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Posted by John Hathorn on January 9, 2015
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Single family residences are increasingly tech savvy as we head further towards environmentally efficient construction. Several products are becoming popular.

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Nest thermostats for heating and cooling saves energy with a smart system that learns and sets to your schedule. It can save you up to 20% on your bill!

How about bluetooth locks? This cool device is enabled by your smart phone. It senses your phone and unlocks the door without a key. You can even check your locks while away or share the access key with friends and family.

The ipad is increasingly being used to control lighting, music, entertainment and security from every room in the house. They now have smart chips that can be worn to sense your location in the home to adjust the music and lighting settings to your liking. There are several companies that offer this very smart technology.

Photochromic is no longer just for eye glasses; window manufacturers are using the same technology that changes transparency when exposed to intense sunlight. This effect will reduce air conditioning usage and limit glare.

Lower your water bill and usage by installing a grey water irrigation system, this system recycles and filters the grey water and uses it as a drip system for your landscape! In regards to water usage, invest in a tankless water heater with on demand hot water eliminating water waste while lowering your heating bill.

What would you like to see invented next?


Here is your real-time real estate market info:

There are no new listings for 2015. One listing is in backup position- 410 26th Street. The very first closed sale for the New Year is 448 Euclid Street.


No New Listings this Week

New Sales this Week

410 26th Street –   2 bedrooms + 3 baths.  $2,395,000. Remodeled single story Traditional with style and quality by Thomas Callaway.   Features hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, open living room with soaring ceilings, covered porch, patios and private grassy yard. Beautiful craftsmanship throughout. Close to Brentwood Country Mart and Montana Avenue. Sold in July 2005 for $1,600,000.

Closed Deals this Week

448 Euclid Street –   3 bedrooms + 3 baths.  $2,800,000.  Sold in a week!


Pence Hathorn Silver Active Properties:

345 21st St. – 6 bedrooms + 8 baths – $6,500,000

229 19th St. – 5 bedrooms + 7 baths – $5,999,000

303 9th St. – 5 bedrooms + 6.5 baths – $4,999,000

1544 12th St. #104 – 1 bedrooms + 1.5 baths – $1,195,000

26311 Bravo Lane– 3 bedrooms + 2.5 baths – $449,500

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