Vietnam halts furniture production, wildfires send lumber prices back up, and more

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Lumber prices finally are cooling a bit as lumber mills ramp up production to meet the frenzied demand

Home prices are soaring, pushed higher by a combination of record-low mortgage rates, strong demand from buyers and a lingering lack of new construction. In 2021, a new factor put pressure on home prices: Month after month, lumber prices jumped to new highs. Lumber costs soared more than 30 percent from January through May. However,