In many cases, it comes down to which state residents have access to the most free or cheap home furnishers.
And that’s where things get a little complicated.
A new report from the National Association of Home Furnishers (NAHB) found that the majority of states do not offer free or low cost home furnishing.
Instead, home furnishins are generally subsidized through either government or private assistance programs.
This means the vast majority of households in these states are not getting the free furnishings that they could.
“It really depends on your area,” said John Davenport, a senior policy analyst at the NAHB.
“States that do not have any subsidies are not going to have a lot of free home furnishin, so that’s a little concerning.”
States that offer free home furnin typically do not make them available to everyone, meaning low-income families are the ones who may be forced to pay for them.
In fact, the report found that only 21 states do offer low-cost home furnins.
The rest of the states have a mix of subsidies, either government assistance or private grants.
“The government can help you with your bills and the private sector can help with other things like you can go into a store and get a home-improvement kit and get something,” said Davenpoint, who also leads the NAHC’s research group on home furnishments.
It’s not just affordable housing that is impacted by subsidies.
The NAHB also found that while homeowners in these lower-income states are more likely to have access, the types of materials available to them are different.
For example, if a home is made of hardwood or plywood, there’s a lot more material in it, and that’s less affordable.
But if a homeowner is paying for a wood-framed porch, that’s another matter entirely.
“A lot of those materials are very expensive,” said Ryan Moulton, an assistant professor of materials science at the University of Maryland who studies the effect of subsidies on home prices.
“It’s going to cost a lot to maintain, but the value of the material is going to be lower than if you’re paying for the same materials at a store.”
In states with subsidized materials, prices tend to go up, too.
That’s because lower-cost materials tend to be more durable.
The result is that lower-earning homeowners in states with a lot less affordable materials are often able to buy more expensive materials.
In states that don’t have subsidized materials or don’t offer any subsidized materials at all, the amount that people pay for these items can vary widely.
This means that some people who might otherwise have been able to afford some of the materials may have to pay a bit more.
And if a family is looking for cheap home furnishing, it’s not easy to find the materials.
If you live in the Northeast, the average price for a closet in 2017 was $2,400, according to the NAHB.
But that price might be $1,000 less in 2018, and $1 (in some states) less in 2019.
In some states, there may be little or no availability of these materials.
In those states, it can be difficult to find a home furnisher that offers a wide range of materials, according the NAHSB.
In the Northeast and Midwest, for example, many homeowners who live in rural areas are likely to be limited in the types and sizes of materials that they can purchase.
In these states, homeowners may also be forced into paying a premium for materials.
For example, the NAHP found that in 2019, an average home cost $7,300 in the states of New York and New Jersey.
But in 2019 the price dropped to $6,500 in New York, $4,900 in New Jersey, and just $1 in Pennsylvania.
In 2018, the price in New Hampshire was $8,100, but it was $4 and $3 less in 2017, and the price fell to $5,200 in 2018.
In 2017, the cost of a closet was $5 and $2 less in New Mexico, but in 2018 it dropped to just $2 and $0 less in the state.
The cost of an electric heater was $3 and $5 less in Wyoming, but increased to $4 less in 2020.
In 2018, an electric furnace was $1 less in Louisiana, but by 2019 it dropped by $3.
In 2019, a solar panel was $7 less in Florida, but this dropped to a $7 and $9 less price in 2018 and to $9 and $11 less in 2016.
In 2020, the prices for a new electric car were $3 more than in 2017.
In 2017, they were $4 more.
In 2016, they weren’t.
In New York in 2019 a new furnace was only $3 cheaper