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Building Materials

A Slowdown in Housing Demand Is Creating a Surfeit of Lumber Products

Housing demand is cooling across the U.S., and as some builders pull back, a glut of lumber inventory is sending prices to post-pandemic lows

Building Materials

Are the Dark Days of Lumber Volatility Finally Behind Us?

Some market experts seem to think that the lumber bubble has finally burst as elevated interest rates cause a drop in demand

Building Technology

3D Printed Homes Won’t Be Enough to Solve a Nationwide Inventory Shortage

3D printing technology is inching its way onto jobsites across the U.S., but its wider impact may not be as helpful for the housing industry as some suggest

Building Materials

Building Materials Rise 19% Year-Over-Year

Prices for most in-demand building materials are still rising after consecutive monthly gains at the start of 2022

Manufacturers + Suppliers

Home Builders Are Feeling the Supply Chain Aftershock of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

The war in Ukraine is cutting off essential commodities and leaving builders to contend with backed up supply chains

 

New-Construction Projects

Fewer Buyers Are Looking for New Construction as Prices for Building Materials Rise

Inflated prices for building materials are pushing new home construction out of reach for budget-conscious buyers

NAHB

What Consumers Want: A Look at First-Time Homebuyer Preferences

NAHB Policy Briefing | What homebuyers want in a new home; increases to the cost of residential construction inputs

Building Materials

Construction Site Theft Is on the Rise Across the U.S.

As prices for building materials continue to rise, so too does the incentive for thieves overtaking construction sites

Building Materials

Prices for Building Materials Continue to Rise

Goods used in residential construction are becoming even more expensive after record price gains throughout the pandemic

Building Materials

Lumber Prices Drop as Elevated Mortgage Rates Cool Housing Demand

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate crossed a crucial 5% threshold at the start of April, and prices for building materials like lumber are beginning to decline

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