First time buyers squeezed out of market

Most houses on the market are out of first time buyer's reach Credit: Press Association

Families looking for their first home can only afford 30 per cent of all homes that are for sale in Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire, according to a new report.

The Charity Shelter studied house prices on one day, and compared them with the mortgage that families on average wages could afford as first-time buyers. In York only three per cent were affordable, and two per cent in Harrogate.