Is it any wonder that the average age of a first time buyer is 33 years old? Twentysomething families can’t afford a home of their own.
Yield models suggest* that house prices have to fall 40% to return to the long term average.
The simple truth is that in real terms it is now twice as expensive to buy a house as it was before Gordon promised he would “not allow house prices to get out of control”.
*Or rents could rise a corresponding amount.