Government Regulation in the Price of a New Home: Georgia
Housing prices are rocketing skyward, and one factor contributing to the rise is the cost of regulation to build a new single-family home.Read More
March 16, 2023 • Commentary
Legislation aims to combat rising home prices
A Senate committee advanced legislation limiting the ability of local governments to enact moratoriums on building new housing to no more than 180 days.
March 9, 2023 • Blog
Bill limiting zoning moratoriums advances
The Georgia House of Representatives passed a bill limiting zoning moratoriums imposed by local governments.
March 7, 2023 • Blog
What’s still alive after Crossover Day?
Each bill had to pass out of its legislative chamber of origin by Monday or it is dead for the year.
February 21, 2023 • Blog
A large gap between Metro Atlanta counties’ impact fees with questionable differences in results
Why does a house in Cherokee County cost roughly $5,500 more to build than a house down the road in Cobb County?
February 8, 2023 • Blog
Arbitrary government regulations increase the cost of Georgia housing
As rising housing costs continue to confound developers and buyers, it remains important for citizens to understand the makeup of those costs.
December 16, 2022 • Commentary
Adding HEAT to Atlanta’s housing supply
What is needed for Atlanta’s housing is a market-based solution that can restore affordability in a steady but meaningful way.
November 18, 2022 • Commentary
With the Prospects for Home Ownership Dimming, Build-to-Rent Offers a Promising Alternative
BTRs and other alternative housing arrangements are more needed than ever because there are simply not enough homes.
October 28, 2022 • Commentary
Foundation Study Examines Georgia’s Development Impact Fees
Our latest study is a comprehensive examination of development impact fees and revenues throughout the state.
October 14, 2022 • Blog
Experts Inform Georgia Legislators on State’s Affordable Housing Problem
Experts on Georgia’s real estate industry asked state legislators this week to step in and help.
October 5, 2022 • Blog
Laws to Control Growth Could Backfire on Georgia County
The population of Bryan County is expected to surge with a new electric vehicle plant, but local fees and ordinances could restrict an adequate housing supply.
September 8, 2022 • Commentary
For Housing Affordability, Sharing Can Be The Answer
There’s a solution for the housing affordability crisis out there, for anyone who actually wants to do something about it.
August 29, 2022 • Blog
New Homes Statewide Could Be Zapped By Electric Vehicle Charging Mandate
Members of the governing body that create building codes may mandate a rule similar to an Atlanta ordinance that will raise the costs of new homes statewide.
August 10, 2022 • Blog
Government Action Can Jump-Start Housing Construction
At a time when our trust in government to solve problems is perhaps lower than ever, this is one problem government can solve.
July 29, 2022 • Commentary
Investigative Report Asks: What Makes Oconee Homes So Expensive?
Regulatory compliance is costing home builders and homebuyers in Oconee County tens of thousands of dollars.
July 28, 2022 • Blog
County Code Cements Tension Between Regulators, Homebuilders
Oconee County’s regulations on slab construction lead to higher home prices for potential buyers, say experts.
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