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2015 Will Be Better Than 2014

Feb 15, 2015

NAHB hosted an economic and housing outlook seminar at its International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas inviting Frank Nothaft, chief economist at Freddie Mac, and David Berson, chief economist at Nationwide Insurance, to join David Crowe to discuss the outlook for 2015. Here’s the highlights.
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AD&C Financing: The Basics

Nov 10, 2014

AD&C stands for residential land acquisition, development and construction, the financing required to purchase land; develop home lots through clearing and grading; install infrastructure such as streets, curbs, sidewalks, lighting, and sewer and utility connections; and build homes on the improved lots.
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October Market Update

Nov 19, 2013

Mild weather and smooth, steady supply distribution have lead to a conventional conclusion of October. A late surge in activity drove prices up only slightly. After a quiet autumn season, traders and buyers alike are looking towards winter with optimism as we now rebound further from the recession and move at a manageable pace. Work with your WBS salesperson to ensure you're equipped with everything you need as you prepare for winter projects.
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September Market Update plan

Nov 18, 2013

As we conclude what has been quite an eventful summer, we look forward to discovering what fall has in store. As you'll read below, prices have leveled off from the steady increase we've seen consistently through 2013, making the coming months less predictable. Please continue to check in with your WBS Sales Team to ensure you're equipped and prepared for all your fall projects.
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February Market Update

Nov 12, 2013

Greetings from the great white north! Despite the fact we live in Wisconsin it has been a bit of a shock to the system that we are having more of a traditional winter season. In some parts of the state there is little snow on the ground and in others there is snow and frost 2+ feet into the ground. The extra snow will be good for the fields and lakes once it melts but it makes our work a little tougher.


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April Market Update

Nov 12, 2013

It appears we have finally turned the corner and are actually having spring. Many areas are still dealing with wet ground and standing water, but it appears to be getting a little better every day. The bull market we have seen in the commodity market has shown signs of leveling off. It will be interesting to see how prices are affected by the warmer weather and the uptick in demand. As always, please continue to direct any questions to your WBS salesperson.


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July Market Update

Nov 12, 2013

As we reach the mid-point of the year we all are feeling the effects of an increasingly even and robust recovery within our industry. Lead times from manufacturers have increased, trucking from wholesalers and mills continues to be in high demand and labor in the field is tight and appears to be tightening even more as we head farther into the year.


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