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We’ve been studying a trend in residential real estate: how, in the low-odds of a post-recession economy and flat wages, some young people are still managing to buy their first homes.

For five years now, Legal & General has conducted research in the U.K. called the Bank of Mum and Dad (BoMaD), through which we’ve determined that at least a quarter of young homebuyers wouldn’t have been able to afford to buy a home without financial help from their parents, grandparents and loved ones.

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