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Want To Buy A House? Apparently You Just Need To Stop Buying Avocado Toast...

By Sarah

May 16, 2017 at 11:31am

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First, young people were told to stop spending so much money of expensive coffees if they wanted to get a foot on the property ladder, and now an Australian businessman is targeting something ever more precious.

Avocado toast can now no longer be eaten guilt free.

Tim Gurner, a property developer in Melbourne whose projects are worth more than €2.5 billion has angered the millennial generation for his comments on 60 Minutes in Australia, where he suggested that the reason young people today are struggling to buy a home is because they waste their money on avocado toast.

“When I was trying to buy my first home, I wasn’t buying smashed avocado for €12 and four coffees at €2.60 each,” he said.

“We’re at a point now where the expectations of younger people are very, very high.”

He added: “We are coming into a new reality where a lot of people won’t own a house in their lifetime. That is just the reality.” 

And obvs you'll never be able to buy a home when, as Tim says, "you’re spending €26 a day on smashed avocados and coffees and not working. Of course.”

You can take our flat whites Mr Gurner, but you'll never take our avo smash.

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