Housing affordability now ranks third among voter concerns and is likely to be an issue for about two-thirds of American voters in the November election, according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors.The survey found that 81% of voters would like to see government place a higher priority on making housing more affordable, and two out of three said they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who works to make housing more affordable, the NAR reported. "Our latest survey found that, despite all of the other concerns America faces, affordable housing ranks as voters' third-greatest concern, just behind health care and the economy," said NAR president Walt McDonald. "Moreover, our survey found that the issue is growing in importance. More voters are worried about the cost of housing today and what it means for their families and their communities than they were just nine months ago." The NAR can be found on the Internet at http://realtor.org.

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