Zillow: Student debt delays homeownership -- but not by much

  • Zillow goes against popular opinion, but points out debt does delay ownership at least a little bit.
  • Debt delaying homeownership means recent graduates won't likely purchase a home until their mid-30s.
  • The more advanced someone’s degree, the greater the odds of homeownership -- even if significant debt has been taken on.

Straying from popular opinion, a recent Zillow report finds student loan debt doesn’t lessen graduates’ chances of owning a home, but it can delay homeownership. Zillow found that the more advanced someone’s degree, the greater odds they will own a home — even if significant debt has been taken on.