1 in 10 homebuyers tap retirement accounts for down payments

One in 10 homebuyers use retirement accounts for down payments, which financial planners say can be a reasonable option if done as a loan. The IRS sets limits to protect savings, and while it affects long-term growth, it can make sense for those prioritizing homeownership. Younger buyers are more likely to use this option, but it's advised to explore other options first.

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