Monday, March 9, 2015

The Pros and Cons of a Smart Home

When Google acquired Nest for $3.2 billion earlier this year, the deal included the Nest Learning Thermostat, a darling in the smart home world. Before and since, companies leapt at the chance to produce the next big thing in the industry, and competition is heated.

But many are questioning the necessity and practically of smart home technology, including “Wall Street Journal” tech columnist Christopher Mims.

“Frankly, other than people who have very specific reasons to add automation to their homes, I have no idea why anyone would do it, even if the equipment were free,” Mims said. “Even when smart home technology works as advertised, the complexity it adds to everyday life outweighs any convenience it might provide.”

Weighing the pros and cons of smart home technology sheds light on the debate.  

Read the Pros of Smart Home Technology, The Technology’s Drawbacks and Which Smart Home Technologies Are Worth It?

Click Here to read the full article by Carolyn Heneghan of SafeWise 

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Now is the time to Buy!

As a Realtor I see it every spring, home prices go up and so do interest rates.

Here are the 4 reasons to buy now.
1. Interest rates start to rise in the spring.
2. The property value of homes usually go up
3. There is less competition now
4. You will get at better deal now

You don't always have to purchase a pre-existing home, check out some new home options. Builders have great extra incentives to offer. 

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-Bedrooms: 4 
-Bathrooms: 3 full | 1 partial
-Est Square Feet: 4,200 

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