A couple weeks ago, I mentioned an article about a great solution to let natural sunlight into central rooms using solar tubes. This company has taken a literal quantum leap in providing virtual sunlight using LED lighting and nanotechnology. The razor-thin material mimics the color, temperature and intensity of the sun by imitating 6 miles of the earth’s atmosphere in just a few millimeters of a nanoparticle layer. The price is still a bit out of reach, but hey, it’s the leading edge, give it time. Read more here.
Where you live is fundamental to how you live. The old adage about location is as relevant today as it was when it was coined in 1926. People move to their homes; homes don’t move to people so easily. So, when considering a home, location is inevitably the primary concern, even when other concerns seem more important. Everything from a safe neighborhood to good transportation-access ties into a shopper’s ideal location for his or her home. Learn about five prime points that determine a good location here.
Your new home, just the way you want it. Everything done by you, for you. You are the architect. Are you ready for a new option in home building? Online home design is gaining traction, and there are more opportunities than ever to design your dream home from start to finish, online. With design templates and premium prefab units, homes can be customized to meet every taste. Read more here.
Are you the sun-and-sand type, or more of a snow-and-mountains kind of a person? Either way, you have probably spent some time looking around the places you have vacationed and thought, “I should buy a place around here”. While buying a property in a great vacation spot is probably a safe investment, it is by no means without risk. Getting swept away in the moment and failing to do due-diligence is just one problem facing these kinds of purchases. Learn more here.
Drones are currently illegal for use in real estate, so why is the future for drones and real estate looking bright? Well, the FAA expects that by 2020, more than 30,000 drones will be active in a wide range of industries. With that, the FAA is implementing policies that “will allow for commercial operations in low-risk, controlled environments.”. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is actively working to create regulatory exemptions for the future use of drones, especially in real estate. That means an aerial tour of your future property is around the corner. Read more here.