I bought my first house in Vancouver for $75,000 with a 10% mortgage. I was working full time working in sanitation for the City and part-time on weekends in a mill just to pay the mortgage and keep food on the table. It was really hard on my wife and 4 kids. Those were tough time. I didn't have a high school degree so I had to work those kinds of jobs.
So you young people stop wasting money on your lattee's and stop your complaining about housing because I had it tough too.