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Construction materials price rises outpace CPI in April

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for April 2022. It stated that construction materials prices were up 0.8...
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Construction materials prices follow lumber higher

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for March 2022. It stated that construction materials prices were up 1.5...
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What happens to CRE prices as interest rates rise?

A recent report from Trepp seeks to answer this question by looking at the history of commercial real estate (CRE) price appreciation. The report...

Infographic: Inflation

Inflation is a broad rise in prices when Government prints more money to pay for programs and entitlements People who have more money...
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Inflation drives interest rates higher

Forecasts from Fannie Mae and from the Federal Reserve foresee continued high inflation and rising interest rates. Fannie Mae issues a monthly forecast for the...

Plywood again leads construction materials prices higher

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for February 2022. It stated that construction materials prices were up 1.2...
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Fannie Mae forecasts higher inflation ahead

Fannie Mae’s February economic and housing forecasts call for marginally higher multifamily housing production in 2022 and 2023 than in earlier forecasts. Other forecasts...
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Construction materials prices continue to climb

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for January 2022. It showed that construction materials prices were up 2.9...

Corporate greed isn’t driving inflation

Inflation has reached its highest level in nearly 40 years, and everyone is looking for answers. Before fiscal and monetary authorities can muster a...
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Construction materials prices continue their advance

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for December 2021. It showed that construction materials prices were up 1.5...

Economic forecasts show rising inflation concerns

A pair of economic forecasts, one from Fannie Mae and one from the Federal Reserve predict higher inflation ahead and higher interest rates as...

Infographic: Inflation, the cruelest tax

Inflation: decline of a currency’s purchasing power. Derived using the change in the consumer price index (CPI), created 1919. Changes in CPI determine inflation...
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Construction materials prices move higher

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

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