How Land-use Controls Influence Housing Prices

A study by economists explains how housing prices are influenced by land-use controls, zoning, and politics.
April 3, 2002, 8am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Two economists found that demand alone did not explain the difference in prices. For starters, many fast-growing areas did not show skyrocketing house prices...The difference between the land prices is the implicit cost of all the local land-use controls, from zoning to the time it takes to get a permit. Some regulations simply raise the cost of building by slowing down the process. Others limit density, making it illegal to subdivide expensive land."

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Published on Thursday, March 28, 2002 in The New York Times
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