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Have We Hit Peak Housing? US Housing Starts Disappoint in July

August 23, 2018

After falling to a nine-month low in June, US housing starts rebounded slightly and...

Have We Hit Peak Housing? US Housing Starts Disappoint in July

After falling to a nine-month low in June, US housing starts rebounded slightly and less than expected in...

Southern Yellow Pine Lumber Prices Retreat and Settle in July

August 1, 2018

While still high compared to recent years, southern yellow pine (SYP) lumber prices...

Southern Yellow Pine Lumber Prices Retreat and Settle in July

While still high compared to recent years, southern yellow pine (SYP) lumber prices have dropped from...

US Housing Starts Drop to Nine-Month Low in June

July 23, 2018

On the heels of reaching an 11-year high just a month ago, US housing starts fell to a...

US Housing Starts Drop to Nine-Month Low in June

On the heels of reaching an 11-year high just a month ago, US housing starts fell to a nine-month low in...

US Housing Starts Reach 11-Year High in May

June 28, 2018

US housing starts surged to an (almost) 11-year high in May—their highest level since...

US Housing Starts Reach 11-Year High in May

US housing starts surged to an (almost) 11-year high in May—their highest level since July 2007—thanks to...

US Housing Starts Inch Down in April; ‘Demographic Tailwind’ at Risk

May 29, 2018

US housing starts were down in April, suggesting that factors such as rising materials...

US Housing Starts Inch Down in April; ‘Demographic Tailwind’ at Risk

US housing starts were down in April, suggesting that factors such as rising materials and labor costs are...

Southern Yellow Pine Lumber Prices Hit New Record High in May

May 22, 2018

Southern yellow pine (SYP) lumber prices continue to climb into new record territory...

Southern Yellow Pine Lumber Prices Hit New Record High in May

Southern yellow pine (SYP) lumber prices continue to climb into new record territory as we approach the...

US Housing Starts: Affordability Crunch Impacting Performance

April 24, 2018

While housing demand remains strong, labor shortages, rising materials costs and a...

US Housing Starts: Affordability Crunch Impacting Performance

While housing demand remains strong, labor shortages, rising materials costs and a scarcity of lots are...

US Housing Starts Plunge in February; Challenges on the Horizon

March 26, 2018

US housing starts dropped more than expected in February. The metric was led by a...

US Housing Starts Plunge in February; Challenges on the Horizon

US housing starts dropped more than expected in February. The metric was led by a plunge in the...

US Housing Starts: January Posts Strong Numbers to Kick off New Year

February 27, 2018

Despite the recent volatility in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), which...

US Housing Starts: January Posts Strong Numbers to Kick off New Year

Despite the recent volatility in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), which dropped over 2,300 points...

The US Housing Market: 2017 Performance and 2018 Outlook

January 23, 2018

Despite December's drop in housing starts, economists and industry watchers are...

The US Housing Market: 2017 Performance and 2018 Outlook

Despite December's drop in housing starts, economists and industry watchers are warning that the...

US Housing Starts Surge in October; Home Prices Remain High

November 28, 2017

Despite the lingering effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in some areas—particularly...

US Housing Starts Surge in October; Home Prices Remain High

Despite the lingering effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in some areas—particularly in hardest-hit...

What’s Happening to the Housing Market?

October 3, 2017

It’s no secret that housing starts have disappointed thus far in 2017 and while an...

What’s Happening to the Housing Market?

It’s no secret that housing starts have disappointed thus far in 2017 and while an end-of-year bump may be...

Housing Market Data a Mixed Bag as Peak Season Comes to a Close

September 22, 2016

The housing market held relatively steady as the summer months drew to a close. While...

Housing Market Data a Mixed Bag as Peak Season Comes to a Close

The housing market held relatively steady as the summer months drew to a close. While August’s housing...

Housing Market Update – November 2013

January 2, 2014

Housing Starts, Permits & Completions

In its latest release, the Census Bureau...

Housing Market Update – November 2013

Housing Starts, Permits & Completions

In its latest release, the Census Bureau provided three months’...

Housing Market & Lumber Price Update - October/November 2013

December 2, 2013

The debate over the health of the housing market continues. Optimists point to a...

Housing Market & Lumber Price Update - October/November 2013

The debate over the health of the housing market continues. Optimists point to a significant rise in...

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