Do you know how technology is changing new construction? Technology is becoming more stream-lined nowadays, stripping away the peripherals and many add-on devices we’ve been accustomed to over the years. Instead, there’s more collaboration and with that comes engagement. Tech is finding its way into our minute-to-minute lives: Smart devices, automobiles that now brake for themselves, and from what I gather, Nike has just announced “self-tying” sneakers to be released in 2015 (reminiscent of Marty McFly’s shoes in Back To The Future II – http://newsfeed.time.com/2014/02/16/back-to-the-future-marty-mcfly-power-laces-coming-2015).
Houses are no exception. The integration of technology systems into the home has shown its face in recent years. What has begun to facilitate security and safety is now very much catering to a home owner’s entertainment and leisure desires. What began as a toy for the wealthy is becoming a reality for everyone. Today, more consumers are aware of the possibility that tech systems can be incorporated into their homes. This is one of the factors driving the industry. The demands are higher: People want to experience streaming media at a moment’s notice, wherever they are, but especially in their residence! And it is more than only media. The user wants to control their lighting, appliances, other devices, surveillance systems and the like.
Recently, I visited family in Maryland and surprisingly had my first experience with Apple TV. The reason I say surprisingly is because I own numerous Apple products, but I had yet to see one of those boxes in action. Rumors are now flooding cyberspace that Amazon is making a “smart home push” by early spring. If these whispers are true, Amazon TV will be the response (and threat) to Apple TV. Amazon is a beast when it comes to value. They understand how to undercut all the competition and have a consistent, successful track record of delivering on their promises. You can read more about their upcoming TV box here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelwolf/2014/02/21/could-amazon-be-preparing-smart-home-push-with-tv-box.
This smart home technology is simplifying people’s lives. Real estate buyers, who have the means, look to simplify their lives. The smart home push, albeit a big one, is another step in the home comfort and efficiency process. The evolution of TV boxes, such as Apple, Roku, Amazon, and perhaps soon Google too, will completely revolutionize the American home entertainment industry. Do you know how technology is changing new construction? New home construction will certainly mimic and compliment this evolution. What changes in real estate construction do you foresee being adapted? Do you agree this technology is simplifying consumers’ lives? Share your thoughts with us.