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Rude street names knock thousands of pounds off the value of homes

Could your street name de-value the price of your home and cost you thousands of pounds?

A recent study revealed that homes located on roads with rude names are worth an average of £84,000 less than similar properties close by.

Out of 2000 British citizens that were interviewed, 60% of them admitted they would be put off living on a street with a rude or embarrassing name.

However, it’s not all doom and gloom! Because these properties have such a large depreciated value and are considered undesirable, they are ideal for first time buyers, or someone who wouldn’t necessarily be able to afford to pay the full price, so if you aren’t shy of a few innuendo’s, its a great chance to grab a bargain.

And Britain certainly isn’t short of these quirky street names! Here are the top ten embarrassing street names voted by Brits:

1. Minge Lane, Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, detached house – £253,389.
Detached house in Longfield – £325,000. 

2. Slag Lane, Lowton, Lancashire, semi-detached house – £112,620.           
Semi-detached house in Fieldfare Close – £141,297.      

3. Fanny Hands Lane, Ludford, Lincolnshire, detached house, £157,200           
Detached house in Magna Mile, £236,987.       

4. Bell End, Rowley Regis, West Midlands, semi-detached house, £126,409.           
Semi-detached house in Uplands Avenue, £187,027.  

5. Crotch Crescent, Marston, Oxfordshire, terraced house, £238,250.           
Terraced house in Ouseley Close, £280,500.          

6. The Knob, Kings Sutton, Northamptonshire, semi-detached house, £245,000.
Semi-detached house in Glebe Rise, £249,000.

7. Cock Lane, Farringdon, London, terraced house, £142,757.           
Terraced house in Wreford Court, £162,500.

8. Cockshoot Close, Stonesfield, Oxfordshire, semi-detached house, £286,536.           
Semi-detached house in Longore, £304,794.

9. Cumming Street, Islington, London, flat, £292,768.           
Flat in Britannia Street, £358,419.

10. Cock A-Dobby, Sandhurst, Berkshire, detached house, £456,481.
Detached house in Longdown Road, £615,000.

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Learner driver crashes into the front of a home

A learner driver in her thirties ended up driving her Hyundai Gets through a garden and into someones home after losing control on a right corner.
Emergency services blocked off part of the road while paramedics assessed both passengers.
The crash took place around 1.30pm on Saturday and has left a large hole in the front of the Netley terraced house. The Hampshire home was empty at the time and the driver and passenger escaped unharmed. The car was left damaged and had to be taken away on a truck.
Local resident James Myles said: ‘I came round and saw the car buried in there and the couple in it were just getting out.
‘I was relieved nobody was hurt. They were very lucky and it was lucky there was nobody inside.’

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John Lennon’s First Home Sold At Cavern Auction

The childhood home of the Beatles star was sold at auction yesterday, for a much higher price than anticipated.

The property had an estimated guide price of £150,000, however, situated on Newcastle Road, in the famous Penny Lane area of Liverpool, the home fetched £480,000.

Lennon lived in the three-bedroom, red brick terrace house with his parents and his grandparents until the age of five. The family home consists of a lounge, a family room and kitchen, in addition to three bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The home of the musician was bought by an American who is a big fan of the band. The buyer was not at the Cavern Club, where the auction took place, instead winning the bid over the telephone.

The previous owners of the home decided to sell the house at auction as they did not know how much it would sell for. Stephen Giddins from Entwistle Green estate agents said: “It’s very difficult to put a price on a house like this because you don’t know what someone who is a huge Beatles fan will be prepared to pay to live in John Lennon’s former home.”

The previous owners told the Liverpool Echo: “I’ll be sad to leave John Lennon’s first home…I have made sure original features have been preserved so that they reflect the 1960s period, when the Beatles wowed the whole world with their rock and roll music.

“The main structure of the house and features, such as the original Victorian sliding sash windows, are as they were when John Lennon lived here with his parents and his grandparents from 1940 onwards.”

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Bedroom destroyed by fire because teenage girls left her hair straighteners on

A 14-year-old girl forgot to unplug her hair straighteners which resulted in the destruction of her bedroom.

The forgetful teenager, Ellie Palin, left for a friends house while she failed to unplug the hair straighteners, luckily her brother smelt smoke before the fire spread to the rest of the house.

The family are now living with relatives while their Staffordshire bungalow is being repaired.

Ellie said: ‘I had turned the straighteners off but not unplugged them.

‘I thought my mum was joking when she told me what happened. It was quite a shock.

‘I feel really guilty about it because it was my fault and it’s affected the rest of the house. I’m going to be really paranoid about my straighteners now.’

 

Mrs Palin, Ellie’s mother said ‘My husband shouted at her on Sunday about leaving them on,’

‘She feels very guilty about it. It has been a very harsh lesson for her.

‘I opened the front door and saw this wall of black smoke.

‘We are all in shock. I think it’s still sinking in. Luckily we are fully insured.’

Firefighters battled the blaze for around 3 hours at the home in Knypersely.

Carl Mason , the Station manager from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘It is vital that after using hair straighteners, you turn them off at the socket and unplug them immediately.

‘They can reach up to 200 degrees so should always be treated with extreme care and left to cool on a heat proof surface.

‘By taking these simple steps, you could avoid devastating consequences.’

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