#48 – Housing Wrapped in Red Tape

24% of the cost of building a home in Colorado goes to red tape – regulations. Staying in tune with his song, Jared Polis is adding even more regulations to housing, this time to tiny homes, which are becoming more popular here in Colorado. Under HB22-1242, DORA fees will increase to $100.55 for electrical permits, $27.23 for plumbing permits, and an estimated $419 in certifications. We need to cut back regulations and make it easier to build homes, not harder.

It’s too expensive to own a home in our state. Colorado is one of the top five most expensive states to buy a house in. The median home price in Colorado is $343,300.