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NAR survey shows how college, student debt affect homeownership

“Homeownership is part of the American Dream, and this survey proves that dream is alive and thriving in our communities,” NAR President Chris Polychron. 78 percent say that having too much debt.

If you’re a recent college grad and hope to become a homeowner in the near future, you should know that student loan debt could affect buying a home by making it more difficult to get a mortgage. Some 83% of non-homeowners say student loan debt is preventing them from buying a home, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

NAR survey: 71% of potential homebuyers with student debt sidelined from market. the NAR also reported that while millennials have said that student debt affects their ability to save for a.

Student Debt and Millennial Homeownership. Homeownership is a distant goal for most millennials. We estimate that college grads without debt need 7.6 years to save a 20 percent down payment for a condo, compared to 11.9 years for college grads with debt, and a staggering 16.7 years for those without a college degree. In many parts of the country,

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The student debt burden not only is keeping millennials from buying a home, but from moving out on their own at all, with the survey showing about 40% of borrowers postponing moving out of their parents’ or relatives’ homes because of student debt, Ramirez noted. Going to college increases one’s chances of finding stable employment and earning the kind of money it takes to buy a home, but student debt is making it difficult for many to save for a down payment, according to NAR Chief.

STUDENT LOAN DEBT AND THE EFFECTS ON THE BROADER ECONOMY by. 2 Ann Marie Wiersch, The Cost of College: Student Loan Debt on the Rise, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, January 31, 2014. 2. 8 NAR Generational Survey:.

The NAR’s economist Lawrence Yun said, "A majority of non-homeowners in the survey earning over $50,000 a year – which is above the median U.S. qualifying income needed to buy a single-family home – reported that student debt is hurting their ability to save for a down payment.".

A September 2017 survey from the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) found that over 80 percent of millennials who haven’t purchased a home cited their student loans as contributing to.

. with more student loan debt than any other is struggling to find its economic footing. This confluence of economic trends makes Congress’ impending decision on student loan rates all the more.

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