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Choosing an Inflation Benchmark
By Jackie Greene on July 30, 2021

Inflation has become a rising topic of conversation as the rate itself has risen. While we do not expect today’s elevated inflation level to be the start of 1980s-level inflation, we do...

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Is This a Bubble? If So, When Does It Pop?
By Jackie Greene on June 22, 2021

By many accounts, the housing market seems to be on fire. US Single-Family Housing Starts during the past 12 months reached 1.098 million, the highest level in over 13 years. Median Home...

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Don’t Buy Into the Mania
By Jackie Greene on May 26, 2021

Supply shortages and rising prices have many companies stockpiling inventory. But should you?

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The Supply Went Up in Smoke
By Jackie Greene on April 27, 2021

With prices rising for many commodities, it is not surprising that lumber prices are also going up. However, the magnitude of lumber prices rise is painful for many, and what to expect...

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Welcome to the Family
By Jackie Greene on March 26, 2021

The New Indicator: Our team has added a powerful new tool to ITR’s existing family of indicators! The new ITR Remodeling Market Index™ was specifically constructed by our team to provide...

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Sending Goods, Here to There: Rates Are Up, Via Land, Sea, Air
By Jackie Greene on January 26, 2021

Shipping woes? You’re not alone. Whether you're sending by land, sea, or air, you're seeing domestic and international carriers' shipping rates rise, and we’re unlikely to get a...

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