A smarter home, today: A guide to home improvement devices that can make …
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They say you’re only as smart as the company you keep – or the home you equip with smart technology, for that matter.

Indeed, homeowners who do their homework today are enhancing their abode’s IQ by adding an increasing array of smart systems and devices designed to save money and provide greater convenience and peace of mind via automation and wireless capabilities.

Consider that 46 percent of consumers recently polled by ERA Real Estate and HGTV revealed that it was important for their current or next residence to have smart home technology. What’s more, 51 percent indicated they would consider implementing such equipment in their home to appeal to future buyers.

“More consumers are looking to smart home technology because it has the potential to increase savings, safety and resale value in their homes, giving them an edge in today’s competitive market,” says Charlie Young, president/CEO of ERA Real Estate, a global real estate franchiser headquartered in Madison, New Jersey. “We learned in our survey that most people who have smart home technology are focused on saving money through automated climate control, energy management, remote home monitoring, and lighting control systems.”

According to results of a study by IControl Networks published last April, the top five smart home capabilities that home owners desire today…………… continues on nwitimes.com

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First look: ‘Last Man Standing’ hosts ‘Home Improvement’ reunion
News from Entertainment Weekly:

Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor will reunite with his Home Improvement wife on Last Man Standing—and EW has the exclusive first look.

On Friday’s episode, Mike (Tim Allen) will butt heads with his new neighbor Helen (Patricia Richardson), who loves working with power tools very early in the a.m. She’d leave the work to her husband, but he only thinks he’s a handy man—a clear dig at Allen and Richardson’s Home Improvement past. Check out a sneak peek of the episode for more Improvement jokes:

Last Man Standing airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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