Re: Too bl**dy expensive now to upgrade every 2yrs
Yes that may be one month's mortgage, but what about the 10% deposit + moving costs + fees + furniture?
He could save those by doing away with the served breakfast and coffee every day and making his own.
Many buy stuff like this, or eat at fancy restaurants, because even if they saved every spare penny they had, they would NEVER be able to afford to buy.
And yet I've demonstrated n this forum time and again that literally anyone can buy a starter home - even on full time minimum wage. You won't be able to buy the home you grew up in, but then neither could your parents the first time they bought - its known as the housing ladder for a reason.
Then you finally get your 40 year mortgage and you end up giving it to the local council when you, despite paying taxes all your life, go into a home and have to hand the keys over.
Only a fiscally retarded idiot would buy a 40 year mortgage - just take the normal 25 year one that you can easily afford, even on minimum wage.
And yes, when you need nursing care the state takes your home - why would my kids pay for your care via taxes that you can afford to pay by selling a home you'll never need again, just so your kids can inherit it? If any tax were ever going to be fair, it would be inheritance tax - you literally have no further use for the money.