I remember when we brought our first house, a smaller than average one bedroom starter home with a small garden. The price tag back in 2002 was 179,950 and it cost us all of our savings plus some borrowed money from relatives to make the deposit. Even then the repayments took the majority of our joint salaries for the first two or three years living in the house. I wonder, then how young people fare now, seeing that the average home costs £250,000. It seems to me a generation of young people will be renting rather than buying their homes.