Student Loan Debt Archive

Student Loan Debt and Inventory

Student debt has grown significantly in recent years and with it concern over the impacts on first-time homebuyers. However, limited to no attention has been paid to the connection between student debt and constrained supply. A significant share of...

Student Loan Debt Hampering Home Buying: A Regional Perspective

The 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey is the second year we have collected data on the difficulty of saving for a down payment to buy a home and whether student loans were an impediment. In years...

Millennials and the Desire to Buy by Region

In the latest HOME (Housing Opportunities and Market Experience) Survey, 96 percent of buyers 34 and under answered yes to the question: “Do you ever want to buy a home in the future?” Millennials are already the largest group...

Federal Reserve Board Economists Present “On the Effect of Student Debt on Access to Homeownership” at a REALTOR® University Speaker Series

The rising level of student debt and the relatively high default rates for student loans have raised concerns about the impact on future homeownership among student borrowers. In a presentation at a REALTOR® University Speaker Series held recently, Federal...

Latest Consumer Price Inflation (February 2016)

The overall consumer inflation was virtually unchanged in February but some components are picking up steam thereby raising the prospect of a higher inflation and higher interest rates next year. Specifically, the overall consumer price index fell by 0.2...