Commercial Property The snakes and property ladders struggle for first-time buyers By Lynda Hamilton Parker - October 23, 2015 As the cost of buying a house continues to spiral, so does the number of young people struggling to get their foot on the property ladder. Financially, young people are struggling more than ever to raise the funds for a deposit, based on the average cost of living in the UK. So what does this mean for first-time buyers? Are young people now giving up on their dreams of owning their own property? This latest infographic from Search Mortgage Solutions highlights exactly why young people are waiting so long to get on the property ladder. Our Land & Property section is brought to you by Comely Park Business Centre in Dunfermline, which specialises in serviced offices, virtual offices, hotdesking and meetings space.