US homebuilders say materials are getting easier to find

Posted on AllSides April 21st, 2022
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REUTERS/MIKE BLAKE

The great pandemic lumber shortage that delayed construction and pushed US home prices to record levels is easing up—at least for now.

After months of scrambling to stock up on lumber, more than half of US building material suppliers said in March inventories are back to pre-pandemic levels, according to the latest Burns Building Product Survey—which covers about 6% of the market for lumber dealers.

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