The National Association of Realtors estimates that the Federal Housing Administration's 1.35% annual premium stopped at least 125,000 renters from buying a home last year.

In a letter to the agency, the National Association of Realtors argued that between 125,000 and 375,000 renters would have been able to buy a home in 2013 had they not been priced out of the market by the FHA's policies.

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