Timber may soon follow lumber in upward price trend

Pandemic-fueled housing demand is finally beginning to catch up with years of oversupply in the timber industry that resulted from the 2008 financial crisis. While lumber prices have skyrocketed over the course of the pandemic — causing some amateur sleuths to make claims of conspiracy theories — timber prices have remained largely steady, only increasing … Read more

Agent/broker perspective: How can broker’s resolve frustrations over uneven commission splits?

In this monthly column, Anthony Askowitz explores a hypothetical real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic. A buyer’s agent is fuming about the new practice of some listing agents demanding a larger piece of the sales commission, which is more typically split 50-50 between the listing and selling sides. Should her broker go to … Read more

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