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Time ripe for young home buyers?

Recent cooling measures may have tipped the scale in favour of prospective first-time buyers

Judging from the choices some friends are weighing, we have come to a particular point in the springtime of our lives: Now a few years into our first jobs, young people's fancies can turn to thoughts of home ownership.

The latest intervention by the authorities could also reignite the classic aspirational market debates: Public or private? New-build or resale?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 09, 2018, with the headline 'Time ripe for young home buyers?'. Subscribe