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A Visual Breakdown of Home Improvement Spending in the U.S.
Industry News

A Visual Breakdown of Home Improvement Spending in the U.S.

Homeownership naturally leads to home improvements and renovations, but the spending on these projects varies a lot. To understand where Americans have spent money on their homes in recent years, we published a visualization showing which projects generated the most revenue.

Chad Emery
April 2021
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6 min read
A Visual Breakdown of Home Improvement Spending in the U.S.
Industry News

A Visual Breakdown of Home Improvement Spending in the U.S.

Homeownership naturally leads to home improvements and renovations, but the spending on these projects varies a lot. To understand where Americans have spent money on their homes in recent years, we published a visualization showing which projects generated the most revenue.

Chad Emery
April 2021
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6 min read
U.S. Power Outages in 2020: A State-by-State Analysis and Solutions for Homeowners
Homeowners Advice

U.S. Power Outages in 2020: A State-by-State Analysis and Solutions for Homeowners

There were countless outages across the U.S. throughout the year. Collectively, these outages point toward a growing problem that needs to be addressed. In this article we analyze the problem and the available solutions for homeowners.

Chad Emery
March 2021
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7 min read
Residential Construction’s Resilience during COVID-19: Permits, Starts, and Completions in 2020
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Residential Construction’s Resilience during COVID-19: Permits, Starts, and Completions in 2020

As the US approaches the one-year anniversary of the initial government-mandated lockdowns meant to suppress the spread of COVID-19, it is clear that nearly every industry has been affected to some degree. Some

Cristina Miguelez
February 2021
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5 min read
Interactive Disaster Map: How Homeowners Across the US Should Invest in Disaster Preparedness
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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)
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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
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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
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?
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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
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
A Healthy Home: What It Means to Homeowners and Contractors
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A Healthy Home: What It Means to Homeowners and Contractors

Homeowners are increasingly concerned about how their home’s environment could be negatively affecting their well-being. In fact, a joint 2019 study conducted by Harvard University and the Farnsworth Group reported that 30

Yuka Kato
April 2020
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5 min read
March 30 Edition: Coronavirus Impact on the Home Construction Industry
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March 30 Edition: Coronavirus Impact on the Home Construction Industry

As the COVID-19 virus continues to circulate the globe, many industries and jobs are beginning to feel the effects of the social distancing and quarantining that most people are doing to help keep

Yuka Kato
March 2020
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7 min read

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