Definition of property ladder in English:

property ladder

noun

British
  • A series of ascending stages by which people are perceived to progress as they are able to buy more expensive houses, the initial stage consisting of buying one’s first property.

    ‘first-time buyers can't afford to get on to the property ladder’
    • ‘In London life is all about getting your feet on the property ladder.’
    • ‘Spiralling property prices in Dublin are forcing many first-time buyers to look outside the capital to get onto the property ladder.’
    • ‘People continuously strive to get their foot on the property ladder.’
    • ‘Most home loan borrowers want the cheapest mortgage option, to help them get their foot on the property ladder.’
    • ‘Uncertainty about the housing market is adding extra pressure to first-time buyers who can't decide whether to get on the property ladder.’
    • ‘Stepping onto the property ladder can be fraught with pitfalls.’
    • ‘Most of those seeking to buy a newly built house are young people attempting to gain a foothold on the by now legendary property ladder.’
    • ‘At this stage in your life, it's good to get on the property ladder.’
    • ‘Like many young couples, newly-weds Ingrid and Mark are struggling to get their feet on the first rung of the property ladder.’
    • ‘My wife and I cautiously climbed onto the first rung of the property ladder almost eleven years ago.’
    • ‘Start a pension scheme and try to get on the property ladder as quickly as possible, as rent is dead money.’
    • ‘If you're struggling to get onto the property ladder, the last thing you need is ropey mortgage advice.’