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Understanding Lumber Prices

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David Logan, director of tax and trade policy analysis for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), answered questions from Hardware Retailing about lumber prices and other concerns in the homebuilding sector. Hardware Retailing (HR): Why are lumber prices lower …

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Lumber Prices Show Unseasonable Drop

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Though lumber prices usually rise in the spring, a new report from The Wall Street Journal says bad weather and a decline in homebuilding have caused lumber prices to drop just one year after they reached record highs. The article …

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Housing Trends Report: Millennials Are the Most Likely to Buy Homes

Housing Trends Report

At the end of 2018, fewer Americans were planning to buy a house in the next 12 months than during the year prior—but members of the millennial generation were the most likely to plan a home purchase. The National Association …

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Federal Changes to Housing Affordability

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Homeownership benefits home improvement retailers for clear reasons, including the fact that homeowners maintain and upgrade their houses with products retailers sell. Buying, though, is more difficult than it used to be, due to high prices and a limited number …

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LBM Retailers Learn From Rebuilding Communities

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org After the Storm Shrieking winds, pounding rain, choking smoke—these portents of disaster can haunt communities around the world. Whether it is landslides in the hills of …

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Fourth-Quarter 2017 Shows Uptick for Economy

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The year 2017 ended on a positive note for the U.S. economy, with fourth-quarter results showing growth in consumer confidence and in the housing and manufacturing sectors. The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), which is the only leading economic indicator included …

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Home Remodeling Spending to Increase in 2018

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Homeowners are expected to spend nearly $340 billion on residential repairs and renovations in 2018, according to recent data from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The organization released the latest Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA), which …

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International Builders’ Show Features Smart Products, Interactivity

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Building materials and luxury design items were just some of the products on display Jan. 8-11 when the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) welcomed thousands to Orlando, Florida, for Design & Construction Week. The week featured the International Builders’ …

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