Where Building Homes Is Hardest, and Priciest: Ritholtz Chart

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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Source: WSJ

I have to admit that I'm a sucker for a compelling infographic. The map above comes from the Wall Street Journal and it shows where builders are more and less constrained putting up new homes.

It should come as no surprise that the places we see the greatest constraints on new construction have some of the highest home prices.

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(Barry Ritholtz writes about finance, the economy and the business world for Bloomberg View. Follow him on Twitter @Ritholtz.)

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net