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    Whether or not they get enough likes on Instagram.
    You mean reps on TSR...? :holmes:

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    That too.
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    (Original post by ODES_PDES)
    How they are going to buy a property/home
    Can't wait for 10 years from now when I will be sitting on the roof of my 4 bedroom semi-detached laughing triumphantly at all the non-home owning peasants that pass by

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    (Original post by Gaya Ramanathan)
    These are all material problems. Real problems being faced by young people in my opinion are exploitation, mental illness, abuse, radicalisation and bullying.
    To me something such as home ownership is such a fundamental prospect that i, like many of my friends already have done; would likely fall into 'real' problems such as mental illness as a result.

    Furthermore exploitation could be how to describe the insane level and increase of house prices on an annual basis. The average price of property is around about 240-250k right? And the average salary is between 25-30k right? And average house prices rose nearly TEN percent last year! 10% of 240k (let's be optimistic) is 24k. And the average salary (again let's be optimistic) is 30K. So unless someone is living on super-low living costs then they're not actually any closer to buying a home despite working hard for an entire year. To me that sounds like bloody exploitation!

    Don't forget that many mental illnesses, especially common ones such as depression stem from material problems, we should not be so dismissive of material problems. I would like to own more than just my mental faculties.

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    (Original post by RivalPlayer)
    Young people turn are turning a blind eye to the housing problem and seem to be more concerned with curating their digital identities.

    It's gonna hit them hard in the coming decades tho.
    Totally agree with you there. I'm amazed there's not more outrage about it frankly and i'm usually the last-one to get outraged by things.

    However the sheer pace at which prices are picking up is truly insane to the point that someone on an average salary may not be making any and possibly even making negative equity when it comes to saving-up to buy the home.

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    (Original post by Francis Urquhart)
    Totally agree with you there. I'm amazed there's not more outrage about it frankly and i'm usually the last-one to get outraged by things.

    However the sheer pace at which prices are picking up is truly insane to the point that someone on an average salary may not be making any and possibly even making negative equity when it comes to saving-up to buy the home.

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    Francis.
    I make £93k year and even I find house prices in London steep.

    Cannot even imagine how hopeless people on average salary must feel.

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    I make £93k year and even I find house prices in London steep.

    Cannot even imagine how hopeless people on average salary must feel.

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    Wow, and yeah London is insane, long-story short, we sold a family members home in london to pay for their care, and wow, prices there are truly insane.

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    Mental illness is a big one affecting young people today
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    (Original post by Francis Urquhart)
    Totally agree with you there. I'm amazed there's not more outrage about it frankly and i'm usually the last-one to get outraged by things.

    However the sheer pace at which prices are picking up is truly insane to the point that someone on an average salary may not be making any and possibly even making negative equity when it comes to saving-up to buy the home.

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    Francis.
    Most of these charmless luxury apartments that are popping everywhere in London are nothing but units for wealthy foreigners to park their money and yet no one's bothered. Parts of London are essentially being sold off to rich foreigners and British people seem to be ok with that. It's another example of Britain's infamous "tolerance".

    A lot of people are happy with throwing away thousands in rent or living in their childhood bedrooms until they're 40.The gap between house prices and the average salary is only increasing. There are no rent controls in this country. Factor in population growth and the government's inability to build homes for average people and the future looks bleak.
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    (Original post by Francis Urquhart)
    To me something such as home ownership is such a fundamental prospect that i, like many of my friends already have done; would likely fall into 'real' problems such as mental illness as a result.

    Furthermore exploitation could be how to describe the insane level and increase of house prices on an annual basis. The average price of property is around about 240-250k right? And the average salary is between 25-30k right? And average house prices rose nearly TEN percent last year! 10% of 240k (let's be optimistic) is 24k. And the average salary (again let's be optimistic) is 30K. So unless someone is living on super-low living costs then they're not actually any closer to buying a home despite working hard for an entire year. To me that sounds like bloody exploitation!

    Don't forget that many mental illnesses, especially common ones such as depression stem from material problems, we should not be so dismissive of material problems. I would like to own more than just my mental faculties.

    Best regards
    Francis.
    Very true! Thanks for explaining
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    A looming obesity/diabetes crisis and whether there will be a NHS in the future.
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    (Original post by Gaya Ramanathan)
    Very true! Thanks for explaining
    No problem Gaya! Hope i didn't lay it on too thick! It's just i find such a thing so shocking that the whole thing winds me into action haha!

    Have a great evening!
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    (Original post by RivalPlayer)
    Most of these charmless luxury apartments that are popping everywhere in London are nothing but units for wealthy foreigners to park their money and yet no one's bothered. Parts of London are essentially being sold off to rich foreigners and British people seem to be ok with that. It's another example of Britain's infamous "tolerance".

    A lot of people are happy with throwing away thousands in rent or living in their childhood bedrooms until they're 40.The gap between house prices and the average salary is only increasing. There are no rent controls in this country. Factor in population growth and the government's inability to build homes for average people and the future looks bleak.
    Hi Rival! For some reason i can't rep you so i'm going to do a cheeky-reply! I totally agree with you and i feel that the supply-demand relationship in regards to housing in the UK has hit a new low!

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    (Original post by Francis Urquhart)
    No problem Gaya! Hope i didn't lay it on too thick! It's just i find such a thing so shocking that the whole thing winds me into action haha!

    Have a great evening!
    Francis.
    That's okay - totally understand getting passionate about something you care about! You too
 
 
 
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