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  • Homebuilder confidence remains steady in July

    Rising cost of materials haunt homebuilders
    Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes remained unchanged at 68 points in July, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Homebuilders are encouraged by the growing housing demand, but construction material costs still hinder optimism, according to NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz.
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  • CBC: Canadian lumber producers tell U.S. consumers 'You can take your tariffs back, eh!'

    NAHB says U.S. tariffs on Canadian softwood add an average of $9,000 per house to U.S. home prices
    According to an article from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canadian lumber companies are seeing record revenues despite heavy tariffs from the U.S. So, who’s getting the short end of the board foot? None other than U.S. consumers.
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  • Trump makes health care more affordable for small businesses

    Housing industry applauds new rule
    Tuesday, the Department of Labor announced a new rule that experts in the housing industry say will make health care more affordable for small businesses. The department announced a new rule that will change the definition of employer to include working owners for Association Health Plans.
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  • Housing construction modestly grows despite rising costs

    Lumber costs deterring growth
    Although construction slightly increased in May, construction prices prove to be a deterrence to growth, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau. One expert states that more jobs could possibly lead to an increase in production, however, builders are still worried about the increase in construction prices.
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  • Homebuilder confidence falters on rising lumber prices

    June confidence slips two points to 68
    Sharply elevated lumber prices contributed to homebuilder confidence slipping two points to 68 in June, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. However, improved economic growth, continued job creation and solid housing demand should spur additional single-family construction for the months ahead.
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  • How much are government regulations costing multifamily developers? Hint: A lot

    New study shows the impact of regulations on the multifamily industry
    Despite the Trump administration's ongoing regulatory rollback, government regulations still make up a healthy chunk of the cost of multifamily building, according to a newly released study from the National Association of Home Builders and the National Multifamily Housing Council. How much exactly? Well, you'll have to click to find out.
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  • Homebuilders see boost in confidence in May

    Builder confidence increases two points
    Homebuilder confidence rose two points to 70 in May after a downwardly revised April, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. The tough break is what everyone has been talking about lately: rising building costs are making it nearly impossible to meet the demand for reasonably priced starter homes.
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  • Strong housing demand keeps builders optimistic in future

    But confidence edges down slightly in April
    Builder confidence edged down slightly in April as supply places a strain on builders, however confidence in the future remains on solid ground as homebuyer demand continues to surge. The National Association of Home Builders explained that as the spring home buying season begins, expect the market to continue to make gains at a gradual pace.
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