Home prices are part of a complex value chain that includes many social and economic factors, such as job markets, cost and availability of labor and raw materials, and local/state regulations. The housing market in this area has started to develop micro-apartments in larger towns, but there remains an over-reliance on the creation of large, single-detached homes in this region, at the expense of smaller, lower-cost options. Construction costs are presently quite high, making new construction cost-prohibitive for many residents. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the costs of building materials and construction services; it is unclear if this increase in cost will persist or if it is the new normal. An in-depth study of this value chain can reveal how these different inputs affect home prices and their resilience to shocks, with the results influencing local and regional efforts to deliver lower home prices.