Yuka Kato

Industry Analyst

Interactive Disaster Map: How Homeowners Across the US Should Invest in Disaster Preparedness
Industry News

Interactive Disaster Map: How Homeowners Across the US Should Invest in Disaster Preparedness

The 2020 Easter tornado outbreak tore in with gusto in April of this year, letting loose 140 tornados over the Southern and Eastern United States. In late summer, we saw another spat of

Yuka Kato
October 2020
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3 min read
The 2020 Lumber Price Spike (And Why It Matters)
Industry News

The 2020 Lumber Price Spike (And Why It Matters)

Even as families across America express interest in moving to lower-density areas and building homes, an increase in the price of lumber across the board is making their dream inaccessible for many. Lumber

Yuka Kato
September 2020
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2 min read
The Impact of Home Building and Remodeling on the US Economy
Industry News

The Impact of Home Building and Remodeling on the US Economy

Every home built across America represents jobs, trade, and economic growth, and the total impact of residential construction on the U.S. economy is profound. For every home built or remodeled, jobs are

Yuka Kato
September 2020
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3 min read
Our Carbon Footprint: A Trajectory of Residential Greenhouse Gas Production
Green living

Our Carbon Footprint: A Trajectory of Residential Greenhouse Gas Production

As we work to reduce our carbon footprint, one big question always comes up: just how much greenhouse gas do our homes produce? We wanted to look at this question in detail, and

Yuka Kato
August 2020
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2 min read
Mapping the State of Architect Licensure 2020
Architects

Mapping the State of Architect Licensure 2020

Architecture is an important and growing field within the United States. Architects fulfill an important role in their communities, assisting with remodeling, construction, and even preservation of homes and buildings. To become an

Yuka Kato
July 2020
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6 min read
Single-Family Home Construction During COVID-19: Which States Fared Best?
Construction services

Single-Family Home Construction During COVID-19: Which States Fared Best?

Many industries have felt a slow down or some form of an economic impact in the second quarter of 2020 due to the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. With widespread shutdowns and stay

Yuka Kato
July 2020
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5 min read
Which Building Materials are States Manufacturing the Most?
Industry News

Which Building Materials are States Manufacturing the Most?

There’s a misconception among many Americans that most of the goods and products used in America today were produced overseas. A report published by the National Association of Home Builders has found,

Yuka Kato
July 2020
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4 min read
Coronavirus Impact on Home Improvement: 12 Insightful DIY Statistics
COVID-19

Coronavirus Impact on Home Improvement: 12 Insightful DIY Statistics

COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on people’s lives. As the virus swept the nation, many people found themselves at home far more often than they normally would be. And whether they

Yuka Kato
June 2020
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6 min read
Designing A Home Office in 2020 and Beyond: Expert Tips to Create the Best Workspace
Basement

Designing A Home Office in 2020 and Beyond: Expert Tips to Create the Best Workspace

When COVID-19 began to sweep across the globe at the end of the first quarter of 2020, many people suddenly found themselves working from home for the first time. After the initial scramble

Yuka Kato
May 2020
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12 min read
Visualizing Housing and Remodeling Market Fluctuations: 2010 to COVID-19
Construction services

Visualizing Housing and Remodeling Market Fluctuations: 2010 to COVID-19

The housing market has had its fair share of ups and downs over the years. Internal and external factors from the foreclosure crisis of 2010 to an inventory shortage just four years later

Yuka Kato
May 2020
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5 min read
2020 Trends on Sustainable and Green Home Design
Green living

2020 Trends on Sustainable and Green Home Design

Sustainability is quickly becoming one of the more important topics for both homeowners and builders embarking on new projects. Sustainability works to achieve a few things, such as avoiding the depletion of natural

Yuka Kato
May 2020
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5 min read
Trends in Prefab and Modular Homes for 2020
Construction services

Trends in Prefab and Modular Homes for 2020

While prefab construction isn’t new, it has been growing in popularity in recent years. This growing trend of building a home has a lot of attractive variables to consider, including the convenience

Yuka Kato
May 2020
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4 min read
2020 Trends for Outdoor Living Spaces
Landscaping

2020 Trends for Outdoor Living Spaces

With summer and warm weather fast approaching, and most Americans spending time at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it seems that homeowners may want to start investing in the outdoor living areas

Yuka Kato
May 2020
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4 min read

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