Eye On Housing

Remodeling Industry Confidence Improves Year over Year July 15, 2021

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released its Remodeling Market Index (RMI) for the second quarter, posting a reading of 87, up 14 points from the second quarter of 2020. The increase in the index is a sign of improving remodelers’ confidence in their markets, for projects of all sizes. The RMI is an […]

Paul Emrath


Share of Non-Conventional Financing Hold Steady in 2020 July 15, 2021

NAHB analysis of the 2020 Census Bureau Survey of Construction (SOC) data shows that, nationwide, the share of non-conventional financing for new home sales accounted for 34.4% of the market, while conventional financing dominated the market at 65.6%. In 2019, share of non-conventional financing was 35.0% of the market while conventional financing accounted for 65.0% […]

Danushka Nanayakkara-Skillington


Price of OSB Up More Than 500% Since January 2020 July 14, 2021

Framing lumber prices garnered more attention than any other building material over the past year as prices quadrupled between April 2020 and May 2021. But even as lumber prices decline, the spotlight on lumber continues to crowd out the story of meteoric price increases of another wood product integral to the integrity of a building’s […]

David Logan


WMIA's Woodworking Technology Shop Guide

WMIA has collected a variety of tools to help solve problems in woodworking projects. The Woodworking Technology Shop Guide contains useful conversion tables and other information relating to machinery repair and installation.

You can download the Shop Guide, personalize it by adding your company’s logo, have it printed by your local print shop and distribute it to your customers as a useful tool that will remind them of your company.

Housing Reports

Virginia Tech, Virginia Cooperative Extension in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, produce a monthly housing report. These reports contain in-depth data and comments on the U.S. housing market and are intended to help gauge future business activity.

 All past Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service housing reports are archived here.

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