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    Something worries me about this place. Well, several somethings actually, like that open top-of-the-house bit. Who's going to be first over the edge after a skinful?

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    And half of it looks like it's been patched together with cardboard and that white gluey stuff. Look at the price! And I was worried how much we dare ask for our place in the same area. There's a lot of land but it's not really usable land because it's fairly steep and covered in bush. Sheesh!

    It'll be interesting to see how long it stays on the market.
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    I've said it umpteen times and this proves my point. Most of the housing stock in New Zealand needs knocking down. It looks like a particularly bad DIY-er has abandoned work half way through a very badly bodged renovation. Normally, I'd say that a mortgage company would never lend against a property in that state, but then again, this is New Zealand....

    As a point of (little) interest, 'naked' plasterboard (the grey stuff on the upstairs walls in the photos) absorbs moisture and grease over time, especially when it is left in or above a cooking area for a few weeks. When that happens, it's damn near impossible to get the skim coat to stick.

    What's that old adage? Something about buyer beware.......?

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    Its houses like that which made us decide to build our own house, with double glazing, insulation, tiled roof etc - pure luxury apparently, the builders couldn't understand why we would pay the extra to have 3x the normal amount of insulation!! That area above the kitchen looks seriously dangerous - but then health and safety issues are not looked at quite the same in NZ as they are in UK are they??

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    Throws me back to the time when my kids were small.

    'I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down.'
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