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Fannie Mae lowers housing starts forecast

Fannie Mae’s November economic and housing forecasts call for fewer housing starts in 2021 than in earlier forecasts. However, the forecasts for housing starts...

Construction materials price rises resume in October

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for October 2021. It showed that construction materials prices were up 1.2...
multifamily starts

Multifamily housing starts up in Fannie Mae forecast

Compared with earlier forecasts, Fannie Mae’s October economic and housing forecasts call for higher multifamily housing starts over the next 6 months while also...
steel prices

Construction materials price rises pause in September

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index (PPI) report for September 2021. It showed that construction components and materials prices...
multifamily housing starts

Fannie Mae raises forecast for multifamily housing production

Fannie Mae’s August economic forecast projects lower GDP growth for the rest of 2021, partially offset by higher GDP growth for Q1 2022. Their...

Apartment prices rise

Fueled by fears of a continued rise in inflation, investors are aggressively bidding up apartment prices. Nationally, the average apartment cap rates stand at 5.1...
plywood construction materials

Plywood leads broad rise in construction materials prices

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for July 2021. It showed that construction materials prices were up 0.6...
lumber prices

Construction materials prices rises spread

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for June 2021. It showed that construction materials prices were up 3.2...

The hidden tax moves in on residents

Proponents of big government spending have desperately argued that mounting price inflation is just temporary. But multiple alarming inflation metrics came out for April...
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Forecasts say higher inflation is coming

A pair of forecasts, one from Fannie Mae and one from the Federal Reserve anticipate that a period of significantly higher inflation than had...
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Construction materials prices higher in May

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for May 2021. It showed that construction materials prices were up 3.9...

Fannie Mae forecasts higher near-term growth

Fannie Mae recently issued its May forecasts for the economy and for housing. They show slightly higher growth in 2021 and much higher multifamily...
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Construction materials prices higher again in April

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for April 2021. It showed that construction materials prices were up 2.1...
lumber prices

Construction materials prices jump again in March

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its Producer Price Index report for March 2021. It showed that construction materials prices were up 2.4...

Construction materials price rises spread in February

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for February 2021. It showed that the BLS price index of materials...

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