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Callum Howlett( 22) and Kirsty Goddard (20) are hopeful of getting their local home.<br />
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Fresh hope for locals in battle for homes against the tide of second home coastal 'ghost' villages.<br />
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Nine discounted homes have been built in one of the worst areas of the country for affordable housing, bringing fresh hope to local first-time buyers.<br />
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The properties are being offered for sale at 75 per cent of the market price with a strict covenant in place that they can only be sold locals.<br />
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And when the time comes for the owners to sell them on, the asking price must also be 25 per cent less than their true value.<br />
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The properties have been built in the so-called ghost village village of Worth Matravers on the picturesque Isle of Purbeck in Dorset.<br />
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Sixty per cent of the 180 houses in the village belong to second homeowners and lay empty most of the time.