Category : Market Analysis

Unfinished Business: Reform of Mortgage Market, Part II

April 18, 2017

Unfinished Business: Reform of Mortgage Market, Part I The potential pathways forward. Will the Trump administration fix the mortgage market? There is no question the Trump administration wants to make … Read More

Unfinished Business: Reform of Mortgage Market, Part I

March 13, 2017

Lending standards and mortgage availability have been major constraints to the housing recovery. The purpose of this article is to focus on one of the factors constraining the housing recovery: … Read More

A Common Indicator of Residential Improvements is Broken

October 29, 2015

While new residential construction activity captures the lion’s share of attention, residential improvements expenditures have actually been a more important end use for wood products since the housing market crashed … Read More

MARKET ANALYSIS: Lumber Inventories Point to Market Rebound

August 21, 2015

Inventories are a key indicator of market balances. Unlike many other industries, information on the ebbs and flows of lumber stocks is largely lacking. To get a sense for supply/demand … Read More

MARKET ANALYSIS: Outlook for Non-Residential Construction

July 24, 2015

FEA’s analysis reveals a few bright spots in this growing area. This month we wanted to bring you up to date on developments in the non-residential construction market. We have … Read More


April 22, 2015

Fed Policy Update: “Patience”


March 12, 2015

Household Formations: The Missing Link in the Housing Recovery