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Shelter Costs Putting Upward Pressure on Inflation

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Despite a slowdown in its year-over-year increase, shelter costs account for nearly 70% of the total increase in all items excluding food and energy. This ongoing elevated and uneven inflation is likely to keep the Federal Reserve on hold and delay rate cuts this year.

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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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