Zillow: $40 Billion to Flood Into Housing Market, Even as Homeowner Incentives Limited

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Americans’ earnings, generally, have gotten a lift on payday as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. With cuts come more discretionary spending—and, although there are changes to homeowner incentives, almost $40 billion of it is going into the housing market, according to a new report by Zillow.

“Despite new limits to two longstanding tax benefits for homeowners, the typical American taxpayer saw their tax burden fall in 2018 as a result of tax reform,” says Aaron Terrazas, senior economist at Zillow. “Some of these tax savings will still find their way into the American housing market, even though they were not explicitly targeted there, as renters and homeowners decide to use their tax savings to rent or buy a bigger home, or renovate their existing home.”

Approximately $13.2 billion is estimated to flood into market as owners and renters trade up, while $24.7 billion is expected to be invested in remodeling projects, the report reveals. With an average $1,610 saved per taxpayer (according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center), homeowners are projected to spend 15 cents on the dollar to renovate; renters, 11 cents to trade up.

The disparity between dollars for remodeling and trading up is in line with a growing trend: homeowners are forgoing moving up and investing in projects instead of purchasing. While the existing housing stock is in need of updates, when homeowners stay put, inventory shrinks—and currently, inventory is at its lowest on record.

According to the report, compared to higher-income households, Americans in the bottom income tier—who average $60 in savings from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—are allocating more of those savings to trade up.

“Lower-income households will spend more of their tax cut on buying or renting a bigger home, adding demand to an already rapidly appreciating housing market,” Terrazas says.

For more information, please visit www.zillow.com.

Suzanne De Vita is RISMedia’s online news editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at sdevita@rismedia.com. For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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$165,000 :: 50694 PRINCETON DR, Update MI, 48044

3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 1,982 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 05/22/18, Last Updated: 05/22/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 601457
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Status: Sold

NEW CONSTRUCTION – DUPLICATE HOME AT 18913ALSIE – CANNOT BE USED AS MODEL, DRIVE BY’SONLY! *OCCUPANCY IMMEDIATE UPON COMPLETION*

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$165,000 :: 50694 PRINCETON DR, Update MI, 48044

3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 1,982 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 05/22/18, Last Updated: 05/22/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 601457
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Status: Sold

NEW CONSTRUCTION – DUPLICATE HOME AT 18913ALSIE – CANNOT BE USED AS MODEL, DRIVE BY’SONLY! *OCCUPANCY IMMEDIATE UPON COMPLETION*

Listed with Pilot Property Group Inc


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$165,000 :: 50694 PRINCETON DR, Update MI, 48044

3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 1,982 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 05/22/18, Last Updated: 05/22/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 601457
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Status: Sold

NEW CONSTRUCTION – DUPLICATE HOME AT 18913ALSIE – CANNOT BE USED AS MODEL, DRIVE BY’SONLY! *OCCUPANCY IMMEDIATE UPON COMPLETION*

Listed with Pilot Property Group Inc


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Appreciation Linked to Population Rise

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Appreciation and demand go hand in hand, and for investors, both are key to profit, according to a new report.

Assessing the association between growing interest and mounting prices, analysts at HouseCanary found that appreciation is higher where inbound migration numbers are swelling. Boise, Idaho, for example, has had a high influx of new residents, and a corresponding increase in prices across all property types—from 2010 to 2017, Boise greeted more than 57,600 new residents, while apartments appreciated 7.7 percent year-over-year, condo prices rose 7 percent year-over-year, and prices on single-family steepened 5.7 percent year-over-year.

In addition to Boise, HouseCanary found the migration pattern-price relationship in the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach and Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Fla., metros (a combined 404,000-plus new residents); the Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nev., metro (approximately 181,900 new residents); the Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade, Calif., metro (approx. 99,200 new residents); the Salt Lake City, Utah, metro (approx. 71,200 new residents); and the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Wash., metro (310,560 new residents).

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Beyond the correlation between demand and prices, apartments and condos, generally, have faster-growing prices than in the single-family segment, according to the report.

For more information, please visit www.housecanary.com.

DeVita_Suzanne_60x60Suzanne De Vita is RISMedia’s online news editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at sdevita@rismedia.com. For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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Appreciation Linked to Population Rise

HouseCanary_1

Appreciation and demand go hand in hand, and for investors, both are key to profit, according to a new report.

Assessing the association between growing interest and mounting prices, analysts at HouseCanary found that appreciation is higher where inbound migration numbers are swelling. Boise, Idaho, for example, has had a high influx of new residents, and a corresponding increase in prices across all property types—from 2010 to 2017, Boise greeted more than 57,600 new residents, while apartments appreciated 7.7 percent year-over-year, condo prices rose 7 percent year-over-year, and prices on single-family steepened 5.7 percent year-over-year.

In addition to Boise, HouseCanary found the migration pattern-price relationship in the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach and Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Fla., metros (a combined 404,000-plus new residents); the Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nev., metro (approximately 181,900 new residents); the Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade, Calif., metro (approx. 99,200 new residents); the Salt Lake City, Utah, metro (approx. 71,200 new residents); and the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Wash., metro (310,560 new residents).

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Beyond the correlation between demand and prices, apartments and condos, generally, have faster-growing prices than in the single-family segment, according to the report.

For more information, please visit www.housecanary.com.

DeVita_Suzanne_60x60Suzanne De Vita is RISMedia’s online news editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at sdevita@rismedia.com. For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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Appreciation Linked to Population Rise

HouseCanary_1

Appreciation and demand go hand in hand, and for investors, both are key to profit, according to a new report.

Assessing the association between growing interest and mounting prices, analysts at HouseCanary found that appreciation is higher where inbound migration numbers are swelling. Boise, Idaho, for example, has had a high influx of new residents, and a corresponding increase in prices across all property types—from 2010 to 2017, Boise greeted more than 57,600 new residents, while apartments appreciated 7.7 percent year-over-year, condo prices rose 7 percent year-over-year, and prices on single-family steepened 5.7 percent year-over-year.

In addition to Boise, HouseCanary found the migration pattern-price relationship in the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach and Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Fla., metros (a combined 404,000-plus new residents); the Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nev., metro (approximately 181,900 new residents); the Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade, Calif., metro (approx. 99,200 new residents); the Salt Lake City, Utah, metro (approx. 71,200 new residents); and the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Wash., metro (310,560 new residents).

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Beyond the correlation between demand and prices, apartments and condos, generally, have faster-growing prices than in the single-family segment, according to the report.

For more information, please visit www.housecanary.com.

DeVita_Suzanne_60x60Suzanne De Vita is RISMedia’s online news editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at sdevita@rismedia.com. For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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Hot Home Trend: Edison Bulbs

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

Does your listing’s lighting need a contemporary makeover? Edison bulbs may be the answer. These clear glass light bulbs, in which the center is exposed, have a nostalgic-like appearance and let out a nice warm glow. They stand out, instead of allowing your lighting to blend in.

Edison bulbs may best fit in an industrial décor style, but we’re seeing them weaved more and more into other design styles too.

Table lamps, chandeliers, and pendant lights are getting an Edison-bulb upgrade. Not to mention, they’re popular outside at the moment too with stringed Edison-style bulbs to entertain your outdoor spaces. (Read: Add a Party Vibe to Your Outdoor Staging)

Check out some stylish ways Edison bulbs are being used in different home styles.

      

Hot Home Trend: Edison Bulbs

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

Does your listing’s lighting need a contemporary makeover? Edison bulbs may be the answer. These clear glass light bulbs, in which the center is exposed, have a nostalgic-like appearance and let out a nice warm glow. They stand out, instead of allowing your lighting to blend in.

Edison bulbs may best fit in an industrial décor style, but we’re seeing them weaved more and more into other design styles too.

Table lamps, chandeliers, and pendant lights are getting an Edison-bulb upgrade. Not to mention, they’re popular outside at the moment too with stringed Edison-style bulbs to entertain your outdoor spaces. (Read: Add a Party Vibe to Your Outdoor Staging)

Check out some stylish ways Edison bulbs are being used in different home styles.

      

Hot Home Trend: Edison Bulbs

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

Does your listing’s lighting need a contemporary makeover? Edison bulbs may be the answer. These clear glass light bulbs, in which the center is exposed, have a nostalgic-like appearance and let out a nice warm glow. They stand out, instead of allowing your lighting to blend in.

Edison bulbs may best fit in an industrial décor style, but we’re seeing them weaved more and more into other design styles too.

Table lamps, chandeliers, and pendant lights are getting an Edison-bulb upgrade. Not to mention, they’re popular outside at the moment too with stringed Edison-style bulbs to entertain your outdoor spaces. (Read: Add a Party Vibe to Your Outdoor Staging)

Check out some stylish ways Edison bulbs are being used in different home styles.

      

$332,500 :: 15714 RETREAT DRIVE, MACOMB Township MI, 48042

Property Photo

3 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 1,928 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 05/20/18, Last Updated: 05/20/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 58031348009
Community: Macomb Twp
Tract: PINE POINTE
Status: Active

First offering on this spectacular all brick Ranch home in Pine Pointe. Nestled deep in the community, this beautiful sprawling three bedroom home has so much to offer. Meticulously cared for over the years. New flooring in kitchen, nook, foyer & mud room. New Roof, New PREMIUM Lennox Furnace and A/C. Incredible concrete patio overlooking large backyard. Landscaped to perfection & includes a shed in the yard! First floor laundry. Fully finished basement features full kitchen with additional refrigerator & stove as well as a 1/2 bath and plenty of room for family fun AND storage. Central Vacuum t/out home. Master bedroom features walk-in closet & en-suite bath. All appliances stay! One year warranty included. Schedule your appointment before it’s gone!

Listed with Keller Williams Realty Lakeside


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


      

$332,500 :: 15714 RETREAT DRIVE, MACOMB Township MI, 48042

Property Photo

3 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 1,928 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 05/20/18, Last Updated: 05/20/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 58031348009
Community: Macomb Twp
Tract: PINE POINTE
Status: Active

First offering on this spectacular all brick Ranch home in Pine Pointe. Nestled deep in the community, this beautiful sprawling three bedroom home has so much to offer. Meticulously cared for over the years. New flooring in kitchen, nook, foyer & mud room. New Roof, New PREMIUM Lennox Furnace and A/C. Incredible concrete patio overlooking large backyard. Landscaped to perfection & includes a shed in the yard! First floor laundry. Fully finished basement features full kitchen with additional refrigerator & stove as well as a 1/2 bath and plenty of room for family fun AND storage. Central Vacuum t/out home. Master bedroom features walk-in closet & en-suite bath. All appliances stay! One year warranty included. Schedule your appointment before it’s gone!

Listed with Keller Williams Realty Lakeside


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


      

$332,500 :: 15714 RETREAT DRIVE, MACOMB Township MI, 48042

Property Photo

3 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 1,928 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 05/20/18, Last Updated: 05/20/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 58031348009
Community: Macomb Twp
Tract: PINE POINTE
Status: Active

First offering on this spectacular all brick Ranch home in Pine Pointe. Nestled deep in the community, this beautiful sprawling three bedroom home has so much to offer. Meticulously cared for over the years. New flooring in kitchen, nook, foyer & mud room. New Roof, New PREMIUM Lennox Furnace and A/C. Incredible concrete patio overlooking large backyard. Landscaped to perfection & includes a shed in the yard! First floor laundry. Fully finished basement features full kitchen with additional refrigerator & stove as well as a 1/2 bath and plenty of room for family fun AND storage. Central Vacuum t/out home. Master bedroom features walk-in closet & en-suite bath. All appliances stay! One year warranty included. Schedule your appointment before it’s gone!

Listed with Keller Williams Realty Lakeside


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


      

$145,000 :: 47790 WALDEN, Update MI, 48044

4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,000 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 05/20/18, Last Updated: 05/20/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 524994
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: HAVERHILL
Status: Sold

Listed with RE/MAX Suburban, Inc.


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$145,000 :: 47790 WALDEN, Update MI, 48044

4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,000 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 05/20/18, Last Updated: 05/20/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 524994
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: HAVERHILL
Status: Sold

Listed with RE/MAX Suburban, Inc.


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


      

$145,000 :: 47790 WALDEN, Update MI, 48044

4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,000 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 05/20/18, Last Updated: 05/20/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 524994
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: HAVERHILL
Status: Sold

Listed with RE/MAX Suburban, Inc.


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


      

$145,000 :: 47790 WALDEN, Update MI, 48044

4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,000 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 05/20/18, Last Updated: 05/20/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 524994
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: HAVERHILL
Status: Sold

Listed with RE/MAX Suburban, Inc.


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


      

$310,000 :: 18352 CRENSHAW DR, Macomb MI, 48042-1724

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,587 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,454 sq ft
Added: 03/24/18, Last Updated: 05/19/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21426749
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: WOLVERINE COUNTRY CLUB SUB
Status: Sold

Listed with Community Choice Realty Inc


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$310,000 :: 18352 CRENSHAW DR, Macomb MI, 48042-1724

Property Photo

4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,587 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,454 sq ft
Added: 03/24/18, Last Updated: 05/19/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21426749
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: WOLVERINE COUNTRY CLUB SUB
Status: Sold

Listed with Community Choice Realty Inc


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


      

$310,000 :: 18352 CRENSHAW DR, Macomb MI, 48042-1724

Property Photo

4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,587 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,454 sq ft
Added: 03/24/18, Last Updated: 05/19/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21426749
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: WOLVERINE COUNTRY CLUB SUB
Status: Sold

Listed with Community Choice Realty Inc


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


      

$310,000 :: 18352 CRENSHAW DR, Macomb MI, 48042-1724

Property Photo

4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,587 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,454 sq ft
Added: 03/24/18, Last Updated: 05/19/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21426749
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: WOLVERINE COUNTRY CLUB SUB
Status: Sold

Listed with Community Choice Realty Inc


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


      

Amazon Experience Centers Look to Transform Smart-Home Shopping

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Amazon is making moves yet again. As a way to market its smart-home business segment without having to invest in conventional store locations, the online marketplace giant has partnered with Lennar Corporation to provide connectivity demos of Alexa-enabled products—everything from video doorbells and smart shades to lighting and scheduled deliveries—within the homebuilder’s model homes, calling these showrooms Amazon Experience Centers.

“Amazon’s ability to bring a home to life with Alexa smart-home experiences, entertainment and services—coupled with their obsession with customer experience—is a natural extension of our Everything’s Included approach to home-building,” said David Kaiserman, president of Lennar Ventures, in statement. “We picked Amazon because of our shared commitment to customers, their Amazon experts across the country, and their ability to connect customers with thousands of service providers through Amazon Home Services.”

These Centers are already open to the public in certain Lennar communities, including in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Within these model homes, prospective buyers can test-control thermostats, lights, shades, locks, televisions and more using Amazon’s trademark smart speaker, Echo, and Alexa AI.

“We wanted customers to experience a real home environment that showcases the convenience of the Alexa smart-home experience, great entertainment available with Prime and Home Services,” said Nish Lathia, general manager of Amazon Services, in a statement. “We are excited to extend our relationship with Lennar with the launch of Amazon Experience Centers. As one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, Lennar offers the potential to enable this experience within easy driving distance of millions of customers.”

Along with its smart speaker offerings, Amazon is also promoting Prime and Home Services, creating an intelligent home environment that is being touted as a money- and time-saver. For example, with Amazon’s Dash series, homeowners would be able to simply press a button to reorder any essentials, such as household items, favorite snack foods, pet supplies and more.

No doubt Lennar will see increased traffic to its model homes because of the partnership, but is this just Amazon’s next step in a larger campaign to fully entrench itself in the real estate industry? Its recent progressions pointing to—yes—talks of a robot give a glimpse into Amazon’s planned future for AI-run households.

Liz Dominguez is RISMedia’s associate content editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at ldominguez@rismedia.com. For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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Amazon Experience Centers Look to Transform Smart-Home Shopping

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Amazon is making moves yet again. As a way to market its smart-home business segment without having to invest in conventional store locations, the online marketplace giant has partnered with Lennar Corporation to provide connectivity demos of Alexa-enabled products—everything from video doorbells and smart shades to lighting and scheduled deliveries—within the homebuilder’s model homes, calling these showrooms Amazon Experience Centers.

“Amazon’s ability to bring a home to life with Alexa smart-home experiences, entertainment and services—coupled with their obsession with customer experience—is a natural extension of our Everything’s Included approach to home-building,” said David Kaiserman, president of Lennar Ventures, in statement. “We picked Amazon because of our shared commitment to customers, their Amazon experts across the country, and their ability to connect customers with thousands of service providers through Amazon Home Services.”

These Centers are already open to the public in certain Lennar communities, including in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Within these model homes, prospective buyers can test-control thermostats, lights, shades, locks, televisions and more using Amazon’s trademark smart speaker, Echo, and Alexa AI.

“We wanted customers to experience a real home environment that showcases the convenience of the Alexa smart-home experience, great entertainment available with Prime and Home Services,” said Nish Lathia, general manager of Amazon Services, in a statement. “We are excited to extend our relationship with Lennar with the launch of Amazon Experience Centers. As one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, Lennar offers the potential to enable this experience within easy driving distance of millions of customers.”

Along with its smart speaker offerings, Amazon is also promoting Prime and Home Services, creating an intelligent home environment that is being touted as a money- and time-saver. For example, with Amazon’s Dash series, homeowners would be able to simply press a button to reorder any essentials, such as household items, favorite snack foods, pet supplies and more.

No doubt Lennar will see increased traffic to its model homes because of the partnership, but is this just Amazon’s next step in a larger campaign to fully entrench itself in the real estate industry? Its recent progressions pointing to—yes—talks of a robot give a glimpse into Amazon’s planned future for AI-run households.

Liz Dominguez is RISMedia’s associate content editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at ldominguez@rismedia.com. For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

The post Amazon Experience Centers Look to Transform Smart-Home Shopping appeared first on RISMedia.

      

Amazon Experience Centers Look to Transform Smart-Home Shopping

Dominguez_Liz_60x60_4c

Amazon is making moves yet again. As a way to market its smart-home business segment without having to invest in conventional store locations, the online marketplace giant has partnered with Lennar Corporation to provide connectivity demos of Alexa-enabled products—everything from video doorbells and smart shades to lighting and scheduled deliveries—within the homebuilder’s model homes, calling these showrooms Amazon Experience Centers.

“Amazon’s ability to bring a home to life with Alexa smart-home experiences, entertainment and services—coupled with their obsession with customer experience—is a natural extension of our Everything’s Included approach to home-building,” said David Kaiserman, president of Lennar Ventures, in statement. “We picked Amazon because of our shared commitment to customers, their Amazon experts across the country, and their ability to connect customers with thousands of service providers through Amazon Home Services.”

These Centers are already open to the public in certain Lennar communities, including in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Within these model homes, prospective buyers can test-control thermostats, lights, shades, locks, televisions and more using Amazon’s trademark smart speaker, Echo, and Alexa AI.

“We wanted customers to experience a real home environment that showcases the convenience of the Alexa smart-home experience, great entertainment available with Prime and Home Services,” said Nish Lathia, general manager of Amazon Services, in a statement. “We are excited to extend our relationship with Lennar with the launch of Amazon Experience Centers. As one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, Lennar offers the potential to enable this experience within easy driving distance of millions of customers.”

Along with its smart speaker offerings, Amazon is also promoting Prime and Home Services, creating an intelligent home environment that is being touted as a money- and time-saver. For example, with Amazon’s Dash series, homeowners would be able to simply press a button to reorder any essentials, such as household items, favorite snack foods, pet supplies and more.

No doubt Lennar will see increased traffic to its model homes because of the partnership, but is this just Amazon’s next step in a larger campaign to fully entrench itself in the real estate industry? Its recent progressions pointing to—yes—talks of a robot give a glimpse into Amazon’s planned future for AI-run households.

Liz Dominguez is RISMedia’s associate content editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at ldominguez@rismedia.com. For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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$285,000 :: 52892 WEST CREEK, MACOMB Township MI, 48042

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4 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 2,270 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 05/18/18, Last Updated: 05/18/18
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 58031347950
Community: Macomb Twp
Tract: WEST CREEK ESTATES
Status: Active

Beautiful 4BD/2.5BA detached condo! Home is like new! Home boasts large backyard w/paver walkway. Very clean and well maintained with neutral colors throughout! This home has a large kitchen w/cherry cabinets and all appliances stay; huge open family room with gas fireplace and large windows; living room w/bay windows, 2 story foyer, Master Bedroom w/cathedral ceiling and master bath. HOA covers lawn maintenance, trash removal, and snow removal. Low association fees. Pets allowed. This home is a must see!

Listed with Keller Williams Realty Lakeside


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


      

$285,000 :: 52892 WEST CREEK, MACOMB Township MI, 48042

Property Photo

4 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 2,270 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 05/18/18, Last Updated: 05/18/18
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 58031347950
Community: Macomb Twp
Tract: WEST CREEK ESTATES
Status: Active

Beautiful 4BD/2.5BA detached condo! Home is like new! Home boasts large backyard w/paver walkway. Very clean and well maintained with neutral colors throughout! This home has a large kitchen w/cherry cabinets and all appliances stay; huge open family room with gas fireplace and large windows; living room w/bay windows, 2 story foyer, Master Bedroom w/cathedral ceiling and master bath. HOA covers lawn maintenance, trash removal, and snow removal. Low association fees. Pets allowed. This home is a must see!

Listed with Keller Williams Realty Lakeside


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


      

$285,000 :: 52892 WEST CREEK, MACOMB Township MI, 48042

Property Photo

4 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 2,270 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 05/18/18, Last Updated: 05/18/18
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 58031347950
Community: Macomb Twp
Tract: WEST CREEK ESTATES
Status: Active

Beautiful 4BD/2.5BA detached condo! Home is like new! Home boasts large backyard w/paver walkway. Very clean and well maintained with neutral colors throughout! This home has a large kitchen w/cherry cabinets and all appliances stay; huge open family room with gas fireplace and large windows; living room w/bay windows, 2 story foyer, Master Bedroom w/cathedral ceiling and master bath. HOA covers lawn maintenance, trash removal, and snow removal. Low association fees. Pets allowed. This home is a must see!

Listed with Keller Williams Realty Lakeside


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


      

$199,990 :: 23668 CLAREWOOD ST, Macomb MI, 48042-

3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,098 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 05/17/18, Last Updated: 05/17/18
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 21449347
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Status: Active

TO BE BUILT/NEW TOWNHOMES!! Lombardo Homes proudly presents Keystone at the Retreat NEW Townhomes. The Rockwood is a 3 bed, 2.5 bath home that offers, 2098 sq. ft. 2 story townhome with a very spacious kitchen and nook area with a 6′ doorwall off the nook . Large great room for family or entertaining. This home includes: 9′ ceiling on the first floor, open kitchen with 9″ snack bar overhang. Masterbrand cabinets, Whirlpool range, hood fan and dishwasher. Andersen Silverline vinyl windows, PEX water supply system, 2 HR. Fire Rated Common Wall between units. 10 Year Builder Structural Warranty. Clubhouse, which includes heated pool, work out room, sauna, and host several community fun events!!

Listed with Lombardo Realty


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


      

$199,990 :: 23668 CLAREWOOD ST, Macomb MI, 48042-

3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,098 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 05/17/18, Last Updated: 05/17/18
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 21449347
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Status: Active

TO BE BUILT/NEW TOWNHOMES!! Lombardo Homes proudly presents Keystone at the Retreat NEW Townhomes. The Rockwood is a 3 bed, 2.5 bath home that offers, 2098 sq. ft. 2 story townhome with a very spacious kitchen and nook area with a 6′ doorwall off the nook . Large great room for family or entertaining. This home includes: 9′ ceiling on the first floor, open kitchen with 9″ snack bar overhang. Masterbrand cabinets, Whirlpool range, hood fan and dishwasher. Andersen Silverline vinyl windows, PEX water supply system, 2 HR. Fire Rated Common Wall between units. 10 Year Builder Structural Warranty. Clubhouse, which includes heated pool, work out room, sauna, and host several community fun events!!

Listed with Lombardo Realty


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


      

$199,990 :: 23668 CLAREWOOD ST, Macomb MI, 48042-

3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,098 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 05/17/18, Last Updated: 05/17/18
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 21449347
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Status: Active

TO BE BUILT/NEW TOWNHOMES!! Lombardo Homes proudly presents Keystone at the Retreat NEW Townhomes. The Rockwood is a 3 bed, 2.5 bath home that offers, 2098 sq. ft. 2 story townhome with a very spacious kitchen and nook area with a 6′ doorwall off the nook . Large great room for family or entertaining. This home includes: 9′ ceiling on the first floor, open kitchen with 9″ snack bar overhang. Masterbrand cabinets, Whirlpool range, hood fan and dishwasher. Andersen Silverline vinyl windows, PEX water supply system, 2 HR. Fire Rated Common Wall between units. 10 Year Builder Structural Warranty. Clubhouse, which includes heated pool, work out room, sauna, and host several community fun events!!

Listed with Lombardo Realty


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!