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Home of the Future: 5 Reasons to Buy a Smart Home in 2018

The future is now. With millennials poised to become the largest group of homebuyers in the real estate market, smart homes are becoming more and more popular, especially in the North Carolina Triangle. Triangle smart homes seem to offer it all: unparalleled convenience, ease of access, and voice controlled appliances. What’s not to love?

Plus, smart homes are almost entirely customizable. You can outfit them with any technology you want. Want Alexa or Siri to turn on your lights when you walk in the door? Simply ask them.

Where does the ‘smart’ in smart home come from? Put simply, automation. “Smart” technology is easily automated and controlled by a smart phone. Forgot to turn the kitchen lights off before embarking on your two-week vacation? Turn them off remotely on your phone. It’s as simple as that.

Interested in learning more? Here are five reasons to buy a Triangle smart home in 2018.

Smart home graphic with each section of the home marked with a corresponding smart technology feature.

Convenience

Triangle smart homes are designed to make your life easier. Depending on your preferences, there are a near-endless array of different technologies you could install in a smart home.

Want to call family members to dinner without leaving the kitchen? Install an intercom system throughout your home. Interested in controlling the temperature with your phone? There’s an app for that as well.

Higher Quality of Life

Fancy light fixture with round bulbs hanging from the ceiling.Save time and money by installing certain features and appliances in your smart home. Energy-saving appliances like smart thermostats can stabilize your energy consumption throughout the day, leaving you with lower power bills.

Smart electrical outlets do this as well. While you’re at work, school, or away from home during the day, your appliances are still consuming energy while they’re not being used. Apps like WeMo enable you to conserve energy by only allowing appliances to consume that energy when you tell them to.

Although the technology of a Triangle smart home may feel like a big investment up front, over time the savings will make it more than worth it.

Plus, That Resale Value

Plans change, and eventually you may want to pack up and move. Depending on which appliances and features you installed, you stand to make a great return on your investment when you sell a Triangle smart home.

According to Consumer Reports, smart home features may increase your home’s resale value by 3 – 5%.

Peace of Mind

One of the more popular aspects of smart home technology is the added security features. It’s very easy to install cameras that detect break-ins. The associated smart phone app will alert you when someone approaches your front door and display a camera feed so you can see the persondoing so.

In addition to burglars, there are plenty of features that can detect additional issues as well, including carbon monoxide, humidity, leaks, and more.

Accessibility Perks

Woman enjoying a glass of wine as sprinklers turn on in her yard.Smart homes feature appliances that make it easier than ever to do, well, anything! Coming home to a dark home with your hands full of groceries? Tell your home to ‘turn on the lights.’ Lock your front door from your smart phone, or use your computer to place a phone call.

You can even purchase technology that will perform tasks, like watering the lawn, for you!

Ready to Explore the World of Smart Homes?

We’re here to take you on a tour. Our experienced team member Kevin Hagan has a particular expertise when it comes to smart homes in the Triangle. Give him a call today to get started on your home buying journey, or to simply learn even more about the homes of the future.

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