By: PRLog
March 15, 2013 at 09:28 AM EDT
Rising Lumber Prices; Indication That Housing Prices Will Increase Soon
PR Log - Mar 15, 2013 - A recovering housing market is increasing the demand for lumber and is causing prices to soar.  Lumber prices are up 40% over last year and there is no sign that they will decrease.  Lack of supply and transportation costs have been credited as the two primary sources for the recent increase.

Lumber prices are rising due to an increase in demand brought on by a recovering housing marketing and low mortgage rates.  Complicating the problem, lumber inventory and production capacity is low due to the fact that many lumber mills where closed during the housing crash of 2008-2010.  Many skilled workers lost their jobs and left to pursue jobs in other industries.  Now half empty mills are struggling to find enough skilled workers to run full capacity and fulfill increasing demand.  

Many lumber mills are reluctant to invest in restoring lost capacity as they view the economic conditions uncertain.  To stay out of the red, many mills are keeping operations lean and avoiding excess inventory.  Employees are being kept at a minimum and shifts are added as needed to fill demand.  

The housing market is at the very beginning of a long road towards recovery.  If lumber is an indication of the future of the commodities market, now may be the time to invest in lumber and new homes.  Southland Custom Homes is a homebuilder in Georgia that is currently providing premium homes at discounted prices.  However, these prices will soon change as lumber prices affect building costs!

Southland Custom Homes is proud to announce each of their customizable home designs are built with high quality materials by an experienced team of builders at affordable prices. Southland guarantees that every homeowner will have an exceptional building experience and a dream home to enjoy for years to come.  For more information about the home building process, contact Southland Custom Homes today by calling (770)-422-1777 or visit their website at www.southlandcustomhomes.com .

About Southland Custom Homes
Southland Custom Homes is one of Georgia’s premier on-your-lot new home builders. Since 1980, Southland has helped thousands of people build high quality new homes in metro Atlanta, Macon, and North and South Georgia, while staying true to its mission of building quality, affordable custom homes on the land their customers love. With model centers located in Marietta, Stone Mountain, Dawsonville, Metro Atlanta and Macon, the Southland Custom Homes team is your best choice for a Georgia new home builder.

We design high-quality custom built homes that will fit your lifestyle and budget.  Our customers may choose from over 120 beautiful custom home plans, each one customized to suit individual needs. Additionally, customers who have their own house plan can get a free estimate to build from Southland within 48 hours. Southland will also design and build a new home “from scratch” for those individuals who want all of their ideas incorporated in their perfect dream home. Best of all, these custom design services are free to all Southland customers!

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