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PRICED OUT? Swindon house prices smash £200k ceiling



Tom Seaward Reporter



Andrew Allan, 28, a town centre resident, said: “I think the problem is people’s standards and expectations are rising faster than their salaries; the ‘avocado generation’ expecting more for less.

“If you are willing to put in a bit of effort or accept that you might have to start small there’s loads out there.”

A spokesman said Swindon Borough Council was delivering on a pledge to build more affordable homes. He said: “Almost 200 affordable homes are being bought or built by the local authority, while over the last five years more than 650 affordable properties have been built by private developers.

“Swindon also has a high take-up of residents who are taking advantage of the government’s Homebuy initiative which allows people to buy homes at discounted rates.

“The council will also continue to challenge developers to secure the maximum number of affordable homes in each qualifying development within the borough.”

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