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Regulatory Costs Add $93,870 to New Home Prices Says Trade Group
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May 10, 2021

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Regulations imposed by all levels of government account for $93,870, or 23.8% of the current average sales price ($397,300) of a new single-family home, according to a new study by the National Association of Home Builders.

Of the $93,870 figure, $41,330 is attributable to regulation during development, and $52,540 is due to regulation during construction.

“This study illustrates how overregulation is exacerbating the nation’s housing affordability crisis and that policymakers need to take bold steps to reduce or eliminate unnecessary regulations that will help builders increase the production of quality, affordable housing to meet growing market demand,” said NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke.

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