Lumber prices hover near recent lows as new home construction sinks and mortgage rates jump to highest since 2008

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Lumber prices remained near recent lows as construction on new homes fell while mortgage rates jumped. Housing starts dropped 14.4% in May from the prior month to a 1.55 million annualized rate, the lowest in more than a year. The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage climbed to 5.65% for the week ended June 10, the highest…

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