Student debt remains a prominent obstacle for first-time buyers

First-time buyers most affected by student loans
  • Student debt impacts first-time buyers the most.
  • Rapidly rising home prices are also affecting first-time buyers.
  • The average age when Americans get married is rising. This is notable because marriage is a precursor to homeownership.

Potential first-time home buyers are still encountering several obstacles when considering a purchase. These obstacles include student debt, according to a recent survey from NeighborWorks America, an organization focused on affordable housing.