OfferPad expands to Charlotte metro area

OfferPad, an iBuyer program that lets buyers hail agents like Uber, announced the opening of a new office in Charlotte, North Carolina …

Amazon wants the keys to your home

Amazon Key invites you to install a smart lock on your home that delivery people can use to unlock and drop off packages inside, when you’re not there. …

Are robot dogs the next big thing in home automation?

A report says electronics giant Sony is planning to unveil a new robotic dog that can control home appliances at a media event next month.  …

Driving the Smart Home Surge

More homeowners are adopting automation, according to a recent survey by CEDIA, a trade association, and HomeAdvisor, relying on professionals in a “smart home surge.” Seventy-five percent of the professionals surveyed, in fact, say they have received more smart home inquiries in recent months, and requests for maintenance once per month or more. “This report […]

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7 Gadgets From ‘The Jetsons’ That Have Become a Reality

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Historic Ridgefield, Conn. Estate Sells Before Auction How to Make Your Home Design Pet-Friendly SURVEY: Zillow Instant Offers Creates Industry Firestorm—Take the Survey and Tell Us Where You Stand If you were around during either run of […]

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9 Home Gadgets to Save Energy and Entertain

So you’re up for making your home truly state-of-the-art? I’ve got a great list for you. Here are nine gadgets to be on the lookout for: Moen’s U lets you customize the perfect shower before ever stepping in with just a few taps on your smartphone. Smart and Blue’s Hydrao smart showerheads let you instantly control your […]

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Top 3 special function rooms consumers prefer

Would it be better for your listing client to turn that porch area into a mud room or sun room? That’s one of many questions that the most recent quarterly research from the American Institute of Architects attempts to answer …