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Who is Buying Smart Homes?

The Advantages & Simplicity of Home Automation
Posted by Marissa McCormick on January 07, 2019 in  Smart Home
Who is Buying Smart Homes and Why?   Change is constant and that holds true for the housing market as well.  Home buyers' demands change with current trends, and technology has been making huge leaps in the past 20 years.  According to a survey of almost 22,000 home shoppers by John Burns Real Estate Consulting, home buyers rank smart technology as a high priority when searching for a home, and are also willing to pay thousands of extra dollars for it. Millennials are the most tech-savvy g... read more
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Did I Leave the Light On?

6 Reasons Why Smart Homes Equal Smart Savings
Posted by Marissa McCormick on November 08, 2018 in  Smart Home
Did I leave the light on?  Did I remember to lock the door?  With a smart home, you never have to wonder if you have left something on or running.  There are many cool gadgets and smart home features that can save you money and anxiety.  Check out these 6 reasons why a smart home is a smart investment. Energy Efficient Lights- LED bulbs last a long time.  In fact, they last an amazing 25,000 hours, which is crazy compared to an incandescent bulb which only lasts around 1,000 hours. Accordi... read more
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5 Smart Home Gadgets for Your Pets

If you have a smart home gadget, why can’t your fur baby have the same?
Posted by Erin Wood on May 04, 2018 in  Adopt a Pet  Buyers  first time home buyer  Home Sales  Homes For Dogs  Lifestyle  Pets  Real Estate  Smart Home  Technology
We all know that the items we purchase, even the homes we purchase are with the needs of our pets in mind. We can get gadgets that play music with just a simple voice command or watch our house temperature to save us energy. If we have access to all these high tech luxurious items, why can’t our pets? These are just a few of the smart home gadgets you could have for your fur babies:GoBoneDo you ever feel guilty when you are working all day and can’t be home to play with your pet? The GoBone will keep... read more
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6 Questions to Ask When Purchasing a Smart Home

Important things to consider when you're shopping for a smart home
Posted by Erin Wood on May 02, 2018 in  Buyers  Expert Opinion  Investment  Luxury  Real Estate  Security  Smart Home  Technology
As smart home technology continues to trend, we have seen an increase in the number of homes for sale that offer buyers the latest and greatest in home automation, smart entertainment, and security. The smart home is a hot commodity. In fact, a recent study published by the Washington Post found that 65 percent of buyers said they would be willing to spend more money for a home with smart technology upgrades.   However, for most buyers, purchasing a smart home is uncharted territory. While the... read more
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Smart Home Predictions for 2018

Our predictions for this year's hottest home technology trends
Posted by Erin Wood on January 09, 2018 in  Luxury  Real Estate  Security  Smart Home  Technology
Today officially kicks off the world’s largest electronics trade show, Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and we are feeling ALL the excitement and innovation right here in Dayton. Since keeping up with all the current trends in home technology has always been a Coldwell Banker agent’s m.o., this year marks the third year that Coldwell Banker sponsors the Smart Home Showcase. After checking out some of the coolest products to hit the floor at this year’s CES, and reading up on Coldwell B... read more
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