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Intellections Discussion

The Economics of House Hunting Envy: How Regulations that Restrict Supply Harm Home Buyers

How have high (or low) housing prices affected you?


Housing costs have generally been controlled by wages and available jobs.

Across the country there are areas of over 70% valuation loss over 30 years, perhaps more staying near the same value and a few distinct areas increasing in price.

Credit for both purchasing and lease qualification has been a significant burden

I'd just like to note that question 2 on the quiz for this section has the incorrect answer marked as the correct one. The answer is false - the Bay area has NOT done as good of a job as Houston in matching supply to demand.

I have to agree with Kevin on that