ULI: Housing Shortage Tied to Single-Family Zoning

Plagued by lack of inventory, more cities and states are doing away with single-family zoning to offer more housing options.

California has a shortage of affordable housing and some say it’s because we are “drunk on sprawl”—meaning there is too much land and space devoted to single-family residences and not enough land zoned for multi-family use.  One of the things that is nice about the Northern Virginia market is that, although the market is pricy, there is a wide variety of options.  The market includes ranges from budget to super-luxury.  We have tiny homes and sprawling estates.  You might be surprised to see the actual make-up of what’s available by price category and size.  Check out our charts and see for yourself.

$609,000 at Ravensdale

Source: ULI: Housing Shortage Tied to Single-Family Zoning

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Will Nesbitt

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Will is the principal broker of Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. He is licensed in anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but focuses on those communities found in and around Alexandria, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Springfield/Franconia. Will has been involved in real estate management, sales and investment for more than twenty years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. While in the army, he studied Russian at Monterey's Defense Language Institute. He is also a "veteran of the dotcom wars" and built most of the sites associated with NesbittRealty.com Will currently resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Old Town, overlooking New Alexandria. He is a former president of the Mount Vernon Youth Athletic Association and founded the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group. Will is the author of BattlestorM, a tabletop fantasy game, which was published by Ral Partha Publishing in the late '90's, and Arthur's Realm, a boardgame available at the Gamecrafter.