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Report: Student Debt to Drive 2014 Home Sales Down 8%

Going against recent assertions that student debt may not prove as big a hindrance to the housing market as feared, a new report from researchers at John Burns Real Estate Consulting argues that student loans could cost the industry tens of billions of dollars this year alone.

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Are Rising Student Loans Really Stifling Homeownership?

One of the pet reasons for explaining the lack of demand for houses among millennials is the presence of ever-escalating student loan debts. The thinking goes that college graduates are so mired in debt that they either cannot afford to buy or are too afraid to run up more debt. However, Mark Fleming, chief economist at CoreLogic, isn't buying it.

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Cordray: Student Debts Undermining Housing

Speaking before an audience in Boulder, Colorado, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Richard Cordray addressed the growing amount of student loan debt—$1.2 trillion and counting—and how it will have negative ramifications on the housing market in the future.

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