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Lumber Prices Continue to Price Home Owners — and Builders — Out of the Market

Filed in Advocacy, Trade by on September 15, 2020 29 Comments
Lumber Prices Continue to Price Home Owners — and Builders — Out of the Market

Lumber prices increased 14.9% in August, marking historical gains. Such a sharp increase has put unnecessary pressure on home owners and builders alike to figure out how to close the gap — and potentially not build at all.

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National Economic Council Hears NAHB Concerns on Lumber

Filed in Advocacy, Economics, Housing Affordability, Trade by on September 4, 2020 4 Comments
National Economic Council Hears NAHB Concerns on Lumber

In a special webcast for association leaders and now available to members on NAHB efforts to combat rising lumber prices and supply shortages, NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke said that Senior Officers held talks with members of the White House National Economic Council (NEC) on Aug. 28 to discuss the impact that soaring lumber prices are having on the housing industry.

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Escalating Lumber Prices Hamper Home Owner Dreams

Filed in Advocacy, Trade by on September 2, 2020 12 Comments
Escalating Lumber Prices Hamper Home Owner Dreams

Lumber prices have skyrocketed since mid-April, rising 130% and increasing the cost of a single-family home by more than $16,000. NAHB continues to advocate for solutions, but they may not come fast enough for prospective home owners who now find themselves scrambling for alternatives as a result of these skyrocketing prices.

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Average New Home Price Now $16,000 Higher Due to Lumber

Filed in Advocacy, Economics, Housing Affordability, Trade by on August 21, 2020 15 Comments
Average New Home Price Now $16,000 Higher Due to Lumber

The recent spike in softwood lumber prices has caused the price of an average new single-family home to increase by $16,148 since April 17, according to NAHB standard estimates of lumber used to build the average home. Similarly, the market value of the average new multifamily home has increased by $6,107 over the same period due to the surge in lumber prices.

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House Hearing Highlights Need to Resolve Trade Disputes That Harm Housing

Filed in Advocacy, Trade by on February 27, 2019 0 Comments
House Hearing Highlights Need to Resolve Trade Disputes That Harm Housing

During a House Ways and Means Committee hearing today on U.S.-China trade, Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) cited concerns raised by NAHB that tariffs on Chinese goods act as a $1 billion tax on residential construction and are exacerbating the affordable housing crisis.

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The Top Posts of 2018

Filed in Membership by on December 31, 2018 0 Comments
The Top Posts of 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a quick look at the posts NAHBNow readers viewed the most.

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Farm Bill Contains Important Forestry Provisions

Filed in Advocacy by on December 13, 2018 0 Comments
Farm Bill Contains Important Forestry Provisions

Congress has passed the 2018 farm bill that includes key forestry provisions to implement critical forest management reforms that will help improve the health of the nation’s forest system and reduce America’s reliance on foreign sources of timber.

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Oklahoma Builders Talk Lumber with Governor Fallin

Filed in Trade by on August 30, 2018 2 Comments
Oklahoma Builders Talk Lumber with Governor Fallin

OSHBA members urged Fallin to communicate the importance of this issue to her fellow governors and to urge President Trump to negotiate now.

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NAHB CEO Howard: Lumber Producers Acting Like Oil Cartels of the 1970s

Filed in Advocacy, Trade by on August 27, 2018 7 Comments
NAHB CEO Howard: Lumber Producers Acting Like Oil Cartels of the 1970s

In a National Post story on how lumber tariffs are affecting U.S. and Canadian lumber producers as well as American consumers, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard said the domestic lumber industry was behaving in a manner similar to the oil cartels of the 1970s.

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NAHB Commends House Passage of Farm Bill

Filed in Advocacy by on June 21, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Commends House Passage of Farm Bill

NAHB today commended the House of Representatives for passing the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (HR 2), also known as the farm bill.

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