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Housing sales are up as are softwood lumber prices

VANCOUVER, BC -- After slowing down in the summer, sales of new US single-family homes rocketed up by +14%, while the median price of newly built houses increased by even more, compared to the previous month, according to Madison's Lumber Reporter There were 800,000 new U.S. homes sold in September, which is up +14% from a significantly downwardly-corrected 702,000 in August, and is down -18% from 971,000 in September 2020.