Posts Tagged ‘ lumber prices ’

Change the Thermostat All You Want, Someone Will Always Be Unhappy

May 25th, 2021

For 15 years now, it seems, I’ve had a file on my desk labeled “Softwood Lumber.” Well, maybe not a crinkled up, over-stuffed, physical folder, but at least a collection of digital files and research. I say, “it seems,” because I’m speaking somewhat figuratively. Point being this topic has been part of my life and […]

NLBMDA Joins the Call for Government Intervention on Lumber Prices

Mar 30th, 2021

The National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Association sent a letter earlier this week to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo regarding the continued volatility of lumber prices and the effects it is having on the LBM industry, residential construction and the larger economy. The letter requests a meeting with Secretary Raimondo and her […]

Lumber Prices are Hammering Housing Affordability; NAHB Hopes Government Can Help

Feb 18th, 2021

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports that millions of potential home buyers are being priced out of the market thanks to soaring lumber prices, which are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of a new home and impeding the residential construction sector from moving the economy forward. The organization is hoping the […]

Recent Forecasts Give Full Picture of Housing’s Future

Feb 16th, 2021

Economists at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) covered all aspects of forecasting last week, during IBSx seminars, from residential to multi-family to remodeling. The news is good on all fronts, experts say, but not without challenges. Remodeling Residential remodeling recovered fully from the beginning of COVID-19, and spending on residential improvements will continue […]

Lumber Demand Increases in U.S. but Prices Rise

Dec 3rd, 2012

The improved U.S. housing market in the past four months has resulted in both higher lumber production in the U.S. and an increased importation of lumber, according to a report from Wood Resource Quarterly. As a result, lumber prices have gone up by more than 30 percent from last year. However, sawlog prices have remained […]

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