Student debt: Housing’s biggest roadblock?

Student debt is the second largest type of household debt after mortgage debt. But, as mortgage debt continues to improve, student debt is becoming more cumbersome, the Federal Reserve Bank of New.

Student loans have grown to become the largest source of consumer debt. Student loans may be second to mortgages by the outstanding debt load, but overall, missed payments dwarf the lending market.

Student debt is the second largest type of household debt after mortgage debt. But, as mortgage debt continues to improve, student debt is becoming more cumbersome, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York asserted recently. "The decision to take out student loans may be the first major financial decision for many of these borrowers.

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When discussing the student debt crisis, most people focus on the rapid growth in outstanding debt and several recent milestones. For example, student loan debt exceeded credit card debt in 2010 and auto loans in 2011, and it passed the $1 trillion mark in 2012.

In a report released last month, the Congressional Budget office (cbo) calculated that the four largest federal student loan programs-subsidized Stafford. federal student loans and grants has put.

Much of the discussion around student loan debt is around the idea that it is a major stumbling block in the housing recovery, inhibiting young households’ access to homeownership. However, other groups with rising student loan burdens-older households and those without a bachelor’s degree-have not garnered as much attention.

Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Senator Warren explained with purpose the growing burden repaying student loan debt is having on young adults, the housing market and the. becoming homeowners because of.

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