Episode 6 Wreck or Ready?


Episode 6

Retired couple David and Joan have 240,000 pounds to spend on a new home in Perthshire. Will they choose an already-perfect home, or embrace the challenge of a fixer-upper?


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Finding the right home can take months or even years.

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And even then you might not get everything you're looking for.

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My mission is to prove

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that getting hold of a renovation project can be the perfect way

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of obtaining your dream home.

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So I'm on the hunt for run-down wrecks with the potential to become a des res.

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But renovations

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can easily turn into nightmares, so fear not, DIY-phobes.

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I'm going to find a ready-to-move-into pad that doesn't need a day's work on it.

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So my mission is to find our buyers finished homes that are ready to move into.

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So will today's buyers opt for one of my renovation projects?

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Or will they play it safe and go for one of my readies?

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Today, we're house hunting in the picturesque area

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of Perth and Kinross in Scotland, around 40 miles north of Edinburgh.

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In this area, an average house costs around £166,000,

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which is 26% below the national average, so I'm hoping

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our house-hunters today will get a lot for their money.

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Retired coach driver David and wife Joan are two house-hunters in a hurry.

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They've recently sold their old house in Derbyshire, so at the moment

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they and their ten-year old Westie, Shona, are living in their mobile home,

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far from ideal when you should be enjoying

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a nice, comfortable retirement.

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The plan is to relocate to Joan's and David's native Scotland

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to enjoy the fresh air and open spaces.

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But before we can find them their dream retirement home, we need to find out

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exactly what they're looking for and who's up for taking on a wreck...

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and who wants a ready.

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'Hi, my name is David.

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'Hi, my name is Joan.'

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We've had the motor home for four years

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and so we decided when we wanted to look for a home in Scotland, the best thing would be to live

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in the motor home, be able to go to areas that we might like to live in, and because we're in the motor home,

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we had actually a chance to see what the place was like.

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This is good for you cos it means they can live in the mobile home

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-while they're doing up a renovation.

-Yeah, yeah!

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The budget that we've set aside is approximately £220,000.

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I would want a ready property because it makes life easy.

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I'd sooner take a little longer and get exactly what we want.

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OK, if it's a lot more work, so be it.

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Three bedrooms, sort of, is just about the right number.

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A bungalow because we think as we're getting older,

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it would be a better proposition.

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I like a decent sized kitchen, I don't like a tiny kitchen.

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I would like a double garage if we could get one.

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I like a large living room..

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And we would like a view as well.

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They're used to living in a very confined space.

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Everything we show them is going to be palatial by comparison.

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I've got an assortment of tractors, actually.

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I've been heavily into tractors since about 1978

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so that's my hobbies and of course, this is

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a problem when I start looking for a house. Where am I going to have the space to put these?

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-Some people have stamps. Some people have...tractors.

-Tractors.

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-Are you getting the impression that the house is almost secondary here?

-For sure.

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They want all that space for the tractors, the nice garden, the views,

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and they've got to park their mobile home. That does seem the priority.

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But if you listen to Joan, the more she talks,

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the more she starts talking about big living room, big kitchen...

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This is going to be property that's in high demand.

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-It's going to be "ouch".

-It's going to be compromise, isn't it?

-It is!

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I'm sure we can sort something out.

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-Good luck.

-Yeah, thank you.

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David and Joan have a wish list on a tight budget.

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They're looking for a three-bedroomed bungalow with a scenic view.

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Joan wants good-sized rooms and a garden to potter around in

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whilst David wants plenty of outside space to park his tractor collection and their mobile home.

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That's a lot of property for just £220,000.

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For my first ready, I've brought us to the village of Scone,

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just two and a half miles outside Perth.

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With a nearby church, Post Office and a selection of shops,

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this location offers a great blend of town and country.

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This pretty, three-double-bedroomed bungalow

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is on the market for offers in excess of £232,000.

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It's a little over budget but it should be right up Joan's street

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as it's ready to move into. Plus it's got a garage and a shed,

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which should keep David happy.

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All sounds very impressive, Jane, but is there room for the mobile home?

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-Well, Jonnie, I think we're about to find out.

-Here they are.

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I think this is them.

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Wow, that's a big beast.

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That's good. No wonder they're not worried about having a house.

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That IS a house!

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I'll have a 99, please!

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-Hi, guys.

-Hello, how are you?

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I'm very good, thank you.

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Did I pass the first test of getting the mobile home on the driveway?

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You have managed the first test, yes.

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-We're in. That's the main thing!

-What are your first impressions?

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-It looks nice, actually.

-Mmm.

-You sound surprised.

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Well, I didn't know what I was going to see. It does, it looks nice.

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'So far, so good. The mobile home looks right at home.

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'I'm not sure David and Joan will be, though.

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'That main road doesn't scream peaceful retirement property to me.

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'Well, if they like the rest of the house, the road might not be an issue.'

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I wanted to bring you in here first

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to a lovely warm kitchen.

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Come on round.

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I wanted to gauge your first reactions really from this.

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-I'd have liked it a bit bigger.

-Oh.

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Not a good start then, eh?!

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You've got a little seating area there and there's a dining room straight across the way,

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and just behind this door, a large utility room, which you'll see on the way out to the garden.

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-Does that not help?

-Mmm.

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-Jane, come on.

-I'm clutching at straws here, Jonnie! Help!

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What are you thinking? This is a great opportunity

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for Jane and myself to find out what works and what doesn't.

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You're not saying a lot but your face is speaking volumes.

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It's not working for you.

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Is it too small?

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Well, yae and nae.

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That's good. That's a good answer.

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'Mmm, looks like Joan's going to be a tricky woman to please.

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'At least I've given her the big, bright living room she was after, plus three good-sized bedrooms

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'and remember, for these guys, the outside space is just as important.'

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-Well, Joan, I feel that I've failed you miserably with the kitchen.

-No, you haven't.

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So I'm hoping that I can impress you a little bit more.. Come on up here.

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..in the garden, cos you do like a nice garden, don't you?

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Yes, I do. I like footering about in the garden.

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This is a nice garden, something that you can keep on top of.

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Lovely lawned area, which is currently being used as a playground.

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I'm sure there's going to be a few tractors there.

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And of course, there's vegetable patches for you, David, and a little shed.

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So quite a nice space out here.

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No, it's a good-sized garden.

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I like this garden. I can just...

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I can see me using this garden to its fullest.

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David, what would you want to do here? I'm thinking...

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The shed is going to move so I've then got access

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and I can bring my tractors into the garden here.

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I won't have this bit of grass to cut.

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So it will be a play area cos it's where all your tractors will be!

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Definitely! Because there's tons of room to get into here.

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It's made up for the kitchen for me, anyway!

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Oh, I'm glad! What about you, Joan?

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-He can do that if he wants, I'm not too bothered.

-I've got a question.

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You're not getting a massive kitchen and he's taking over your garden with tractors.

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What's it like living with these tractors?

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As long as I get the shed as my workshop, I'll settle for that.

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'At least they're now talking like this house might be a possible.'

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I like the garden, I like the access and there's plenty of room,

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so it ticks the boxes that we wanted from that side.

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I think possibly with the kitchen, I wouldn't mind trying to extend the kitchen out to make a square.

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The kitchen I could... come to terms with.

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And I don't like the mirrors on the built-in wardrobes

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so they would have to go.

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I get the sense that Joan's not really sold on this place.

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'I think we're going to have to keep looking.'

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She's a tough cookie, that's for sure.

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She knows what she doesn't want.

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OK, it's all about the kitchen and living spaces.

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My concern, though, is I think they want quite a lot for a fairly limited budget.

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For a detached bungalow with land,

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there may be some compromises, and Joan doesn't sound like someone who's willing to make those yet.

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Jane's first ready just wasn't roomy enough,

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so to give Joan and David the inside and outside space they're after,

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I'm going to gamble with my first wreck.

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We've come just six miles down the road near the village of Kinfauns.

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The house is a two-bedroomed former lodge with its own paddock,

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on the market for offers over £175,000,

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leaving 45,000 of their 220K budget for renovations.

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This house has everything they want - spacious rooms, views,

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plus over an acre of land. But there is a compromise.

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It's next to a busy road.

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I think you mean motorway, Jonnie.

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Well, at least it's handy for heading off in the motor home!

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The road would bother David more than it would bother me.

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-I've no neighbours.

-No neighbours. You want neighbours?

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Aye, to a certain extent.

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Well, you've got a farm up there, that little track there,

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and just over the other side of that road you've got Kinfauns, a small village.

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So it's a case of getting the flags out and signal, "I'm still alive."

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Oh, you'd get a zip wire wouldn't you? This is... Look..

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you said you wanted land, bungalow and views.

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Are we prepared to look inside?

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-Yes.

-Yes, we'd like to look inside, yes.

-OK. Let's look inside.

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'So whilst the road's not a complete deal breaker, it looks like I'm going to have to wow them with the house.

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'I'm not sure the dated decor is going to do that, Jonnie.

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'Yes, but David IS prepared to take on a bit of work

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'and I think the changes here are more cosmetic than structural.'

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Now, the last property, Jane's property, was all about the space.

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So, living-room wise, what do we think of this?

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-Good size.

-Good size.

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Because I'm going to ask you to potentially juggle rooms around.

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Cos also at the back of my mind, I'm thinking about views.

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-So follow me through here.

-Ooh.

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Now, this at the moment is one of your bedrooms.

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What would you prefer to do, wake up to views or maybe compromise

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on size and have this as a living room? Cos it's got the dual aspect.

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-It's brighter than that other place.

-Yes. Yeah, yeah.

-Definitely.

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One thing you could have here is, if you had this as your living room

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then maybe you could have a conservatory coming off this window.

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Turn this window into a door and have a nice big

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very light living room away from the road and into the views.

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Yes, it would make a big difference to this room, both size and light.

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You seem to be a bit brighter now, Joan. Just on the subject

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of this house, you seem to have come round a little bit, have you?

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-You can always make a difference.

-Yeah.

-No matter where you go.

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Are you happy to move into a house and do a bit of work?

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Doesn't bother me if we can live in the van while it's done and be out of the road of the dust and dirt.

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-And what's he like, is he handy?

-No.

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-OTHERS LAUGH You do get it! You do get it in the neck.

-I can't win.

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-Is she always like this?

-Yes.

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Let's go and find another room, perhaps you can have opposite ends of the house!

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-Let's go and find you a room at the bottom.

-You could be working well on that one!

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'So that's one up for me. Joan's warming to the idea of a renovation.'

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Okey-doke. Now then, another bedroom.

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-Built-in wardrobes.

-Yay.

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-You know I talked about making a conservatory at the top end?

-Yes.

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You could do that or you might want to put a conservatory or even an extension down the bottom end

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because all that paddock there

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is included with this house.

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-Ah!

-So I didn't want you to have somewhere to...

-All of that?

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All of that. I didn't want you to have somewhere to store your tractors but somewhere to USE your tractors!

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-Right down to the very end?

-Yeah.

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So, Joan, what I'm thinking of is, he's outside playing on his tractors,

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you're inside in the conservatory, going, "Yeah, silly man."

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They're both happy.

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-Yep, yeah.

-Build him a granny house in the garden...

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-..with his tractors.

-And you've got a good view from here as well.

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Now, look, this place is on the market for offers over £175,000.

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Now, you know what Scotland's like, it could go substantially above or it could settle around £175,000 itself.

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'In Scotland properties are usually marketed on an offers-over basis.'

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When house prices were booming the final selling price was often around 20% higher, but in today's market

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an offer around or sometimes even under the advertised price can be enough to secure the property.

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I've arranged for a couple of quotes to get the renovations done, and around £25,000 should do the job,

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including new kitchen, bathroom and a conservatory,

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meaning they could come in 20,000 under their £220,000 budget.

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It's getting more interesting as the day is going on.

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So I don't know which one of you is going to have the smile on their face at the end of the day.

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Probably Jane, it normally is her!

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I don't know. Judging by this reaction, it's much better than my first property today.

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Well, at least Joan's smiling and not wincing.

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Ah, but I can do both!

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'Joan's a hard lady to please but I think the advantage of a wreck

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'is that you can often get more of the must-haves on your wish list with the occasional compromise.'

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Well, we started off very low with that road noise, but I've

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ended up on a massive high, they seem to really like this place.

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I was impressed by her reaction. I don't think you need to hold back on your renovation this afternoon.

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I thought I'd have to convince Joan to look at anything with any work on, but, no,

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I think this, as it's a possibility, I'll go crazy this afternoon and show them an absolute wreck.

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I would. And I think I need to focus on the land cos their faces lit up

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when they saw that land, so if I can get them a ready on a nice plot, I think they're mine.

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'Oh, that's fighting talk, Jane.

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'So far I reckon I'm winning unless David and Joan have had second thoughts already.'

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I don't think it's us, do you?

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No, I don't see myself living here and I would feel very isolated when you were away.

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-Yeah, yeah, yeah.

-Just here by myself.

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-Yeah.

-And I would be worried about the dog all the time as well.

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Well, that's put a spanner in the works. I thought I'd won them round.

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So we're two houses down and Joan's not really liked either of them.

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'At least I've learned, though, that a doer-upper isn't completely out of the question.'

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I reckon Joan's the one I need to please but what I'm happy with

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is the fact that they both seem open-minded to doing some renovation

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so I'm going to push the envelope even further now and show them a complete wreck.

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Good luck with that, Jonnie, but my next ready is just about perfect.

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And let's face it, when you're well into your retirement, why go mucking around with a renovation?

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I've brought David and Joan to the village of Errol, ten miles east of Perth.

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Joan should feel happier having a few neighbours around

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but there are still some great countryside views.

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The property is a three-bedroomed detached bungalow,

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on the market with a guide price of £230,000.

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It might not be the prettiest on the outside, but with these guys

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it's more about ticking off everything on their wish list.

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For vintage-tractor nut David there's a double garage, a workshop and a large driveway

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whilst Joan's going to love the conservatory and well-kept garden.

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And, as an added bonus, they get about an acre of land.

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So you give them everything they want but it's out of their price range.

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'Ah, well, a little birdie's told me that for the right property, they'd be prepared to stretch the budget.'

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What I want you to do is have a look out there.

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That's a great view, isn't it?

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-Lovely.

-I saw your eyes light up in the last property

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when Jonnie showed you the field behind.

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Now, what I'm going to tell you is you're getting just under an acre of land with this property.

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How's that working for you?

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Yes, you're working well. You're working well, yes.

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-Joan?

-Yeah.

-Don't go quiet on me now, girl.

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He'll get all his wee tractors sitting along there.

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Yeah, and you can do all your veg, you've got a little vegetable patch there as well.

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-Mm.

-And of course the tractors could be kept completely separately.

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The only thing I'm a bit concerned about is the outside bathroom.

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Well, I thought that was a nice touch, actually!

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I got that especially for you, Joan, it's your outdoor Jacuzzi.

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My swimming pool!

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Wash my wellies!

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So far, so good. I was worried that David and Joan might be put off

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by the exterior but I'm confident the interior will suit them to a T.

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A larger square kitchen, which is what you asked me for earlier.

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-Yes, I like it.

-You can leave this table in here or, of course,

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you could just come and sit out here

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in the dining room, which leads on to the living room. Come on through.

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-Ah, that's nice!

-How's this space working for you?

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Lovely. You have ticked the boxes.

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-Yeah! They're nice dimensions in here, aren't they?

-Yes.

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I used to have an L-shaped living room before and I always liked it

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because when you had a party you were all at that end and this was your wee dance area.

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-Ah!

-It works well for that sort of thing.

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Well, if you'd told me you wanted a discotheque...

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maybe I could have provided that from the get go.

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-I like an L shape.

-Yeah.

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I need to let you know the price.

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It is on for offers in excess of 230.

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-Mm-hm.

-They have already had an offer on it at 232,

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so that gives you an indication

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of what the vendors are expecting to get. But that fell through due to a chain.

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Price seems about right from what we've seen so far,

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and certainly it's a nice property. I think we could be inclined to put an offer in on this one.

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-Really?!

-Mm-hm.

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Really!

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-Really!

-That's amazing.

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Shall I ring Jonnie now and tell him not to bother with his wreck? Can I do that?

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'Looks like it could be game, set and match.'

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-It's a nice house, this one.

-Yes, very nice.

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-I rather like this house.

-Yes, I know you do.

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Ticking the boxes, as they say.

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'Ticking all the boxes. That's what I like to hear.

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'Time to pass on the good news to you-know-who.'

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Well, I'm just a bit worried that it might be a wasted journey

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-sending them to you, to be fair.

-Oh, really?!

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They absolutely love this place.

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I struggled with Joan at the first property. Safe to say she hated it.

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But this one, I don't think I'm going to peel her away from.

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Well, look, it all sounds fantastic, well done.

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Just for the sake of exercise be a good girl and put them in a car for me, will you?

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And then I'll come and polish your halo later on.

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-All right, I'll send them over if I can. Bye.

-All right.

-Bye.

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He's got his work cut out, for sure!

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Jane, it ain't over till the fat lady sings, and I've got nothing to lose.

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For my final wreck I've decided to offer David and Joan

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something completely different from everything else we've shown them so far.

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We've headed north to the hills around Amulree but we're still only 23 miles from Perth.

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They wanted views - and, boy, do them have them!

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'And David's tractors would be in their element up here.'

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Do you notice we've turned off the main road now?

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What are you thinking, Joan? Your face has gone from smiling to stone!

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I'm thinking, "Where are we going?"

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-I quite like this up here, Jonnie.

-Do ya?

-Yeah.

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-You like this?

-Yeah, this looks a nice spot up here.

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One thing, anyway, we will have up here is plenty of views.

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I don't know whether there's going to me much noise with traffic!

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I don't think there'll be any noise of anything to be honest with you.

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'Well, at least David's keeping an open mind.

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'Joan's the one you've got to convince though, Jonnie.

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'Yes, I'm aware of that!

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'The property is a completely uninhabitable wreck.

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'It's a two-bedroomed derelict cottage on a stunning one-acre site

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'on the market for £160,000.

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'Showing David and Joan this place is a real gamble

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'so I can't wait to see what they make of it.'

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Right, then.

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Out we come.

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Obviously I'm getting a bit nervous now.

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Joan... Look at this! ALL LAUGH

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You all right, love?

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What's the matter?

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Are you all right? Come on, come and have a look.

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If you're laughing, you're not going to hit me. I like it.

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Are you for serious?

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I'm... I am serious...

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Are you really for serious?

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Yeah, let's go onto the plot of land and I'll show you a bit more.

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Are you happy to do that? Are you going to be all right in those shoes?

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No, I'm not happy, but let's go.

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'Jonnie, you've reduced Joan to tears!

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-'That's some going, even for you.

-It's not the reaction I was hoping for, but you never know

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'with these two, it wouldn't be the first time they've changed their mind.' Now, then...

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I know you liked the land with the first renovation that I showed you.

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-Yes.

-Steady as you go, Joan.

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So, you sit in a really nice square plot.

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-All the way up that stone wall, that's the far boundary of it.

-Right.

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Oh, and I've still got my Jacuzzi!

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OTHERS LAUGH

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What a view from that bath! You wouldn't want to build a wall around it!

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You can see for miles. And there's also a caravan to live in while the house was being done up!

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On a serious note...!

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On a serious note, you did say you wanted views, look at that.

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Look, I mean, there's some of the finest views I've shown anybody.

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The view itself is lovely, if you're a bird!

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'Jonnie, I sense you're fighting a losing battle with this one.

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'Jane, you're probably right but you never know the development potential might interest them.'

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There's planning consent to build a four-bedroomed house on this plot.

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Our view was the fact that whilst you don't want a four-bedroomed house, it might be too expensive to build,

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we've had some quotes and one quote was to extend and refurbish this

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into a two-bedroomed bungalow, the costs were coming in around 75 grand.

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It's on the market for offers around £160,000.

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-£160,000?!

-No way.

-Goodness me!

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'This place might not be for David and Joan, but add the 75 grand cost

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'of redeveloping the house, the 160 grand asking price,

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'and someone's going to get a bespoke home in a stunning location for £235,000.'

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Potential for someone but not for us.

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No, the wee birdies can have it.

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'Well, it was worth a try. I've got a funny feeling, though, Jane's going to say, "I told you so." '

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Where are we?! ..Ooh!

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Tell you where we are - we're nowhere near where they want to live.

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-Did you actually get Joan out the car?

-Kind of.

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In a fit of hysterics, to be honest with you.

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She wanted neighbours.

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Sheep, cows?

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Look at that, look at this beautiful countryside.

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You cannot argue with that view, that's pretty good.

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But you might argue with that, now, having seen it.

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Yeah.

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-Well, you know let's go and see them and if you're with me they might not hit me.

-You reckon?

-Yeah.

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So, our search for David and Joan's ideal retirement home

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has been a roller-coaster ride.

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We started this morning with Jane's three bed bungalow near Perth

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which is ready to move into, but Joan hated the small kitchen.

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Then Jonnie gave them this rundown gatehouse. It's ripe for renovation

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but the noisy location didn't float their boat either.

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Jane's next property was another bungalow, near the village of Errol.

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Even though it was ten grand over budget,

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they loved the spacious feel inside and out.

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And finally Jonnie brought them right out

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into the country but this derelict cottage left them stone cold.

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I get the feeling this was a one-horse race but David and Joan

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have surprised us a couple of times today, so it's time to find out.

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So, do you want to have a look at anything else again that you've seen today?

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I would like to have another look at the third house.

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I liked the L-shaped living room, I liked the kitchen,

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bedrooms are a good size. The only thing that's needing done

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to it is to take the bathroom and make it into an en-suite.

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-Sounds very positive.

-You should have seen her face, I couldn't believe it.

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-Really?

-It lit up, it was amazing.

-Oh, wow.

-David, you liked it, too.

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Everything was there that we were looking for, the land round about it,

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we were even saying to ourselves what potential that might actually have.

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Sounds like we might have cause to celebrate. We have a favourite house and a second viewing in the offing.

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-Yeah.

-So yeah, please, keep in touch and let us know what you want to do.

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I mean, that's Jane's domain, not mine, but I suppose I should try and get you off this, er...

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this land now, shouldn't I? Is it fireman's-lift time?

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If you don't, I'll need a potty!

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Come on, Joan. Come with me, come on!

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'Well, we'd better get out of here and give Joan time to think on their next move.

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'Next day I've arranged for them to go back and take a second look at the Errol bungalow.'

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It's great how it looks different when you come on the second day.

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-Certain things look different, you know?

-I like the size of it.

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-Yeah.

-And the shape of it.

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Look at the sun coming in there, that's making a difference.

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-Yeah, it's grand.

-It is.

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I do like the view going over there.

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-You can see for miles, can't you?

-Aye. I like the big window where you've plenty light coming in.

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'The good news is David and Joan still like the house.

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'The question is, though, have they fallen in love with it?'

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-Hi, Jane.

-Hello David, how are you?

-Very well, thank you. We feel

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-that we'd like to put an offer in on the property.

-Oh, that's brilliant news David!

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'David and Joan have asked me to put in an offer of £228,000.

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'They've gone six grand over budget but it's still two grand under the asking price.

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'But the good news is the vendor has accepted their offer

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'and they're looking forward to pulling up in the motor home in a few weeks and moving in.'

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I'm delighted. They had a huge amount of things on their wish list.

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-I thought it would be a struggle, but we seemed to give them everything they wanted.

-Pretty much.

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-That's what it's all about at the end of the day. Join us next time...

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Retired couple David and Joan are living in their motor home and need help. With 240,000 pounds to spend on a new home in Perthshire, property experts Jonnie Irwin and Jane Farnham show them a selection of ready homes and fixer-uppers. Will David be getting his spirit level out for a Wreck, or will Joan be hanging her net curtains in a Ready?


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