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  • Domestic migration across U.S. metropolitan areas is selective: in-migrants to expensive metros tend to have higher incomes and educational attainment than out-migrants, while the opposite is true in the least expensive metros. This pattern amounts to directly observing the process of polarization across U.S. metros. It also helps sustain expensive metros’ housing price appreciation above […]

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  • What were the largest construction permits in Phoenix in 2017? The research team at BuildZoom analyzed the data from our National Building Permit Database to identify the ten most expensive building permits. You can explore the ten major projects below. Phoenix Top Ten Permits of 2017 DESCRIPTION JOB VALUE LOCATION 1 Grand Canyon University Missouri […]

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  • What were the largest construction permits in Spokane in 2017? The research team at BuildZoom analyzed the data from our National Building Permit Database to identify the ten most expensive building permits. You can explore the ten major projects below. Spokane Top Ten Permits of 2017 DESCRIPTION JOB VALUE LOCATION 1 Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts […]

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  • What were the largest construction permits in Phoenix in 2017? The research team at BuildZoom analyzed the data from our National Building Permit Database to identify the ten most expensive building permits. You can explore the ten major projects below. Phoenix Top Ten Permits of 2017 DESCRIPTION JOB VALUE LOCATION 1 Grand Canyon University Missouri […]

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  • What were the largest construction permits in Spokane in 2017? The research team at BuildZoom analyzed the data from our National Building Permit Database to identify the ten most expensive building permits. You can explore the ten major projects below. Spokane Top Ten Permits of 2017 DESCRIPTION JOB VALUE LOCATION 1 Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts […]

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  • People often think of the construction industry as a single, monolithic entity of laborers in yellow hard hats, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. The industry consists of a large number of firms, most of which are small and operate locally, and it spans numerous different occupations, from sheet metal workers to building […]

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  • People often think of the construction industry as a single, monolithic entity of laborers in yellow hard hats, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. The industry consists of a large number of firms, most of which are small and operate locally, and it spans numerous different occupations, from sheet metal workers to building […]

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  • This is an update to our previous posts on the Tesla Gigafactory. You can read our Feb 2017 Update and our June 2016 Update by clicking on the links. It’s been an entire year since we last covered construction updates from the Tesla Gigafactory under development in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRIC) near the aptly-named city of […]

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  • Source: https://ggwash.org  * * * EMBARGOED UNTIL FEBRUARY 1st AT 6:00 AM EASTERN * * *In “The Great American Single-Family Home Problem,” New York Times reporter Conor Dougherty drives home the point that the high cost of housing in America’s expensive coastal cities can be addressed by densifying the suburban landscape. At first glance this may seem […]

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  • Source: https://ggwash.org  * * * EMBARGOED UNTIL FEBRUARY 1st AT 6:00 AM EASTERN * * *In “The Great American Single-Family Home Problem,” New York Times reporter Conor Dougherty drives home the point that the high cost of housing in America’s expensive coastal cities can be addressed by densifying the suburban landscape. At first glance this may seem […]

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  • By Kelsey Graeber and Sasha David If a building could symbolize the power of Silicon Valley, the Salesforce Tower would be a good pick. Its silhouette rises above the San Francisco skyline like a monument to the rapidly growing tech industry, establishing its prominence over buildings like the Transamerica Tower – once the tallest structure […]

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  • By Kelsey Graeber and Sasha David If a building could symbolize the power of Silicon Valley, the Salesforce Tower would be a good pick. Its silhouette rises above the San Francisco skyline like a monument to the rapidly growing tech industry, establishing its prominence over buildings like the Transamerica Tower – once the tallest structure […]

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  • As 2017 comes to an end, we decided to round up some of our favorite studies and reports from the past year. We use public data as well as data from BuildZoom’s national building permit repository to better understand the construction market, and this year our work fell into two broad categories: Research concerning urban […]

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  • As 2017 comes to an end, we decided to round up some of our favorite studies and reports from the past year. We use public data as well as data from BuildZoom’s national building permit repository to better understand the construction market, and this year our work fell into two broad categories: Research concerning urban […]

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  • A condensed version of this post appeared in SPUR’s magazine, The Urbanist, in December. What happened:The median household income of those leaving the Bay Area and those moving into the region reached new highs. In 2016, the household income of people moving out of the Bay Area reached $81,500 while the average household income of new […]

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  • A condensed version of this post appeared in SPUR’s magazine, The Urbanist, in December. What happened:The median household income of those leaving the Bay Area and those moving into the region reached new highs. In 2016, the household income of people moving out of the Bay Area reached $81,500 while the average household income of new […]

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  • On September 7, Jeff Bezos – the Founder and CEO of Amazon – announced plans to open a second headquarters, dubbed “HQ2,” claiming the company expects to invest $5 billion and create up to 50,000 high-paying jobs in a new location that will be “a full equal” to the Seattle HQ.  The RFP from eligible […]

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  • Are you a contractor?  Let us know what you think about tipping!  Tipping your waiter is common etiquette when you’re dining out, where 15-25% is expected.  But what about tipping contractors who remodel your house? Should you tip landscapers, general contractors, or roofers at all and if so, how much is appropriate?To help answer this […]

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  • Are you a contractor?  Let us know what you think about tipping!  Tipping your waiter is common etiquette when you’re dining out, where 15-25% is expected.  But what about tipping contractors who remodel your house? Should you tip landscapers, general contractors, or roofers at all and if so, how much is appropriate?To help answer this […]

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  • What are some of the most interesting construction projects happening right now across the country? We’ve looked into over 300,000 new building permits to enter our database since our last post, and share our favorites with you. 1) Wrigley Field Ballpark Enters Final Stage of RenovationThe Chicago Cub’s historic 1914 ballpark is finally entering its fourth and final stage […]

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  • What are some of the most interesting construction projects happening right now across the country? We’ve looked into over 300,000 new building permits to enter our database since our last post, and share our favorites with you. 1) Wrigley Field Ballpark Enters Final Stage of RenovationThe Chicago Cub’s historic 1914 ballpark is finally entering its fourth and final stage […]

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  • This is Part 3 of a three-part guide on Rebuilding After the California Wildfires.  You can jump to Part 1: How To Avoid Scams and Find a Trustworthy Contractor or Part 2: First Steps in Your Insurance Claim  Following damage to a home, the insurance company will dispatch insurance adjusters who will come and survey the property and interview the homeowner in order to […]

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  • This is Part 1 of a three-part guide on Rebuilding After the California Wildfires.  You can jump to Part 2: First Steps in Your Insurance Claim or Part 3: Getting A Fair Estimate to Rebuild or Repair Your House.  Contents of this post: The Risks of Post-Disaster Contractor Fraud Tips for Avoiding Scams Hiring a Trustworthy Contractor Using BuildZoom’s Free Service   […]

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  • In the wake of a wildfire disaster, it can be difficult to know where to begin to put your life back together. Recovering from the total or partial destruction of your home can be a long process mired with uncertainty — from finding the right contractor to negotiating claims with your home insurer.  To help […]

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  • This is Part 2 of a three-part guide on Rebuilding After the California Wildfires. You can jump to Part 1: How To Avoid Scams and Find a Trustworthy Contractor or Part 3: Getting A Fair Estimate to Rebuild or Repair Your House   If you have home insurance which covers wildfire loss, filing a claim is the best route for replacing or […]

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