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Mirror: How this 24-year-old is getting on the property ladder

Jenni Hill is 24 and determined to buy a house of her own. Here's how she's changed her lifestyle in order to save thousands towards her dream.

What does it take for a young person to buy a home today? Back in 1969, official data shows that the typical first-time buyer would have been just 25 years old and their first home would have cost around £4,000.

Fast forward to 2015 where analysis from Halifax reveals that the average new buyer is now 31, with Office for National Statistics data showing that the average price for a starter home is £211,000.

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