Powered by convenience, more and more homeowners are adding high-tech features to their homes for the latest in contemporary living. Which features are the most coveted? Here are three of the most popular trends.

Enhanced Security. Traditional home security systems often come with lots of sensors and an external monitoring service. With these systems, not only do you have to make sure to arm and disarm your security features, but you often have to pay a costly monthly bill to your provider. With new technology options, homeowners can take control of their own security. Most new security systems come with wireless cameras that can be accessed by the homeowner on their desktop or smartphone - from anywhere in the world.  It's an improvement that offers added peace of mind for a fraction of the lifetime cost.

Lighten up. LED lights are yet another great way for homeowners to add convenience and energy-saving technology to their homes. Not only are these new bulbs extremely efficient, but many companies have even created lighting control systems that allow a homeowner to control their lights directly from a smartphone.

Control the kitchen. A number of appliance manufacturers have joined the wireless trend by providing apps that allow for wireless control.  Some of the latest conveniences might include the ability to start dinner while still stuck in traffic and initiating the pre-heat oven cycle right from your car or a recently-announced technology to check the contents of the refrigerator while the homeowner is still at the grocery store! 

Integrating smart technology into your home can improve quality of life, and the resale value of a home when deciding to sell.  For additional ideas designed to enhance a home’s resale value, feel free to contact me today for a consultation. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have, help you to find your dream home or determine the value of your existing property.


Allyson Hoffman, ABR, ACRE, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR, SRES
RE/MAX Villager
Serving Chicago's North Shore, North and Northwest Suburbs

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