Inside the Southend homes that no one will buy

Putting your property on the market can be a stressful time, but what happens if it doesn’t sell?

According to Which? there are a whole plethora of reasons a property might not sell, whether it’s poor marketing and bad pictures, being overpriced or even having too much clutter. 

Here are a few of the homes in Southend that just won’t budge:

First listed: September 2017

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Crowstone Court, Holland Road, Westcliff Esplanade SS0

£535,000

This two-bedroom flat first appeared on Zoopla three years ago in September 2017 and has since seen a range in price increases and reductions.

Initially listed for a whopping £750,000 this property is nearly quarter-of-a-million pounds less than the original asking price. 

The modern and well-presented flat has a prime position on the Esplanade and was last reduced by £15,000 in September this year. 

First listed: March 2018

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Lonsdale Road, SS2

£120,000

Conveniently located moments away from Prittlewell Station this one-bedroom first floor maisonette is ideal for commuters.

With easy access to central London this property has been described as ideal for investers or first time buyers.

However, the property is quite cosy and does need some modernisation and TLC throughout. 

First listed: July 2018

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Grand Court West, Grand Drive, Leigh-On-Sea SS9

£340,000

This two-bedroom third floor flat has been on the market for a couple of years and just refuses to sell.

The property has a small west-facing balcony and average sized rooms that could do with a bit of a face lift. 

Offered with no-onward chain and boasting far reaching views over the Thames Estuary this property is a lovely pad for first time buyers. 

First listed: August 2018

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Tower Court, Westcliff Parade, Westcliff-On-Sea SS0

£235,000

Currently on the market with Appointmoor Estates this three-bedroom flat on Westcliff Parade has been on the market for more than two years. 

Since first being listed the price of the property has changed a massive 10 times and is now being sold for just under £45,000 less than the original asking price. 

Similarly to the rest of the properties featured in this article, this property is in need of modernisation and brining into the 21st century.

First listed: September 2018

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Leigham Court Drive, Leigh-On-Sea SS9

£280,000

Up for sale for more than two years, this property has seen a couple of price changes of the years. 

This property is described as an ideal first-time buy or buy to let investment with lots of potential for the next owner to leave their mark on the period home. 

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