Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty and Management)

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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Sadly what Wayne Martin said seems to be true. In my day you were guaranteed a job with a diploma in hand and tuition and board were only $6000 per year!

Aug 17, 2017 06:59 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Tough question! The cost of education continues to grow and opportunities seemingly dwindling!

Aug 17, 2017 06:49 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Nathan Gesner - I agree with Kenneth J. Jones, Director . Until there is true competition out there for the available students and not subsidized debt to make college "affordable," we will not get this under control. And when people realize that there is great money to be made in the "trades," and that college isn't the route for everyone, and a true fair market results and colleges have to compete for students, we may see prices go down.

Aug 17, 2017 03:53 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Global banks + Federal Government?   It will never get fixed.

Aug 17, 2017 07:39 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Many students do not consider the cost of schooling expect parents and loans will allow them to go to their dream school. They come out often with impractical diplomas not able to seek a job.

A few going to college learning to surf and ski is their motivation.  In our area some students stay home going to JC and spend last two years at local Ivy League colleges.   What is wrong going to local public universities earn your tuition with a PT job? 

Aug 17, 2017 07:06 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Currently, that is wishful thinking.

Aug 17, 2017 06:57 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Our state is now giving free 2 years of college and then supplementing the last two years. All that has done is help pay and the kids are still borrowing and living it up on their student loans. I hear them talk about it.

Aug 17, 2017 07:57 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

No I don't

Aug 17, 2017 11:56 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

The problem isn't student loan debt. The problem is that college no longer prepares you for gainful employment, so financing a college education = setup to a fail.

Aug 17, 2017 11:15 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

In my world I have seen more young adults playing all summer instead of working so they don't have to borrow so much

Aug 17, 2017 10:18 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am with Fred Griffin -  those two factors must change first.

Aug 17, 2017 08:13 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I sincerely doubt it.... until colleges and universities stop escalating those costs.

Aug 17, 2017 08:10 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

not likely.... tuition continues to rise and education is a necessity to make a living.... 

Aug 17, 2017 07:41 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Aug 17, 2017 07:29 AM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Sure just like the government will stop over spending and Donald Trump will stop tweeting lol

I will add Wishing Everyone Happy and Successful New Year!

Jan 01, 2018 04:03 PM
Virgie Vincent
Vergee Interior Design - Newport Beach, CA
Real estate agent, interior designer, and stager

I don't think so. The cost of a college education continues to grow and hasn't shown any sign of slowing down. Interest rates are going to go up too!

Aug 21, 2017 08:32 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

When the federal government is carrying so much debt, why would the public think anything differently.   However, I do not believe in that debt! 

Aug 20, 2017 04:11 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

it is growing, even gov and state do help with aids. My son is a student, so it is not easy for him. 

Aug 20, 2017 02:25 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am glad that my girl has her all paid off but worry about her 4 kids when they are ready to go.


Aug 19, 2017 09:28 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Maybe, depends on whether the folks in charge want to.

Aug 19, 2017 05:15 AM
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

I never knew it was ever under control. When the costs were "cheap" no one ever repaid them.  More than once I've seen credit reports of doctors,surgeons and lawyers with excellent credit and never paid back their student loans. I've turned down many of them and they couldn't understand why. In today's world the cost for an education is really out of control since many have degrees that are not useful. I have a friend that got a masters is Latin and another in Philosophy and they don't want to be a teacher! What else are you going to do with it? Careful thinking and planning is the key and going the first 2 years to jC helps the costs.  Don't go to an Ivy League school for a liberal arts degree.

Aug 18, 2017 06:46 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Not unless the educational institutions offer a "money back guarantee"! 

Aug 18, 2017 04:42 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Nathan Gesner - with the education costs going up, this 'problem' is here to stay, I believe.

Aug 17, 2017 11:03 PM
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Once the odometer hits a trillion, shouldn't it roll over to zero and start over?

Aug 17, 2017 09:06 PM
Chuck Mixon
The Keyes Company - Cutler Bay, FL
Cutler Bay Specialist, GRI, CDPE, BPOR

I have been reading that the student loan debt will be our next bubble. To add to your question this young generation that is saddled with all these loans will not be in the market to purchase a new home anytime soon. It is a serious problem that I don't think has a good solution. The problem needed attention back when it was created, Easy money!

Aug 17, 2017 06:49 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Give out grants instead of loans, that should help.

Aug 17, 2017 03:39 PM
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

As long they continue creating those crazy type of degrees. .. No

Aug 17, 2017 02:03 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Yes because this country does not want to pay for public education.

Aug 17, 2017 12:47 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Nathan Gesner Spread out the wealth. Free college so all the tax payers can carry the debt.

Aug 17, 2017 12:02 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Depends on who's contolling the giving of money.....

Aug 17, 2017 10:36 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Trillion dollars of debt. We bound-up an entire generation or two. Why?

Aug 17, 2017 10:28 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Community college for the first two years, keeps the debt well under control.

Aug 17, 2017 09:32 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Once we see several pointless colleges offering meaningless degrees; then people will start to evaluate whether a college degree will advance their lives. The students need to stop believing that society owes them a free education. I had to pay for mine!

Aug 17, 2017 08:59 AM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

The ultimate "solution," without interjecting political opinion, will be the government somehow wiping the slates clean...

Aug 17, 2017 07:26 AM