Looming underneath housing's present-day struggles with its construction supply chain, the issue of supply itself. Fixing the supply chain won't fix that. Here's what might.
Land use, development, and investment expert -- and TBD Dream Teamer -- Scott Cox weighs in on a key question for municipal officials. If "we can't build our way out of" the housing crisis, what's the plan?
Much as they'd rather not face it if they don't have to, builders and their business partners face a critical challenge to get out of a victim-villain vicious circle, and start winning over voters.
A 24% slice of the new-home selling price pie goes now to "regulatory burden," the weight of land-use permitting, impact fees, cost-of-time charges, etc. in the pre-construction stages, and the added expense of start-to-completion construction cycle code and regulation.