Subsidizing those who make houses more expensive | Opinion

The housing debate was born lame because of the compulsory renting of empty houses. It is the limitation of space, especially in urban centers, that makes prices high, because it creates limitations to the offer that other goods, easily replicable, do not have. Therefore, an unused house is not easily replaced by another, so several countries foresee that empty houses will have increased tax rates (or may even be subject to administrative possession). This is not the main problem of Mais Habitação.

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