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October 19, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Real Issues. Real Answers. Advertising: what works best?
  • Sanford elected NLBMDA Chair; Executive Committee announced
  • Builder confidence rises in October
  • Study: Slower growth anticipated in home remodeling for 2019
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October 16, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • What the construction industry can expect post-Hurricane Michael
  • Chicago’s largest independent lumberyard closing
  • Nominate Your LBM Dealer of the Year
  • Housing Market Is Raising Serious Red Flags
  • Do it Best Corp. holds fall market in Indianapolis
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October 12, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • AGC: Hourly construction wages exceed $30 for first time ever
  • Mortgage rates soar to seven-year high
  • Lumber, OSB, and gypsum prices fall in September
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October 9, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Team players: In the backyard of Purdue University, Henry Poor Lumber lines up with customers
  • In Depth: Fasteners
  • Do it Best Corp. promotes Myers to Paint Merchandise Manager
  • These industries hired the most workers in September
  • Milwaukee Tool acquires Imperial Blades
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October 5, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • 10 years later: How the housing market has changed since the crash
  • Newly-formed American Construction Source acquires two Colorado LBM dealers
  • Nominate Your LBM Dealer of the Year
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September 28, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Meek’s Lumber acquired by private equity firms
  • Photos: LBM Strategies 2018
  • LMC dealers gather for Leadership Summit
  • New home sales increase in August, but summer soft patch continues
  • Riverhead Building Supply acquires Rhode Island-based United Builders Supply
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September 18, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • As Hurricane Florence pummels the Carolinas, what the damage could mean for the housing market
  • Florence's first wave has potential to cause $5 billion in property damage
  • Rick Davis: The sales funnel is really a sales sieve
  • Study: Major metro remodeling markets projected to heat up
  • Challgren named President at Therma-Tru
  • Lumber, OSB prices down; Gypsum reaches new high
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September 14, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • The housing market is 'in an absolute perfect storm for demand,' real estate CEO says
  • Housing and Mortgage Markets May Have Recovered, but Risks Remain
  • Construction job openings rise in July
  • Kodiak acquires Direct Lumber and Door of Colorado
  • How to extend a job offer
  • Brian Boyd succeeds father as President of Manufacturers Reserve Supply
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September 11, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Point • Counterpoint: Tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber
  • MSLBMDA to host Women in Industry Leadership Conference
  • Editor’s Note: Never stop learning
  • Tough Call: The wooden ceiling
  • Cobb named President and CMO at DaVinci Roofscapes
  • Construction adds 23,000 jobs in August, employment remains at 10-year high
  • US truck driver shortage unlikely to be resolved soon – YRC Worldwide CEO
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September 07, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Real Issues. Real Answers. Fair profit vs. price gouging
  • Hancock Lumber named Best Place to Work for fifth straight year
  • Hancock Lumber named Best Place to Work for fifth straight year
  • U.S. LBM acquires Blevins Building Supply
  • MiTek wins D.R. Horton 2018 Chairman’s Choice Award
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September 04, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • A Real Buyers Market? Wait Until at Least 2020
  • BMC names new CEO
  • Wood Industry Resource Collaborative formed to spark workforce growth
  • Main Street Lumber expanding door operations
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August 31, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • NAR economist Yun looks at the housing market 10 years after the Great Recession
  • There’s riches in niches: New South Construction Supply focuses on what it knows best
  • Andersen sells Silver Line and American Craftsman brands to Ply Gem
  • Weyerhaeuser Announces CEO Transition
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August 28, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Housing Market May Be Returning To Normal As Sellers Cut Prices
  • Fiberon to be acquired by Fortune Brands for $470 million
  • Orgill retailers gather for Fall Dealer Market
  • Golden State Lumber CFO wins business award
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August 24, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Why Lowe's is closing stores and slashing inventory
  • That’s not a downward trend! Let’s normalize revenues
  • New home sales down in July
  • Kodiak Building Partners ranks on Inc. magazine’s top 5000
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August 21, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Even tariffs might not slow multifamily construction
  • Housing starts hold ground in July
  • When hiring, experience can be overrated
  • Independent lumber dealers need loyalty from distributors
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August 17, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Rick Davis: From Product Peddler to Sales Concierge, Part III
  • U.S. Lumber to acquire Canada’s Alexandria Moulding
  • Five Questions With: Gus Stallings, Boise Cascade
  • Builder confidence remains firm in August
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August 14, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • 2018 LBM outside sales compensation and benefits report
  • US lumber producers see huge opportunity, rush to expand
  • Housing Affordability at Its Lowest in a Decade
  • What’s Going on in Trucking and Rail?
  • Fresh perspectives and hat tricks
  • In Depth: caulks, sealants and adhesives
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August 10, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Real Issues. Real Answers. Lumber Quality
  • The No. 1 U.S. market just got more affordable
  • Boral consolidates composites, phasing out Tapco name
  • Tough Call: The hassle of the haggle
  • L&W Supply Acquires Rose & Walker Supply in Indiana
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August 07, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • The New Housing Crisis: Shut Out Of The Market
  • Where the jobs are: Trucking companies are hiking wages as they struggle to attract younger drivers
  • Succession planning insights
  • Texas dealers join forces to build home
  • Boise Cascade to distribute ThermalBuck in Northeast
  • The Detering Company acquires Weatherford Door and Window Company
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August 03, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Young people are shunning construction jobs—and it’s hurting the housing market
  • RISI Announces Acquisition of Random Lengths
  • U.S. trade policy increasingly relevant for dealers
  • 55+ Housing Market Shows Continued Strength in Second Quarter
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July 31, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Ignore The Negativity About Home Sales - The Data, Analysis And Conclusions Are Flawed
  • Half of U.S. homes are now more valuable than before the real-estate bubble burst
  • Bankrate: Trump’s comments won’t affect the Fed’s policy. Here’s what could
  • Pending home sales reverse course, rise 0.9% in June
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July 27, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Robust Outlook for Residential Remodeling Through Mid-Year 2019
  • How to communicate news of the sale of your business
  • New home sales fall back in June
  • Would-be homebuyers skittish over high prices due to tight supply
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July 24, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • The US housing gap is at a 3-year low — but data suggests that's about to reverse
  • Home sales sag as prices race to record high
  • NCI Building Systems and Ply Gem merge
  • Point of Law: Verify before you buy when taking on new product lines
  • J.W. Stine, founder of Stine Lumber, turns 100
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July 20, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • US lumber producers see huge opportunity, rush to expand
  • How will the new tax law shake up the housing market?
  • Remodeling confidence increases despite rising costs
  • Mortgage rates remain little changed this summer
  • Well this is awkward: How to talk about money
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July 17, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Mortgage rates inch up as housing market braces for slowing momentum
  • Rick Davis: From Product Peddler to Sales Concierge, Part II
  • Construction Employment Reaches 10-Year High
  • What’s your plan to win the World Series?
  • Housing inventory rises—but not enough to make homes more affordable
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July 10, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Truck driver shortage could reach crisis levels.
  • Construction Spending on the Rise
  • Tough Call: The payroll secret is out
  • Kodiak acquires Forest Tek Lumber and Overseas Lumber Company
  • Barrette Outdoor Living acquires DuraLife Decking and Railing
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July 3, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Real Issues. Real Answers. Rising lumber prices and the credit crunch
  • An Argument Against A Housing Market Correction In The Next 24 Months
  • No, the So-Called Trump Lumber Tariffs Will Not Threaten the US Housing Recovery
  • Record prices for lumber aren’t built to last
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June 26, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • New Home Sales Rise to Highest Level This Year
  • Lumber tariffs are making new homes even more costly
  • How the housing market has become harder since 1988
  • Where Have America’s Truck Drivers Gone?
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June 19, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • From product peddler to sales concierge
  • Educate customers on the cost of treated lumber
  • Climate Change May Already Be Hitting the Housing Market
  • Lawmakers push for return to softwood lumber negotiations
  • The 0.25% Fed Rate Increase Doesn't Mean Mortgage Rates Will Increase 0.25%
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June 12, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Real Issues. Real Answers. Training Programs
  • Lumber prices are higher than their housing bubble highs
  • Living In Bizarro World: The Housing Market Is Hot, But Home Sales Aren't Rising
  • U.S. economy can’t keep on truckin’ without more drivers to ease flat-bed shortage
  • Editor’s Note: To our stakeholders—Thank you
  • US house prices are going to rise at twice the speed of inflation and pay: Reuters poll
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June 05, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • U.S. Housing Affordability Slips With Prices, Rates Surging
  • Pending home sales lurch lower as supply crunch chokes housing market
  • 150 years strong: Gordon Lumber has deep roots in Northwest Ohio
  • From lumberman (or kid) to lawyer
  • Is the housing market ready for another rough hurricane season?
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May 29, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Inflation is coming to the US economy on an 18-wheel flatbed
  • LBM Advantage launches NextGen initiative for future leaders
  • Five Questions With: Doug Asano, Huber Engineered Woods
  • Update: Do it Best dealers gather for Spring Market
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May 22, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Lumber Prices Soar on Tight Supply, Trade Tariffs
  • A Record-breaking Month for the Housing Market
  • Surging Prices, Rates Test Demand in U.S. Housing Market
  • Do it Best Spring Market 2018 (Photos)
  • NLBMDA urges action to renew softwood lumber talks with Canada
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May 15, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Real Issues. Real Answers. Contractor Discounts
  • Five steps to managing material returns
  • Builder confidence in 55+ housing market drops, but remains healthy
  • Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman sounds off on housing market
  • Editor’s Note: The law of attraction
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May 08, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Americans more confident than ever before in housing market
  • Marcus Lumber: Building dreams in the fields of Iowa
  • In Depth: Windows and doors
  • Tough Call: Dealing with a micro non-manager
  • The housing bust derailed his career. Here's what he's doing now
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May 01, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • The new U.S. housing crisis is about more than a lack of new construction
  • Canada's rail crunch is adding to the soaring cost of lumber
  • More first-time home buyers are choosing new construction
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April 24, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Spring hits the housing market as weekly mortgage applications rise 4.9%
  • Real estate market is hot, except at the high-end: Disruption coming in the luxury home market
  • Multifamily construction spending nears pre-recession high
  • Remodeling confidence remains strong despite three point slip
  • Where does the buck stop in your organization?
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April 17, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Real Issues. Real Answers. margins vs. market share
  • Fannie Mae cautious but optimistic in new outlook report
  • Builder confidence drops a point but remains solid in April
  • Mortgage refinances fall to the lowest level in a decade amid lean and expensive spring housing market
  • Five Questions With: Mike Sims, LP Building Products
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April 10, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • In Depth: Decks
  • Home prices go through the roof, defying forecast of tax-law hit
  • Most expensive housing market in every state
  • More construction jobs recorded in March
  • Tough Call: Something’s gotta give
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April 03, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Millennials leading growth of new home buyers
  • Housing price growth to cool off later this year
  • Train your customers for deck season
  • U.S. trade rep shows no urgency on Canadian softwood lumber trade dispute
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March 27, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Having trouble finding great job applicants? It might be you
  • A booming housing market has realtors in a bind
  • What the Fed’s interest rate hike means for mortgage rates
  • This is why Millennials have yet to flood housing market
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March 20, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Here's how the new tax code will impact the housing market
  • Starts are down, but not the housing market
  • Survey: Millennials aching to buy, homeowners reluctant to sell
  • Builder confidence remains strong in March
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March 13, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Here's what faster inflation and rising mortgage rates mean for housing
  • Mortgage applications stall, along with interest rates
  • How the US housing market recovered $16 trillion
  • Home flippers pile into the U.S. market, scoring higher profits
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March 06, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • The housing market’s rebound is far from over
  • 5 home improvement projects that give you the best return on investment in 2018
  • U.S. homebuilders not happy with Trump's new steel and aluminum tariffs
  • Hot Products from the 2018 International Builders’ Show
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February 27, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • U.S. house prices to rise on strong demand and shortage of homes
  • How to use social media to recruit top talent
  • Rising rates: Who will be hit and how hard?
  • America's healthiest housing markets
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February 20, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Housing starts soar in January, and building permits hit 10½-year high
  • Rental homes are a key cog in the housing market
  • Mortgage rates climb to their highest levels in nearly four years
  • Waste not with lean principles
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February 13, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Real Issues. Real Answers. Sharing financial information
  • 2018's housing market is off and running: What you need to know
  • The overall U.S. housing market has recovered. But that’s not true in every community
  • Here's how a 5% mortgage rate would roil the US housing market
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February 06, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Why millennials are moving the needle on the real estate market
  • Pending home sales inch higher as tight inventory stifles housing market
  • In Depth: Moulding, millwork & trim
  • Is an increase in residential construction on the way?
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January 30, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • 2018's housing market looks good unless you're a first-time millennial buyer
  • Housing: Sales and prices accelerate in Q4 2017
  • U.S. ranked world’s 6th best housing market: 6 things to know
  • Builder confidence remains strong as new year starts
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January 23, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Remodeling market to march higher in 2018
  • The housing market still can't keep up with millennial demand even after its best year in a decade
  • Rising mortgage rates could mean even fewer homes for sale this spring
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January 16, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • 6 smart predictions for the 2018 housing market
  • Zillow names the 10 hottest housing markets in the US for 2018
  • Canada starts appeal of US softwood lumber tariff decision
  • 3 ways tax reform will hit home values
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January 02, 2018 - LBM Alert
  • Entrepreneurs of the year: 2018
  • Here are five charts showing U.S. housing momentum entering 2018
  • What will the tax bill do to the housing market?
  • FHA loan limits are increasing: that’s good news for borrowers
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December 19, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • 10 housing and mortgage trends to watch in 2018
  • Builders confident as market primed to expand in 2018
  • First-time homebuyers suddenly flood housing market
  • Mortgage rates pause but appear poised to drift higher
  • Real Estate - 5 Fab Signals For Housing
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December 12, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Housing market's comeback is poised to accelerate
  • Notable real estate trends to watch for in 2018
  • Great hires start with clarity
  • US locks in duties on Canada's softwood lumber industry
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December 05, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • US home-buying is happening at a record-setting speed
  • Realtors predict tax bill will cause housing prices to drop in every state
  • Canada taking fight with U.S. over softwood lumber duties to WTO
  • How national trade shows grow your business
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November 28, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • US new home sales surge unexpectedly, hitting 10-year high in October
  • Why experts say the tax reform measure is bad news for the housing market
  • America's housing inventory crisis is causing home prices to rise at double the rate of a 'normal' market
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November 21, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Real Issues. Real Answers. Managing business peaks and valleys
  • Housing stands tall as starts jump 13.7% in October
  • Builder confidence climbs to eight-month high in November
  • Tight supply keeping housing market below potential
  • Zillow’s 6 predictions for the 2018 housing market
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November 14, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Housing industry gives mixed response to Senate tax reform bill
  • War of the woods: US-Canada lumber feud can impact NAFTA talks
  • As U.S.'s lack of homebuilding nears crisis, Fannie offers help
  • Award-winning projects from the 2017 NADRA Deck Awards
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November 07, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • How GOP tax plan could hobble housing market
  • U.S. imposes final duties on Canadian softwood lumber
  • Self-employed turn to non-bank lenders to crack the housing market
  • Millennials aren’t just buying homes. They’re refinancing, too
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October 31, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Home builders group raises hammer, tries to smash GOP tax bill
  • How to fix the affordable housing crisis, big government-style
  • Policy makers need to believe in competition in the housing market
  • Stuck in place, U.S. homeowners hunker down as housing supply stays tight
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October 24, 2017 - LBM Alert
  • Growing momentum expected for remodeling spending
  • Look who’s fueling the hottest housing markets
  • A perfect bullish storm for lumber
  • 'The housing market can't take the shock of a natural event,' real estate economist warns
  • U.S. homebuilder sentiment rises in October
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