As we reflect on the busy year for both news and home building, it's not surprising that our most popular posts covered the two biggest industry issues of the year: the coronavirus and lumber prices.
Here's a quick look at the five most popular blog posts of the year based on the number of views by our readers:
- DHS Designates Residential Construction as an "Essential Infrastructure Business" (March 28): As states and localities started announcing shutdowns in the spring, the housing industry was deemed a critical business that should continue operating, safely, during the pandemic.
- Lumber Prices Continue to Price Home Owners — and Builders — Out of the Market (Sept. 15): Former NAHB Chairman Randy Noel describes the real-life impacts of rising lumber prices.
- Reapplying for Small Business EIDL Loans Under the CARES Act (April 23): NAHB provided guidance about the status and next steps of the loan programs throughout their implementation.
- Lumber Prices Trending Downward from Mid-September Peak but Still High (Oct. 16): NAHB advocated in many arenas on the need to address rising lumber prices, and while they began to level off in the fall, prices remained high by historical standards.
- Lumber Prices Hit 2-Year High, Up 50% Since April (July 10): By mid-summer, a combination of factors catapulted lumber prices to levels we hadn't seen in two years.
Happy New Year to all of our loyal readers and best wishes for a prosperous, and healthy, 2021!