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THE LUMBER MARKET: Rate Hikes and the Recovery

Will the Fed kill off the recovery when it takes its foot off the gas pedal? BY: LYNN O. MICHAELIS Probably no other issue has received more...

THE LUMBER MARKET: An Analysis of Housing’s Soft Rebound

The skewed distribution of income and lingering effect from the great recession are taking a toll on housing demand. BY: BRENDAN K. LOWNEY U.S. home construction...

THE LUMBER MARKET: Rental Housing Facts

A thoughtful analysis of the trends driving multi-family construction. BY: LYNN O. MICHAELIS Because of the importance of single family units to the wood products industry,...

THE LUMBER MARKET: HOUSING ANALYSIS

Will Easing Credit Conditions Offset Weaker Affordability? BY: BRENDAN K. LOWNEY It is hard to deny that the sharp deterioration of home affordability which started about...

THE LUMBER MARKET: Southern Pine Markets

Southern Pine Markets After the Design Value Changes. BY: Paul F. Jannke In November 2011, FEA released a report “What if the Proposed New Design Values...

THE LUMBER MARKET: Housing Outlook and Structural Panel Forecast

Tips on where to look for good information— both inside and outside your company. BY: GREGORY H. LEWISU.S. housing starts fell 16% to 0.88 million...

Lumber and Panels: The Capacity Issue

North American wood products markets are recovering. Where will supply come from? During the Great Recession, the biggest concern facing North American wood products markets...

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