Yep, you read that title correctly- my partner and I have taken on the challenge of saving for a house deposit in London, and we are hoping to be able to buy a property by the end of next year.
I’ve ummed and ahhed about going into detail about my savings- particularly sharing the exact numbers behind it all, and more specifically revealing how much I have saved already. This is because I have worried about judgement and the fact that it can be considered tacky or ungainly to speak so openly about the sum of money that is sitting in your savings account.
But then I thought, sod it, if I want to see change- see people talking openly about their finances, their worries and their wins, then I, a money blogger, should be paving the way for such conversations to take place. If I can save enough money for a deposit on a home in London, I’m sure that there are lots of people who can do the same.
My hope is that by sharing these figures, someone might read this and feel that buying a property in London CAN be an attainable goal for millennials- despite many, many, articles online telling us that it can’t be.