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price of houses

On 28 Nov 2012 at 10:33pm how much ? wrote:
wtf ......
is everybody in lewes on 100k a year ?
On 28 Nov 2012 at 10:53pm Lewes30 wrote:
I wish.
On 28 Nov 2012 at 11:03pm how much ? wrote:
how do people manage to pay those lewes prices....... is it exclusively londoners moving down ?
On 28 Nov 2012 at 11:23pm Hugo wrote:
Most Lewesians have moved out to places like Hailsham, Ringmer and Seaford. We live in a 5 bedroom house in Ringmer but our first house was in Landport. We've got a big garden and fantastic views, but if we moved back to Lewes we'd only be able to afford Nevil. It's definitely DFL's buying them all up.
On 28 Nov 2012 at 11:30pm how much ? wrote:
how was the landport ? whats ringmer like ? has lewes changed much with the london money ? i know our part of brighton has.
On 28 Nov 2012 at 11:53pm William wrote:
Changed for the better, to be honest. Broadened the gene pool, a few different families, etc.
Oh, and plenty of Lewes people have benefitted from increased house prices - someone has to sell to DFLs!
On 29 Nov 2012 at 8:06am Tony wrote:
I nearly made the ton last year. Hoping to beat it this year. (And I am not DFL) local through and through.
On 29 Nov 2012 at 8:22am Pete wrote:
I'm not a DFL either, and I think you'll find that prices are ridiculous pretty much anywhere in the UK. I was looking at the prices of houses in Dulwich the other day, and for a pathetic looking 3 bed semi with a small garden, it would set you back £950K - unbelievable ! As for Lewes, well, Landport is probably the cheapest and best value for money, the Nevill is a bit OTT, and everywhere else is DFLs only. Ringmer is a bit boring IMHO, and a bit pricey for what you can get, although there aren't any bonfires for those who dislike a noisy November 5th, but I do ! Which reminds me - how long is it now......
On 29 Nov 2012 at 8:42am 1st class to Victoria wrote:
If I only made a ton this year, I'd treat it as a serious failing. Still, the Avenue ain't cheap is it! Gufaw gufaw.
On 29 Nov 2012 at 11:44am Lewes30 wrote:
I've lived in lewes my entire life, can only dream of owning a property in lewes, I cannot even afford to rent a 1bed flat by myself, too many people with London wages pushing the prices up.
On 29 Nov 2012 at 2:59pm Ed Can Do wrote:
We manager to buy a house in Old Malling on a combined income of about £40k. I did need to borrow the deposit from family members though and I don't exactly go out much any more...

That said, our mortgage on a two bed house is actually cheaper than our rent used to be on a converted garage so if you can raise the deposit, buying is probably a cheaper option than renting in Lewes at the moment, depending on where in town you look of course.
On 29 Nov 2012 at 6:32pm Ordinary Gal wrote:
I've just moved back to Lewes, Lewes born and bred, I bought a place in South Street, I'm not on £100k and my neighbours are a great mix of London, Lewes, Leicester and all sorts. I love the mix and the prices are pretty ridiculous everywhere.
On 29 Nov 2012 at 6:52pm Old Malling wrote:
I've alway lived in Lewes - lucky that I got on the property ladder (small flat) when it was a bit more affordable and managed to move up to a house. I wouldn't want to be starting out on the property ladder now....
On 30 Nov 2012 at 10:54am Nixon Scraypes wrote:
The prices round here are ridiculous especially when you have to add on twice that amount again for your mortgage. It's even more galling when you discover that the banks create the money they lend you out of nothing ,the moment you sign a promise to pay them.It's even more annoying when the tax payer has to borrow this made up money from the banks to bail out the aforementioned banks and pay interest on it and endure"austerity" for the privilege of keeping those banks in existence. Funny old world.
On 30 Nov 2012 at 11:31am GhostBike wrote:
Yes, prices are ridiculous everywhere but Lewes is a particularly extreme case, given the distance from London or another employment hub. Prices are about the same as Esher or Beaconsfield, and not far off decent bits of London suburbia.
Put it this way, you'll get more for your money in Tunbridge Wells or Godalming than you will in Lewes, which probably wasn't the case 10 or 20 years ago.
On 30 Nov 2012 at 1:24pm Ordinary Gal wrote:
When I bought my first place in Lewes, before I moved away, it was bang on twenty years ago, the price difference between Lewes and Brighton was far more extreme then, Brighton was so much cheaper. it was well known that Lewes was an expensive place to buy. The flood depressed prices for quite a while and 'normalised' them, but now that it's been 10 years they are back up there. Lewes is a well thought of place, has been for years, not so different to Winchester in that way.
On 30 Nov 2012 at 2:42pm Old Cynic wrote:
At the top end of the market there is loads of dosh sloshing around and not all rich people are from London! There are plenty of well off Sussex folks. Lewes has always had its share of expensive properties and prosperous folk - as Ordinary Gal says its well thought of
On 30 Nov 2012 at 3:49pm GhostBike wrote:
Winchester is cheaper than Lewes. How much do you reckon this would cost if it were here?

Check it out here »
On 30 Nov 2012 at 4:01pm Ordinary Gal wrote:
I just meant that it is more expensive than the surrounding area, a county town, with good connections, but minus a University with the reputation of Sussex, I didn't mean it as a direct price comparison as there are too many factors to take into account for a straight like for like comparison.
On 30 Nov 2012 at 4:46pm Ordinary Gal wrote:
However, just to add grist to the mill, here's a link for a 3 bedroomed town house in Winchester.

Check it out here »
On 4 Dec 2012 at 9:25pm Frak wrote:
I think all houses are overpriced, but especially in places like lewes. When will people realise that the only people that high prices help are people wanting to downsize and estate agents. And who suggests the prices.........
On 8 Dec 2012 at 8:39am truth wrote:
house prices are a big con . i feel sorry for the next generation .

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