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Why The Student Loan Debt Burden Is Overstated

By Odeta Kushi on November 19, 2020

Student loans are often cited as an insurmountable barrier to homeownership for young home buyers. It is true that student loan debt levels are higher today than a generation ago, but is it preventing potential home buye... Read More›

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Rising Millennial Educational Attainment Signals Homeownership Demand Primed For Growth

By Odeta Kushi on July 9, 2020

Examining critical lifestyle, societal and economic trends can provide a strong indication... Read More›

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Does Education Really Lead To Greater Earning Power?

By Odeta Kushi on September 13, 2019

Whether it’s parents shuttling their children off to elementary school or students starting their final year of college, back-to-school season is here. We generally spend a minimum of 12 years as a student, more if you p... Read More›

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What Is The Impact Of Student Loan Debt On House-buying Power?

By Odeta Kushi on February 15, 2019

Contrary to many reports, student loan debt is not an insurmountable barrier to homeownership for millennials. Read More›

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Will Millennials Migrate Away From Coastal Markets For Homeownership In 2019?

By Odeta Kushi on January 7, 2019

As we enter 2019 and the bulk of the millennial generation ages into their prime home-buying years, is homeownership an attainable New Year’s resolution for millennials?

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Do Unexplained Homeownership Gaps Exist?

By Mark Fleming on April 20, 2017

Homeownership is a goal shared among all people, regardless of race or ethnicity, and  remains<... Read More›

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