How To Get a Home Loan in Retirement

How To Get a Home Loan in Retirement

Getting the house of your dreams for retirement doesn’t just have to be fantasy. It is true that once your income decreases, getting a mortgage loan becomes more challenging, but with planning and a proper strategy, it can be achieved. Age is not necessarily a...

7 Reasons Why Residents Love Corbinton at Kildaire Farm

7 Reasons Why Residents Love Corbinton at Kildaire Farm

In the past, the idea of retirement was much less exciting compared to now. These days, seniors are taking a fresh look at how they want to approach this new stage in their lives and are coming to find a great deal of appeal in the easygoing lifestyle that a retired...

The Golden Years in Cary, NC: Activities Ideas For Seniors

The Golden Years in Cary, NC: Activities Ideas For Seniors

Reaching a certain age doesn’t have to mean playing bingo and watching daytime TV for the rest of your days. Quite the opposite, in fact. While we tend to have a pretty pessimistic view towards aging, in reality, retirement can be an opportunity to invest in self-care...

A Happy Retirement: A Small Guide to Living Big

A Happy Retirement: A Small Guide to Living Big

Throughout life, we envision a time when all our years of professional and academic investment pay off. A time when we can sit in comfort and quiet knowing we’ve earned it, having put in the hard work, effort and long hours. It’s all too common that frustration and...

National Volunteer Week at Corbinton Living

National Volunteer Week at Corbinton Living

Happy Volunteer Week! In honor of this week dedicated to giving back, we wanted to share with you how are employees gave back this year! Blue Heel Development and our employees are committed to celebrating and contributing to local organizations who make a positive...

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How to make your house smart through automation

We are in a new era! Each of us are surrounded by technology that makes our lives easier in the work and even living space. 

These days we see air conditioners that activate 30 minutes before we arrive, lightbulbs that turn on when we enter the room and even coffee makers that automatically brew our good-old morning joe while we listen to the news. 

How is this possible? Well, it’s the magic of home automation. This refers to interconnecting your devices through the internet to automate their functions and create a “smart home”. 

A “smart home”, as people call them, automates your everyday home tasks to make your life easier, more productive, and cleaner for the environment. First, smart light bulbs can be programmed to turn on and off at certain schedules or even manually controlled with your smartphones. This means you can save energy, adjust the brightness and even the color of your light bulbs to customize your home for your needs on any occasion. 

Another feature are the smart thermostats that can easily adjust the temperature of your home even if you are not there, so you always arrive to find the perfect temperature even on a snowy day. The best part is that the thermostat can learn your preferences and adjust accordingly, isn’t that amazing?

But automation not only improves our daily lives, it also makes our house safer. Automated houses have smart security systems that can be armed or disarmed from your smartphone and use digital assistants or voice commands to activate or deactivate. No more going to the panel in the living room to turn on the security system!

There are also automated door locks that can be connected to an app on your smartphone and automatically unlock your door as you approach, or smart carbon monoxide and smoke detectors that send a signal to your phone to pinpoint which room the smoke is coming from, so you are aware of any trouble even when you are outside. 

All these automation gadgets can make your home more comfortable, more enjoyable and even more secure. New technologies are here to stay and also to make our lives better, and this is only the beginning. 

Want to automate your home? We’d love to help you create your perfect house at our newest Corbinton community, Corbinton at Kildaire Farm.  Contact us today at 1-888-523-9070!