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By Christy Matte Smart home technology is all the rage lately, touted as anything from a fun set of individual gadgets to an integrated and connected way to protect your family. But what does it actually mean? And what do you need to know as you shop for a new home? Here are the smart home basics to make your home-buying process easier: Features to Look for The phrase...

From augmented reality to smart apartments, tech has had a major impact on the real estate industry in the past few years; however, as more and more aspects of the home-buying and renting processes become automated, a general nervousness has taken hold. One company, however, is helping to transform the industry while keeping agents completely involved: Zenplace. Late...

When moving into a new home, one of the most important things you should do is create a home inventory. In the event that somewhere down the road your valuables are lost or stolen, having visual evidence of your property is the best way for insurance adjusters to determine what they're worth. Unfortunately, many people skip this task. "Very often, homeowners learn...

By Brentnie Daggett With historically low temperatures and storms hitting the East Coast, there’s no shortage of weather and conditions that create the perfect opportunity to…slip. While winter weather brings fun adventures, it’s important to remember safety, especially if you're a homeowner or landlord. Guest and tenant safety should be at the forefront of...

By Steve Palmer From smartphones to smart TVs, everyday devices are becoming more and more sophisticated and autonomous. The devices being integrated into our homes allow the house to respond automatically to the environment, preset schedules and even spoken commands. Today, systems like Amazon Echo and Google Home provide a central base for automating almost any...

By Sage Singleton Many people know home automation provides benefits to humans. With connected devices such as smart thermostats, cameras, locks and light bulbs, people can now live in more comfort, safety, security and cost savings. But for the humans with furry or feathered friends, questions inevitably arise about home automation and pet safety. Will the smart...

By Sean Keeley Here’s a fun exercise. Pick a major city and start sorting the available home listings on the market by price, starting with the most expensive. Then, go one-by-one down the list, perusing the photos in each listing. See how long it takes for Harrison Ford to show up. No, the Hollywood A-lister isn’t hiding in luxury real estate listings like some...

From robots to voice assistants, this year is set to see a boom in smart home products. Earlier this month, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 concluded a record year with more than 1,000 speakers and close to 200,000 attendants over the course of four days. Held in Las Vegas, CES is one of the largest tech shows in the world, and, at this year's event, smart...

By Erin Davis Your bedroom should be the coziest place in your home—a personal getaway where you can relax, re-energize and be yourself. There’s nothing better than coming home after a long day to a luxurious, comfortable space. We can expect some great bedroom design trends in 2018. With so many exciting, new ideas available, it’s the perfect time to re-evaluate...

By Hannah Whittenly If owning a home by the ocean is your ultimate dream, today’s real estate market makes it much easier to make that dream a reality. However, with so many beautiful beaches to choose from, it can be difficult to decide where that dream home should be. Here are four beautiful—and affordable—options to help you narrow down your search. Corpus...