For those rare individuals who are not busy watching the World Cup
every night, now is the traditional house-buying season. But it is not only the lure of watching football in the pub that is putting off first-time buyers. Affordability problems are making increasing numbers opt to continue renting
or stay at home with mum and dad.
In a recent report into young-adult home ownership in the UK, the Council of Mortgage Lenders concluded that more 'flexible' options needed to be devised by lenders and the government to help young people on to the housing
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