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The recent spikes in softwood lumber prices have caused the price of an average new single-family home to increased by over $16,000 since mid-April, according to estimates by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The softwood products considered by the NAHB include plywood, OSB, particleboard, fiberboard, shakes and shingles. On NAHB Now, the NAHB estimates the total cost to a builder for lumber-related products increased to $30,470 from $16,927 between April 17 and August 21.

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