HUDDERSFIELD and Calderdale may have some of the most affordable house prices in the country but it’s still taking people years to save up for the deposit.
It makes grim reading for anyone trying to sell their home as it takes so long for potential buyers to get the down payment together even here.
Now people are having to make the stark choice – save to buy a home of their own or start a family and live in rented accommodation.
House prices reached silly levels during the boom years and even now they remain far too high in the bust years.
Everything costs more, people have less disposable income and it’s amazing that anyone on an average wage can afford to save anything.