Was it easier to buy a home in 1948?

FTB's then and now.

In this month's economic tracker, Ian Andrew, Managing Director of Group Intermediary Sales at Nationwide, compares the housing market of 1948 with today's market.

Ian says "Latest findings by Nationwide suggest somewhat surprisingly, that those trying to get on the housing ladder back then had an easier time financially than many first time buyers today."

Read the full economic tracker here, and visit our website to see the range of low-cost and government backed schemes we support, which offer an alternative option for home buyers with a low deposit.