In the mortgage industry news, regulatory costs are a significant factor impacting the affordability of housing. Builders are emphasizing to Congress the importance of policies that enable affordable housing construction, citing that regulatory costs make up a sizable portion of the total cost of residential development.

Key points include:
– Regulatory costs make up nearly 25% of the cost of a single-family home
– More than 40% of the cost of a typical apartment development is attributed to regulatory expenses
– Builders are advocating for Congress to support policies that facilitate affordable housing construction to address these challenges.

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