October 11, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • A Historical Look at Hurricanes' Impact on Construction
  • Worried About Housing? You're Not Alone
  • Builders Brace for Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew
  • Shelly's Opens New Philadelphia-Area Showroom
October 04, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • Housing Policy? Not in This Debate
  • Some of America's Hottest Housing Markets Are Cooling Off
  • Contractors frustrated by worker shortage
  • TOUGH CALL: Oil and Water
September, 27, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • With Mortgage Rates So Low, Why Are So Many People Still Renting?
  • How to Rig the Carnival Games of Life in Your Favor
  • Houzz: More homeowners are embracing the Internet of Things
  • New Tax Credit Proposal Aims at Affordable Housing Shortage
September, 20, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • This Is Why The Housing Market Can't Keep Up With New Buyer Demand
  • Summer Brings Best Housing Market In Decade
  • September US NAHB Housing Index Matches 10-Year High
  • Canada, U.S. may not meet deadline for softwood-lumber deal: Freeland
  • World's tallest timber tower tops out in Canada
September, 13, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • U.S., Canada Haven't Given Up on Lumber Pact
  • In Depth: Engineered Lumber
  • Construction worker shortage weighs on hot U.S. housing market
  • Fed: Economy grew modestly over summer
  • Most affordable housing markets: Better buy now!
September, 9, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • U.S. construction is on the rebound after the Great Recession
  • Why mortgage rates are never what you expect
  • Homeowner Confidence High, But Buyers Feel Discouraged by the Housing Market
  • McMansions Define Ugly in a New Way: They’re a Bad Investment
  • Utilize Your Existing Staff for Deck Installs
August 30, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • Will the US and Canada start a trade war over lumber?
  • Cities Are Facing A Housing Terminology, Not Affordability, Crisis
  • IN DEPTH: Caulking & Adhesives
  • We're in a new housing bubble: Why it's less scary this time
August 23, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • Positives Pushing Housing Market Near Potential
  • Household Debt Back To Housing Boom Levels
  • America's Fastest Growing (and Shrinking) Housing Markets
  • Five Questions With: Jon Vrabely, CEO, Huttig Building Products, Inc.
August 2, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • These Are the Hottest Housing Markets of 2016
  • Houston Builder Combines Two Key Housing Types: Micro-Units And Condo Hotels
  • Housing boom spurs Canadian lumber surge as U.S. mulls import duty
  • Brexit didn't have huge affect on US mortgage rates
  • TOUGH CALL: The Case of the Cynical Associate (aka Phil)
July 26, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • Housing Bubble? Experts Say No
  • Democrats: Expand federal role in housing
  • NLBMDA Calls for Overtime Rule Reform
  • The Future of LBM Training (and the future is now): PART II
July 19, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • It's Not a Housing Bubble, It's Just Expensive
  • Dealer Profile: Old Monroe Lumber
  • Tough Call: Frozen in Time
  • Home-builder confidence softens slightly in July
July 12, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • Real Issues. Real Answers. Transitioning to New Business/POS Software
  • This will be the best summer for the housing market in a decade
  • Seattle home too dangerous to enter sells for $427,000 after 'insane' bidding war
  • 30-year mortgage rates approach all-time lows
July 5, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • The Future of LBM Training (and the future is now): PART I
  • The goal of owning a home is still strong
  • Obama, Trudeau Issue Joint Statement on Softwood Lumber Agreement
  • Where Are America's Most Stable Housing Markets?
June 21, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • In Depth: Roofing Systems
  • Housing Hits High Gear in May
  • Builder Confidence Up Two Points in June
  • Housing Starts Up in April
  • NEW & NOTEWORTHY: Xcelerated from Coeur d'Alene Wood
June 14, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • Real Issues. Real Answers: Price Wars
  • U.S., Canada softwood lumber talks stalled, litigation looms: sources
  • The housing market is trapped
  • Housing Starts Up in April
  • 3 Things to Know About the Home Building Dilemma
June 7, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • Builders Call for Regulatory Reform to Lower Housing Costs
  • How to Meet Millennials' Needs in Real Estate Design Decisions
  • Construction loses 15K jobs as labor shortage begins to 'undermine' industry's growth
  • TOUGH CALL: Apples v. Oranges, Products Edition
May 31, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • How Retirees Will Transform the Housing Industry
  • Pending home sales surge to 10-year high
  • Net-zero home market growth promising, but still a niche
  • TOUGH CALL: Apples and Oranges
May 24, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • For homebuilders, new regulations mean no new starter homes
  • The Effect of Millennials on Housing Inventory
  • Survey: Neither Trump nor Sanders Presidency Would be Good for Housing Market
  • Housing Starts Up in April
May 17, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • Where Have All the Starter Homes Gone?
  • IN DEPTH: Doors and Windows
  • Home prices ticked up in most metros during the first quarter
  • Mortgage Rates: Can they get much lower?
  • A Fresh Look at SIPs
May 10, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • Small Towns, Big Growth: Lockridge, Inc.
  • CoreLogic: Home prices climb 2% as housing industry drives economic growth
  • Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Mortgage Modification Interest Rate Falls to New Record Low
  • NLBMDA Applauds Introduction of Timber Innovation Act
May 3, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • Real Issues. Real Answers: Saying Thanks
  • Robust Remodeling Growth Anticipated By Re-Benchmarked LIRA
  • Freddie Mac: Life's a Beach
  • ENERGY EFFICIENCY: California goes all-in to cut home power use
April 26, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • This Skills Gap Is Hurting America's Housing Market
  • Product Picks: Decks, Railings & More
  • Here's Why Seasonality Matters in the Housing Market
  • High Housing Costs Driving Population Shifts?
April 19, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • IN DEPTH EXTRA: Deck Fasteners
  • Housing Market Primed For Massive Spring Season
  • April housing market index at 58 vs. 59 reading expected: NAHB
April 12, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • In Depth: Decks
  • Here are spring's hottest single-family housing markets
  • How a Billboard Exposed the Insanity of the San Francisco Housing Market
  • Report: Housing bust triggered splintering of remodeling industry
April 05, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • Real Issues. Real Answers. Guaranteed Pricing & Quantities
  • Housing Market Beset By Tight Inventory Conditions
  • Mortgage rates flat this week but may be headed lower
  • AWPA Revises Standards for Treated Wood Usage
March 29, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • Homes Worth More Than Ever Before in More Than a Quarter of U.S. Housing Markets
  • Pending Sales of U.S. Existing Homes Increase by Most in a Year
  • The Housing Bust's Long Shadow
  • Bay Area buys in to hottest homeless housing trend: Tiny homes
March 22, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • Strategy Z and Opportunity Lost
  • Previously Owned U.S. Home Sales Decline More Than Forecast
  • Blame Owners, not Builders, for Housing Crunch
  • 2016 LBM M&A Outlook
March 15, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • Real Issues Real Answers. LBM Consolidation-Good or Bad?
  • Four Reasons to Be Enthusiastic about the Housing Market
  • Consumers' Confidence Rises on Housing Market: Fannie
  • How Different Generations are Driving the Housing Market
  • NLBMDA Prepares for 2016 Legislative Conference
March 08, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • Growing Upscale: Associated Building Supply builds on California luxury
  • Trudeau in Washington: Softwood lumber at loggerheads again
  • Affordability continues to challenge the housing market
  • With Mortgage Rates Down, Home Sales Will Take Off This Year
March 01, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • M&A Q&A
  • Why Housing Inventory Is So Scarce And What We Can Do About It
  • Big Short's Version of Housing Bubble Entertains but Reality Disappoints
  • STRATEGY Z: Part II: Low Bid VS. Total Cost Purchasing-No Contest
February 23, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • InDepth: Mouldings, Millwork and Trimboards
  • American Millennials Infuriated with the Lacking Housing Market
  • Housing Industry says Demand is up, Prices Stable
  • What are the First Steps to Selling your Business Through a M&A Firm?
February 16, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • REAL ISSUES. REAL ANSWERS: Controlling Insurance Costs
  • Spring housing season kicks off with record short supply
  • Lower Mortgage Rates Are Like a Valentine's Day Gift From the World
  • NLBMDA Finalizes 2016 National Policy Agenda
February 09, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • Chic Lumber: Building a Community
  • Multigenerational housing big for builders
  • Quicken Loans Super Bowl Ad: No, This Isn't Housing Apocalypse 2.0
  • Outrage builds over wealthy families in public housing
February 02, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • REAL ISSUES. REAL ANSWERS: Valuing Services
  • Where are mortgage rates heading? Not necessarily up
  • Oil, not rates, may be housing's biggest risk
  • Subprime Reasoning on Housing
January 26, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • Strategy Z: Overcoming the Tyranny of Price Competition
  • Housing Market Is On Solid Footing: Expert Ivy Zelman
  • Strong U.S. housing data offers ray of hope for slowing economy
  • Mismeasuring Housing Costs-and Inflation
January 19, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • IN DEPTH: Insulation and Housewrap
  • This week: Housing recovery could calm nerves
  • 5 U.S. Housing Predictions for 2016
  • Commentary: The Power of Involvement
January 12, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • Millennials Wanted: Attracting the Next Generation
  • What's ahead for the housing market in 2016
  • How a Government Data Blunder Made the Economy Look Worse
  • More Hiring, More Houses, Smoother Housing Market
January 05, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • Entrepreneurs of the Year
  • Mortgage Rates to Tiptoe Higher in 2016
  • Black Knight: Home prices keep rising, now just 5% off pre-crisis peak
  • 10 construction industry trends to watch in 2016
  • LBM Journal’s Top Stories of 2015
December 29, 2015 - LBM Alert
  • Predictions for the 2016 housing market
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: The Usual Suspects, Part 3
  • A big change could be about to come to the housing market
December 22, 2015 - LBM Alert
  • What the Fed's Move Will Mean for Mortgage Rates
  • These are the top and bottom 10 housing markets right now
  • The Cities Doing The Most To Address The U.S. Housing Shortage
  • Selling DOGS on Craigslist
  • Why mortgage rates are NOT going up now, but...
December 15, 2015 - LBM Alert
  • The End of the Housing Hangover
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: The Usual Suspects – Part 3
  • Check Out These 8 Surprising Predictors of Housing Prices
  • 4 Predictions for the Housing Market in 2016—And 3 Stocks to Benefit
December 08, 2015 - LBM Alert
  • Trulia: 3 predictions for housing in 2016
  • The housing market is going to be all about one issue in 2016
  • SHOWROOM STRATEGIES: Stock Building Supply
  • NLBMDA Applauds House Passage of Comprehensive Energy Legislation
December 01, 2015 - LBM Alert
  • InDepth: Technology Tools for LBM Dealers
  • U.S. Housing can Withstand Interest-Rate Rise
  • Housing Prices Inch Up, No Sign Of Peak
  • New Home Sales Rebound in October; Housing Back on Track?
  • New Study Suggests Strong Outlook for Green Homes
November 24, 2015 - LBM Alert
  • When Is Housing's Black Friday? Some Surprising Holiday Home-Buying Trends
  • Dealer Profile: Power Townsend Company, Helena, Montana
  • Housing prices are on a roll. Will a rate hike change that?
  • Profits: The emerging motive for builders and developers to embrace green building
November 17, 2015 - LBM Alert
  • Real Issues. Real Answers. The Installed Sales Challenge
  • Here's why housing will help the economy in 2016
  • Millennials are making their move in the housing market
  • How to Establish a Free Google Business Listing
  • 5 moves to make before the Fed raises rates
  • Passive house design expands to multi-family dwellings
November 10, 2015 - LBM Alert
  • When Talking Productivity, Measurements Matter
  • No Scares in the Housing Industry This October
  • First-Time Buyers Were the Market Wallflowers in 2015, Survey Shows
  • Which Housing Markets Will Soar in '16?
  • The Strange Allure of Tiny Homes-Explained
  • NAHB: Housing Markets Continue to Recover at Modest Pace
November 03, 2015 - LBM Alert
  • On the House: On mortgage rates, and what gets people to buy
  • Housing lot shortage stymies home sales
  • Outlook: New Home Construction to Climb in 2016, Due to Strong Demand
  • New Report Finds Green Homes Sell for a Premium
  • Construction Spending Rises to 2008 Levels
October 27, 2015 - LBM Alert
  • Good News on Housing Recovery, but Challenges Remain
  • Existing-home sales in September rise to second-highest level since recession
  • US new home sales drop to near one-year low
  • Showroom Strategies: Zeeland Lumber
October 20, 2015 - LBM Alert
  • Real Issue: The Future of the Independent Dealer
  • Remodeling Spending Expected To Accelerate Into 2016
  • Homebuilder Confidence Reaches Decade High on U.S. Sales Outlook
  • Why Presidential Candidates Should Be Talking About Housing
  • Survey: Americans Think Homeownership is a Sound Investment
  • CoreLogic Report: Foreclosure Inventory Down 25.2% in August
October 13, 2015 - LBM Alert
  • DEALER PROFILE: Corning Building Company
  • How Much Have Housing Prices Gone Up in 30 Years? Hint: Less Than a Big Mac
  • Down, down, down: 30-year mortgage at 3.76%
  • DOE Announces SHIELD Program For Energy Efficient Windows
  • Green Building Materials Market Worth $364.6 Billion By 2022
October 06, 2015 - LBM Alert
  • Reality TV: The Single Fastest Way to Improve Sales Rep Performance
  • How a Fed Rate Hike Will Likely Impact Mortgage Rates
  • North Texas housing market is hot, but analysts say it's no bubble
  • Report: 90 Percent of U.S. Homes Are Under Insulated
  • SHOWROOM STRATEGIES: Minot Lumber & Hardware
  • DIGITAL CASE STUDIES: Increase Engagement On Your Company's Facebook Page
September 29, 2015 - LBM Alert
  • A New Era Emerges in Fargo
  • U.S. New-Home Sales Up 5.7% in August
  • Weekly mortgage applications surge 13.9% on rate dips