What’s Right with Housing

Scott Cox’s four-part series on “What’s Wrong With Housing” struck a chord.

Local control. Property tax policy. Fees, charges, levies, delays, more fees plague more and more land deals. Simply, those who own homes and properties and “the vote” in many of our communities have no interest in encouraging more people to come into those communities, so they crowd the pathways with obstacles and expense.

A licensed architect with broad experience in banking, development and project management, Cox’s analysis hit the nail on the head in many ways, clearly laying out why the free market left to its own devices will never solve for what’s ailing housing, and never change the fact that more than 25 cents of every dollar spent on a new home goes to cover some regulatory cost or other…read more