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The Biggest Thing Keeping Young Homebuyers out of the Market Isn't Student Debt

College-educated couples are buying homes, regardless of how much they owe.
Millennials with a real estate agent, house-hunting.

Millennials with a real estate agent, house-hunting.

Photographer: Getty Images

Conventional wisdom has it that the staggering student debt incurred by the current generation of young professionals has made it harder to save for a home—and deprived the U.S. housing market of the first-time buyer lifeblood it depends on. But not so fast.

A blog post published by Zillow today shows that student-loan debt has little impact on the homebuying prospects of young families.