Notable news this week included a report on indebted Millennials’ ability to buy homes as well as local filming locations for “Captain America: Civil War.” Stay informed about the latest in real estate news with our weekly roundup:
• Student loan debt surprise – New reports from the Brookings Institute and RISMedia have found that student loan debt does not affect home ownership among younger demographics. The reports found that those without a college degree were more likely to own a home at an earlier age because they had settled down earlier. College-educated people, on the other hand, delayed buying a home due to being in college, and were more likely to catch up by age 27, and were also more likely to own a home than those without a college degree. To learn more about the studies, visit Realtor Magazine’s website.
• Atlanta makes a cameo appearance – You’ll recognize a few locations in “Captain America: Civil War” – multiple scenes were filmed here, including at the Peachtree Christian Church. Be sure to check out the other filming locations before seeing the movie on Curbed Atlanta’s website.
• Bumping up the price for consumers – A new study by the National Association of Home Builders found that regulations imposed by the government account for 24.3 percent of the final price of new single-family homes built for sale. NAHB gives a complete run-down of the study’s findings here.
• A new look for Atlanta’s many bridges – Curbed Atlanta recently highlighted bridge renovations across Atlanta in its “Renovation Week” coverage. The bridges getting a facelift include the northern and southern Peachtree Street Bridges and the Jimmy Carter Boulevard Bridge. Curbed Atlanta has a complete list of the bridges due for a makeover here.