Crowborough drop in house prices bucks national trend

The Argus: Crowborough drop in house prices bucks national trend Crowborough drop in house prices bucks national trend

A rural town has seen the biggest drop in home sales in the whole country.

Crowborough saw the biggest drop in home sales in the six months to September last year with a 10% fall in transactions.

The drop was in stark contrast to the rest of the country where property sales grew at their fastest annual rate in ten years in the same six months period.

Lloyds Bank research discovered that across England and Wales, 98% of towns were found to be "hot spots" with a year-on-year increase in sales compared to just over one quarter of towns a year earlier.

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11:18am Sun 9 Feb 14

whatone says...

Try joining the dots.

The fact that there been seven oil and gas drilling exploration licences issued in and around Crowborough has probably got a lot to do with it.

Wherever there is fracking, or fracking is threatened, property blight soon follows!

Many home owners will find that they will individually lose more than the £100k bribe offered to 'local communities' to allow the energy companies to pollute their areas!
Try joining the dots. The fact that there been seven oil and gas drilling exploration licences issued in and around Crowborough has probably got a lot to do with it. Wherever there is fracking, or fracking is threatened, property blight soon follows! Many home owners will find that they will individually lose more than the £100k bribe offered to 'local communities' to allow the energy companies to pollute their areas! whatone

11:42am Sun 9 Feb 14

SlithyTove says...

Camoron suggests that homeowners living near frack sites may be entitled to 'compensation'... for what exactly? Is he actually admitting there's danger and risk involved in shale gas exploration & extraction and will directly affect the safety of those living in close proximity?
Camoron suggests that homeowners living near frack sites may be entitled to 'compensation'... for what exactly? Is he actually admitting there's danger and risk involved in shale gas exploration & extraction and will directly affect the safety of those living in close proximity? SlithyTove

12:42pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Old Ladys Gin says...

Could poor roads and inadequate transport links have something to do with it I wonder?
Could poor roads and inadequate transport links have something to do with it I wonder? Old Ladys Gin

1:12pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Quiterie says...

I'm confused! The headline mentions house prices have dropped in Crowborough. The article has no mention of this!?!?
I'm confused! The headline mentions house prices have dropped in Crowborough. The article has no mention of this!?!? Quiterie

1:30pm Sun 9 Feb 14

tisbury says...

The whole region is obscenely overpriced anyway.
The whole region is obscenely overpriced anyway. tisbury

3:31pm Sun 9 Feb 14

ShorehamBeachcomber says...

Quiterie wrote:
I'm confused! The headline mentions house prices have dropped in Crowborough. The article has no mention of this!?!?
Extraordinary misunderstanding of the reports findings
[quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: I'm confused! The headline mentions house prices have dropped in Crowborough. The article has no mention of this!?!?[/p][/quote]Extraordinary misunderstanding of the reports findings ShorehamBeachcomber

5:20pm Sun 9 Feb 14

her professional says...

Old Ladys Gin wrote:
Could poor roads and inadequate transport links have something to do with it I wonder?
Yes, let's have some nice dual carriageway roads through the Ashdown Forest. Mind you, Crowborough has no bike or bus lanes, free parking and lower property prices, so come on Argus bloggers, what are you waiting for, heaven lies just up the A 26.
[quote][p][bold]Old Ladys Gin[/bold] wrote: Could poor roads and inadequate transport links have something to do with it I wonder?[/p][/quote]Yes, let's have some nice dual carriageway roads through the Ashdown Forest. Mind you, Crowborough has no bike or bus lanes, free parking and lower property prices, so come on Argus bloggers, what are you waiting for, heaven lies just up the A 26. her professional

6:51pm Sun 9 Feb 14

JoeBlow says...

Darn, there goes my inheritance.
Darn, there goes my inheritance. JoeBlow

10:11pm Sun 9 Feb 14

whoee! says...

Well I must say that I'm not at all surprised...I'm afraid the old place is an awful sh1t hole and its full of small minded villagers that don't want any new people moving in.I'm so sorry old thing but its true
Well I must say that I'm not at all surprised...I'm afraid the old place is an awful sh1t hole and its full of small minded villagers that don't want any new people moving in.I'm so sorry old thing but its true whoee!

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