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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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Student debt is not roadblock to homebuying… yet

But here's one thing that is
Brena Swanson
Excessive levels of student debt repayments are not acting as a roadblock to housing for first-time homeowners, at least not yet. So what is right now?
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Student debt costs housing $83B a year

Analysts: Skyrocketing higher ed costs create enormous drag
Trey Garrison
For more than a year HousingWire has been reporting on the link between high levels of student loan debt and the struggling housing recovery. Now there is a real value. And it's staggering.
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WSJ: Student debt could cut home sales 8% in 2014

Effect of debt is major drain, new study says
Trey Garrison
One thing that hasn’t been underreported in housing in 2014 is the crushing amount of student debt out there, but Nick Timiraos looks into just how much it impacts housing and mortgage finance in the Wall Street Journal.
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Mark Cuban talks housing and student loan bubbles

And 4 other things you must read right now
Trey Garrison
Billionaire Mark Cuban talks about the student loan bubble and the housing bubble, plus four other stories you shouldn't miss on discrimination in lending, the surge in apartment demand, and more.
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Here's where the student debt crisis stands

Pay for college vs. save for a home
Brena Swanson
The student debt crisis is a hot topic right now in Washington D.C. Following President Barack Obama's executive order Monday, Senator Elizabeth Warren’s, D-Mass., student debt legislation could also see more movement in coming days.
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MBA CEO: Job creation will solve student debt crisis

Brena Swanson
The housing recovery can’t kick into high gear until the student debt crisis is fixed, but there is a solution to the problem: job creation.
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CFPB warns student DTI ratio blocks housing recovery

Sen. Warren bill refinances half of fed loans
Brena Swanson
Once again, reports are streaming in about how student debt is ruining the housing recovery. But this time, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau weighed in on one of the biggest factors blocking household formation.
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Looking for a last minute graduation present? How about crushing debt?

Student loan debt keeps climbing, keeps younger buyers from actually buying
Ben Lane
It’s graduation weekend at many colleges across the nation. It’s a time of celebration and joy. But the real world is about to smack many of these graduates square in the face.
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