Alex Groden doesn’t know what all the fuss is about the poor, downtrodden millennials forced to live out their lives in their parents’ spare room because school loans have forced them to quash their dream of home ownership.

While in college, Groden amassed not just one, but four, school loans, yet when it came time to purchase a home at Sawgrass Lakes in West Melbourne, he found the process easy-peasy for him and his wife, Natasha.

“I’m still astonished at how easy it was for us to find what we wanted and get a loan for this house,” said Groden. “I was able to get a home loan for $200,000 even with my student loan debt. That’s one of the things that surprised me! I have to assume it was because we were both lucky enough to land good jobs, myself as a programmer at Northrop Grumman and Natasha as an event coordinator.

“Additionally, I’m sure the fact that we had to pay for private mortgage insurance also played a factor since we had relatively little money to put down, but could make the monthly payments.”

It’s the Groden’s second home, and the first one wasn’t all that difficult to finance, either.

“I think the act of finding and buying a home has gotten a lot easier than it was with my parents’ generation,” he said.

“Honestly, when we bought our first home, we weren’t really established yet, having just started my first job out of college that year and Natasha having just gotten her first job in the area, and I was amazed at how simple it was for us to obtain a loan for amounts of money I had never dealt with or thought about before.”