Westcountry seaside towns feel housing pinch

Seaside property hot spots in the Westcountry have slumped as the invasion of second-home owners slowed dramatically last year, figures show.

House prices in picturesque towns and villages have rocketed in the past decade, with affluent outsiders squeezing out local first-timer buyers across the region and turning vibrant year-round communities into “ghost towns”, reports Thisiswesternmorningnews.

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