Do you have student loan debt?

The Lawhead Team would like to share the latest One Cool Thing about the student loan debt dilemma.

Aspirations of homeownership remain strong, but an increasing percentage of consumers with student loan debt worry about their homeownership future.

student loan debt89% of adults say that homeownership is an important part of the American Dream

In 2016, 30% of adults knew someone who delayed the purchase of a home because of their student loan debt burden.

-Up from 28% in 2015 and 24% in 2014

Of those with student loan debt, 53% said that the debt was “somewhat or very much” an obstacle to homeownership

-A slight improvement from 57% in 2015, but up from 49% in 2014

Source: NeighborWorks America Fourth Annual National Housing Survey