The reason many folks in their late 20s and 30s are not able to get a house is because they want everything NOW! and that doesn’t leave much to develop a nest egg to buy a house.
My son lives ( and still lives for that matter) a very simple lifestyle where he scrimps and saves and buys real estate. He and a partner now own over 10 properties in Tampa and he has not asked me for once cent after getting out of college. He didn’t start out with ‘nice’ houses, and I bet your first house wasn’t ‘nice’ either.
Way too many people today blow their money on instantaneous gratification to the point they are in debt up to their eyeballs (but living in ‘nice’ apartments).
You reap what you sow and if you don’t plant anything, guess what, the cupboard is bare at the end of the day/week. But I’ve always been willing to sacrifice to meet a goal, I’ve learned you can’t expect that behavior any more.