Top Posts of 2020

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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:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!

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