After spiking to unsustainable highs during the disruptions to society in the past couple of years, US housing starts trended further downward in August 2023. Permits for authorizations of new home building increased, however. Demand for new construction has been boosted by an ongoing acute shortage of previously owned homes on the market. Realtors estimate […] The post US Housing Market August & Softwood Lumber Prices September: 2023 first appeared on Madison’s Lumber Reporter.
As true autumn weather came on across the continent, construction activity started to slow down. As such, lumber sales also slowed somewhat. While there were pockets of ongoing building in several regions, elsewhere the usual seasonal slowdown had started. Given the quite stable lumber price levels through this year so far, expectations are for a […] The post Lumber Sales Drop as Autumn Comes On first appeared on Madison’s Lumber Reporter.