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Is Mike Huckabee wrong about housing?

Presidential candidate says student debt makes housing unaffordable
Ben Lane
Despite the election being 18 months away, the campaign is already in full swing. Recently, one candidate for the White House actually said something that gives us at HousingWire a little hope for the next 18 months, however right or wrong his statement may be.
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TransUnion: Student loans do not impact housing

Student debt keeps growing but homebuyers still buying
Ben Lane
Despite the level of student loan debt rising to well above $1 trillion, young buyers are not being inhibited from obtaining a mortgage due to their debt, according to a new report from TransUnion. In fact, not only are younger consumers with student debt able to get a mortgage, they are also quite adept at making their payments as well.
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Here’s the real reason college grads aren’t getting homes

The debt cycle goes psychological
Jacob Gaffney
The Fed is looking for solutions, but so far it has more questions than answers, and though it clearly wants to reform the system, it doesn't yet know how. Time, however, is running out.
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This chart shows exactly how student debt blocks housing

The true price of the America dream
Brena Swanson
Not only is the student debt crisis a threat to housing, but it also shows no sign of easing. In fact, it will probably get worse before it gets better, according to one data field.
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Here’s how one student loan lender will get mortgages to millennials

SoFi will use crowdfunding, IPO to grow portfolio
Brena Swanson
Student loan debt is one of the biggest roadblocks to the housing recovery. Working to help overcome this struggle, one lender is adding mortgages to its line of products, in addition to its usual student loan refinancing products.
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Wealthier Americans mean a bigger bond market

More liquidity means more debt
Jacob Gaffney
The Federal Reserve published its latest report on U.S. household wealth, which shows that even while Americans are getting more wealthy, they are also taking on a lot more debt. This is great news for the bond market since, more and more, these auto loans, student loans and credit cards are finding their way into the bond market.
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Hey CNBC, shut up about millennials already

Your advice is patronizing, contradictory and just plain wrong
Ben Lane
CNBC’s analysts seem to view millennials as a giant homogenous mound of humans who all think the same way, look the same way, do the same things and look at the world in the exact same way. And every day, CNBC’s analysts opine on why millennials aren’t buying homes, or buying stocks or buying whatever else it is that CNBC thinks is important that day.
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Warren’s student loan bill blocked by Senate Republicans

Is the “crush” of student loan debt here to stay?
Ben Lane
The bill is just the latest in a line of legislation to fall victim to the warring parties in Congress. Republicans accused Warren and the Democrats of playing politics by putting the bill forward, knowing that it had little chance to pass.
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Obama announces plan to ease “crushing” student loan debt

What does it mean for housing?
Ben Lane
In his remarks, and in his weekly radio address, President Obama spoke of the “crushing” debt that students face and how it impedes economic growth. The President said: “If somebody plays by the rules, they shouldn’t be punished for it.”
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CFPB director: Student loans are killing the drive to buy homes

College-educated first-time homebuyers at 10-year low
Jacob Gaffney

"According to an analysis by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, for the first time in at least a decade," Cordray said in a speech, "households with student loan debt are less likely to have a mortgage than those without student loan debt."


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