What cheaper lumber means for the housing market

Sep 27, 2022
Lumber is about as cheap as it was before the pandemic, a sign of the slowing housing market. But savings are offset by rising financing costs.
Even though lumber prices have eased, financing for builders and buyers has become costlier.
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Revamped Chicago neighborhood loan program helps stabilize home values

Sep 28, 2021
The Northwest Home Equity Assurance Program was originally created to help prevent white flight. The money sat unspent for years.
Brian Boyle in his backyard on Chicago’s Northwest Side.
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