Major homebuilder cancels two-story construction in North Texas

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Finding the perfect home is hard enough, but now it can get even harder. The cost of buying a home in DFW continues to rise, and the Dallas Builders Association recently revealed that a lumber shortage could add an additional $19,000 to the cost of a new home. Thanks to this shortage, a major home builder decided to cancel two-story construction in a North Texas neighborhood, disappointing many potential buyers.

DFW home builder DR Horton recently emailed potential buyers of a new development in Aubrey saying they could no longer build two-story homes. This is due to the increase in wood prices, caused by a shortage of materials. “We try to make sure everyone has a roof over their head and an affordable place to call home, but if you can’t find the wood and you can’t get it at an affordable price, it cannot provide it at this time,” said Phil Crone, general manager of the Dallas Builders Association.

According to NBC DFW, it is not known when the wood problem will be solved. Now many are wondering if this policy will extend to other areas of the metroplex. Hopefully something changes, or many are forced to stay at ground level.

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