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The shortages are starting

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SlugSlinger, Apr 27, 2021.

  1. cowadle

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    if the green new deal materializes. the gov wants to do away with fossil fuels and depend solely on renewable energy. in the deal there won't be enough electricity to power the infrastructure,transportation and industries plus our large homes. the plan calls for single dwellers to be moved into large units like apartment complexes etc. probably be an allotment for power usage that won't be enough. new homes will be required to be much smaller and old existing structures that can't be upgraded will be required to be removed and replaced. probably have to build nuke plants to attempt to meet demand but there isn't enough water in all parts of the usa for this either. just print the dollars and pay for the whole thing
     
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  2. John6185

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    I've been reading some of your comments and decided to go over to Lowes.com and check the prices. OSB wafer board sheathing 1/2 4X8 is around $35 per sheet! I bought it a few years back for around $7.00 or less sometimes, Wow!
     
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    I've got 4 sheets of 7/16 for the home remodel, bought just prior to "the" flu, $8.99.. I need more but it's currently $45 bucks a sheet IIRC..
     
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    It's not just lumber but lumber is a part of it. My sister works for a closing company and the market is all out of whack and it has been for over a year. There aren't enough homes on the market for all the buyers looking. My niece just sold her house and moved to Owasso. She had it sold for over her listing price in less than a week. Had three offers on the table to pick from and was sweating whether or not it would appraise for the offer.

    Personally I suspect it's that people understand that interest is going to be going up and are clambering to get into one while interest is low. Biden winning just kicked it up a notch as real estate is absolutely on fire right now if you are a seller.
     
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    I wish I had a few homes to sell....
     
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    If this happens I'll move to my ranch and go off grid with solar....might be able to stay under the radar
     
  7. ratski

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    I have a few bridges....
     
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    According to some market research I’ve been reading, and with a home to sell in the next couple of months, the market in home sales is being driven by the lumber prices to build new home being in short supply.
    I also feel it’s a contrived shortage because all the lumber mills we saw in Arkansas last week were filled to the roofs with finished 2X4’s and other construction grade lumber.
    Holding out to create an artificial shortage? Delivery drivers in short supply because it’s more profitable to stay on unemployment and stimulus payments?
    I don’t have that answer, but I do know it’s not a shortage of wood products. The product is out there.
     
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  9. Fredkrueger100

    Fredkrueger100 Come to Freddy!!

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    I understand it completely. We are witnessing the rise of communism in America. We will never be the same again.
     
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  10. John6185

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    So what the heck is driving home prices up? Politics? China? I've read where everything is going up from food to cars, etc.
     

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