We’ve had it with your property buying advice, estate agents.
Yesterday, estate agents Strutt & Parker offered some ‘helpful’ advice for getting on the property ladder. Apparently, millennials could save enough for a deposit to buy a house in just five years if only they gave up six “luxuries” – including holidays, nights out and sandwiches.
Yeah, you heard us right: sandwiches.
Have these so-called ‘experts’ learned nothing from that avocado toast fiasco a few months ago?
According to the report, shared by the Evening Standard, young people could save the £64,000 they would need for an average London property deposit by ditching takeaway meals, preparing lunch at home, cutting out an annual city break, saying no to mobile upgrades and giving up Lottery tickets.
Oh, but that’s only if your parents can also spot you £30,000.
Twitter has done the sums, and concluded that something doesn’t add up.
It seems these experts (probably baby boomers, lording it up in Pret, chatting on their iPhone X’s about their upcoming weekend trip to New York) won’t be happy until millennials have given up all of life’s small joys – regardless of whether it actually means they might eventually be able to afford a house or not.
Sigh. We’ll leave it to Twitter to provide the sickest burns.
the whole "millennials need to stop eating sandwiches so they can buy houses" thing is amazing bc the reason we all eat sandwiches is bc they're cheap and we're already poor. they don't want us to eat.— Han's weed van (@obiwormkenobi) November 14, 2017
Apparently millennials can't afford to buy a house because they keep buying sandwiches. Shows what they know, I can't even afford a sandwich.— Christina (@Interrobanggirl) November 14, 2017
I dream of a world where millennials can afford both sandwiches and houses— Ash Warner (@AlsBoy) November 14, 2017
I had a sandwich today but someone else bought it for me so I am now travelling home to my castle which has a bakery in it to make sandwiches for all the millennials— Mark Brown (@MarkOneinFour) November 14, 2017
Millennials: why not build a house out of sandwiches?— Louie Stowell 🐞 (@Louiestowell) November 14, 2017
4 from ocado— Parko 🌀 (@wheresparko) November 15, 2017
And there you go.
Hopefully this will be the last piece of advice we’ll see regarding sandwiches, avocados and property, but something tells us we shouldn’t hold our breath.