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Rotating GIFs: Cost of Land Is The Secret to Affordable Housing

Here’s a cool rotating gif map on rising U.S. land prices based on data taken from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy [1] (in partnership with University of Wisconsin-Madison).

I’ve used their data for my Bloomberg View column [2] talking about the price of land. In short, the land is what appreciates, not the improvements to the land such as the house itself. The price of land is a key issue in the U.S. affordable housing crisis we are now experiencing.

Here’s a 40 year view on the price of land [3] for residential development provided by Howmuch.net

Source: Howmuch.net [3]