REALTORS®, homebuilders Agree: Arbitrarily high down payments will hurt economy It would unfairly and unnecessarily close the door to home ownership for many middle-class families.


March 18, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — REALTORS®, Homebuilders, consumer groups urge federal regulators to avoid arbitrarily high mortgage down payments, which would hurt the economy by unfairly and unnecessarily closing the door to home ownership for many middle-class families.

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