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Building Materials - What Effect Do they have ?

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jtrotta

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Prior to the big Burn out in the Mid West, prices for New Construction here were rising steadily; since the Big Burn they have increased substantially.

Now in the "Estimated Reproduction Cost" - how has this factor been affecting your work in your area's OR have you not seen any dramatic increase's in your cost of "Goods From The Woods" :?:

Just Curious :wink:

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Dee Dee

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j,
What big burn?
As far as I know there have been no changes in areas where timber has been harvested that would effect prices or supplies of wood products.
 

jtrotta

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uh oh, then someone's making mega bucks off the backs of the public :?:

similar to gas prices now 8O

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Mike Garrett RAA

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So hard to tell.....builders keep raising prices so fast who knows? None of our forest fires were in lumber producing areas.
 

Stone

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So hard to tell.....builders keep raising prices so fast who knows?

Agreed. It is hard to tell where profit and labor costs meet material costs.
 

Mountain Man

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Could be like "brown" with a "fuel surcharge" included $$. :wink:
 

Karl

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The rising cost COULD BE from the enviromentalist NOT letting the lumber be harvested therefore creating the BIG BURN However it would be politicaly incorrect to blame the STUPIDY of humans for the rising cost of materials therefore there has to be another reeason.
 

Dee Dee

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The rising cost COULD BE from the enviromentalist NOT letting the lumber be harvested therefore creating the BIG BURN However it would be politicaly incorrect to blame the STUPIDY of humans for the rising cost of materials therefore there has to be another reeason.

We already had that argument, Karl.
In this case (Colorado), it's BS.
The fire was in an area that the timber industry was never very interested in. Too steep, rugged terrain, trees are smaller....... simply not profitable enough for them to bother with.
 

Restrain

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It's not building materials, it's profit margin, environmental/building fees from various entities, and sub-contractor costs. Building materials haven't gone up that much.

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larryhaskell

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Probably just supply & demand. If people quit paying for the houses their prices would likely go down.
 
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