- examines long-term trends in housing market affordability;
- sets out average house-price-to-income ratios;
- analyses the proportion of younger working households in each area that cannot afford to buy homes;
- identifies the potential market for ‘intermediate’ housing market products and policies, which may help those unable to buy in the open market;
- shows how moving to cheaper neighbouring areas may ease affordability difficulties in London for some households.
The author draws on these analyses to highlight some implications for regional and national housing policy.
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