student debt Archive

Student Loan Debt Keeps Millennials From Buying Homes, Starting Businesses

Real estate industry experts and researchers  presented data and discussed the effects of student loan debt on millennials’ ability to participate in the housing market and own a business, during a panel titled “Digging Out: Growing Your Business While...

August Housing Market Activity in One Minute

Looking for a quick recap of housing activity reported this month by NAR Research? Look no further than September Housing Minute, our animated video series highlighting key data in under one minute. Visit https://www.nar.realtor/videos/housing-minute to watch all Housing Minute videos since...
September 28, 2017

Student Debt Delaying Millennials’ Life

NAR Research’s new survey out today on millennial student debt offers up some sobering news that has both implications for the housing market and overall economy. Consider the key findings highlighted below. Millennials are typically carrying a student debt load...
September 18, 2017

Fannie Mae Policy Changes to Aid Millennial Homebuyers

Millennials locked out of their homeownership dreams by high debt-to-income ratios and student loan debt will soon have reason to take another look at purchasing, thanks to a number of policy changes at Fannie Mae. First, Fannie Mae recently...

2017 NAR Generational Survey: It’s Not All About the Millennials

There’s been a lot of hyperbole surrounding the housing wants and needs of millennials in recent years. Do they want to rent forever? No. Are they buying homes in the suburbs? Yes. Are they aware of the many low...

Student Debt in Spotlight with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Report

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau just released a fresh report showing that student loan servicers are falling short in their efforts to help borrowers pay down loans.  According to the CFPB, most borrowers with federal student loans have been...

Infographic: Student Loan Debt and Housing

Today the National Association of Realtors® and SALT®, a consumer literacy program provided by nonprofit American Student Assistance®, released a joint survey discussing the effect student loan debt hason postponing homeownership. The survey, which only polled student debt holders current...
June 13, 2016

New Evidence Links Student Debt with Inability to Purchase a Home

Wondering whether student debt really prevents non-homeowners from making the jump to homeownership? The National Association of Realtors® and American Student Assistance have a message: Just ask one. According to a joint survey released today by representatives from NAR...

NAR Hosting Student Debt Event on Monday

On Monday NAR and SALT will be co-hosting an industry and press briefing at the NAR D.C. office to release the findings of a new joint study looking at student debt’s impact on homeownership. The survey takes a look...