I'm a long term renter, so yeah, pauper town!
I won't elaborate much, but I feel like we haven't had enough income to sustain our lifestyle/financial obligations since we had DS. We've certainly lost the ability to save money, as paying the bills takes priority.
I'm hoping to turn things around next year when DS starts school. It'll enable DH to seek full time work (he cares for DS during the day and works casually). I'll also be free of paying preschool fees which are a financial stretch this year ($165 a week), and my car loan will be paid off.
Realistically we won't be entering the property market any time soon. It's still a goal of ours though, one I hope we achieve in time.