student loans Archive

NAR Survey Data: Student Debt and Saving for Downpayment Among Successful Home Buyers

Twelve percent of homebuyers found it difficult to save; for first-time homebuyers, 20 percent found it difficult to save. Of those who had a hard time saving, 43 percent of home buyers and 54 percent of first-time buyers reported...

Student Debt in the News: What It Means for REALTORS®

Student loans are one of the fastest rising sources of debt.  Student loans are of increasing concern in light of the regulations pertaining to qualified mortgages that require a consumer to have a debt to income ratio of no...

Total Consumer Debt Down but Student Debt Up

America’s economy is looking better and better with each passing day.  Not only is the housing market contributing to growth, but corporations are flushed with cash and consumers are steadily paying down their debts.  Moreover, the net exports are...

Impact of Student Debt on Future Housing Demand

By Selma Hepp, Ph.D., Senior Economist California Association of REALTORS®, Research and Economics At May’s midyear legislative meetings held by the National Association of Realtors in Washington, DC, a panel of experts in a session titled “Shifting Demographics and...
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June 18, 2012