The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Austin Smith, consumer goods editor and analyst, along with Brendan Byrnes, industrials editor and analyst, discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Austin and Brendan discuss Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL). Some mixed news has come out that will directly impact the housing market. The good news is home sales are up and prices are down. Here's how investors could stand to benefit.

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