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Let's see if we can agree on one
Earlier, much earlier, is preferable though obvs
what with da economiz though i dunno. hard to get on the property ladder.
I stayed with my parents for 2 weeks once while flathunting. Does this technically count as moving back in? Blemishes a pretty strong record if it does
but a couple of months and it becomes more than the equivalent on staying on a friend's sofa
30-35 to have own place
or as in owning? It's very important to my self esteem that you say the former
32-35 Own the property
about 50% of 25-34 year olds own their home (mortgage or outright). And then about 70% of 35-44 year olds. It never really goes up any higher than that.
37-42 hippie commune
24 to answer your question, or 23.
Went back when I was 22 and it was great for two years. If I was still there at 26 though, Id start to worry.
i left at 18, then again at 21
I like it
...probably about right.
Let's go with that.
I'd start to worry about someone who still lived at home whilst doing his/her PhD. Conversely I'd be surprised if a 17 year old had a place of their own.
If they've left school after GCSEs / A Levels then I reckon a year to find a job, save for a tenancy deposit and move out.
If they've gone to uni (degree), then fair enough about coming home in between terms and stuff, but again, after uni, a year to find a job, save for a tenancy deposit and move out.
Masters course? Not sure.
PhD? You usually get your own bursary etc at that level don't you? Yeah, I'd expect you to have moved out of home whilst doing a PhD - it's more of a research post rather than just "studies" so yeah.
and shucks: we all still love you :)
Technically I still live at home, but it's more somewhere I keep my stuff at the moment as I haven't been there for more than one night in a week since about April.
If I'm not moved out by my next birthday I think I'll die a little inside.
I don't want life stories, I want cold hard NUMBERS
i don't care
Only want people dedicated to definitively answering the question in here.
you should be cracking down on that too
or excused himself with devil-may-care affection. He can stay until thing in here pick up, then I'll move him on.
you've forgotten to give us homework
you were ruining it for everyone
if anyone needs me, I'll be writing my livejournal.
You should have left.
that the trolling is just getting too obscure me to understand
Sorry. I didn't realise he was logged into his own laptop.
for the love of god. xylo and PO have only just stopped. It makes me sick
but then I couldn't be bothered. Its hard work. IF YOU'VE NOT STOPPED TROLLING BY 23, YOU'RE AN IDIOT HOLE.
together? wow. what *have* I missed?
ashleeINCREDIBLE06 is making me feel old :(
she'll make you feel young again, and dirty
I'm just his beard for when we go see his dad later.
have a day off
I would very much like to see CG banging on about kittens.
might as well kill yourself (special circumstances aside).
Get the fuck out. I'm sick of your attitude.
One exception is if you've gone to uni and then have moved back home for a bit to save up with a view to doing a Masters or moving somewhere else. But yeh, 21.
I've got a friend, my age (23) who's been working full-time for 7 years, has saved up a significant five-figure sum or so. No inclination or desire to move out whatsoever. I just find that bizarre, but then I'm very independent and proud of that.
26 in a few months, no intention of moving out. I'm starting to worry that he's waiting for his mum to die so he can make himself a coat out of her skin
So he's in a situation where he can comfortably afford a deposit but not a mortgage. He should get on one of those part-ownership schemes but I'm not sure how prevalent they are in the area where we grew up and he still lives.
and a lot of it.
My mum charges my sister market rate rent and then moans about her not being able to afford to move out. When I was living in Brighton, I was paying less rent than her and didn't even have to live with my own parents.
there are 4 generations who live there, on-and-off (the granddaughter and great granddaughter move in and out depending on current boyfriend situation)
He'll go to Vegas and blow 5k in a week. I want to kick him in the nuts.
Mid 20s if your folks have a big house ang largely leave you to your own devices. If not, apprenticed by 9 or cabin boy by 8.
It's my home. I doubt it will ever be sold out of our family. I left at 17 to go to uni, went back for a bit, moved out to do post-grad, moved back in for first year of job to save deposit for house, bought stonking huge property at top of the market, got married, split up, moved back 'home', sold property at bottom of market, ate gruel for quite a while, then got sent away with work and have been living away ever since. It's good to know that 'home' is always there, but given as it's the arse end of nowhere and i'd have to take a 50% paycut to go back there, plus more importantly I have a new life elsewhere, it's not exactly enticing. It's still good to know however that if the shit ever hits the fan and we end up penniless, 'home' is there.
I think moving out from parents is important, especially during the prime of your youth. Circumstances however mean that it's not that unusal to go back at various turning points in your life if you're situation means that you're able to do so. I don't blame a lot of people for just staying at home, but don't listen to old Peter Pan here.
And also, are you even gay? I think you should wait until you get to uni (only a week to go) and just shag whatever you like the look of that doesn't look obviously dieseased.
You'll be able to be yourself openly (and hump lots of bums, obviously).
They keep forever, practically.
You're a walking dichotomy, aren't you :)
I've already banished meths.
and thats just how it is. why does anyone want to live at home beyond then
i am 25
i should have not returned from university!
but i came back to london and got stuck here, so expensive to move out
pay £210 a month rent
On the other hand, did manage to save a bit of money whilst there, moved to midlands, homeowner by 28.
home owning by mid30s but definitely out of the folks by mid 20s
You can move back in the holidays during uni sure, but anything else and I'm going to look down on you. Quite a lot.
Also what the hell are you thinking, I can't imagine anything worse than living with my parents again.
I'm really good friends and socialise with mine. When I go home it's like a party that somebody else is paying for with the added bonus of dogs everywhere.
I'm not from a one parent family, but my father is in his 70s, has a serious heart condition along with a lifestyle that makes keith Richards look like Cliff Richard. I know that one day soon my mum is going to be on her own and completely lost and I'm going to be living far away and fairly impotent when it comes to giving her the support she needs. Our situations are really different, but at the heart of it is the feeling of wanting to repay your family for all they've done for you whilst also forging your own life. It's not an easy balance, but try not to worry too much about what might be. I've been worrying about my dad for 15 years and *knock on wood* he's still drinking me under tables the world over. I wish I could get back all of those sleepless nights and worry lines I've expended on the old bastard :DD Your crcumstances could be vastly changes in the next 15, 20 years In fact, I'd go as far as to bet they WILL have changed. You're a good lad and you'll come up with a solution when the time requires it.
I'm not going back. Conversation at work triggered this.
more just at the person that's still living at their parents house at 27 or whatever. Of which i imagine quite a few are reading this. HIYA!!
Either you get a job and move out as soon as you've saved enough for a deposit, or you go to uni and get a job once you've finished with that. There are no excuses. None. Unless you can't really be arsed.
Unless you actually move out properly of course, in which case, it does count.
It counts. I'm counting it.
on average the young people leave home earlier in the uk than any other country in europe, with the italians at the other of the spectrum. apparently more than 50% of italian men are still living at home at 30.
its culturally different.
but I'd imagine if more people in their 20s and 30s had their own cash, a lot of them would be offski.
I wasn't disagreeing. The cultural differences are there for sure, but there is also a dearth of social housiong in italy and if you're young and jobless (which a silly proprtion are), you have the choice of living with mama or out on the street.
24 to 25: can empathise with frustration - no jobs out there - hang in there
26 to 27: Hmm you pay your parents rent, do you? well, ok...I guess...I dunno, each to their own. (probably points at planes a bit, but harmless really)
28 to 29: Forbidden Planet Cashier
30+: Probably fucks cats / steals girls' hair or some shit.
Like I did last night.
So the correct answer is 24 years and 9 months.
That shit is cold.
Pretty much as soon as he went away for his first term, they sold their old place and bought a one-bedroom house somewhere. When he went home for the holidays he had to kip on the sofa.
in my defence, they've just moved into a new place, and the shower is beautiful.
i'd move out if i could afford it, but i've only just managed to pay off my overdraft from my masters year, and £125 quid comes out every month for my career development loan. i know i can't use that excuse for much longer, but i'm not gonna kill myself to move out if it isn't a realistic possibility for another year or so.
besides, i really like living here with them. i'd rather move out when i really can manage, than be one of those losers that jumps at the first opportunity because they think it's the done thing, and then has to go crawling back when they realise they couldn't really manage it in the first place.
so yeah....don't make me feel guilty you fucks.
I just don't want to be in Shropshire. Hopefully I'll make friends at uni with people who live in better places.
far too young
in their mid-20s. Sign of the times. A few were living on their own, then got laid off from jobs and had to return home. I'm currently living with my parents as I'm between jobs and cities. I really can't wait to be out on my own again.
an unwanted freeloader is an unwanted freeloader at any age, but if parents are happy to have you there then why should it be a problem.
i've seen a lot of newspaper articles with a negative spin on this, 'bank of mum and dad' 'boomerang generation' stuff which paints a generation of losers, but I think thats unfair, the world has changed, house prices have got out of hand it is alot harder now, if someone wants to buy a house they will have to stay at home to save up a deposit unless they are very successful, and of those who do buy their own house a large proportion is made up of people who have been helped out with the deposit by parents, how is that worse than staying at home, either way the person isnt making it on their own and is benefiting from family. Also think that people moving out late teens/early 20's was a pretty recent and temporary thing, in the past you had generations of extended families living together in the same house, in a way its nice spending more time with your family.
I think it is different if parents dont want their children there, and their children dont contribute to the household costs, but if they do then it seems like a sensible thing to do
if your parents don't want you around their house after the age of eighteen (unless you're a right lazy dickhead) they haven't fully accepted the full responsbility of being a parent. Yes, everyone has their own circumstances and attitudes, but you shouldn't just want your son/daughter to fuck off out of the house just because they are supposedly an 'adult' now. Times have changed etc. people need their parent's support more now than ever - charge them digs if you must, but is it so wrong to want to continue to support your kid after they've left school?
I dunno, I'm biased, my parents have always been way too good to my sister and I.
I dunno, my parents are way too good to me.
leaving home at 18 just isn't feasible anymore, a job at that age just wouldnt pay enough. And parents trying to kick kids out before end of uni age really would be giving their children unnecessary obstacles. I do think after that age if parents want their kids to go then that is their decision but if they dont mind their kids staying and they want to help then I dont think there is anything wrong accepting it
maybe you came back after uni or whatever that's fine, as long as you're back out by 24
putting an age on it is silly
back a few times. Properly out from 21.
I spent most of the previous year in another city with my boyfriend though.
Yeah not everyone can afford to move out. And some people see other things as more important for them to spend their money on. Saving for house/car/education/marriage/kids. I'm guessing about 100% of you are either middle class or moved away to go to uni or both.
Otherwise you're not allowed to vote because you are not a real adult.