love the way he says, "Yeah."

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I've done DIY with Claudio before.

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-When we say, "Do it ourselves", I'm not sure...

-Somebody else will do it.

-Matt or..?

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-Somebody else.

-A professional.

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If you're talking about having work done for you by a professional, that's going to cost money.

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It's kind of tied in to the budget. The budget is fairly flexible.

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We've said that something around 350-ish is OK.

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I'll stop you now. 350 for all that you want? No.

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OK, let's go a bit further, then. Around the 400 mark.

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-That was good, wasn't it?

-Do it again! Do it again!

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-Stop there. 400.

-400.

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Happy to go a little bit over the 400 if we can get it back to around 400.

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Are there any key responses to listen out for?

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-If I don't see anything I like.

-Silence would be one!

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-Jonnie, while they're still talking, shall we get going?

-Yeah.

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-See you later.

-Bye.

-See you!

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You know, Jonnie, I'm beginning to understand what all this grand prix lark is all about.

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Listen, we've got a job to do today.

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You me and the team have three properties to show Claudio and Matt.

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-We're not going to get that done while you sit dreaming of being Jenson Button!

-Who?

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Oh, just drive, will you?

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So today's property search is situated around Northampton town.

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With a population of 205,000, this is a great location for commuters.

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As well as today's buyers, this area has also been home to some well-known faces.

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That's right. A-list celebrities Matt Smith, aka Doctor Who,

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funny man Alan Carr and Radio 1 presenter Jo Wiley all come from Northampton,

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along with our very own D-lister, Jonny Benarr.

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-That's cruel, Simon.

-Yeah, but true. He is from round here.

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Now, if living close-by to a motor circuit appeals to you,

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then check out the following.

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Like this modern and spacious four-bed property in a sought-after village near Brands Hatch.

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It has everything a family could need.

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Or how about this impressive four-bed detached family home

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in the village of Castle Donington.

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Finally, this recently renovated four-bed property

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in the pretty village of Thruxton. Deceptively spacious,

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it could be yours for £375,000.

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Imagine if all the housing stock in the UK were in a race.

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-Like a housing stock car race?

-Yeah! I wonder what would win the chequered flag for popularity?

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An interesting question, Mr Irwin. Shall we find out?

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Start your engine, please!

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I'm all revved up!

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Despite a recent acceleration, lagging at the rear of the grid

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with at least 17% of us driven to choose this streamlined lifestyle

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are flats and apartments.

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Making only marginally more progress is the hot-rod of the housing market, the detached.

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Despite its size and house power,

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only 23% of us are steered towards its sweeping drive.

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Faring much better down the track and holding its own

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is the compact and cheeky little mover, the vintage, ever-reliable terrace,

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housing 28% of the British race.

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But way out in front and beating them all to the finish line

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is the well-built semi.

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32% of us choosing the porch not the Porsche as the ultimate accessory.

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Who would have thought that sleepy suburbia would beat them all to the chequered flag?

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Here's the line-up for today's property Grand Prix.

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Look at this. They've asked for four bedrooms. They've got four.

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They wanted a double garage. They've got it.

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But also, there's an in and out driveway. Very posh.

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It's not a typical estate house as every one is a different design.

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How about you, Simon?

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Feast your eyes on this. This, I think, is perfect for the fellas.

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A family home but it just gives that little bit extra.

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I am in love with this property.

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That's Property Two. It will take some beating.

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But Jonnie, what steered us towards the Wild Card?

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If they like the character of yours, they'll love this one.

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It's got about 100 years on yours.

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It's got beams, lovely rooms, a snug, even a range for them to cook on.

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And a beautiful mature garden.

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I reckon this is the one.

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But why is it the Wild Card? Wait and see.

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-Shall we start the tours?

-I'm in the driving seat. Let's go for mine.

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Haven't got the keys!

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First on the grid in today's property race is my choice.

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This four-bed detached family home is in a quiet cul de sac.

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If you look under the bonnet, all it needs is a bit of a tune-up.

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Got the keys this time?

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Weston Favell. Have you been here before?

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We've not really looked at the area. We discounted it.

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We had an impression of what type of property was here, and we were wrong.

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You've got a local primary school for your potential child.

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Guys, first impressions, please.

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-Impressed and surprised.

-I'm impressed. Driving up to it, it looks good.

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Nice open position. Circular driveway for Claudio. He likes that sort of thing.

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Good to see a double garage. It's got a nice feel to it.

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-All sounds very positive.

-Let's get inside.

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Tell you what, when you go inside,

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you might need to use your imagination.

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-Ah.

-This is very much a project, I would say.

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-Looking forward to it.

-Right. Get in there, then. Enjoy.

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OK, so... This is a good space.

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-Jonnie said it was a project.

-He did, didn't he!

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OK, a nice-sized hall leading into...

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-Wow!

-..a good-sized sitting room.

-Very nice. And it's light.

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Good for the kids. You can always have the area towards the doors for the kids. Open it up.

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-You can still watch them.

-Keep an eye on them.

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-Easily change the wallpaper.

-The fireplace is in. Update it.

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-Something more modern. Perfect.

-Really good.

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-The dining room.

-OK.

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-It's a good-sized room. It's nice it opens out...

-Fantastic double doors.

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We're getting "fantastics". These guys hinted that they're fussy, but they're showing imagination.

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They've not seen our favourite feature yet.

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-I don't think you'd need to do much to this.

-No.

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I'm not sure about the snooker table.

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-I agree.

-We'd put something else in here.

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It's amazing, Jonnie, that you've found such a lovely house that comes with its own pool...table.

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-This would be perfect for you.

-Dart.

-We've got furniture to put in here.

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Ah. Right. Kitchen.

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-A bit smaller than...

-Smaller than we were expecting.

-..we expected.

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-I can imagine your mother making pizza on here. Rolling the dough out.

-No.

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-Let's have a look in here.

-This is the first bedroom.

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-It's small.

-I don't think it's the main bedroom.

-Obviously not.

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You'd get a double bed in there quite easily.

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General updating. It's nice and light. It's not overlooked at all.

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No.

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-This is...

-Bedroom number two.

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-OK.

-Are they the same size?

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Again, another good size. You could use it as a guest room.

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Or a child's room. It's the perfect size.

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Close to the main bedroom and the bathroom.

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-Their son or daughter doesn't need a big room.

-No.

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I grew up under the stairs, in a cupboard.

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That I believe!

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-So this would be bedroom number three.

-The third bedroom.

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Again, a child's bedroom, spare bedroom.

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Family bathroom.

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-Good size.

-Good size bathroom.

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Like the rest of the house, it just needs freshening up.

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-You'd want a proper shower cubicle.

-I would.

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-Not sure there's room.

-Try and sort out the noise the floorboards make.

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You come up with the strangest things!

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Know how to stop floorboards creaking?

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-Don't walk on them.

-Don't walk on them!

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-OK. So, hopefully, there's a...

-A master bedroom.

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-OK.

-Much lighter than the other bedrooms.

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It's not as big as you would like, but it's not a bad-sized room.

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OK. Let's...

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That's a good size. It's almost as big as the main family bathroom.

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Oh!

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-Avocado suite.

-Always a winner.

-Always a winner.

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Really good. Well done, Jonnie!

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So, by the sounds of it, that went pretty well.

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I think it ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what the brief is.

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Is it a house to fall in love with? Difficult to tell.

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Claudio, as you walked round, you'd said if you went quiet, you didn't like it.

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You were talking a lot. You're now quiet!

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-The noise behind us.

-I think the road noise.

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You don't get that impression inside. The double glazing is good.

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Come round the back, and the garden is fantastic, a lovely space.

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There's a lot of noise from the road.

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That's perhaps the compromise.

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Right. Guess the price time.

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Now then, your budget started around 350 and with one sentence we got it up to 400.

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-So we'll stay around there.

-Did we?

-Yes, you did. I'm sorry, but you did!

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-Who's going first?

-You go.

-Me, apparently.

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I think it's going to be...

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three...

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fifty-five.

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Claudio?

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I'll go for a little more.

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-360.

-Well...

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Well done. One-nil up to Claudio.

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-It is £365,000.

-Right.

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-Food for thought?

-Definitely.

-Yeah.

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-And a great start, I think.

-I think so.

-A good start.

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I have my work cut out to top that. Property two is this way. Come on!

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-My choice is going to leave yours standing on the grid.

-Really, Simon?

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-How so?

-Just look at it.

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Fellas, for Property Two, we've rushed down to Rushden.

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-I can see what you did there!

-Sorry!

-I have this all day with him!

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Property Two. What am I going to tell you about it? I'm not.

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We're just going to look at it.

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Let the property do the talking.

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-First impression is really good.

-That's what I wanted to hear, Matt.

-Fantastic.

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What a difference between the first property and the second. Sorry, Jonnie!

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-This is pretty impressive.

-Beautiful.

-Done us proud

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with this one, before we even look inside.

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-So far, ten out of ten.

-Sometimes, Jonnie, less is more.

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You just let the property speak for itself.

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-Self praise is no praise.

-I'm praising the property!

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This is absolutely beautiful, isn't it? A stunning property.

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-Imposing, great setting.

-Balanced.

-Balanced.

-A really good feel.

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-I'm going to enjoy listening to you boys.

-It's early days.

-Early days, but it can only get better!

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Wow!

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Pretty impressive.

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Amazing feel. Really light and airy.

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It's very grand. I can't wait to see some more!

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-That was a quick wow!

-Hardly in the door!

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Yes, so this is like a drawing room or sitting room.

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Beautiful stone fireplace.

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-Nice high ceilings.

-So far, ticking, ticking, ticking!

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-So what's over here?

-I presume this is the dining room.

-OK.

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-As evidenced by four chairs.

-Four chairs show you...

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-Again, a good-sized room.

-Again, a fantastic fireplace, innit?

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"Innit"?

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This whole house is grand.

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The rooms are grand, the decor has been done to celebrate the grandeur.

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-Very grand.

-Aye, grand.

-Grand.

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Oh!

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-Wow!

-Another sitting room.

-With another fantastic fireplace.

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-You can imagine family in here. Sitting down.

-TV.

-Watching out.

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Amazing!

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Tick, tick, tick!

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Where do we go from here? It's really good.

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OK. Kitchen overlooking the garden.

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Bright kitchen. Beautiful work surfaces.

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-You like tops.

-Big cooker. A winner for your mother.

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Gas! Excellent.

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It follows the period feel, but it's a very modern feel as well,

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just as we asked for.

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A real combination between modern and old.

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Fabulous. It leads into this amazing...

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-Sun room.

-This is the part that joins the sitting room.

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The good thing about this is you can imagine being in the kitchen and the children having breakfast

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-while you're in the kitchen.

-Just looking out. Isn't that just...

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You feel quite regal!

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-O'Brien! O'Brien!

-Yes, M'lud.

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-We'll take tea in the living room.

-Yes, M'lud.

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Oh, wow!

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That is a landing!

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That is a landing!

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Oh, this is a nice space.

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-OK.

-I love these original cupboards.

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-Modern.

-I know how you are with shower cubicles.

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-But it squares out. That becomes a shower.

-Unusual-shaped bath.

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-It works.

-It's great. I like that.

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Let's see what's in here.

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-Wow, that's a beautifully light room.

-So many windows coming in.

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-So much light.

-Unusual with these round windows. A chandelier.

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Beautiful. It looks fantastic from outside,

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-but the light they let in is amazing.

-Yep.

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They're away.

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There must be a catch. There's got to be something.

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-OK.

-This is a massive room.

-This is another ten out of ten for a bedroom.

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-As the master suite, this is beautiful.

-Yeah.

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Oh!

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Oh, good Lord!

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There's an en-suite which is a beautiful en-suite.

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-This is really unusual, isn't it?

-That is a shower!

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That shower is probably my favourite ever shower.

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It's got all the modern bells and whistles, that tubing has squirty bits.

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Yet it's in beautiful Victorian style.

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I love that shower, me.

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-Ooh.

-Another massive room, isn't it?

-Now...

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-You get all the light.

-As a child's room it would be fantastic.

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That view out there is just amazing.

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You don't get houses like this any more, do you?

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-Simon's done an amazing job finding this.

-Amazing.

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Did you like that?

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I have to say you've really done us proud with this one.

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-What an amazing find!

-I've got a handshake!

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-Thanks, Matt.

-Congratulations. Well done. Brilliant.

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-Not so much!

-You must love this house.

-Yes.

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Cos we've heard nothing about a garage!

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Well, I did spot the garage issue with the...

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Issue? Garage issue? There is no garage, man!

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But the house is beautiful.

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There is plenty of space here outside this room.

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-That's what I was about to say.

-You could easily build a car port or...

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What I say is, be aware of planning issues when you look at these houses.

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And look for TPOs, tree preservation orders,

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which one might imagine could be on that tree.

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So your garage isn't going there.

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With that in mind, let's start thinking about the costs.

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-We think you've been naughty and gone way over budget.

-If it's naughty,

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-it's his fault. If it's good, thank me.

-You've shown us something out of our price bracket.

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-Shall I go first?

-Go on, then.

-I'm reckoning 415.

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-Matt?

-I think...445.

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Actually on the market

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-for £5 short of £450,000.

-It feels every penny of that.

-It does.

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However,

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a little bird tells me there is considerable room for negotiation.

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-It's a wonderful house. You had to see it.

-Definitely.

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-But one thing you haven't seen is the Wild Card!

-Yeah!

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Go on!

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So it's now time for our final competitor in today's race.

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It's the Wild Card, folks.

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Will it take pole position by overtaking Property One and Two?

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We'll have to wait and see, won't we?

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Now, if we're sticking with the motor racing metaphor,

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we could well be on the final strait here.

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-Because it's the Wild Card.

-And it's certainly wild!

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Yes, it is! How's your gardening, fellas?

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-He loves it.

-Do you?

-Yeah.

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-Keep me busy!

-But it's pretty, isn't it?

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-It's lovely.

-What about the village?

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-Right.

-Been here before?

-No. New territory.

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-It's got a really nice feel to it.

-It's lovely. It has a pub.

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And a school in the next village on. A primary school. Couple of miles.

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Let's talk about the property. Look at this place.

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It's very, very attractive.

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Very different to what you've shown us before.

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But a really nice feel to it.

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-Inviting.

-Inviting?

-Inviting.

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It's got a garage, but only one. And it's ready to move into, this.

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Very different in style. I look forward to hearing your reactions.

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I'm looking forward to it.

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-Go on.

-Enjoy!

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-Well, this is certainly different.

-Very.

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-It's not something I would look at normally.

-No, but that's the whole point.

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-Very country cottage.

-Cottagey.

-OK, this is nice.

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It's a good-sized room. The ceiling feels so much lower than the one earlier.

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I get visions of winter. Fireplace on here.

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It's a nice cosy room.

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This is the kitchen. That's warm, with the Aga.

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-You're not keen on Agas.

-I'm not. I'll be honest.

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Not Italian friendly cooking!

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Yeah, this is an English house. An English country house.

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-OK. So this would be the dining room.

-Wow, that is...

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-A fireplace!

-..a fireplace, isn't it?

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-Amazing feature.

-Wow!

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If you can sit either side of the fire in the fireplace,

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-that is an inglenook. And you can here.

-Yes.

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Well, this is amazing, isn't it?

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-An amazing extension on the back.

-This is more my style.

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-Yes, this is a room we'd use a lot. Access both sides, as well.

-OK.

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If the kids were in the garden, that's nice and easy.

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You can't smell this at home, there's a living plant in there

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and it smells beautiful.

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OK, so this is going to be - well, it's decorated as a study or office.

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-Quite a small room.

-It's OK.

-It feels lighter upstairs than it does downstairs.

-Yes.

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-So this is the second bedroom.

-Ah, that's bigger.

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-Is it me, or is the room wonky?

-It's cottagey.

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The cupboard seems to be leaning against the wall!

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-It's one of the perks of an older house.

-A unique feature!

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Individual, that's it. This is almost unique, this cottage.

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-Narrow passage!

-Narrow with the book shelves.

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Is this the master bedroom? No.

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It's a good-sized room, though.

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-And this cupboard seems straight so this room's not tilting!

-What more could you ask for?

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I quite like it. It's got a nice feel to it.

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-Matt likes it.

-And Claudio is completely unsure about it.

-Yeah.

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-OK, this is the...

-Ah!

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-A bathroom.

-It's an improvement on avocado!

-It is.

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-Avocado on the walls now and lemon in the bathroom!

-Lemon tree yellow!

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It's a good size.

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-Wow, that's a master bedroom. This is what it's meant to be like.

-Nice space.

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It's got, for you, a combination of the old with the brick.

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-It's an unusual house for me.

-Quirky.

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I'm absorbing the whole house still.

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Claudio is taking his time because he's not used to this style of property.

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It's very different to what they asked for. It'll take more adjustment.

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Same when you started working with me!

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OK.

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-That is sweet. That is nice.

-It's a great size.

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-It certainly isn't overlooked.

-No.

-Shush and listen.

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-BIRDSONG

-Just birds.

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I'd love to know what my family in Italy would think of this house!

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Now, fellas. Matt, I think you love this house.

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For me, this feels kind of right.

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It's got a taste of modern with it with this beautiful conservatory on it.

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-This compensates.

-There's compromise in this house, which is good.

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-The whole point of this move is about a family.

-Sure.

-You're starting a family.

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-It's a family house.

-It is.

-You judged it right.

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-But how much is it worth? Guess the price time.

-What's the score?

-One-all.

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Your maximum budget, £400,000.

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-I'll start.

-Good.

-It's a new house, a new concept for me.

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Unknown. So I'll go spot on budget. 400.

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-Matt?

-I'll be more generous.

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440.

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He's good.

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It's on the market for £445,000. Well done, Matt. So you win.

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I like the fact he's celebrating that we're talking 45 grand over!

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There is some good news, though. The owners of this property

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-have mentioned that there would be some room for negotiation.

-OK.

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OK. I think you'll agree,

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we've shown you three very different properties, all of which would suit the big move ahead of you.

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You now have to decide which one you'd like to spend more time in.

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-More questions!

-Questions you can ask each other over there. Put your heads together.

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Big decisions, mate. You know what? It's time for a pit-stop.

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Oh, yes. Here's a quick recap for you at home.

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First off the grid was my choice, getting us off to a flying start.

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A substantial family home.

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Property Two opened up the race in a very grand style

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with a grand price tag too!

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Using all their budget, are we?

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But it could be the Wild Card that takes the flag.

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Quintessentially English country living.

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So it's the Wild Card that will be the setting for the test drive.

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I'm pleasantly surprised by this choice.

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-I had Property Two as the odds-on favourite here.

-Never mind that, what about this?

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-Ready...

-Steady...

-Go!

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-I've got the longer bit round the edge.

-I'm beating you!

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It's very tense. Into the final lap.

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I did that to make you feel better!

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-Enough.

-OK. More important, can I see if the cars fit in the garage?

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It's the height...

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There's enough space for a sporty number, isn't there?

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-Not a problem.

-It'll work.

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Regardless of who won the toy car race, has the Wild Card won them over?

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Time to find out.

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The mystery property took the chequered flag.

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And never have the words "test drive" been more apt!

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-How did you get on?

-We enjoyed it.

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I want to thank you because I wouldn't have looked at these houses.

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I come to the magazines, flipping over. No, no, no.

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-It made me really appreciate.

-And made my life a lot easier, to be fair!

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This isn't just about you two. It is about the new family.

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So, does this village lifestyle...

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Is it ticking boxes? Are you thinking along those lines?

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I think so. I've grown up in villages so I'm comfortable in one.

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Listen, I'm going to ask, I'm going to ask. I'm excited now. So,

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bearing that in mind, I'll ask the question.

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To buy or not to buy?

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To seriously consider buying.

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We've got more work to do like finding out about the area,

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this village, having been here for the first time today.

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-But it's a definite contender.

-We like it.

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If all the answers were answered correctly...

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-We would buy.

-We'd buy.

-We'd buy.

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-Brilliant!

-That's what I wanted to hear. It's been a pleasure.

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-Thank you.

-Good luck with your new family.

-Thank you.

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To use a driving term, you're about to take a back seat in your life!

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-I'll leave you with that! Shall we go?

-See you, guys.

-Bye!

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A happy ending, I think, Simon. A podium finish for the Wild Card.

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But even you must be running out of motoring puns by now.

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So if you would like us to help you find your perfect home, do get in touch.

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We'll put our foot to the floor, full throttle, to find you your perfect property!

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They keep coming, don't they?

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