Young Vancouver families trapped in starter homes, finds study

It’s hard enough to become a homeowner in Metro Vancouver, with the average home price being almost double that of the national average. But for those young families who do manage to buy a starter home, moving to a space that can accommodate kids can be downright impossible, according to a Vancity study released September 17.

This means many families become trapped in spaces that are too small.

"Buying a suitable house isn't affordable for most families,” said Vancity’s vice-president of impact market development Andy Broderick.

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