Land Shortage Impeding New Home Supply

Land Shortage Impeding New Home Supply

In a May survey by the National Association of Homebuilders, 60% of respondents stated that the overall supply of developed lots was low to very low, the highest percentage since the NAHB began asking the question in 1997. The shortage is especially acute for Class A lots located in core markets. John Burns with John Burns Real Estates Consulting contends that, with the low supply of lots and the expensive price of choice parcels, builders have been forced to build larger, more expensive homes which explains the shortage of entry-level supply. With current land prices and entry-level price points, catering to this segment of the market remains economically unfeasible.

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Steve Devorak
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Steve Devorak is a former Director of Land Acquisition and Project Manager with extensive experience in the Southern California land market.

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