Monthly Archives: May 2015

  • Seven Reasons That Summer is the Best Time to Move

    Not everyone is fortunate enough to choose when they move. For many people, it is simply a waiting game. They can’t move until they either sell their current house or close on a new home. Moving is almost always secondary to the buying or selling.

    Written by Amber Carrillo
  • Using Technology to Increase Your Home’s “WOW Factor”

    Technology is rapidly changing just about every aspect of our daily lives. We have smart phones, smart TVs, smart cars, and even smart houses. There is almost nothing left that hasn’t been improved by modern technology.

    Now that many millennials have become established members of the workforce, they are also out buying houses. In addition to the features that everyone else is looking for, these homebuyers want their homes to have the type of technology features that add a certain ”WOW factor” that will impress their friends and relatives.

    Fortunately, many of the most popular features that these new smart homes offer can be retro-fitted to just about any house with a Wi-Fi connection…and they can actually be implemented with minimal work and expense!

    Here are some of the most popular smart home features that you might want to consider to increase the “WOW factor” in your home:

    Smart Thermostat

    Way back when the first programmable thermostats hit the market, they were considered to be pretty advanced technology. Today, you can buy a thermostat that syncs right up to your home’s Wi-Fi and can then be controlled from your smartphone from anywhere in the world.

    Took off for work in a hurry and realize you forgot to turn the heat down? No problem, just pull out your phone and hit a button. That is the power of modern technology.