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« Reply #75 on: May 15, 2019, 10:40:27 am »

Quite! There are a fair few people who are under the impression that crossrail is a brand new fast line to london fully underground all the way into the Thames Valley. Many estate agents appear to be selling it as such, and as a result housing prices reflect this.

Berkeley and their copywriting weasels have taken care to not say that - not quite:
    A vibrant new destination for Reading
    Uber-stylish waterfront apartments
    Concierge, co-working studio, residents' gym and cinema room
    Extensive landscaped gardens and parkland
    New train station to Reading and Crossrail in 6 minutes
    Reading to London Paddington in 26 minutes

I find their weasels' prose rather funny - I mean, what style to you associate with Uber? Would you like to live in (rather than just near) a "vibrant destination"? Some of the internal descriptions are even better ... I guess it is just possible I'm not in their target demographic.
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« Reply #76 on: May 15, 2019, 06:48:38 pm »

I'm quite surprised that it being in Reading is even mentioned. Some developments just point out the journey time on the earliest train to london and that's it! It's as if there are no trains going anywhere else from here. Why wouldn't you let people know how long it takes to other places of potential work or leisure, Oxford, Basingstoke, Bath, the south coast, direct trains to three airports etc. Why not broaden the range of people your attempting to sell to? Or are london workers the only ones willing to pay that much to live in Reading? What a daft world.

Anyhow I'm still quite excited that a new station is opening in my town and the possibility of getting the train to watch the biccy men avoid relegation in the future.
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« Reply #77 on: May 15, 2019, 06:56:18 pm »

Estate agents once told me that they advertise "living at Reading" rather than "living in Reading"!

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« Reply #78 on: May 16, 2019, 04:37:36 pm »

Estate agents once told me that they advertise "living at Reading" rather than "living in Reading"!

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