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On 8 Apr 2015 at 10:54am Hopeless wrote:
Look at the price of the house on Dorset Road.
This is absolutely nuts.

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On 8 Apr 2015 at 11:25am Passing By wrote:
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Calling all commuters!
Says it all really. The house is not even aimed at people who work in Lewes
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On 8 Apr 2015 at 11:33am Albert Square wrote:
Insane prices but if you think that's bad just wait until Lewes to Uckfield reopens. Dormitory clone town here we come.
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On 8 Apr 2015 at 11:36am Jenny wrote:
wow isn't it lovely ! We have a viewing tomorrow,
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On 8 Apr 2015 at 1:24pm Enry wrote:
A two bedder with loft conversion for 625k ? 425K would be more like it, if that.
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On 8 Apr 2015 at 1:47pm London by the sea wrote:
Well nearly by the sea - but if you owned the same house in London you could virtually swap and the only extra you'd pay is the annual train fare . Small price for not having to live in the Smoke.
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On 8 Apr 2015 at 3:12pm Mark Etforces wrote:
Of course, asking price and what they finally accept may be two very different things...
"Convenient for the station" is one thing, but living almost on top of the station (figuratvely) is another thing all together - I assume the whole road shakes whenever a train arrives/departs on the London line(s)?
Not my cup of tea at that price in that location, but for someone it may be just what they are looking for. Yes, I suspect it will be another DFL who fancies the idea of living in London-on-Sea, rather than anyone local :-( .
Locals with that sort of cash may chose to spend that sort of money on something a little further from the station, with off-street parking...
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On 8 Apr 2015 at 3:43pm andy wrote:
The end of terrace on Dorset Road (number 1) sold for 915k in Sept 2014. House prices have risen further since then.
This is not the asking price but the price achieved on the land registry records.
It's simply supply & demand for everywhere in the South East that's desirable.
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On 8 Apr 2015 at 6:17pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
1 Dorset Road looks a good bit larger -3 floors plus loft conversion - has 4 bedrooms and off-street parking. Thanks to our ludicrous parking scheme, off-street parking probably adds loads to the value, especially that near the station.
The one mentioned by the OP is little bigger than a Nevill house with a loft conversion. Hard to believe that it's worth 50% more just for being near the station. For the extra you pay in mortgage payments on the price difference, you could get a taxi there and back every working day and still be better off, and have off-street parking and the downs on your doorstep.
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On 8 Apr 2015 at 6:50pm Snob wrote:
But Annette who would want to live on the Nevill?
 
 
On 9 Apr 2015 at 10:59pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
Great. As soon as I get that 200,000 p/a job, I'll apply for a mortgage.
The political parties spend a lot of tine talking about the NHS and education, but isn't this the most important issue - the fact that the next generation don't stand a hope in hell of affording a house in their home town.
 
 
On 9 Apr 2015 at 11:27pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
Great. As soon as I get that 200,000 p/a job, I'll apply for a mortgage.
The political parties spend a lot of tine talking about the NHS and education, but isn't this the most important issue - the fact that the next generation don't stand a hope in hell of affording a house in their home town.
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On 10 Apr 2015 at 10:19am Mark Etforces wrote:
EoL - dpeends where you live I guess, in some parts of the country teh youngsters can afford to buy in their home town... On hols in North East last summer we came across brand new three-bed houses going for ca 110K IIRC...and they were within 20mins easy commute of central Newcastle wye aye man!
Its not so much that locals in Lewes cannot afford the prices, it's more that the "money" from London can easily afford the season ticket prices/travel costs, and so move down here.
Maybe people should be "encouraged" to live within say 30miles/45mins commute of their workplace.... perhaps by taxing heavily those that choose to live farther away from their workplace (higher "green" taxes on fuel or on season-tickets etc?).
Not popular, so unlikely to appear in any manifesto for a while yet.
What really bugs me is the fact that the DFLs choose to move down to Sussex of their own free will (thus inflating local housing prices), then have the temerity to complain when trains fail to run, when London Bridge is rebuilt to accomodate thir journeys, and every time rail fares are increased - they chose to move down here, no-one forced them to move this far from their workplace, they should have considered the possible "downsides" as much as they considered the attractive "up sides"of London-on-Sea...
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On 10 Apr 2015 at 10:34am Albert Square wrote:
Mark Etforces is spot on. Why move a long journey away and then complain about that journey? A much more rounded approach is needed. Encourage creating local employment opportunities, decentralise businesses out of London, and make a 50 mile commute the exception not the norm, like it used to be. That's far too forward thinking though so instead politicians will insist on building new rail lines to cope with demand, decimate communities with lack of local employment and encourage a totally economically unsustainable model of employment.


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