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May 20, 2022

Lumber’s Pullback is a Message for Real Estate

Lumber futures prices peaked at $1,670 per 1,000 board feet back on May 7, 2021.  This is relevant because lumber prices tend to lead a lot of housing related data series by about a year.  This week’s chart looks at the Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index, which is a measure of the changes in average U.S. home values.  That is a tough data series to compute, because they have to use home sales to figure out what homes are worth, and the buying and selling of houses is subject to a bunch of confounding factors.  So no one should assume… more


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