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Rethinking home ownership

Miserable housing figures suggest Britons must rein in their obsession with ownership

By Mirren Gidda  

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Aspiring homeowners have been dealt a blow by Shelter’s latest housing report. The homelessness charity found that saving for a deposit now ranges from six years for a couple looking outside of London, to a terrifying 30 years for a single person hoping to live in London. Shelter has also created an online calculator so you can calculate just how long it will take you to afford a home.

This report makes depressing reading,…

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