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What is the ROI of Smart Apartments?

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Smart apartments are the hottest thing in multifamily living. Residents love them, but are they really worth the investment? The short answer is a resounding yes. But the long answer is a little more complicated, simply because we don’t have a lot of data on smart apartments specifically. We know the ROI is there, but we are still waiting to…

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Smart Apartment Design: 4 Ideas Residents Will Love

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More and more households are choosing to rent instead of buy. Cities across the country are peppered with cranes and construction sites as developers loft-out old warehouses and build new residential high rises. Renters have more choices than ever, and increasingly, they prefer smart apartments to traditional living spaces. As competition heats up, developers and property managers need to make sure they…

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Top Apartment Amenities: Smart is the New Luxury

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In the words of Bob Dylan, “Times they are a-changin’”. This is especially true for apartments. Top apartment amenities are going through a massive shift. A recent study found that renters today prefer smart home amenities to traditional amenities like swimming pools. Why do renters prefer smart apartments? In short, smart apartments make our lives easier, more convenient, and frankly,…

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3 Principles for Future-Proofing Smart Apartments

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Real estate is a long-term investment. Where most businesses barely plan past the upcoming quarter, real estate development companies are looking decades ahead. How will an investment today look 30 years from now? This is part of what makes the idea of smart apartments so scary for some developers. Combining computer technology (known for rapid obsolescence) and real estate sounds…

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What are Smart Apartments and Why They’re the Future of Living

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What does the future of living look like to you? High-tech appliances might come to mind, like robo-maids, holographic TVs, or flying cars that fold up into suitcases. But if current trends are any indication of what’s to come, the future of living will revolve around something else – time. As we trade in spacious suburban homes for city lofts…

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Homebase Featured on Microsoft for Startups’ “Series A – The Podcast”

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Recently, Homebase CEO Blake Miller was featured on “Series A – The Podcast“. A Microsoft for Startups podcast series that goes in-depth with the founders, investors and others changing the world with their startups. The show travels the US and Canada, going behind the scenes of some of the most successful startups. On their trip to Kansas City, they came…

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Here at CES 2018

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For the last 5 years I’ve been making the pilgrimage to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show, better known as CES. What started as a spin-off of the Chicago Music Show, which at the time was the main event  exhibiting consumer electronics in 1967, is now a full blown time traveling experience. As an optimist and dreamer, I love…

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