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Old 09-17-2020, 02:01 AM   #1
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Housing

Everyone on the left and right feels a shortage of housing causes problems, for whom and where is argued to infinitude.

Apparently the builders are more gung-ho than they have ever been in history but buyers not so much. I don't know who the Vegas Book is picking.
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Old 09-17-2020, 11:30 AM   #2
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Around here, everyone is having work done on their houses. They are all sitting at home, but they are still working remotely and have the same income, so when they see that project they need doing, they pick up the phone. (I say everyone, but that's an exaggeration. It's only 5 houses on our block of 8 houses.)

We want to build a fence and the fence people won't give us a quote until we are ready to pull the trigger and schedule the work because the materials costs are fluctuating too much, they don't want to get burned.

We can't commit until the tree stumps in the way get ground and the lot plat comes back from the surveyors and we can submit it to the county for a fence permit.

I wonder if the border closure with Canada is contributing at all, or if the lumber can get through.
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Old 09-19-2020, 02:12 AM   #3
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Could be the loggers and mills aren't up to normal capacity like a lot of other industries.
Used car prices have been climbing at sometimes double digit percentages per month at Mannheim because new car production has slowed.
And some of the woods are on fire. Oh, and all the cut trees became toilet paper.
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