The Obama administration wants to stir the pot on a highly contentious issue involving homebuilders and their customers: the legality of the discounts, rebates, closing costs, upgrades and other lures that builders often dangle in front of buyers — but only if they agree to use the builder’s affiliated mortgage lender. In the real estate business, the issue is known as “required use.”

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Some housing pundits report the demand for housing is strong, while these same pundits, on another day say that we are in a housing affordability crisis. Can the two narratives be accurate at the same time?

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