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  • LendingTree: Student loan debt is driving Millennials to buy fixer-upper homes

    88% of homebuyers with student loan debt consider purchasing a fixer-upper
    With more than $1.5 trillion in student loan debt, new LendingTree research shows an overwhelming majority of homebuyers are considering purchasing “fixer-upper” homes to combat costs. In fact, 88% of homebuyers that are grappling with student loan debt are now more likely to consider a “fixer-upper” home, according to the online lending marketplace’s data.
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  • Poor credit scores keep Gen Xers from entering the housing market

    On average, Gen Xers owe more than $20,000 in student loan debt
    A recent report from LendingTree reveals that although Gen Xers are now in their prime earning years, many are refraining from homeownership due to substantial debt. According to LendingTree’s analysis, 28% of homeowners owe a median of $28,557 in student debt, whereas 27% of renters have a median of $28,203.
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  • MarketWatch: 3 reasons why the housing market is weaker than it seems

    The economy is relatively healthy, yet the housing market is showing signs of stress
    The economy is growing and our workforce is mostly employed, so why does the nation's housing market appear to be backsliding? Applications are falling, purchase volume is declining, and existing home sales are dwindling. Something isn't adding up, wrote Caliber Home Loans CEO Sanjiv Das in a recent article for MarketWatch. Here are three reasons why Das said the housing market is underperforming.
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  • Americans are way more in debt now than they were after the financial crisis

    Auto loans push household debt 21% above post-crisis levels
    American household debt continues to climb to record levels, reaching $13.54 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2018. According to the latest report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, household debt is now $869 billion higher than 2008’s $12.68 trillion peak – and 21.4% above the debt levels seen in the wake of the financial crisis.
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  • FTC warns lenders: Do not lie in loan refinancing ads

    SoFi might not be the only one
    In the wake of taking action against SoFi for allegedly lying in its ads about how much borrowers can save by refinancing their student loans with the online lender, the Federal Trade Commission is also warning other lenders to not engage in similar activity. To that end, the FTC is sending letters to an unknown number of lenders, warning them that they may be subject to a regulatory action should they be found to be engaging in false advertising.
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  • FTC accuses SoFi of lying about loan savings in misleading ads

    Online lender allegedly overinflated savings claims on student loan refinances
    For more than two years, SoFi has been making misleading claims in its television, print, and online advertisements and lying about the amount of savings its loan refinancing programs would bring to borrowers, the Federal Trade Commission said Monday. According to the FTC, SoFi “deceptively advertised inflated figures” about loan refinances, basically claiming that it could save borrowers far more than is actually the case.
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  • Student debt crushes homeownership dreams

    Survey reveals women and Millennials are most impacted
    Student loan debt has racked up a collective $1.5 trillion bill for 44 million Americans, and its crushing people’s homeownership dreams. According to a recent survey by NeighborWorks America, people with student loans are delaying purchasing a home, with many worried about their debt most or all of the time.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Arrested development: The long-term consequences of student debt on the housing economy

    High default rates could spell disaster for future homeownership
    As Millennials grapple with paying off student loans, their opportunity to buy a home gets pushed further and further into the future. That delay has consequences far beyond individual students — the growing student debt crisis impacts every part of the economy. 
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  • Lennar targets Millennials with mortgage that pays off their student loans

    Lennar subsidiary Eagle Home Mortgage offers unique lending product
    A recent study showed that mounting student loan debt is holding Millennials back from buying homes – for seven years. But one homebuilder is trying to make that seven-year delay go away. Eagle Home Mortgage, a mortgage lender and a subsidiary of Lennar, announced Tuesday that it is rolling out a new mortgage program that will help homebuyers pay off their student debt.
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