New Building Permits by Metro Area in a 3D Map

When talking about construction in the U.S. valuable information can be gained from looking at which areas are building the most. Analysing these numbers can then provide insight into where to focus construction investment, where to move resources, and for the areas with lower numbers, to analyze what is causing the slump in construction demand (earning potential, availability of resources, etc). Though we are focusing on construction here, these numbers also indicate the bigger picture with regard to the health of the housing market and

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The Real Costs of Building a Home, in One Graphic

A new home is always considered a milestone in life, especially if it’s your first, whether you are buying an existing place or building from scratch. Here, we look at the price tag on building your own home, which has the benefit of everything being shiny and new, right where you want it, with better green ratings and better efficiency. We break down the costs involved and help you to get a better idea of how the lump sum is divided, so you can plan

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The Least Wanted Guests in Your House (Hint: Bed Bugs on Top)

Pest infestations are both annoying and frustrating. And with the summer season upon us, we can expect even more unwanted guests moving inside. Infestations can also be costly; whether you are battling with bed bugs, coping with armies of ants, or dealing with racoons rattling around in your attic, it helps to have an idea of what you should pay for the extermination or removal of these creatures. Because, as much as we might admire them from afar, it is quite another thing to be sharing

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A Visual Comparison: Flood Insurance vs. Flood Damage Repair

If you live anywhere in the Gulf or on the Atlantic coast you’re probably well aware that tropical storms are likely, especially now that we’ve entered hurricane season which runs from June 1st to November 30th. However, it is important to be aware of the extent of the risk to yourself and your property and how you can prepare to minimise that risk and the associated costs of potential damages. Also, it’s important to note that it’s not only coastal areas that

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A Visual Breakdown of Home Improvement Spending by State, in 2018

Following on from our post in early June, which focused on the types of residential construction trends, we wanted to further break down the statistics to give you a more in-depth understanding of the construction market across the various states. As shown in the graphic above, construction is a multi-billion dollar industry and as such it can be very helpful to establish where the major spending is happening to ensure products are marketed toward the most lucrative and relevant geographical areas on both a macro and

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Visualizing the World of Home Construction and Remodeling in 2018

As mid-year 2018 approaches, we’ve developed a three-in-one infographic complete with both historical and current data about what is happening in the world of remodeling. The above infographic provides insight to the trends in the remodeling industry, including homeowners needs and desires, as well as the most sought-after home remodeling projects. Remodeling Data: Spend, Reasons, and Projects The US Census data on total private residential home construction spending is shown above in the infographic. The figures represent the total dollar value of construction work done

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Just Published: 2018 Single-Family Home Trends Report

Earlier this year, we gave you a preview of our Single-Family Home Trends 2018 survey results. Fixr surveys prominent and well-known industry professionals each year to help other professionals make informed decisions for their businesses and clients. In addition, homeowners can also use these findings to make better decisions for their properties. The full report is now ready and includes the complete results from the construction industry’s leading influencers. Key Findings For homes purchased and built in 2018, trending key points include: • Placement: More people

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Mapping How Much Your Home Can Save through Installation of Solar Panels

The demand for solar energy in the U.S. has increased by 784% over the past 10 years. In 2008, 1.2 gigawatts (GW) were installed; 2017 installations accounted for 10.61 GW ultimately resulting a total of 53 GW of solar energy installation, generating enough energy to power 10.1 million homes. The U.S. currently ranks fourth in the world in terms of solar power production; however, they are home to the world’s largest solar power plant, the Ivanpah Solar Power Facility, located

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A Visualization of the World’s Countries by Number of Skyscrapers

With tall buildings dominating skylines and creating a sense of wonder and pride for those who call their locations home, we wanted to explore more about the constant and continued race to the clouds. A recent infographic explored the tallest completed buildings in the U.S., but left some to wonder how the skyline looked outside of the U.S. borders. Defining a “tall building” is harder than it seems as there is no absolute definition on what constitutes one; however, once a building reaches 328

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Visual Overview of 2018’s Top 10 Tallest Buildings in the U.S.

Since the dawn of time, man has aspired to great heights. Historically, tall structures were reserved for great rulers, religions and empires, but as technologies and techniques improved, towers began to spring up to celebrate our culture, promote our cities, or simply to show off. Modern skyscrapers are a result of many factors. Technological advancement, like the invention of the elevator, allowed buildings to rise even higher into the sky. Economic factors, like the 1973 oil crisis, paved the way for greener and more sustainable buildings,

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