Toll Brothers executive chairman calls new mortgage rules “dumb”

October 24, 2014

While some home builders are heralding the new federal regulations to ease mortgage-qualification standards, The Wall Street Journal reports that others are not.


One example of a builder who opposes the new regulations is Robert Toll, founder and executive chairman of luxury home builder Toll Brothers Inc., who called the proposed loosening of standards “a really dumb-ass idea” at an Urban Land Institute conference in New York. Toll added, “Why do we want to go do what got us into this problem in the first place?”


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