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Homes with Pools are Selling at a Premium

Homes with pools have become the target of buyer envy since the pandemic began. Pool additions are soaring, and more house hunters say they want one in their backyard, according to HomeLight’s “Top Agent Insights for Spring 2021” report.Prior to the pandemic, many buyers were shunning properties with pools, which present maintenance issues and potential liability. The average pool can cost between $3,000 and $5,000 per year to maintain, acc

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Homeowners Turn to Smart-Home Tech in Pandemic

One in four Americans purchased a smart-home device in 2020, according to a new survey from SafeWise, a firm that offers safety solutions and resources for the home. The majority of those surveyed say they are spending more time using home tech and are increasing their home tech spending and report using smart-home technology at least once a day.SafeWise surveyed 1,000 Americans to ask them about their home technology spending habits and how they

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‘Clean’ Tech takes the Virtual Stage at CES 2021

Technology companies are rapidly developing new products focused on air quality and cleanliness in homes and buildings. Appliances with sterilization cycles, robotic vacuums, gadgets using ultraviolet light to kill germs, and air purifiers were among the debuts this week at the virtual CES 2021.“Our buildings have been so underventilated for so long,” Michael Don Ham, co-founder of Pure365, said at a CES session on Monday called “Healt

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How will COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout affect Housing Markets?

As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, real estate experts are considering their impact on the trajectory of the housing market.“We’re going to settle somewhere in between where we were before COVID and where we were during COVID,” Danielle Hale, realtor.com®’s chief economist, recently said.Many real estate forecasters are predicting that more inventory will arrive over the coming months as vaccine distribution gains momentum. Some would-be hom

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Technology Drives 4 Newest Home Design Trends

Customized appliances, vertical laundry room setups, and an increasing number of wellness-inspired home design options were on display Monday at the virtual CES 2021, which runs through Friday. Take a look at some of the trends from this year’s popular tech show that likely will influence home design this year.Samsung's Bespoke refrigerator1. More colorful kitchens. More appliance manufacturers are touting four-panel refrigerators. They of

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Property Search: Full-Screen Experience

One of the many features that our recent upgrades include is our new Full-Screen Property Search. The new search experience will keep you focused on what matters in your search.Try the new Full-Screen Property Search at search.iprore.com.

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44 Outdoor Holiday Lighting Ideas that Dazzle

Create a sparkling light display this holiday season with our top tips, tricks and product picks for bringing envy-worthy curb appeal to your front yard.Source: hgtv.com

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Young Home Buyers Show Interest in Smart-Home Tech

Tout those smart-home features in listings. More than a third of young Americans say they’re more interested in smart-home tech for safety and security, energy efficiency, and entertainment and relaxation since the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey from realtor.com®.Overall, a quarter of Americans say they’re more interested in smart-home technology now that they’re spending more time at home. Forty-one percent of smart-home tec

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Tiny Homes Appealing as Remote Offices, Investments

While many Americans want to upsize in the COVID-19 pandemic, others are still embracing a tiny home lifestyle, whether as a full residence or just a home office, finds a new survey from IPX1031, a 1031 tax exchange resource. There’s enough desire that investors still think it’s a lucrative investment, too.Tiny homes are often considered to be 500 square feet or less.Seventy-two percent of 2,000 Americans, surveyed in November by IPX1031, sai

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Air Treatment Systems in Buildings to be Common by 2030

Over the next decade, expect more clients to ask about a home or building’s ventilation and clean air systems. Some of the nation’s largest developers told The Wall Street Journal that they believe air purifying systems will be commonplace in homes by 2030.For example, indoor sensors can detect when air quality has dropped and automatically increase ventilation. These systems mitigate pollution or smoke entering the home and remove

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