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For the first time this year, homebuilders received a respite from rising materials costs, driven by a drop in softwood lumber. (iStock)
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Homebuilders finally get a break on material costs

For the first time this year, homebuilders received a respite from rising materials costs. The producer price index dropped...

Homebuilders finally get a break on material costs
The lumber roller coaster ride continues, with nearly half of manufacturers and dealers now claiming excess inventory after shortage earlier this year. (iStock)
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Lumber now piling up for manufacturers

Call it a woodpile up. Lumber dealers are seeing inventory stack up just months after a shortage sent prices skyrocketing. A survey from John Burns Real Estate Consulting revealed that 49 percent of lumber...

Lumber now piling up for manufacturers

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