Lumber

Material Shortages and Higher Costs Have Slowed Down New Home Sales in 2021

New home sales took an unexpected hit in the month of February in spite of increasing demand for single-family homes, dropping 18.2% from January's numbers. Nevertheless, industry experts say they aren't concerned about the housing market's long-term fundamentals and have attributed this dip in sales to short-term factors such as rising lumber costs and material shortages. In this article, we'll take a detailed look at the factors that have attributed to this recent drop in new home sales as well as discuss the housing market's outlook for 2021.
28 June, 2021
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