In the ever-evolving realm of construction and development, challenges seem to emerge from every corner. Beyond the well-discussed factors like supply chain disruptions, soaring lumber prices, and increasing labor costs, there’s another formidable adversary on the horizon: insurance. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the escalating expenses tied to insurance and the various facets […]

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As the construction industry grapples with ongoing challenges, a new concern looms on the horizon — a severe shortage of construction workers. The Wall Street Journal recently highlighted this issue, pointing to a potential crisis as a massive influx of municipal government projects, fueled by a trillion dollars in infrastructure spending, enters the construction landscape. […]

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As the economic landscape continues to evolve, questions about the future abound. Will inflation rise, or is a recession on the horizon? How will these factors impact personal finances? In this blog post, we delve into several key indicators and financial records to gain a more insightful perspective on what might lie ahead. Assessing the […]

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In recent times, the escalating prices of diesel fuel have sparked concerns about their potential impact on the economy. While the common belief is that increased fuel costs might lead to inflation and higher prices on retail shelves, the situation is far more complex. This blog post delves into the intricate web of connections between […]

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In recent times, you might have encountered the term “demand destruction” more frequently in news discussions, particularly in relation to inflation and rising gas prices. In this blog post, we aim to demystify demand destruction, explore its connection with inflation, and dissect its implications on the broader economy. Demystifying Demand Destruction At its core, demand […]

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Dive into the heart of the construction industry with a peek behind the scenes, exploring the recent Richie Brothers auction – a barometer for the sector’s vitality. In this blog post, we unravel the numbers, trends, and sentiments that unfolded during one of the largest construction equipment auctions in the country. Richie Brothers: Setting the […]

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As the real estate market experiences fluctuations and home sales show signs of reduction, you might wonder why lumber prices aren’t following suit and becoming more affordable. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the intricacies of the lumber market, explaining why wholesale price drops may not necessarily translate to cheaper retail prices. Lumber Prices […]

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In recent months, the construction industry has been closely monitoring the fluctuation in lumber prices, with a notable 50 percent reduction in costs. This significant shift prompts questions about its implications for the building industry’s future. Whether you’re a general contractor, a subcontractor, or a homeowner planning a renovation project, understanding the metrics and hidden […]

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In the realm of the construction industry, a perplexing question looms: why are building costs still on the rise despite factors that traditionally would apply downward pressure? In this exploration, we dissect the intricate web of influences contributing to the sustained high costs of construction. Factors at Play 1. Unyielding Demand Despite rising interest rates […]

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In a recent video, we received a question about septic tanks and their maintenance, prompting us to unravel the importance of regular pumping and the potential consequences of neglecting this crucial aspect of home care. Understanding Your Septic System If you reside in a house with a septic system, you likely have a tank buried […]

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