We’ve all heard of smart phones and smart tvs, but have you ever heard of a smart home?
That’s right, the house of tomorrow has arrived, and let me tell you—it’s pretty incredible.
But, even though we all want self-rising blinds, high tech security measures, and the general ease of a techy home, you may be wondering what this means for the future of the real estate market.
Let me tell you: it means big changes.
With the influx of technology, homes are being built specifically with smart technology in mind, which means the houses of yesterday are like an old iphone.
This means, as always, that the money is on the move, and I’m going to tell you exactly where it’s headed, and how to get your hands on $19,302 or more of it.
You might be wondering—what does a smart house even mean?
Well, it means a lot of things. It means voice activated music, security cameras, tvs, you name it. It means automatic lights, self-starting coffee, automatic blinds, smart televisions…you name it.
Basically, a smart home is made to allow for the easy installation of all the latest tech meant to make your life easy.
Sounds great, right?
It really is, when it means that homes will be able to take care of just about everything for you—from telling you when its time to wake up to modulating the temperature throughout the day to meet your perfect needs—but that means that the real estate game is changing yet again.
With this new concept of smart homes on the rise, more and more people are narrowing their interest to new homes only. People want homes that are already filled with the latest tech, or at the very least have the outlets and capabilities to easily install everything upon purchase or rental.
Which, if you are a property owner, means it’s time for an update!
The good news for you is now is the time of year to make changes.
As we move through the fourth quarter, we are nearing the end of the tax year, and that means now is the perfect time for renovations and updates—all of which may be eligible for tax deductions.
But we don’t just want discounts, right?
We want to make money off this change!
Well, whether you’re in real estate or not, I can tell you exactly where the money is going.
Into the smart tech that’s filling these homes!
Not only are smart device purchases on the rise for new homes on the market, but homeowners are hurrying to keep up by buying all of this tech for their homes, remodeling and retrofitting to keep with the times.
Which means the companies that provide all of this tech are flying high.
There are dozens of companies that are riding the tech wave, from the security companies Control 4 (CTRL) and ADT security (ADT) to the general home providers offering high tech coffee makers, lights, vacuum cleaners, AI assistance…you name it.
Two of the strongest players are Intel (INTC) and the ever-present giant, Amazon (AMZN).
If you want a mid-range investment, Intel has seen a strong 53% increase since 2017, and has shares at the bargain price of $52.01.
With a rate like that, you can buy 1,000 shares or more without emptying your wallet, and in return you can see your money double in less than 5 years!
Or, if you’re ready to go all in on the new real estate trends, you can go for the big one—Amazon. Amazon sells everything you could ever need for your high-tech home, and it’s earning big because of it.
Now, Amazon stock comes with a $1765 price tag as of today, but as they say, you get what you pay for. Since 2017, Amazon stock has grown a whopping 121%!
That’s more than double your investment in two years!
For an investor in 2017 with just 20 shares, returns would have reached $19,302 this year!
And a big part of that growth is thanks to the smart home appliances sold by the company.
So, if you want to get in on the next big thing in real estate, it’s time to invest!