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NAHB: Homebuilders Remain Confident Despite Construction Decline

The National Association of Home Builders says continued job growth and low mortgage rates are keeping builders positive even though housing starts decreased yet again this month.

Rodney Bosch · November 20, 2019

TechTalk: Brilliant Discusses How Integrators and Builders Can Work Together

It is often hard for integrators to establish a working relationship with builders, but Brilliant believes there are ways to break down those barriers.

Andrew Nichols · September 24, 2019

2N LTE Verso Brings Intercoms Into Cellular Realm

The 2N LTE Verso cellular intercom debuts at CEDIA Expo with modular frame allowing for customizable configuration.

Jason Knott · September 24, 2019

Sonnen ecoLinx to Anchor New Illinois Sustainable Community

Battery storage company sonnen’s ecoLinx will be the centerpiece of ‘Wildwood of Marengo’ passive home community. $700K homes represent sonnen’s third sonnenCommunity in U.S.

Jason Knott · May 23, 2019

Is There Growing Builder Backlash to ‘Smart Homes’?

Homebuilders are dangerously being advised they are ‘dumb’ for not constructing ‘smart homes,’ and providing Wi-Fi is their only requirement.

Jason Knott · April 25, 2019

Report: As Homebuilding Lags in the US, Remodeling Up 50%

A new report from the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies suggests that, when compared to 20 years ago, both younger and older homeowners are now more likely to spend on home improvements.

CE Pro Editors · March 12, 2019

DR Horton, KB Homes: How Big Production Builders Deploy Smart-Home Technology Today

Mass-market DIY home automation systems work for production homes, but should be deployed with ‘white-glove’ service, and supported after the fact: ‘Connected Home’ panel with DR Horton and KB Homes

Rodney Bosch · December 12, 2018

Are Integrators Ready to be ‘Energy Automation Contractors’?

Sonnen aims to create a new category of smart home integrators who unite solar, energy storage, vehicle charging stations, and intelligent circuit breakers with lighting, shades and thermostats.

Jason Knott · November 16, 2018

LA Production Builder Standardizes on Elan Home Automation and Prewiring in 27 New Homes

Each of the 27 properties in three new RC Homes communities will include a standard Elan home-automation package with a video doorbell, smart thermostat, smart light switches, and prewiring for data and entertainment.

CE Pro Editors · November 07, 2018

Alula’s ‘SmartHome Now’ Saves Builders Up Front, Lets Buyers Add Tech Later

Alula Connect+ security and home-automation platform can be installed during construction at very low cost to homebuilder, allowing integration with built-in smart-home tech like Pella Insynctive windows and doors.

CE Pro Editors · June 26, 2018