The value of a particular house has to do with many different factors. The condition of the house, the location, the school district, supply, demand, and the surrounding neighborhood's amenities are among some of the most well known. But a recent analysis has pinpointed another, less well known, factor that may help push prices upward. According to the study, areas that have stricter land-use regulations – such as density laws and permit review times – have seen much larger increases in home values compared to areas with less restrictive regulations. What does this mean? Well, it's fairly simple. In areas where builders have a more difficult time building new homes because of local laws and procedures, fewer new homes get built. And, during times when there are a lower-than-normal number of existing homes available for sale, that can cause price increases to accelerate, as there will be more buyers than homes for sale. However, it's important to note that the areas with the strictest land-use regulations also tend to be major coastal cities, where available lots are already hard to come by. In other words, there are a lot of factors that go into how a home is priced and the rate at which its value rises or falls. This is why some people go into sticker shock when looking a home on the coast. This is what is seen in Eastern, NC. This area has a beautiful coastal area and many people want to live close to it. Of course the closer you get the more you are going to spend. Sometimes it is better to get a few miles back and pay less and have a good inventory. That is what buyers in this area are seeing. To see some of the homes available in this area go to: or join social media at: More here.

How Land-Use Regulations Affect A Home's Price