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- ‘a new scheme to help thousands of people get on the housing ladder was unveiled today’another term for property ladder
- ‘Millions of young Britons despair of ever putting a tentative toe on to the first rung of the housing ladder.’
- ‘Many homeowners cannot move up the housing ladder as falling property prices have wiped out equity in their homes.’
- ‘More people could get on the housing ladder if they were prepared to scale down their ideas and not insist on something out of Elle decoration.’
- ‘First-time buyers looking to take the first step on to the housing ladder can pick up tips at a free advice event.’
- ‘People on average earnings can't afford to get on the housing ladder.’
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