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Smart home technology is continuing to grow at a rapid rate!
Smart home technology has gone from basic security to smart windows that open and close based on the weather and indoor air temperature. Here’s a look at a few smart home innovations that will revolutionize our lives:
- Connectivity is King – The connected home is a huge theme this year that features connected appliances, smoke alarms, lightbulbs and doorbells.
- Talk to Me – There’s a huge focus on voice activated products around the home including voice controlled garbage cans, air purifiers and fridges.
- Home Help – Robots are being used to offer companionship for seniors and there’s also an innovative, lifesaving cane that sends out an alert in the event of an emergency.
- Laundry Lackey – Washing machines that can do multiple loads at once will save us valuable time and there’s even a machine in the works that will fold the laundry!
- Breathe Easy – Sensors can monitor your indoor air for Co2, VOCs, allergens and humidity levels and they’ll also be able to expel bad air and introduce clean air to your home.
- Robot Cleaners – With intelligent visual navigation, app control and powerful suction that cleans in corners, you’ll never need to push a vacuum again!
Smart home technology is always improving and it’s a major selling point because the higher your Port Elgin home’s IQ, the higher the resale value will be! Who knows what the future will bring but one thing’s for sure; smart home technology can provide you and your family convenience and peace of mind.
396 Joseph Street Saugeen Shores, Ontario
This stone bungalow is located in a desirable area of Port Elgin and situated on a nicely landscaped lot backing onto green space. Main floor features an eat in kitchen with lots of cupboards and centre island, great room with cathedral ceiling , 2 bedrooms plus a den which could be used as a third bedroom, ensuite bathroom, plus 4 piece guest bathroom, and laundry room. The basement is finished with large family room, bedroom, storage/utility room and 4 piece bathroom. Features include, hardwood & ceramic flooring, high ceilings, natural gas fireplace, natural gas cooking stove, double French doors leading to the backyard deck, beautifully landscaped which is easy to maintain with the economical sand point watering system. Energy Star Rated home. Call for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Grey Bruce home sales break all-time record in May.
Residential sales activity recorded through the MLS® System of the REALTORS® Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound rose 16.3% on a year-over-year basis in May 2017.
Home sales numbered 386 units in May – a new all-time record. On a year-to-date basis, home sales totalled 1,234 units over the first five months of the year. This was a record for the period, up 12% from the same period in 2016.
The average price of homes sold in May 2017 was $295,890, up 17.6% year-over-year. The year-to-date average price in May was $289,453, rising 14.3% from the first five months of 2016.
New residential listings on the Association’s MLS® System numbered 593 units in May 2017. This was a decrease of 10.7% compared to May 2016 and marked the lowest level for the month of May since 2010.
Active residential listings totalled 823 units at the end of May, down 51.3% from the same time last year. This was the lowest level of overall supply since the late 1980s.
The number of months of inventory stood at a record-low of 2.1 at the end of May, down from 5.1 months a year earlier. The number of months of inventory is the number of months it would take to sell current inventories at the current rate of sales activity.
The dollar value of all home sales in May was $114.2 million, jumping 36.7% on a year-over-year basis. This was a new record for the month. Sales of all types of properties numbered 510 units in May 2017, up 24.1% from the previous May. The total value of all properties sold in May 2017 was $141.9 million, rising 36.4% from a year earlier.
If your A/C is going to fail, it’s certain to happen during a heat wave!
If your air conditioning fails on a hot day you could be stuck inside roasting for days until a technician’s able to come out, and when they do, the repair cost may make your blood boil!
A neglected air conditioner isn’t efficient or reliable so it’s important to have it serviced regularly. The service check will include cleaning the unit coils, checking the amp draw of the compressor, adjusting the belts and topping up the fluid.
Regularly servicing your air conditioner will prevent wear and tear plus it will increase the efficiency of your unit which in turn will reduce your electricity bills. Don’t leave it until it’s too late. Schedule your check-up today so you can avoid being left out in the heat.