Re: speak for yourselft
You were very lucky as my first house in 1964 was 5.5 x my annual wage. Luckily before my wife became pregnant she was also earning, but it was tight with very few treats and any holidays were B&B.
We did not complain much - then came Harrold W, then Ted Heath !!!
The problem was later when we moved to a new job when mortgage interest rates were 15 - 18%.
We were very relieved when they dropped to 10% ! a few years later.
New house prices may be more, but interest rates are vastly lower.