Zoops...Zoopla’s £13.85m gaffe

Edith Hancock
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A TECHNICAL glitch has shocked the residents of sleepy Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides, after property website Zoopla put a valuation of £14m on a semi-detached house not even up for sale.

Zoopla yesterday showed six houses for sale in the town, ranging from a 4-bed town house priced at £225,000 to a 2-bed terraced house for £40,000. The semi in Balmerino Drive, currently home to Annabel and Dan MacDonald, was nowhere to be seen but the search engine had valued it at £14m.

The MacDonalds told the BBC that they thought the house was worth closer to £150,000, but added that they would consider a sale if the £14m offer was made.

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