It's that and supply and demand here. I work for a few different realtors and they all say people from CA are coming in and not even negotiating on price, they're just offering $30K-$40K over listing and most are cash offers. Even with the inflated lumber prices it's still a good deal to them because of the housing prices in CA.Might be also the cost of lumber has gotten so expensive. The development I live in, the builder/owner is building 14 homes right now but has stopped taking any more orders due to the high cost of lumber. $79.00 for a sheet of exterior plywood. Crazy. The cost of building the home is over $200,000.00 more than a year ago.