New grad here. I finally got all the wonderful mail from the student loan companies informing me I need to start making loan payments. I never realized how much the interest on these things could come out to; 5% seems like such a small number. I also want to save up to buy a condo eventually, but I don't want to lose money on the interest of the student loans. I have a 3 year goal to save up for the down payment of a $500k condo. I have $26k in loans at about 5%. I have an income of $95k not including health care and retirement savings and I'm estimating about $800 in monthly payments.
My question is, how quickly should I be trying to pay off these loans? Should I just forget about saving for a condo until they are paid off?