Aug 102010
 

Was London housing affordable in 1949?

1949 London real estateBrowsing a London Free Press newspaper issued on June 11,1949 I came across the real estate section of the classified ads. There were no colour photos back then and very few pictures of smiling realtors, just efficiently written ads, cramming as much info as possible in a small space.

London real estate 1949

1949 London real estate

Hydro and oil furnaces were features in some homes. Others were still heated with coal!

So, were homes more affordable in 1949 than today? Most families were single income back then.

I scanned the jobs section to compare salary to house prices.