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Builders report availability of key supplies improving

Over the past few years, many economists within the industry have blamed supply and labor shortages along with strict lending regulations for slowing a more robust housing recovery.

However, it appears one of those factors — supply shortages — is a little closer to being resolved.

According to a survey from the National Association of Home Builders, only 15% of builders reported some or serious shortages of trusses or clay bricks, the highest incidence among the more than 20 materials builders were asked about. Fourteen percent reported shortages of each windows/doors, gypsum wall board, and cabinets.

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We’re curious what your experience has been this summer. Have you seen the availability of supplies improve? If not, which building material has caused the greatest inconvenience?

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