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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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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