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[Brighton] Looking for a Flat



zanetalubar

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Jul 10, 2024
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I am looking to move to Brighton or Hove from London, I wondered whether anyone local may know of flats for sale in a nice part of the City that would accommodate someone like me. I am not as mobile as I used to be and have 2 dogs and a cat, I am looking to buy and not rent so thought that locals may be able to offer me unbiased advice and perhaps make some suggestions. I am looking at spending anything up to £650,000 but am open to suggestions, but think that my mobility issues and the fact I have pets may make it a bit harder.

Any thoughts or advices would be greatly received. Thanks in advance
 






Peacehaven Wild Kids

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Jan 16, 2022
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The Avenue then Maloncho
There’s this one, but it’s got a tape deck.
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zefarelly

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Jul 7, 2003
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Sussex, by the sea
There’s this one, but it’s got a tape deck. View attachment 185453
Something from this range may be more spacious with pets


In all seriousness, Thats a healthy budget so gives plenty of options, There can't be much in central B'tn with gardens though, whatever the budget.
 








Zeberdi

“Vorsprung durch Technik”
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Oct 20, 2022
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I am looking to move to Brighton or Hove from London, I wondered whether anyone local may know of flats for sale in a nice part of the City that would accommodate someone like me. I am not as mobile as I used to be and have 2 dogs and a cat, I am looking to buy and not rent so thought that locals may be able to offer me unbiased advice and perhaps make some suggestions. I am looking at spending anything up to £650,000 but am open to suggestions, but think that my mobility issues and the fact I have pets may make it a bit harder.

Any thoughts or advices would be greatly received. Thanks in advance
Not specifically but I can’t rate BN3 3D postcode highly enough.

I have mobility limitations too and found living in Central Hove was perfect - near to all bus routes, near to Blatchington Road supermarkets and main thoroughfare of Church Road with great bars and restaurants a few minutes walk away - I was adjacent to George Street with shops/cafes. Lots of imposing Victorian properties with large spacious rooms (which my dog loved) and very large gardens. 5 mins walk from seafront with dog friendly beach with miles of promenade.

I would especially recommend Denmark Villas, Ventnor Villas (my old road) or Palmeira Avenue. Very close to the County Cricket ground and on the 25 bus route to the University. Also 3-5 minutes walk to Hove Station with direct trains to Victoria or Brighton Station.

Go for a ground floor property with sole use of the garden and a share of the freehold.

Something like this might appeal but it is Leasehold so depends on freeholder whether pets are allowed

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Westdene Seagull

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Oct 27, 2003
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I am looking to move to Brighton or Hove from London, I wondered whether anyone local may know of flats for sale in a nice part of the City that would accommodate someone like me. I am not as mobile as I used to be and have 2 dogs and a cat, I am looking to buy and not rent so thought that locals may be able to offer me unbiased advice and perhaps make some suggestions. I am looking at spending anything up to £650,000 but am open to suggestions, but think that my mobility issues and the fact I have pets may make it a bit harder.

Any thoughts or advices would be greatly received. Thanks in advance
With all due respect - F*** off you DFL - you're EXACTLY the reason my children won't be able to afford to buy in their home city.
 




Feb 20, 2023
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I am looking to move to Brighton or Hove from London, I wondered whether anyone local may know of flats for sale in a nice part of the City that would accommodate someone like me. I am not as mobile as I used to be and have 2 dogs and a cat, I am looking to buy and not rent so thought that locals may be able to offer me unbiased advice and perhaps make some suggestions. I am looking at spending anything up to £650,000 but am open to suggestions, but think that my mobility issues and the fact I have pets may make it a bit harder.

Any thoughts or advices would be greatly received. Thanks in advance
Welcome to this board, some maybe a little feisty. Good luck with your search.👍
 






Zeberdi

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Oct 20, 2022
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With all due respect - F*** off you DFL - you're EXACTLY the reason my children won't be able to afford to buy in their home city.
Tbf flats in the OP’s price range are towards to upper middle/high end of the market even in Brighton & Hove with Central Hove being outside London, one of the most expensive residential areas in the Country. (It’s why I had to move out of the area in order to afford a house).

The problem in Brighton isn’t that some people can afford to buy a £600,000 + property but that there is a shortage of affordable housing at the lower end of the market (which the OP isn’t looking for in B&H). The OP maybe isn’t a first time buyer but you’d be would be very hard pushed indeed to get a flat in a nice area of central London for that price. “ Between 2010 and 2024, the average house price in London rose from 12.2 to 17.4 times average earnings. Waiting lists for council housing have skyrocketed and many renters are struggling to afford a decent place to live. “

Brighton & Hove is one of the most expensive areas in the UK outside London because it is and always will be a London commuter City - nobody is entitled to buy a property of their choice in their home town but maybe there is an argument here for introducing discounts/subsidies into the housing market for those with a local connection?

There are much cheaper flats if you start to look at Hangleton, Portslade and Southwick areas but for young people every where, it is all relative and getting a foot on the housing ladder even with two incomes, in the SE is nigh on impossible without parental support anyway but the national shortage of affordable homes means young people are struggling everywhere.

Problem is, there are also often people who don’t want more homes built near them and campaign vigorously against it. Any Council approving housing developments are always going to be unpopular but maybe with the Government’s mandatory new build targets people like your children will benefit. https://www.onlondon.co.uk/dan-toml...abour-mps-knows-all-about-the-housing-crisis/
 








Westdene Seagull

aka Cap'n Carl Firecrotch
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Oct 27, 2003
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The arse end of Hangleton
Tbf flats in the OP’s price range are towards to upper middle/high end of the market even in Brighton & Hove with Central Hove being outside London, one of the most expensive residential areas in the Country. (It’s why I had to move out of the area in order to afford a house).

The problem in Brighton isn’t that some people can afford to buy a £600,000 + property but that there is a shortage of affordable housing at the lower end of the market (which the OP isn’t looking for in B&H). The OP maybe isn’t a first time buyer but you’d be would be very hard pushed indeed to get a flat in a nice area of central London for that price. “ Between 2010 and 2024, the average house price in London rose from 12.2 to 17.4 times average earnings. Waiting lists for council housing have skyrocketed and many renters are struggling to afford a decent place to live. “

Brighton & Hove is one of the most expensive areas in the UK outside London because it is and always will be a London commuter City - nobody is entitled to buy a property of their choice in their home town but maybe there is an argument here for introducing discounts/subsidies into the housing market for those with a local connection?

There are much cheaper flats if you start to look at Hangleton, Portslade and Southwick areas but for young people every where, it is all relative and getting a foot on the housing ladder even with two incomes, in the SE is nigh on impossible without parental support anyway but the national shortage of affordable homes means young people are struggling everywhere.

Problem is, there are also often people who don’t want more homes built near them and campaign vigorously against it. Any Council approving housing developments are always going to be unpopular but maybe with the Government’s mandatory new build targets people like your children will benefit. https://www.onlondon.co.uk/dan-toml...abour-mps-knows-all-about-the-housing-crisis/
The problem is threefold -

1. People moving down from London having sold their London property for some obscene amount of money. This pushes the price up locally because someone with that much cash can easily afford to outbid someone local.

2. Idiots thinking their home is an investment to be sold at the highest price possible when they wish to move up the ladder.

3. A lack of housing full stop.

Issue 1 is solvable by restricting property sales to locals - like some areas in Cornwall and Devon do. Issue 2 is solvable by fixing issue 3 which means building millions of houses and thus bringing down property prices. Obviously those who have borrowed to the hilt in the hope of a rise in property prices to fund their next purchase won't be happy.

Issue 1 could be resolved almost immediately.
 


Weststander

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Aug 25, 2011
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Tbf flats in the OP’s price range are towards to upper middle/high end of the market even in Brighton & Hove with Central Hove being outside London, one of the most expensive residential areas in the Country. (It’s why I had to move out of the area in order to afford a house).

The problem in Brighton isn’t that some people can afford to buy a £600,000 + property but that there is a shortage of affordable housing at the lower end of the market (which the OP isn’t looking for in B&H). The OP maybe isn’t a first time buyer but you’d be would be very hard pushed indeed to get a flat in a nice area of central London for that price. “ Between 2010 and 2024, the average house price in London rose from 12.2 to 17.4 times average earnings. Waiting lists for council housing have skyrocketed and many renters are struggling to afford a decent place to live. “

Brighton & Hove is one of the most expensive areas in the UK outside London because it is and always will be a London commuter City - nobody is entitled to buy a property of their choice in their home town but maybe there is an argument here for introducing discounts/subsidies into the housing market for those with a local connection?

There are much cheaper flats if you start to look at Hangleton, Portslade and Southwick areas but for young people every where, it is all relative and getting a foot on the housing ladder even with two incomes, in the SE is nigh on impossible without parental support anyway but the national shortage of affordable homes means young people are struggling everywhere.

Problem is, there are also often people who don’t want more homes built near them and campaign vigorously against it. Any Council approving housing developments are always going to be unpopular but maybe with the Government’s mandatory new build targets people like your children will benefit. https://www.onlondon.co.uk/dan-toml...abour-mps-knows-all-about-the-housing-crisis/

Was there a special event/landmark in 2010 for selecting that as your start point? 1997 to 2008 was the killer, creating a base that meant new gens without wealthy parents are effectively paying many times that of their forebears for the underlying land. The average London house price in 1997 was £106k, by 2008 £351k.

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LamieRobertson

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Feb 3, 2008
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SHOREHAM BY SEA
Was there a special event/landmark in 2010 for selecting that as your start point? 1997 to 2008 was the killer, creating a base that meant new gens without wealthy parents are effectively paying many times that of their forebears for the underlying land. The average London house price in 1997 was £106k, by 2008 £351k.

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That graph is certainly a ‘nailed it’ argument …wonder what was happening during that period 🤔
 




Zeberdi

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Oct 20, 2022
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Was there a special event/landmark in 2010 for selecting that as your start point? 1997 to 2008 was the killer, creating a base that meant new gens without wealthy parents are effectively paying many times that of their forebears for the underlying land. The average London house price in 1997 was £106k, by 2008 £351k.

No idea. I quoted from a 2024 written 2 days ago by a newly elected Labour MP highlighting the current housing crisis. You’ll have to contact him and ask why he quoted data between 2010-2024 🤷‍♂️ If you want to trace back the root of the problem instead of trying to prove it happened under New Labour, then blame it on 17 years of Thatcherism selling off the Council Housing stock, freeing up the mortgage market and pushing more people into the private rental market that was crippling them with extortionate rents.


Point is, there is a current housing crisis in this Country made worse by the shortage of affordable housing and it is too much of a simplification to blame it on one person having more disposable income than another.
 
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