October

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Smart home gadgets in demand

Sixty percent of home shoppers said they would pay extra for high-tech amenities like a smart thermostat‚ security cameras or a smart lock.1 However‚ the preferred technology varies‚ depending on demographics:

  • Smart thermostats are mostly wanted by young singles and couples.
  • Families prefer smart garages (with features like app controls and voice commands).
  • Smart locks are favored by older buyers.

Overall‚ 53% of builders said they integrate smart technology into new homes. I hope you find this industry information helpful.

1“Smart-home gadgets buyers will pay extra to have‚” REALTOR® Magazine‚ last updated August 27‚ 2018.