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SBCA Director Jess Lohse shares details on the new Director of Education position and how the application process works.

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SBCA Director Jess Lohse explains the Douglas-Fir-Larch design values and the "corrected" function available on SBCA's Digital QC program.

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84 Lumber, the nation’s largest privately held building materials supplier, is proud to announce the opening of its first truss plant in the state...

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Falling mortgage rates helped end a four-month decline in builder confidence, and recent economic data signal improving housing conditions heading...

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With the outlook for mortgage rates finally improving, the forecast for housing is looking better heading into the New Year, according to reporting...

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Among the latest moves is Builders FirstSource (BLDR) joining the MidCap 400. The announcement was officially made by S&P Dow Jones on Dec. 1. 

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National Association of Realtor’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun forecasts that 4.71 million existing homes will be sold, the housing market is...

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In the latest episode of NAHB’s podcast, Housing Developments, CEO Jim Tobin and SVP Paul Lopez are joined by Chief Economist Dr. Robert Dietz to...

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The Federal Reserve’s monetary policy committee held the federal funds rate constant at a top target rate of 5.5% at the conclusion of its December...

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Over the first ten months of 2023, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 773,526.

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Lohse chats about the BCSI updates and who is involved in making those changes and eased-edge lumber.

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With Western mills drawing a line in the sand and other reasons for buyer optimism, the market appears to be moving upward.

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