Podcast: Lumber Issue Heats Up, Hurts Affordability

Filed in Housing Affordability by on February 17, 2021 3 Comments

On the latest episode of the NAHB podcast, Housing Developments, CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss the biggest headwind facing home building: Skyrocketing lumber prices. In early February, prices surpassed the September peak, causing concern for many home builders and buyers.

Jerry and Jim also discuss housing finance updates, the latest happenings on Capitol Hill, and more. If you want to hear the latest in housing news, remember to subscribe to Housing Developments wherever you listen to podcasts.

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  1. Joe Pullen says:

    Does anyone suspect gouging going on with lumber prices? This is the perfect opportunity for some to take advantage of the situation!

  2. Tim says:

    Jim and Jerry : Is there a legitimate reason for the two peaks of 9/20 and now 2/21 ? Are there legitimate reasons for the proportionally unbalanced increases to reflect the enormous increases identified earlier or are you contending that the lumber manufacturers are just ” putting it to the industry “, similar to what the oil company’s, roofing and insulation manufactures have put upon the industry and public ?

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