Jun 27, 2016
Putting property rights back in order
I think I have a great show for you today! We are going to take some time to talk about the "Not In My Back Yard" and "Yes, In My Back Yard" movements. Today, in many places you have more power to screw with someone elses property rights than you have rights with your own property - and that is messed up.
It is so messed up that it is a huge reason why we are not building enough residential units in places like San Francisco. The numbers are staggering and completely explain why prices are so high there.
However, there is hope. The YIMBY movement appears to be picking up speed and it is seeking to put power back in the hands of home owners to do what they like and expect very little interference from neighbors.
However, there are obsticles. Some are bureaucratic and others are down right dishonest. We are going to discuss this today, what they pay off could be and what the costs might be.