Dutch Homeowners Should All Pay Down Debt, Zalm Tells AD

Dutch homeowners who have an existing mortgage should have to pay down debt to get a tax rebate, like new buyers will be forced to do starting next year, newspaper AD reported today, citing an interview with ABN Amro Group NV Chief Executive Officer Gerrit Zalm.

People who buy a house in coming years shouldn’t be at a disadvantage, the newspaper cited Zalm as saying.

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