Lumber Prices Are Lower, but Your Home Projects Could Still Cost More

Lumber Prices Are Lower, but Your Home Projects Could Still Cost More

Photo: istockphoto.com The skyrocketing price of lumber has dominated headlines in the residential construction world over the past couple of years. However, the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report shows that the price of softwood lumber fell 23 percent in June. And while that may be good news for anyone planning to build a new

How Much Does Landscaping Cost? Breaking Down the Cost of Maintenance, Planting, and More

How Much Does Landscaping Cost? Breaking Down the Cost of Maintenance, Planting, and More

Photo: istockphoto.com Typical Range: $1,362 to $5,640 National Average: $3,415 Designing and maintaining a beautiful landscape is about more than just mowing and watering the yard—it can involve planting trees and shrubs, establishing perennial beds, and incorporating pathways and lighting. The typical cost for landscaping a yard ranges from approximately $1,362 to $5,640, with a

Spiking lumber prices affect cost of construction

Spiking lumber prices affect cost of construction

PEORIA — High lumber prices are causing the cost of building a new home to grow in the Peoria area even as home construction numbers are rebounding, local homebuilders say. “New home prices have been affected by the lumber prices that are driving the prices higher,” said Scott Lewis of Scott Lewis Homes. “The increase of lumber has been