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Posted: 29 November 2013 09:50 AM   [ Ignore ]
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People living on a UK street fear house prices could suffer after Google Earth images showed their estate resembles a giant penis.

Locals on George Road, Edward Road, and Yeoman Cottages in Hoylake, Wirral, fear potential house-hunters wouldn’t want to buy a property in the phallic-shaped area.

When viewed from above, the red roofs on the homes – which have an average £200,000 price tag – make the cul-de-sac look like a penis.

Resident Carl Hodge, 45, said: “Since someone spotted this on Google Earth we have all become a laughing stock”.


Source (with foto): http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/10464674/Fear-for-house-prices-as-estate-resembles-giant-p*nis-when-viewed-from-above.html

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Posted: 29 November 2013 11:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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They could always paint the roofs different colors to break up the shape.  I’ve always wondered about people who obsess over the selling price of their house.  Personally I am planning on staying in mine for the duration so the selling price doesn’t factor into things.

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Posted: 02 December 2013 10:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Me too gray.  In fact yesterday I was talking to Erik about buying houses when we saw a sign (after the fact) that a large builder had put up saying they were having a Black Friday sale on their homes.  I couldn’t imagine what kind of big difference in cost would even be which invited something I stated about 30 years ago.  I said then, and meant it, that I could not afford to buy a home (at that time), and if I finally ‘could’ afford one in my 60s I surely would NOT be making that purchase then and having to face a 30-year (even a 15-year) mortgage at that late time in life.  The best time to buy a home really is in your 30s or 40s (unless you’re really fortunate earlier), but not later.  So…..I’ve never owned a home/house.  Erik’s is now paid off so only yearly taxes will need to be paid.  There is no intent at this time to selling either.

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