In 1969, when many older Boomers were taking tentative steps onto the property ladder, the average UK starter home cost £4,000. In 2015, that figure had risen to £209,000 – a surge of 5,225%.  So perhaps it’s no surprise that this generation are holding onto their homes. While the portion of 25- to 34-year-old homeowners dropped from 66.5% to 36% in 2013, the number of Boomers that own homes rose from 62% to 77%.  And the average length of ownership is now 23 years; triple what it was in the ‘80s.