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Unfinished Business: Reform of Mortgage Market, Part II

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...

Unfinished Business: Reform of Mortgage Market, Part I

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...

A Common Indicator of Residential Improvements is Broken

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...

MARKET ANALYSIS: Lumber Inventories Point to Market Rebound

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...

MARKET ANALYSIS: Outlook for Non-Residential Construction

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...

MARKET ANALYSIS: April 2015

Fed Policy Update: “Patience” Last fall, the Fed’s forward guidance was captured in the term “considerable period.” This meant that a rate increase was not...

MARKET ANALYSIS: March 2015

Household Formations: The Missing Link in the Housing RecoveryBy Lynn O. MichaelisThis article revisits one of the key factors in the sluggish housing start...

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