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"Property is now less affordable for first time buyers than it has been for a generation and rising deposit levels will inevitably make it harder. The only solution open to most would be homeowners is to save as much as possible as early as possible, improving the chance of accumulating a healthy savings pot and avoiding disappointment further down the line."

Andy Deller, Head of Banking and Insurance at Egg 22 August 2002.


A Common enough question from barmen at the end of a busy night is the well-known: "Have ye no homes to go to?" For many young couples, the answer is simply, no.

Although more than 60,000 homes were built last year, the size of Ireland's young population and the increasing number of single people buying houses has created serious demand.

Average house prices of 225,000 have led to more and more young adults living at home with their parents. According to a survey last month by the Economic and Social Research Institute and the IIB Bank, skyrocketing prices mean 86% of people would "certainly not consider" buying a home in the next two years.


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