‘2021: The Tipping Point’ – A poem by ©Anna Frances

Build, Live, Rent, Housing Shortage, Real Estate

Will I be renting at 45?
Will I still be waiting to get that goldfish that I’ve always dreamed of?
The sofa that I’d always wished to lie on?
The coat hanging rail I’d always eyed-up in Ikea?

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‘Living in situ’ – A poem by ©Anna Frances, 2021

Key, Home, House, Estate, Business, Mortgage, Real
Image: Pixabay

I never thought I’d say the words:
‘I’m still renting at 30’
I’m still renting at 30
I’m still renting at 30

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Generation Rent: Why I think it’s time to change

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For a while, I felt that I would one day find a job – namely a 9-5 – where I would make a magic sum of money and be able to 1.) save, and 2.) one day get a mortgage in my own name.

The reality is, like many people in the area I was working in (I worked first in admin, and later communications) even on the higher pay bands, where I was based, the mortgage company would not have given me a second look on that wage, unless I was buying with a partner and we could combine our salary (and even then, this would have been tricky).

This in itself, I would argue, needs to change.

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