Market Rasen To Buy or Not to Buy


Market Rasen

Property series. Rani Price and Simon O'Brien jump over every hurdle to find a dream home in the horse-racing town of Market Rasen.


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-Hello and good morning!

-Welcome to the To Buy Or Not To Buy championship stakes classic.

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Reserved for the best runners.

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And the To Buy Or Not To Buy steeplechase is the gold cup of property courses.

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Today we're in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire.

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They're under starter's orders, and...

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they're off!

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Up next, we have three thoroughbred properties for you.

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They're saddled up and ready for the off.

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But will this race be won by the two early favourites, or the rank outsider?

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Time to go trackside.

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Great effect!

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I don't know what you're talking about, Rani.

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Today, we're looking for a love nest for filly, Jilly, and steady stallion, Mark.

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They've been an item for three years, but are stabled in separate stalls in town.

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But now they want to bolt and buy something together in the countryside,

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now Jilly's got a new job in a different location.

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These two have active hands and active minds.

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-And they're fond of a word game or two.

-OK, let's have a word.

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So, I'm right in thinking you both have properties of your own?

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-We do.

-Yeah.

-We were both widowed in 2005.

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We lived in the same town, but didn't actually know each other,

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until my friend recommended a painter and decorator.

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So I'm right in thinking, you've both got properties of your own -

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so why not choose one of those and move into that?

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-We tried...

-We had a go.

-I moved in with you, and really, it was...

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It's a nice house, but it wasn't MY house,

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and Mark felt the same about my house. It was my house and not his.

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I've got an aversion to sleeping in a tart's boudoir anyway!

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-Hang on! Hang on! Hang on!

-Details!

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What does that mean?! What's he saying about you?!

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When he was doing the painting and decorating, I would say,

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"I want such and such a colour here, such and such a colour there,"

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and I decided on... red for the bedroom.

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The electrician had been and put a chandelier up, looked lovely.

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Red wall, gold bedding. What more could you want?

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OK, so when he said it looks like a tart's boudoir,

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what was your response?

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-"Well, don't worry about it, because you're never going to be sleeping in it!"

-And now it's, "Eat my words."

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-Yes.

-It's not called a tart's boudoir any more.

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When you say rural and quieter, you know, how quiet?

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You want to be close to a village, within the community,

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a little bit isolated?

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No, not isolated. Sort of on the edge of a village would be perfect.

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Walking distance into the village.

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-Yeah.

-If you need to pop to the shop or the Post Office,

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and pop down to the village pub.

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So, what are we looking for then?

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-A good sized garden.

-I'm really into organic permaculture gardening.

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It's a traditional way of gardening - a whole life thing,

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not just growing a few spuds.

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Lots of veggies, soft fruits...

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-Yep, a mini orchard.

-Yeah, fruit trees.

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-Yep.

-While Mark's out doing permaculture in the garden,

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what are you doing?

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Making cups of tea. I want a nice sized dine-in kitchen.

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So when the family comes round,

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instead of me being in my little kitchen

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and everybody scattered through rooms in the house, we can all be together.

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So, will your family be moving in with you, then, Jilly?

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No. Visiting an awful lot.

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-They tend to come for weekends and stay two weeks.

-OK!

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I'm guessing at least one spare bedroom?

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-Possibly two.

-Yes.

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-OK, so three bedrooms in all.

-Yep.

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What about...style of property?

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All I can say is definitely not new build.

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-I just...

-No, older with a bit of character.

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Proper features - fireplaces.

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-Maybe even a log burner. That would be fantastic.

-Yes.

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Does that mean you're willing to do work, or only cosmetic things?

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You know, refurbishment I'm OK at. No problem with that.

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Well you're holding hands under the table, so here's the question.

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How much do you have to spend on this perfect property?

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-£175,000 is about the top we could go.

-That's about our limit.

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-Yep. Completely?

-Yep.

-We can't push you any further?

-Nope.

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-We've got enough, haven't we, Rani?

-We have.

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-Wish us luck.

-See you later.

-Bye!

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Right, Rani, what we need is a big space outside

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for Mark to grow his vegetables.

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We also need space indoors because Jilly wants her family to stay.

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And this is their first home together, so the pressure is on!

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Cohabitation counsellor, that's what we need.

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Ooh! I think I know just the man.

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Hmm, well I should interrogate... I mean, interview an estate agent.

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Market Rasen sits on the River Rase in the heart of north Lincolnshire.

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To the north, the fish capital of the east coast, Grimsby.

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To the south, the cathedral city of Lincoln.

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Market Rasen is renowned for its racecourse, but it's also a pretty market town with 3,000 residents.

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Charles Dickens described it as the sleepiest town in Britain,

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but it got a wake-up call in 2008,

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when it was the epicentre of the biggest earthquake the UK had seen for 24 years,

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measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale.

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Luckily the property market here seems pretty stable, but if you're the type who fancies a flutter,

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let's see what's on offer near the nation's favourite race tracks.

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This Grade II listed cottage in Aintree village

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is packed with fantastic features like this inglenook fireplace,

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as well as having a secluded garden to set up your own steeplechase!

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Two bedrooms and a double garage...

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Or...if you fancy a punt at Epsom, this detached bungalow comes with its own paddock and stables,

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three bedrooms, two bathrooms, plus 1.5 acres of grounds...

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And finally, the stakes are high at this modern mansion in Cheltenham

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within walking distance of the racecourse.

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Five bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an amazing view...

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Hi, Andrew, thanks for seeing me.

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As our green-fingered couple are looking to move in together,

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but haven't actually cohabited as yet, we thought what they needed

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was some expert advice on the delicate art of dwelling together.

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£175,000 to spend.

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Is that a lot of money in this area?

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Jilly and Mark will be sharing wardrobes, cupboards and undie drawers,

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so they'll have to plan storage space.

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-They want space indoors, too.

-Fine.

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Our couple will be in trouble if one half feels like they don't have "mushroom".

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With a budget of £175,000,

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they could probably pick up a property for 130, 140, and still within their budget,

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-do the work they require...

-Right.

-..get the house they want.

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Shockingly, one in five couples surveyed

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said they'd spend a whole day not speaking to each other after seeing red, so my advice...

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give in graciously and avoid that sulky silence.

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That way, you'll ensure you keep the "peas".

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Well, Rani, I don't know how you got on, but I now know everything

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about how to keep a relationship harmonious.

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-Oh, right - by getting on with it, is that?

-Nag, nag, nag!

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Anyway, Property 1 today. What can I tell you about my choice?

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Well, it is a beautiful, cutesy cottage style property.

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It needs a little bit of work for our painter and decorator,

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but the garden - a lovely, secluded garden. I think they'll love it.

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That's Property 1. I think it's a winner. Beat that.

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I have also given them a fantastic garden.

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It's already got fruit trees, and it's also got lots of outhouses,

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so Mark can tinker away, he can keep chickens, he can plan everything...

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Now the wildcard today.

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When you initially see the wildcard, you may think we've lost the plot.

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But we haven't, because it is actually a great plot.

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Fabulous - loads of room for development, here.

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And the front of it is beautiful -

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there's a little brook and little ducks, it's very idyllic.

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-Perfect for them to start their life together!

-That's the wildcard.

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Which one should we start with? Actually who cares what you think? Let's start with mine.

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Mark and Jilly wanted to get out of town, and my choice, Property 1,

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is in the picture-perfect village of Reepham,

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with its handy shop and popular pub. It fits the bill a treat.

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Enough about the village, Simon. Tell me about the house.

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The house is a cute cottage which Mark and Jilly could easily make their own.

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The garden will put a grin on Mark's face.

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OK, Jilly and Mark, I'm going to start things off today.

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Property 1 is my choice. A little bit about where we are.

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-It's called Reepham. It has a local pub, it has a local shop.

-Excellent.

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It is surrounded by fields, but we are only 2.5 miles from the centre of Lincoln.

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I think this combines rural living with city amenities.

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-Yep.

-Yep.

-Sounds all right?

-Sounds great.

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Let's focus on this building.

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It's a very old cottage that's been extended over the years. First impressions, please.

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-Interesting.

-Yep, quirky.

-Got some character.

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The other thing I would say as well...

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This place, it does need - how can I put it? - a bit of imagination

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to see how you could make the space work better for you.

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Get in there and enjoy it.

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Put those imaginations to the test.

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-Oh.

-Small-ish.

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There's a bit more through here, though.

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-Needs a bit of TLC.

-Yeah.

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Nice little dining space.

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Oh, this is nice, Jill.

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-Oh! Beams.

-Yes.

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Now, Simon, are these original beams?

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No. They are faux.

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Ooh, fireplace.

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-Ah. Real fireplace.

-Nice and cosy, isn't it?

-It is.

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-Oh, this is nice, Mark.

-Ah, conservatory.

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-It's quite bright, isn't it?

-It's a real sun-trap.

-I like this.

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-Ooh.

-Ah.

-Aha.

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-That would explain the front door.

-Now I'm with it.

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-I've got the layout now.

-Coats, lots of space.

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The natural thing to use this space for, if you've got a computer, a little tiny desk in there...

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-Just a little office, worky space.

-OK.

-Yeah?

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-Maybe.

-Or...radically, you could use it as a front door!

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Bathroom! That's nice.

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-Not bad size, either.

-A good size, yeah.

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-Strange they've got the basin there, but...

-It's usable, isn't it?

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My fear was they wouldn't be able to see this place working and re-use the space,

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but I'm hearing "usable" in my ear.

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Stairs are a bit tight, aren't they? Mind you, it is a cottage.

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-What do you expect?! You don't get a big, grand staircase in a cottage.

-You can always go up sideways!

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Bedroom.

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-Oh.

-Oh, that's strange. Level change.

-Yeah.

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Could you...lift the floor?

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-You could do. It's a bit of a trip hazard, isn't it?

-It is.

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You could raise the floor, but there's an alternative, is there not?

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To use it as an in-built step to work out,

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so you don't have to go to the gym.

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-Oh! Not a bad sized room, really.

-Have one bed,

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-some built-in wardrobes across this end...

-That would be good, yeah.

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What else do you need?

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Is there room for a chandelier?

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You'd be banging your head on the...

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-Yeah.

-..lamp shade, wouldn't you?

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-Yeah.

-Yeah, not bad at all.

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-Bit of decoration...

-Decoration's easy.

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-Well of course decoration's no problem to them.

-Absolutely.

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-Not with your own painter and decorator!

-Exactly.

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Well...

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Ooh! Aha!

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-Garden!

-Ooh, nice garden.

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What, lawn? Veg plot?

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Veg plot, orchard, pond...

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..patio area.

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Interesting.

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-Ooh!

-That belongs to the property, doesn't it?

-Maybe.

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And if you carry on, there's another shared access with a greenhouse beyond!

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Look how long it is looking that way.

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You wouldn't see me. I'd be lost down here.

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Oh, dear. That would be terrible.

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-Well, that was a nice surprise, wasn't it?

-Really nice.

-Very nice.

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It's just such a gorgeous, quiet spot. It's very private.

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-I personally think this is a

-"24-carrot"

-garden.

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Maybe 100 potatoes, 200 sprouts...

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LAUGHTER

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But beautiful garden aside, the property itself...

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Not bad, not bad.

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Bedrooms were a little bit small - the second bedroom particularly.

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If you look along the row, people have extended out on the first floor with an extra gable,

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which could give you a bigger second bedroom, or a bathroom upstairs,

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which means you can open out the ground floor,

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so there are options there.

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-Yeah.

-Yeah, definitely.

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With a bit of time and money, you could do something with it.

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Speaking of money, Simon...

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Right, yes.

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Shall we play guess the price?

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-Yes.

-OK, maximum budget, £175,000.

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Ladies first. LAUGHTER

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-Very gallant of you(!)

-Cowardly!

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-140.

-140,000?

-Yep.

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-Right.

-I think a little bit more.

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I think about 145.

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OK.

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I've got two pieces of good news...

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for Jilly.

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Thank you.

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-You win.

-Oh, I win!

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And it's actually on the market for £5,000 less than your guess.

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£135,000.

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-Impressive.

-And you've still got this.

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-That surprises me.

-It has me.

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But you don't have to make decisions yet. You still have my property to see!

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-Well...

-What do you mean, "Well"?

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Follow me! Come on, let's go to Property 2.

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I'm taking Mark and Jilly a little bit further away for Property 2,

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into the heavenly haven of Horsington.

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-How do they feel about bungalows, Rani?

-Don't be fooled, Simon.

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This is no common or garden bungalow.

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Speaking of gardens... take a look at that.

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Now, I've brought you a little bit further afield from Market Rasen.

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We're in a little village called Horsington.

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-Do you know this area?

-BOTH: Vaguely.

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-The upshot. There is a local pub.

-Good.

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LAUGHTER

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Not just yet, Simon.

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-There is also a local shop.

-Excellent.

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-BIRDS TWEET

-As you can hear, it's very secluded. Lots of birds twittering away.

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-Right, OK.

-It's really beautiful. Now this is the property. So, first impressions.

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-It's nice.

-It's lovely, isn't it?

-Yeah, nice. We like it.

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Is that really positive, because the last one was like character...

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No, we like that. Yes.

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OK, you can see some windows there,

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but I have to admit, this place is a bungalow.

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-Yeah.

-And you're happy?

-That isn't a problem?

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-No.

-Nope. We're not bothered by that at all.

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That sounds good.

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Get in there and have a look!

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-Ooh!

-Ooh, this is nice.

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-I quite like this, Mark.

-Do you? Nice units.

-I like the cupboards.

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Tiling's nice, too.

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It's quite big.

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There you go. This is what they wanted - a little kitchen/diner.

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They wanted a LARGE kitchen/diner!

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Large, small, medium. A kitchen/diner is...

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Even if you're standing there eating over the hob,

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I'll class it as a kitchen/diner.

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-Ooh!

-This is quaint.

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That's nice.

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I like the black and white.

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-With the curtains.

-Wood burner.

-Oh!

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Brilliant.

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Oh!

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They've set it up as a little work room.

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You could put your weights in here.

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-Yeah.

-When you want to get fit again.

-Yeah, like never!

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See, a little hobby room!

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Ah, you see - there you go. That was my surprise, wasn't it?

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-Oh, there's a ladder.

-Oh, let's have an investigation.

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Ooh!

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Serious space, Jill.

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Couple of bedrooms?

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Yep - good head height. Two lots of windows. Very light.

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-You could do something with that, then, make it a bit bigger.

-Yep.

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It is a bungalow. However, the loft area has all been boarded out,

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so potentially, it is nearly ready to go.

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That's nice. That's a good sized bedroom. A nice red wall...

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-MARK LAUGHS You and your red wall!

-I like red walls.

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Yes...

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Bathroom.

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That's nice.

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-Full-size bath. Nice bit of space.

-Pine cladding.

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-Second bedroom.

-Bedroom two.

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-Not a bad size, and...

-Built-in wardrobes.

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Put a Jack and Jill door in and have it as an en-suite.

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Hey. There's an idea.

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She's making more work for him!

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Don't you worry, Mark will just bang a hole in that wall!

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-No problem.

-"What else can I get Mark to do? There we go..."

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-Welcome to your lovely garden.

-It's a stunning garden.

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-It really is, isn't it?

-It's gorgeous.

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You could do so much with it.

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Now, Mark...

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really good outhouse here.

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No!

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-Good potential for a space...

-It's got potential, yeah.

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Practise my straw-bale building. That's what I'll do.

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That is an idea.

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And what about the little surprise in there?

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-Were you expecting a loft ladder?

-I wasn't expecting a ladder. I thought that was really good.

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Listen. Plenty of potential here, but you know where we're at now.

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-Yes, your budget - £175,000 maximum.

-Mmm!

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Who is going to go first this time? I think it's your turn, Mark. It's only right.

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I think it's about 165,500.

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165,500. All right.

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-Jilly?

-170.

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-170?

-Yep.

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Congratulations, Mark. You are the closest this time,

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but you are both really way off.

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-This property is on the market at 149,950.

-BOTH: You're joking!

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-Do I look like I'm joking?

-LAUGHTER

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-Very pleasantly surprised.

-I thought it would be top end, I really did.

-I feel very pleased!

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And so you should! You might be even more surprised by the wildcard.

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-Oh, yes. And it's that way. After you, folks.

-Come on, let's go.

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I think I can safely say that today's wildcard will be more of an outsider than a favourite.

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This place in the vibrant village that is Nettleham,

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outside of Lincoln, does have the picture-postcard country setting they were after.

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-But...will the interior live up to their expectations?

-Hmm.

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Mark and Jilly, follow us to the wildcard.

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Now how about this for an approach to a house?

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-Look, little fishes!

-There are! Never mind the fish, though.

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-Ducks, as well.

-Excellent!

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-It is gorgeous, isn't it?

-Lovely.

-Do you know Nettleham?

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-A little bit.

-Yep.

-It's quite a nice village - got lots going on.

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-It has. You've got your pharmacy, Post Office...

-Even better.

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Now then...the property.

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If you just take a look down this alley here... There you go.

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That's the property, there. Rani, explain why it's a wildcard.

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Yeah, thanks, Simon.

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Now, this place needs a little bit more. It really does need vision for this place.

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We think it's something that you could put your own stamp on, and start your life together.

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We don't always show people properties that would be not only a home, but an investment.

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And I truly believe that this could be one of those.

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-All right?

-OK.

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Enough talk, take yourself off down the alley. The wildcard is that way.

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And it really is wild!

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Thank you.

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Oh! That's different.

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Very.

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-How's your kitchen fitting skills?

-Not bad, actually.

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Tell you what, though. Not a bad size.

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-Right.

-I think he's being polite, don't you?

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But you know what, Mark's being positive.

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-There's something to work with here.

-There is.

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Oh!

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-But again, that's a nice sized room. it would make a lovely dining room.

-It would.

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Nice view down the garden, though. Bit of tidying up...

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-A set of doors...

-Yeah, good idea.

-..straight out, and a little seated area.

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-And then your garden.

-I like that idea. That is a good idea.

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And a bathroom.

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Mmm...

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That wants LOTS of TLC.

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They could truly make this THEIR own little pad, their own style, their own taste,

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both of them working together. This could be their own little personal heaven.

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-Oh gosh. These are a bit steep.

-Aren't they just?

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Ooh. This is a nice sized bedroom, Mark.

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Nice view into the garden. I do like the view.

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-Yeah. Nice and tucked away, isn't it?

-It is, yeah.

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-LAUGHTER

-There's fear in Jilly's voice. "I do like the view!"

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-And again! Not a bad room.

-That's a good size, isn't it?

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I'm getting the feeling with Jilly that she's thinking,

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"The tart's boudoir, but it's a bedroom off a bedroom.

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"When the family come to stay, do they want to be going through the boudoir to get to their room?"

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-Hmm.

-Yeah.

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-Not bad for a master bedroom size.

-Needs a bit of work though.

-Yeah.

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-I don't think it's anything terminal, Jill.

-No, I don't. A bit of time and money.

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-There you are, come with me!

-We're coming.

-I want to show you something.

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Come on, come on. Ow!

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Ow, pebbles! This is not getting any easier, but it's worth it.

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Come and join me here.

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-Now then, you didn't seem that sure about that place.

-No.

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What's lacking?

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-The garden.

-The garden?

-Yeah.

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Look around. Everything you see -

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all the way around, right back to that shed there -

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-comes with that property.

-Seriously?

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-Oh yes.

-That's a bit of...

-That's quite a bit of land.

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-It is, isn't it?

-It just sits slightly off, doesn't it?

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I think that this plot is almost big enough for that self-sufficiency that you're thinking of.

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Oh, definitely. It's a permaculture dream, I tell you. A blank canvas.

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So, how was that garden? A bit of a surprise?

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It was, wasn't it? We just thought the little bit of garden,

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and that other bit, that was something else.

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Now, we did say this property was a wildcard. How wild was it for you?

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-Wild.

-The wildest yet.

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LAUGHTER

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Anything you spent on that place, in this gorgeous location,

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you would get back, no question about it.

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So, are you ready to guess the price?

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It's one-all at the moment,

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so this is the deciding one.

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OK, maximum budget of £175,000.

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Who would like to go first?

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I like your style, Jilly!

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Right. Well, it's thrown me completely now.

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Um... I'd say about...

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149,500.

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149,500.

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151.

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Ooh! Confidence.

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No, not at all!

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Yes, OK. Right...

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You lose. Well done.

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Oh, congratulations!

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Well that's good for both of you, though...

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Because this place is on the market for 137,500.

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-Good grief.

-What do you think of that?

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Yeah. Not bad at all, actually.

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-Realistically...

-That's stung me.

-..with a bit of work...

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TLC? You never know.

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Right, we've now shown you three very different properties, I hope you'll agree.

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You've now got to go and put your heads together

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and decide which one could be your first home together.

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-All right?

-Yep.

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-Go on, off you go. We'll see you in a moment.

-Good luck!

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Whilst they do that, here's a quick recap.

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Will my Property 1 with the garden of Mark's dreams romp home today?

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They'll have loads of spare cash to extend upstairs...

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Mark's a decorator, not a builder, Simon, so I'd give you long odds.

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My Property 2 in Horsington is just the ticket.

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It's a bargain bungalow...

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Hold your horses, Rani.

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-What about the magic they could work on the wildcard?

-That's true.

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Once they saw the garden, they opened their eyes to this neglected terrace.

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But will the work put them off?

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Hang on! That doesn't look like any of the properties we've shown them!

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No, it's the village pub in Horsington.

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They chose my property - number 2 - to test drive.

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-Cheers.

-Cheers.

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Oh, the peaceful haven with the big shed!

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I knew Mark couldn't wait to get up that ladder again.

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He's obsessed with usable space.

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HE KNOCKS ON THE FLOOR

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And I knew Jilly couldn't wait to get her family over.

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You realise they have the power to approve or veto her choice of residence?

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-Do you think Nanny could live here?

-Yeah.

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Brilliant, excellent.

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I've got to say, Jilly and Mark,

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I'm so impressed with your choice of Property 2.

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My choice, that is!

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I've got to admit, me and Simon thought the wildcard, you'd fallen in love with it.

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-Yep.

-Tempted, weren't we?

-We were.

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-Why is it that you went for this?

-The space.

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Outdoor space. Needs a bit of work, but it doesn't need that much work.

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That other one at Nettleham was nice, but it needed a lot of work.

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-Yeah.

-That's why we opted for this one.

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-Inside?

-A bit of reworking, and it could be fantastic.

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Well, so pleased that you chose this one,

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but we do have to ask a big question,

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because you've spent a little bit of time here now.

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Still holding hands, we see. Simon, would you like to do the honours?

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OK!

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-Oh! Oh, ask the question?

-Yes!

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-To buy or not to buy?

-We've got a little bit of investigation to do,

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and then I think it could well be a buy.

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-Yep.

-Yeah?

-Yep.

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-Brilliant!

-That is fantastic news!

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We've had a fabulous day and it's been quite special,

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because we're looking for your first home together. It's very romantic!

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Now the only thing is, when you buy this property,

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maybe Mark should choose the decor for the bedroom.

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On that note, I'm going to leave you!

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LAUGHTER

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