How soon will an investment in solar panels payoff?



Housing industry experts say that solar panels will become a more common fixture on new homes in the U.S. as installation costs fall and their benefits become more widely known. The industry is keeping a very keen watch on California, which has already mandated their installation on most new homes, the first U.S. state to […]

Some buyers are seeking more resilient homes



Interest in off-grid homes is growing among buyers who are wary of blackout events such as the incident in Texas in February that followed a severe winter storm. The growing interest in self-powered homes has led some developers to go beyond energy saving features like solar panels, building even more protections into their properties. “Houses […]

Smart Home Tech You Can Count On



Smart home tech refers to the automation of a home whereby a system connects different devices and appliances. The automation system includes communication technology that enables a homeowner to remotely control their home setup from anywhere using an internet connection with their devices like a smartphone. Smart home tech systems can control appliances, lighting, temperature, […]

Smart Homes of the Future What Should you Expect



If you plan to build a smart home, learn more about the technologies that will define the smart home of the future, their practicality, benefits and more. Smart homes are now a dominant trend in the real estate market.  A recent market report estimated the global smart home market to grow at a CAGR of 21% from 2019-2025.  By […]

Tips for Lighting Your Home While Staging



Lighting is only one of many factors you have to consider when home staging, though that doesn’t make it any less important. Your lighting situation can make or break your ability to get the home promptly off the market. These tips for lighting your home while staging can help you impress buyers right when they […]

Survey shows growing interest in smart home tech



More than a third of young Americans are interested in homes with smart technology features that provide security, energy efficiency and entertainment, a survey from realtor.com has found. The survey published last week shows that a quarter of Americans are more interested in smart home technology after spending much more of their time at home […]

Virtual Home Assessment in a Pandemic



Because of the coronavirus taking over the world by its feet, it has become evident that maintaining the distance is a must. Taking the safety precautions of staying 2 feet away from others and making sure that there is no public gathering is a new and fresh innovation for many businesses. THE NEED FOR VIRTUAL […]

Automated Lighting Systems for Homes Let there be Instant Light



Automated lighting systems cover a broad field of innovations. Find out how these lights work, the benefits, how to choose automated lighting systems and more. Smart homes are now a big trend with the market expected to reach $141 billion by 2023. An automated lighting system is one of the main components of these homes. […]

Amazon targets property management with Alexa for Residential



Amazon is looking to get into property management with its new Alexa service, called Alexa for Residential. The new service is designed to help property managers set up and manage Alexa powered smart home devices throughout their rental properties and buildings. Amazon stressed that property managers will not be able to access their tenant’s data, […]

Technology Can Get You Through the Home Buying Process Despite the Pandemic



While the COVID-19 pandemic may make for a less-than-traditional home-buying experience, it doesn’t mean you have to put your dreams of homeownership on hold.  The technology available to deliver a contactless home-buying transaction, from search to close, is not new, but its adoption has certainly spiked with the pandemic as more sellers and buyers seek […]