Senator Warren Sounds the Student Debt Alarm

Senator Elizabeth Warren (Dem. Massachusetts ) spoke passionately this morning about the crisis in student loan debt. Whether you agree with her politics or not, the issue itself is indisputable, and REALTORS® must take a leadership role with Congress to do something about this. In one month, a million more graduates will enter the ranks of would-be first time homebuyers, but with crushing debt loads, they will not be qualifying as potential buyers.

Raphael Barta

Raphael Barta is an associate broker for Century 21® Riverstone in Sandpoint, Idaho. Raphael has been a resident of Sandpoint for the past 17 years. His real estate practice is focused on commercial and investment properties, and development representation. Raphael’s background includes 25 years of commercial property development experience with hotels, office buildings, retail centers, apartment complexes, and warehouse parks. He is a three-term president of the Selkirk Association of REALTORS®, two term North District vice president for the Idaho REALTORS®, and currently the 2018 state president for the Idaho Association of REALTORS®. He has been selected the REALTOR® of the Year for the Selkirk Association twice, in 2012 and 2015.

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