Allison Halliday

About Allison Halliday

Allison Halliday is a Realty Biz News contributing writer. She handles International Real Estate and is a seasoned blogger.

Making Escrow Less of a Stressful Experience



An article in the week.com highlights how the escrow period can be stressful when an offer has been accepted but the moment of moving in is still a long way off. However, the article outlines several ways to make this time less stressful.

How Smart Technology Can Help School Kids



With the new school term looming large, an article in the SF Times.com has highlighted how smart technology can help remove part of the stress of this time of year.

Wearable Technology for Monitoring Pet Health



Many people have assistance dogs to help improve their lives and in some circumstances, they can provide assistance that saves lives. Just recently, International Assistance Dog Week raised awareness of the importance of assistance dogs and PetPace has developed wearable

Smart home Tech Still Needs to Overcome Hurdles for Mass Market Adoption



Smart home tech is becoming increasingly mainstream with the introduction of devices such as Google Home and Alexa. Despite this, hurdles still remain before there can be true mass-market adoption.

Google Set to Add Hands-Free Calling to Google Home Smart Speaker and Home Hub



Google recently announced that it is adding hands-free calling to its Google home hub and Google home smart speaker. Nowadays it is becoming increasingly common for people not to have a landline due to the increasing reliance on

Smart Home Gadgets to Cut Energy Use May Do the Opposite



Many people are interested in purchasing smart home gadgets to help cut the cost of their energy bills. Devices that can be operated from a smart phone to control heating and cooling and lights and smart plugs are now widely available.

Roomba Collecting Data as well as Dirt



Over the past few years, the Roomba robot has become increasingly popular with people wishing to save time and effort in maintaining clean floors. However, now, according to an article in Reuters.com, it seems

Brazilian Real Estate Buyers Could Be Back in Miami



At the very height of the recent housing crisis, Brazilian real estate buyers purchased large amounts of Miami property helping to eliminate the surplus inventory that according to an article in the Miami Herald.com had been predicted

Honeywell Adds New Integration with Google Home



According to a recent press release, Honeywell has just added a new integration with Google Home. Now consumers who own a Google Home will be able to use simple voice commands to adjust their homes temperature and comfort

Microsoft reveals GLAS Smart Thermostat



Just recently Microsoft revealed its new smart thermostat called GLAS and which is powered by its Cortana digital assistant.
At the moment, not much is known about the thermostat but an article in Tech Times points out that it looks as if Nest, which is one of the

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