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It’s a Topsy-Turvy World. What Can We Expect Next?

By Craig Webb, President, Webb Analytics
The Softwood Lumber Board
June 25, 2020
Category: Finance & Economics
Region: Canada, United States

All of Craig Webb’s predictions in a single gulp:

  • The “Next Normal” will include more telework, health worries
  • Infrastructure and economic gaps will retard potential changes
  • Single-family construction will fare better than multi-family complexes
  • Average home sizes will at least stabilize
  • Growth in starter homes will be hurt more than custom homes
  • Too many parts of the economy are hurting for there to be a quick recovery
  • Keep an eye on shaky banks, impoverished state and local governments

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