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Smart Home- 2016

If you are considering making your home a little smarter this year, a recent survey on the state of U.S. smart-home technology found that consumers value smart technology features!

Top findings include:

  • Nearly half (46%) of consumers believe it is important that their current home or next home have smart-home technology.

  • 51 percent would consider installing smart-home technology in their homes to make it more appealing to future homebuyers.

  • Millennials are ten times more likely than Generation Xers to consider adding smart- home tech to make it more appealing for resale.

  • Only 5 in 10 Americans reported having a security system in their current homes.

  • Some 7 in 10 Millennials believe it is important that smart-home technology integrates with their smartphones.

If you aren’t sure what to invest in, Tom’s Guide gives a comprehensive list of the favorite smart home systems and individual gadgets of 2016.

Updating your Northern Virginia home to include more smart technology may be a great way to increase the resale value.

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