Smart Homes: The Way of the Future or a Risk to Homeowners?

Glitches of early iterations aside, AI-based technology has come a long way, and has an increasingly active presence in the lives of homeowners who are looking for convenience and savings in a pushed-for-time era. From adaptive thermostats that automatically gauge energy usage and alter temperatures for optimal savings, to smart home speakers that use sophisticated […]

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Amazon Experience Centers Look to Transform Smart-Home Shopping

Amazon is making moves yet again. As a way to market its smart-home business segment without having to invest in conventional store locations, the online marketplace giant has partnered with Lennar Corporation to provide connectivity demos of Alexa-enabled products—everything from video doorbells and smart shades to lighting and scheduled deliveries—within the homebuilder’s model homes, calling these […]

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Automation and Customization: Renter Wishes

Apartment dwellers’ preferences are shifting…toward what owners want, new research shows. According to the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), an apartment industry organization, convenience, personalization and smart home technology are high on renters’ wish lists. In the NMHC’s 2018 Consumer Housing Insights Survey, 92 percent of respondents believe convenience and ease are important in a […]

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Get an edge with smart home tech in 2018

It’s January, so I’m still 100 percent committed to keeping my New Year’s resolutions. This year my top resolution is to be an early adopter …

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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14 Times Pop Culture Predicted Future Technology

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: For Sale: Former Social Club of George Washington Energy-Efficient Home Hacks to Complete Before End of Summer Sunny Split-Level Tribeca Condo for Sale When the film-makers of yesteryear contemplated the future, it didn’t look like a very […]

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5 smart home device-compatible upgrades that raise home values

When looking to increase the value of one’s home before selling, common renovations include updating flooring, changing countertops, slapping a fresh coat of paint on the front door and maybe updating some of the home’s appliances …

5 smart home device-compatible upgrades that raise home values

When looking to increase the value of one’s home before selling, common renovations include updating flooring, changing countertops, slapping a fresh coat of paint on the front door and maybe updating some of the home’s appliances …

A take on smart home technology from an industry leader

President and CEO of Coldwell Banker Charlie Young shares some insights about the importance of familiarizing yourself with smart home technology. It’s available, buyers want it and you should know about it. Leverage that knowledge when working with clients, and be the smart home tech source they need …

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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