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Having A House More Important Than Career, Marriage

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Weddings are not thought to be as important as mortgages Houses Top Priority List
Updated: 13:38, Saturday May 13, 2006
Young people consider buying their first home to be more important than getting married, having children and being successful at their career, a new poll suggests.
Some think owning their own home is so important they would consider buying with a partner or friend they did not really want to be with.
The survey, by the Yorkshire Building Society, showed
some would even lie about their income
to get a mortgage.
Eight out of 10 people aged between 16 and 21 said they considered buying a home to be very important, compared with only 60% who felt the same way about getting married.
Only 52% of people surveyed thought having children was important.
Buying a property was considered to be twice as important as having a successful career
which was cited as a priority by just 38% of people.
The only thing that came close to home ownership in the minds of 16 to 21-year-olds was travelling, with 79% claiming this was a very important goal for them.
Among people aged between 22 and 40, buying a house was seen as the second most important life goal, with 68% saying it was very important to them.
It was beaten only by getting a job, which was a priority for 74% of those questioned.

Look into my eyes, look into my eyes, owning a house is the most important thing in life...... :blink:

Edited by Realistbear

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Buying a property was considered to be twice as important as having a successful career which was cited as a priority by just 38% of people.

Hardly surprising in the era when the average house was going up in price by 40k a year, tax-free. Takes a pretty damn successful career to take home more money than a mortgaged 'earnt' in a year for doing nothing.

Of course once they're losing 40k a year tax-free, it will all look very different.

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When you are bombarded day and night by the TV, Gordon Brown, newspapers and other VIs that you have "gotta get in" its little wonder the sheeple are not hypnotised that buying a house is the great purpose in life.

Lookin into my eyes.................. :blink:

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Can't wait for the next spins from VI's

"Having a mortgage is twice as important as life itself"

"People willing to do ANYTHING to get a mortgage"

"No mortgage?, you loser"

:lol:

Edited by dnd

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Its all very sad that we are living in such as f***ked up property obsessed society. Owning a few bricks more important than having kids, a career .... and a life?!

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The survey, by the Yorkshire Building Society

That bit is all you need to read to know the rest of the article isn't worth bothering with.

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