According to Markets Insider, lumber prices are up 127% from its most recent low. With demand high and supplies low, record low interest rates still drive homeowners to the market, so much that builders are struggling to keep up.
Note the surge in lumber futures prices back in April and May 2021 that eased. But lumber futures prices are gaining steam again.
Let’s see what happens to lumber prices and new home prices if and when The Federal Reserve decides to takes its gargantuan foot off the monetary accelerator pedal.
In other housing-related news, China’s Evergrande remains in the news as its stock price founders.