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    Default Would you pay in excess just because of a celebrity status?

    http://news.domain.com.au/domain/rea...113-2xgir.html

    Julie Gillards house sold at auction today - it was marketed as around $600-650k. Agents have been saying the 'celebrity status' would probably push it up by $100k. The house is updated but nothing special, is opposite a high school and not in the 'nicer' part of the area either. Someone just paid $921k!!!

    So, would you pay in excess of what a property was worth just because of who owned it previously? I mean she wasn't exactly a loved PM either!
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    Well the kitchen was in mint condition

    *Boom tish*

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    Well the kitchen was in mint condition

    *Boom tish*
    And bathroom, ha!

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    Not for real estate. No way in hell. Not even if it was a super famous person! Memories and celebrity status fade.

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    Nope, I wouldn't- and I like Gillard!

    By the same token, should we expect a bargain if the house was the scene if an awful crime?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    Nope, I wouldn't- and I like Gillard!

    By the same token, should we expect a bargain if the house was the scene if an awful crime?
    Yep - I've sold 2 houses where apparently someone was shot in the front yard and where someone hung themselves and they were very hard to sell and went under market value

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Yep - I've sold 2 houses where apparently someone was shot in the front yard and where someone hung themselves and they were very hard to sell and went under market value
    This could be my ticket into the market!
    (sorry- black humour!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    This could be my ticket into the market!
    (sorry- black humour!)
    ...is it bad that the thought crossed my mind? I wouldn't be turned off by a murder house. Maybe even a little excited that I could creep out guests who believe in the paranormal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Lovegood View Post
    ...is it bad that the thought crossed my mind? I wouldn't be turned off by a murder house. Maybe even a little excited that I could creep out guests who believe in the paranormal.
    I know, right?
    Glad I'm not the only one

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    No way!

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