Almost 50% of builders reported supply disruptions in a recent national survey. Shortages were reported in: lumber, appliances, flooring and hardware. Some builders are reducing home buyer product choices to more readily available inventory. Additionally, some builders are using escalation clauses. If the home building material costs increases over a certain amount, the home buyer will pay more for the home. Please contact Ed Curry at 941-799-9440 if you are thinking of selling or purchasing a home.