There were a number of stories last year suggesting that mild-mannered millennials would be able to buy  a home if they cut out the "flat whites" and stopped buying "avocado toast". As someone in "Generation X", I think they should also stop buying CDs and Nirvana posters at Woolworths. 

More seriously, it feels like the housing crisis in various UK regions, along with the frankly scary levels of debt that graduates in particular now have to take on, are going to have much more of an impact on saving for a deposit than leisure spending. 

Some of the statistics in the linked article from Showhouse (referring to a survey from Bellway Homes) are bordering on depressing. Is it really right that 7 million UK residents think it is unrealistic to ever own a house?