New Mexico is pursuing policies that could choke consumer choice and competition in real estate services, the U.S. Justice Department charges in a letter to the New Mexico Real Estate Commission. J. Bruce McDonald, deputy assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, states in a Wednesday letter to members of the New Mexico state Real Estate Commission that the commission should reject proposed amendments to the state's real estate regulations. The Justice Department, acting alone or in collaboration with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, this year has written other letters opposing similar measures proposed in other states. These measures, which typically are backed by state-level Realtor trade groups, specify a range of services that all real estate profe...
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