Mortgage Debt Reached an All-Time High: Here's What to Know If You're a First-Time Home Buyer

Americans mortgage debt climbed to a record high of nearly $10 trillion during the pandemic, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. To help explain, NBCLX talked to the chief economist of the Association of Realtors, Lawrence Yun, and Danielle Hale, the chief economist at, who shared advice for first-time home-buyers.