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Friday, 5 December 2008

Tall Pines - Now Available with Ferrari and Dubious Story Line

The six-bedroom house at the bottom of Henbury Road is now up for sale - with a "free" Ferrari thrown in for good measure.

The story, as reported in today's Evening Post, is that the six-bedroom executive home in Westbury on Trym "first went on the market two and a half months ago" but has been a little difficult to sell in the current financial climate. The Ferrari has therefore been included to encourage the buyer who is willing to pay the full asking price of £1.05 Million.

The reality, reported here on Trym Tales in March 2008, is that the house was originally put on the market that month at £995,000 via Savilles. After failing to sell, the property has more recently been advertised with local estate agents Andrews for £100,000 less than the original asking price. This development was also reported on this blog here in October.

Which means that, should anyone pay £1.05 Million to the owner - a Mr Duncan Jones of Wraxall - they will prove true the old maxim quoted in private by property developers, that "money tends to flow from unsophisticated to sophisticated people."

Shame that the Evening Post couldn't check its facts before falling for this piece of obvious PR spin.

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