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More people than ever are looking for a flatmate, with more 55+ people searching

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More people than ever are looking for a flatmate, with more 55+ people searching

With inflation, house prices, rents and the cost of living rising RBA Governor Philip Lowe told senate estimates this week more Australians need more people in their dwellings.

But for many this is already an uncomfortable reality as pressures have hit hard and those in the industry have confirmed it is already happening.

At 39 years old, Claire did not ever foresee herself having to share her housing with anyone other than her 18-year-old daughter.

For nine years she has rented houses for the pair but increasing cost of living pressures and rent rises meant they have had to open their Brisbane space up to strangers.

See full story by ABC here

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