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Seattle Times Highlights NAHB’s Opposition to Lumber Tariffs

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on January 14, 2022 2 Comments
Seattle Times Highlights NAHB’s Opposition to Lumber Tariffs

The Seattle Times has published an editorial by NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke that lays out a strong case against tariffs on Canadian lumber shipments into the United States that are fueling lumber price volatility and harming housing affordability.

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Latest Wave of Rising Lumber Prices Adds More than $18,600 to the Price of a New Home

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on January 4, 2022 61 Comments
Latest Wave of Rising Lumber Prices Adds More than $18,600 to the Price of a New Home

Following a few months of moderating prices last spring and summer, lumber prices are soaring once again, disrupting the housing market and harming housing affordability.

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Working in Tandem with NAHB, Lawmakers Send a Strong Message to Commerce Secretary on Lumber Duties

Filed in Advocacy, Environment, Material Costs by on December 22, 2021 8 Comments
Working in Tandem with NAHB, Lawmakers Send a Strong Message to Commerce Secretary on Lumber Duties

At the behest of NAHB, 84 members of Congress this week sent a joint letter to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo expressing urgent concern regarding the Commerce Department’s recent decision to double tariffs on softwood lumber products from Canada and calling on the United States to resume talks with Canada to negotiate a new softwood lumber trade agreement.

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NAHB Calls for Action on Canadian Lumber as Biden Eases Tariffs on European Steel

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on November 1, 2021 0 Comments
NAHB Calls for Action on Canadian Lumber as Biden Eases Tariffs on European Steel

President Biden announced at the G-20 summit in Rome that the U.S. would ease tariffs on European steel and aluminum, prompting NAHB to express concern and disappointment that no action was taken to lift duties on Canadian lumber that continue to harm housing affordability.

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NAHB Calls on Biden to Act on Lumber and Supply Chain Bottlenecks

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on October 7, 2021 11 Comments
NAHB Calls on Biden to Act on Lumber and Supply Chain Bottlenecks

With lumber price volatility continuing and supply chain bottlenecks for lumber and other building materials causing significant delays, NAHB is calling on the White House to take action.

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Lawmakers Urge Action on Lumber; U.S. Trade Rep. to “Push for Solutions to the Lumber Pricing Issues”

Lawmakers Urge Action on Lumber; U.S. Trade Rep. to “Push for Solutions to the Lumber Pricing Issues”

Members of Congress and the Biden administration are heeding the concerns of NAHB and its grassroots on the need to take action to resolve soaring lumber prices, supply shortages and tariffs that are hurting home builders, home buyers, the housing sector and the economy.

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Commerce Department Cuts Lumber Tariffs from 20% to 9%

Filed in Advocacy, Material Costs by on December 1, 2020 167 Comments
Commerce Department Cuts Lumber Tariffs from 20% to 9%

With lumber prices experiencing extreme price volatility this year and harming housing affordability, a final determination of the first administrative review by the U.S. Commerce Department to reduce duties on shipments of Canadian lumber into the United States by more than half is good news for American home builders and home buyers.

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

Filed in Advocacy, Material Costs by on September 15, 2020 42 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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Escalating Lumber Prices Hamper Home Owner Dreams

Filed in Advocacy, Material Costs by on September 2, 2020 15 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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Lumber Duties Could be Cut by More than 50% in August

Filed in Material Costs by on February 7, 2020 6 Comments
Lumber Duties Could be Cut by More than 50% in August

With lumber prices rising steadily since June 2019, a preliminary decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce to reduce duties by August on shipments of Canadian lumber into the United States is good news for home builders and home buyers.

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