Builders Embrace Home Technologies

According to results from Consumer Electronics Association's (CEA) ninth annual State of the Builder Technology Market Study, 78% of those surveyed said using home technology to market new homes is either somewhat important or very important.

According to results from Consumer Electronics Association's (CEA) ninth annual State of the Builder Technology Market Study, 78% of those surveyed said using home technology to market new homes is either "somewhat important" or "very important." In addition, 27% of builders surveyed say home technologies have helped increase revenues either "somewhat" or "greatly."

"Structured wiring had a big jump in terms of the percentage of builders offering it (83%) and in terms of the percentage of home with it installed in 2010 (45%) versus 2009 (37%) as more consumers look to future-proof their homes," says Chris Ely, CEA’s manager of industry analysis.

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