An interesting angle by Alex Hilton at generationrent.org. It’s fairly true to say that the year you where born in now plays a large part in your chances for owning your own home.
Young people think they’re unlucky to be living in an era when buying a home is out of reach. Older people think young people are unlucky too, and it’s common these days for people with assets to help their offspring with a deposit so they can escape the rent trap. But if they don’t have any assets, they can’t. For those people, their kids are facing a lifetime of eye-watering rents.