Where is it toughest to build new homes? BuildZoom analysis digs in

The top city on the list is not San Francisco, believe it or not
  • BuildZoom's chief economist asked, “Where does an increasing willingness to pay for housing fail to result in more housing being built?”
  • Based on that metric, it's tougher to build in Honolulu and Los Angeles than in San Francisco or New York.

How do you quantify how difficult it is for developers to break ground (and finish) a new building in a given city?