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Housing Economics

NAHB provides in-depth economic analysis of the most significant issues and latest trends driving the housing industry.

Understanding Housing Affordability in Today's Market

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Limited supply continues to be a primary reason homeownership in unattainable for a growing number of Americans. With a nationwide shortage of approximately 1.5 million homes, sales prices and rental rates have both increased — up 26% and 47%, respectively, since 2020

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Framing Lumber Prices

Fluctuations in the costs of building materials, particularly those of framing lumber, contribute significantly to home prices and housing affordability levels.

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