So, are you seeing this in your business or your career—that in construction, the job market is still hot? If you’re a building contractor, are you having trouble getting employees? If you are a skilled trade person in construction, are you finding more job options and making more money? The Current LandscapeOne of the things […]

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The Importance of Home Inspections for New HomesSo, do you need a home inspection for a new home? In fact, many people associate home inspections with resale or pre-owned homes, but the relevance of inspections extends to new homes as well. The Construction Process and Inspection TimingIf you’re contracting with a builder to construct a […]

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The Hidden Crisis Behind Rising House Prices

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Ensuring a Sound Investment in a Residential Property

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In the ever-evolving landscape of real estate, home builders and contractors find themselves standing at a crucial crossroads. The question on everyone’s mind is whether they are on the brink of a monumental boom or teetering on the edge of a potential bust. Let’s dissect the conflicting evidence that paints a complex picture of the […]

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For a few years, the building and construction market faced significant instability, particularly concerning lumber prices. These prices fluctuated wildly, from soaring to $1,600 per thousand board feet to dipping back down into the $500-$600 range. Simultaneously, the real estate market experienced its own turbulence due to high interest rates. Initially, this sparked a demand […]

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The building and construction market is a dynamic landscape, and as we step into the next phase, questions arise about what lies ahead. In recent years, the industry has weathered instability, from fluctuating lumber prices to the ebb and flow of the real estate market. Let’s explore the current state of affairs and consider the […]

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In the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry, recent developments in the lumber sector are causing ripples that builders and contractors cannot ignore. One such example is Canfor, one of the largest Canadian lumber mills, announcing a reduction in production, referred to as curtailments. This decision is driven by the significant drop in lumber pricing, […]

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This week, the building and construction industry bid farewell to a trailblazer whose influence shaped the landscape for generations. Joe Hardy, the visionary founder of 84 Lumber, passed away at the remarkable age of 100. His legacy extends far beyond the walls of lumber yards, leaving an indelible mark on the industry. The Legacy of […]

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In recent years, the home construction market has experienced notable fluctuations. Initially, there was a surge in remodeling and new construction. The pandemic sparked a desire among people to expand and upgrade their living spaces. Additionally, low interest rates and soaring home prices prompted a wave of new home construction. However, this trend has shifted […]

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