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How Housing Could Lead an Economic Rebound

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As news hit that the U.S. gross domestic product—a measurement of the production of goods and services—contracted 32.9 percent in the second quarter of 2020, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports housing could be on the frontlines of …

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Canadian Headlines for Retailers: June 1

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Hardlines is keeping Canadian retailers informed on the ways COVID-19 is impacting their home improvement stores. Check back each week for an update on the latest headlines affecting home improvement retail in Canada. BSIABC Donates Meals to Health Care Workers The …

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Monitoring the Market: Quarter 1

Use the following industry metrics to anticipate emerging trends and opportunities in the channel. Data is not seasonally adjusted, meaning these graphs represent real-time shifts in the market. Understand consumers’ desire to save or spend by gauging overall consumer confidence …

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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

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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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