October 17, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Real Issues. Real Answers. Attracting, hiring and keeping quality people
  • How Tax Reform Could Hurt Homeowners
  • Appraiser, owner home-value opinions move closer to equilibrium
  • Top 10 Healthiest Housing Markets
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October 10, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Millennials Graduate From Parents' Basements Into Smart Homes
  • Help After Hurricanes
  • Builders imagine homes of the future — but some of their dreams are available today
  • Why in the world would anyone want a wooden nail?
  • First jobs decline in 7 years. How does that affect home buyers?
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October 03, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • How Trump’s Tax Plan Could Upend the Housing Market
  • Housing market: 20 metro areas with the most flipped homes
  • The Costs of Keeping Up with Housing Demand
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September 26, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Rebuild efforts dented by labor shortages in Hurricane Harvey aftermath
  • Fed Officials Ponder Slow Inflation With December Hike On Table
  • Remember when Uncle Sam would pay you to buy a home?
  • Women in Housing: The Long and Winding Road
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September 19, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Builder confidence drops as hurricanes add uncertainty
  • Mortgage applications leap nearly 10% on lowest rates in almost a year
  • Acquirers want leadership continuity and succession planning
  • Innovations Driving Down Cost in Housing Design and Construction
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September 12, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Hurricanes Harvey & Irma: What They Could Mean for Housing
  • Real Issues. Real Answers. Smart Bonus Plans
  • Tax reform has potential to solve the housing affordability crisis
  • How Harvey Will Affect Houston’s Housing Market
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September 05, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • The U.S. Housing Market: 10 Years after the Bubble
  • U.S. delays final duties on Canadian lumber to buy time for settlement
  • Here are the 10 hottest housing markets in August
  • From Lawyer to Lumberman
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August 29, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Harvey is a headache Houston home builders didn’t need
  • The Housing Industry Still Hasn’t Realized It’s Building Too Many Homes for Rich People
  • Robert Shiller: Changes to popular deduction wouldn't have big effect on housing market
  • Is America's Housing Too Durable?
  • U.S. Houses Using More Russian Lumber, Thanks to Canada Spat
  • Why Some People Suck at Hiring Millennials
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August 22, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • 58% Of Homeowners Think The Housing Market Is Set For A Correction--Are Bubble Fears Founded?
  • With no U.S.-Canada deal, lumber talks to run parallel to NAFTA
  • How Investment Bankers Get Paid for Brokering the Sale of Your Business
  • Texas Is Winning America's Homebuilding Race [Infographic]
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August 15, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Real Issues. Real Answers: Material Takeoffs: Good or Bad?
  • Home builder sentiment roars back as buyers turn out in force
  • Mortgage rates show little movement during summer lull
  • The Housing Market has Recovered; Construction Workers Haven't
  • Five Questions With: Brent Gwatney, MoistureShield
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August 08, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Baby Boomers Who Won't Sell Are Dominating the Housing Market
  • Building permits lag housing market, economic gains
  • Housing demand strengthens through summer, but here’s why some buyers are giving up
  • These millennials are buying houses because they want their pets to have more space
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August 01, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • How Best to Prepare to Go to Market
  • Gain in U.S. Pending Home Sales Shows Market Is Stabilizing
  • Canadian premier says ‘hopeful’ of softwood lumber deal with U.S. in August
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July 25, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • 12 Best Practices for Employee Recruitment and Retention
  • U.S. Housing Starts at Four-Month High Give Boost at Quarter-End
  • U.S. Home Sales Stumble as Prices Hit Record High
  • Study Shows Steady Gains in Remodeling Activity Moving into 2018
  • This house had 22 offers. Here’s why the owners didn’t take the highest
  • NAFTA fight could rock timber industry
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July 18, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • How Millennials Are Changing the Housing Market
  • Real Issues. Real Answers: Managing Evolving Inventories
  • Housing Market Index (HMI) Declines in July, But Optimism Remains High
  • These 13 cities have the biggest scars from the housing crash
  • A shocking number of Americans live in housing they can't afford, according to Harvard study
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July 11, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • How To See If Home Prices Are Rising Or Falling Where You Live
  • NAHB: Builders Report Shortages of Framing Lumber
  • Appraisers May Be Holding Back The Housing Market, And That Might Be Okay
  • My Economy: Life as a millennial renter priced out of the housing market
  • The Case-Shiller Home Price Indices - How Cities Have Recovered Since The Housing Crisis
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July 05, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Tight inventory slows down housing market
  • Tindell’s Building Materials Celebrates 125 Years
  • CoreLogic: Home prices up 6.6% year-over-year in May
  • Nunda Lumber Celebrates 85 Years
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June 27, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Construction Boom Exposes Labor Shortage Threatening Homebuilding
  • Freddie Singing a Different Tune on Housing/Mortgage Outlook
  • Home Depot, Menards Face Lawsuits Over Lumber Size Claims
  • J.C. Penney Wants to Remodel Your House
  • How Storytelling Can Help Our Industry
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June 20, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Growing Demand and Tight Supply Fuel Housing Affordability Concerns
  • What the latest Fed rate hike means for mortgage rates
  • Economists: Housing inventory could soon turn into an emergency
  • U.S.-Canada Trade Spat Set to Sharpen as Lumber Decision Nears
  • Tallest wooden tower in the U.S. gets green light
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June 13, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Point/Counterpoint: Tariffs on Canadian Softwood Lumber
  • Americans Are Pouring Money Into Their Homes Like It's the 1990s
  • Tax Reform Could Put Homeownership Out of Reach
  • Mortgage rates slide to nearly seven-month low
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June 06, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Who’s Powering the Housing Market? Surprise! It’s Millennials
  • Part 1: Is American housing policy back to historic crossroads?
  • In Depth: Roofing Systems
  • Homeownership Remains Key Part of American Dream; Obstacles Persist for Many
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May 30, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Growth in US home prices continues in March, reaching 33-month high
  • The Week Ahead: Immigrant Buyers Impact High End Market
  • Why the Construction Industry May Be Robot-Proof
  • Freddie Mac forecasts more than 6 million home sales in 2017
  • With Markets Strong, Should You Delay Selling?
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May 23, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Real Issues. Real Answers: Optimizing Deliveries
  • Canada, U.S. unlikely to get lumber deal by mid-Aug: Canada source
  • Congress might take away homeowners’ tax advantages
  • “Forever Homes” Not Forever Anymore
  • Building materials will be ruled by a marketplace. Will the industry let it be Amazon?
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May 16, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Millennials May Be Entering the Housing Market in a Big Way
  • Dealer Profile: Big Creek Lumber’s Big Tech Focus
  • Realtors: Homebuyers Flooded Housing Market in First Quarter
  • U.S. NAHB Housing Market Index Rises Above Expectations in May
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May 9, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Will Millennials Follow in Parents' Home-Buying Footsteps?
  • Commerce Secretary Warns Canada Against 'Retaliatory Action' on Lumber Tariff
  • Builder Confidence In 55+ Market Down, But Still Positive
  • More Housing = More Affordable Housing
  • NADRA Releases Deck Safety Resources
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May 2, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • America's Housing Construction Labor Shortage Continues
  • Explaining the Federal Reserve’s Big Unwind
  • What President Trump's Tax Proposal Means For The Housing Market And The Value Of Your Home
  • Why the U.S. and Canada Are Fighting About Lumber: QuickTake Q&A
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April 25, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Trump Slaps Duty on Canadian Lumber, Intensifying Trade Fight
  • Case-Shiller: Home Prices Hit Fourth Consecutive All-Time High
  • One Reason for Dallas’ Soaring Home Prices and Labor Shortage: Immigrants Aren’t Coming to Work
  • Unfinished Business: Reform of Mortgage Market, Part II
  • Digital Case Studies: Tum-A-Lum Lumber
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April 18, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Softwood Lumber and OSB Push Building Materials Prices Higher
  • White Paper: Increase Profits by Assembling Aluminum Railings In-House
  • Homes This Spring Are Selling Faster Than Ever
  • Turn Your Re-Deck Projects Into New Deck Bids
  • Robots May Help Build Your Next Home and Fill the Labor Gap
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April 11, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Millennials, Economics and the Profitable New Hire
  • Lumber Prices Remain Strong as Home Values Improve
  • The Rise Of Factory-Built Homes: Half-Priced Hamptons
  • The Fed And The Housing Squeeze
  • In Depth Extra: Deck Fasteners
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April 04, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Transparency and Training Propel Lezzer Lumber
  • A Home for Housing Reform
  • Afraid of a Bubble? Buy Without Fear in These Top 10 Stable, Growing Markets
  • Case-Shiller Reaction: What to Make of Record High Home Prices
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March 28, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • What Trump’s tax cuts mean for affordable housing deals
  • Here's the surprising way rising interest rates could affect the housing market
  • Can housing keep chugging despite headwinds?
  • Digital Case Studies: Oxford Lumber
  • Lumber Prices Headed Higher
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March 21, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Real Issues. Real Answers: Managing Generational Transitions
  • Why rising Federal Funds Rates Might be Good for the Housing Market
  • More Builders are Going Green
  • Single-Family Housing Starts Reach Highest Level Since 2007
  • Seven Predictions for the 2017 Wood Products Market
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March 14, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Challenges and Opportunities For LBM Dealers
  • An American Cultural Revolution is Killing Cookie Cutter Homes -- Here's What Homebuilders are Selling Instead
  • New White Paper: McCabe Lumber Generates Precise Take-Offs in Half the Time
  • HUD Budget Cuts Shake the Housing Industry
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March 07, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Will Tax Reform Hurt Housing Market?
  • The House Flipping Frenzy: Could the Bubble Burst?
  • Opinion: The Construction Industry has a Productivity Problem — and Here’s How to Solve it
  • Lumber History Repeats Itself, and It’s Gotten Ugly
  • What’s Driving Latest Wave of Home Remodeling? Hint: These Baby Boomers
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February 28, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Existing U.S. Home Sales Rise More Than Forecast as Supply Drops
  • The Fed plans to raise rates 'fairly soon' if the economy cooperates
  • Ask the Economist: Robert Dietz, Ph.D.
  • Will Trump Policies Lead to a Construction Boom?
  • Digital Case Studies: The Deck Store
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February 21, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • NAHB Shares Builders’ View of Rising Lumber Prices
  • Tax Reform Talk Heats Up Inside the Beltway
  • Housing Affordability in U.S. Hits Eight-Year Low
  • January Housing Starts Level Off After Multifamily Surge
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February 14, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • REAL ISSUES, REAL ANSWERS: To Non-Compete Or Not?
  • Let's Make Regulations Reasonable Again
  • Experts: Rising Mortgage Rates Will Significantly Impact 2017 Housing Market
  • America's NAFTA nemesis: Canada, not Mexico
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February 07, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Best Service, Best Value is R.P. Lumber's Commitment
  • Construction Boom Exposes Labor Shortage Threatening Homebuilding
  • Mortgage Rates Could Top 6 Percent by 2020
  • In Depth: Mouding & Trimboards
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January 31, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Key Building Materials Prices Far Surpassed Inflation in 2016
  • New Home Sales Post Highest Yearly Total Since 2007
  • Pending Home Sales Close Out 2016 on a High Note
  • National Multi-Family Housing Council Special Report: 2017 Market Outlook
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January 24, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Strong, Stable Growth in Home Improvement, Repairs
  • Housing Starts Surge in December to Second-Highest Pace of Recovery
  • How Donald Trump Just Raised Many Mortgage Bills
  • DIGITAL CASE STUDIES: McCoy's Building Supply
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January 17, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • NAHB Panel Says U.S. Housing Production Will Gradually Uptick in 2017
  • Industry Expert: The Only Thing to Fear in 2017 is Fear Itself
  • U.S. ITC Rules Material Injury on Canadian Lumber Imports
  • NAHB International Builders’ Show: Three Days of ‘Positive Energy’
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January 10, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Housing Outlook 2017: Eight Predictions From The Experts
  • REAL ISSUES, REAL ANSWERS: Desperately Seeking Good Salespeople
  • The 10 hottest housing markets for 2017
  • What kind of housing do aging boomers need?
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January 03, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • These 5 Trends Will Shape the Housing Market in 2017
  • Housing outlook brightens despite higher rates
  • Zillow: Total value of U.S. housing reaches all-time high
  • Canadian, U.S. timber markets see same issues in different ways
  • Will popular tax break for homeowners survive in 2017?
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December 20, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • The Lopsided Recovery in the Housing Market
  • CoreLogic Predicts Housing Market Growth in 2017
  • Homebuilders Super Happy But Not Building More Homes: Here's What's Up With That
  • Shortage of High-Skilled Construction Labor Could Blunt Trump's Infrastructure Plan
  • Multifamily Decline Pushes November Housing Starts Down
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December 13, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • The Compass for Homebuilding Innovations Comes from Millennials
  • Understanding Mortgage Rates: How the Federal Funds Rate Affects Mortgage Rates
  • Award Winners: 2016 Award-Winning Decks
  • What to Expect in Washington for 2017
  • Home Flipping Comes Down Off 6-Year High
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December 6, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • Real Issues. Real Answers. Razor-Thin Margins
  • The 5 Real Estate Trends That Will Shape 2017
  • Survey Says! The Biggest Threats to Housing: Compliance Burdens, Access to Credit
  • 2017 Housing Market Hinges On Consumer Sentiment
  • Heads Up Homeowners: Mortgage Interest Deduction on Trump's Chopping Block
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November 29, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • With Mortgage Rates Up, Trump Already Makes a Mark on Housing Market
  • U.S. Industry Seeks Duties on Canadian Lumber, Reignites Dispute
  • The One Big Real Estate Trend You Need to Understand in 2017
  • The Leery Lumberman's Guide to Social Media
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November 22, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • It’s Not a Millennial Problem; It’s a Leadership Problem
  • 5 Big Real-Estate Trends to Watch in 2017
  • Dispatch from #HousingOurFuture: Not Enough Real Estate Agents are "Culturally Sensitive"
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November 15, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • What Effect the Trump Administration Will Have on the Housing Market
  • PROFILE: Continuity and Service at the Heart of Trico Lumber's Growth
  • With Home Prices Soaring, Should We Worry About Bubble 2.0?
  • Spike in Mortgage Rates Throws a Wrench Into U.S. Housing Market
  • Fannie and Freddie's Status Continues to Provoke Criticisms
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November 08, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • How Will The 2016 Election Affect The Housing Market - And Your Wallet?
  • NLBMDA Update: US & Canadian Softwood Lumber Agreement
  • Here's clear evidence of how much more complicated mortgage lending is now
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November 01, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • In Shift, White House Offers Platform for Housing Reform
  • Canada Expresses Willingness to Finish Softwood Lumber Deal
  • Digital Case Study: Using Slack to Keep Your Team Connected
  • Pending Home Sales Up in September
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October 25, 2016 - LBM Alert
  • Senators Urge Resolution of US, Canada Softwood Lumber Deal
  • Conference Recap: LBM Strategies 2016
  • Industry Groups Look to Election to Jumpstart Housing Finance Reform
  • Why Housing Numbers Are Not As Horrible As They Look
  • Millennials Are Making Their Move
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