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Manufacturers + Suppliers

A compilation of HousingZone's articles, surveys, ideas, trends, and tips on manufacturers & suppliers for residential builders, remodelers, and architects serving the residential construction industry.

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

Building Materials

Some Builders Are Relying on Natural Materials to Bypass a Stalled Supply Chain

Prices and lead times for traditional building materials continue to increase across the globe, but natural products and alternative construction methods may offer a solution

Manufacturers + Suppliers

From Labor Shortages to Supply Chain Delays: The Home Building Obstacles Are Growing

Home builders are still working to resolve a housing shortage that began in 2008, but pandemic-related supply chain disruptions are only making matters worse

Manufacturers + Suppliers

Industry Leaders Share Strategies to Overcome Supply Chain Challenges

A panel of industry experts at the ProDealer conference in Washington D.C. revealed solutions for navigating a disrupted global supply chain

Manufacturers + Suppliers

The War in Ukraine Is Widening a Supply Chain Crisis for Home Builders

Home builders across the U.S. are feeling the aftershock of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as material prices rise to unprecedented highs

Purchasing

A Recipe for Retaining Your Purchasing Talent

Talented people are either leaving or avoiding the home building industry. Here’s how home builders can reverse the tide and keep their best purchasing pros

Community Development

Can Disney’s Storyliving Community Overcome Market Challenges?

Disney’s residential development plans could be put on hold as builders battle an intensifying supply chain crisis

Economics

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Is Already Making Waves in the U.S. Housing Market

The consequences of Putin’s actions are being felt on a global scale as new sanctions and severed diplomatic ties cut deep into foreign economies

Manufacturers + Suppliers

The Garage Door Dilemma—How Supply Chain Disruptions Are Leaving Homes Unfinished

What should be a straightforward finishing touch has created one of the worst hassles for builders in an ongoing supply chain storm

NAHB

U.S. Sawmill Production Fails to Keep Pace With Housing Demand for Lumber

NAHB Policy Briefing | Insufficient production is causing an unprecedented spike in lumber prices as sawmill output fails to keep up with consumer demand and housing starts outpace lumber production

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