The price of property varies wildly in different parts of the country. More and more younger people and first time buyers are finding it increasingly difficult to get onto the "property ladder".
The government has introduced a number of schemes to provide incentives for first time buyers but, for many, the high prices of property are still an insurmountable barrier.
In the UK, home ownership is a cultural issue as well as a financial one.
- How important is home ownership in your country?