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Rep. Westerman’s Forestry Bill a ‘Win-Win-Win,’ NAHB Tells Congress

Rep. Westerman’s Forestry Bill a ‘Win-Win-Win,’ NAHB Tells Congress

A draft legislative proposal by Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) would encourage better management of the nation’s federal forest natural resources while also ensuring the continued recovery of the housing industry, NAHB told Congress Thursday.

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Cost of Building Materials is on the Rise

Filed in Economics by on April 14, 2017 4 Comments
Cost of Building Materials is on the Rise

Prices of softwood lumber, gypsum, ready-mix concrete, and OSB all rose for the second consecutive month, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) released on April 13 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Softwood lumber and OSB experienced the largest price increases.

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Battle Moisture, Reduce Maintenance with Realistic Alternatives

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Battle Moisture, Reduce Maintenance with Realistic Alternatives

No one has to deal with the deterioration of outdoor products due to the assault of rain, snow or freezing temperatures—and the toll these extreme elements take on decking, trim, wood shakes or stone. Today, builders and remodelers have a wide choice of alternatives that look amazingly like the exterior building products they replace.

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Housing Market in Cuba? Committee to Learn More

Housing Market in Cuba? Committee to Learn More

An attorney whose firm helps its clients open businesses and establish joint ventures in Cuba spoke to members of NAHB’s Building Materials Subcommittee about challenges and opportunities in this market for the residential construction industry.

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Building Materials Prices Rise in February

Filed in Economics by on March 15, 2017 2 Comments
Building Materials Prices Rise in February

The cost of building homes is going up.

The latest Producer Price Index release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that prices of softwood lumber, gypsum, ready-mix concrete and OSB all rose in February. The increases were led by gypsum products, with softwood lumber a close second.

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‘Spruce’ Up Your Homes with Another Source of Lumber

Filed in Construction Industry, Home Building by on March 9, 2017 0 Comments
‘Spruce’ Up Your Homes with Another Source of Lumber

Builders looking for U.S.-grown sources of softwood lumber have a new choice – Norway Spruce grown in New England, New York and the Great Lakes region.

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Have Gypsum Prices Found a New Normal?

Filed in Economics by on February 24, 2017 0 Comments
Have Gypsum Prices Found a New Normal?

The long-term trend in gypsum prices appear to have moderated following steep price hikes at the beginning of 2012, 2013 and 2014.

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Key Building Materials Prices Far Surpassed Inflation in 2016

Filed in Economics by on January 27, 2017 1 Comment
Key Building Materials Prices Far Surpassed Inflation in 2016

Softwood lumber, oriented strand board (OSB), ready-mix concrete and gypsum products all posted price changes in 2016 well above the 1.3% average for the Consumer Price Index, according to the latest Producer Price index released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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NAHB Seeks New Lumber Sources in Chile

Filed in Home Building, Leadership by on September 8, 2016 1 Comment
NAHB Seeks New Lumber Sources in Chile

NAHB today completed four days of talks with Chilean government, trade and industry officials that focused on increasing exports of softwood lumber and other wood products to America.

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Vinyl is the Most Widely Used Exterior in New Homes

Filed in Home Building by on September 26, 2015 0 Comments
Vinyl is the Most Widely Used Exterior in New Homes

Vinyl, including vinyl-covered aluminum was the most common exterior wall material used in homes started in 2014, according to an analysis of government data by NAHB economist Ashok Chaluvadi.

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