The survey reveals that the vast majority of Americans who have smart home products – controlled remotely by a smartphone, tablet, computer or by a separate automatic system within the home itself – want voice control.
Historically, Silicon Valley real estate prices decline in December, as does activity. But December 2016 was brisk enough for most sub-markets covered by this newsletter to rate at least a “warm” rating, and two earned “red hot”.
2016 saw the Valley’s real estate market cool but not freeze. It’s still a strong market by historical standards, one that demands commitment from home buyers.
Silicon Valley real estate had a very un-November-like November. Activity cooled but was anything but cool.
“The National Association of Realtors, the Mortgage Bankers Association, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac all predict that home sales are going to heat up in 2017, and a new report from realtor.com shows such much of that heat will be coming from the western portion of the U.S.”
“According to the National Association REALTORS® (NAR), sales of investment homes increased 7 percent to nearly 1.1 million in 2015, the first time in four years. And while vacation home sales cooled off slightly in 2015, they remained at the second highest amount in nearly a decade, NAR reported.”
“Cities in California continue to dominate lists of the most booming housing markets in the country”, says realtor.com® , “but they’re not alone. Many markets across the country are seeing elevated sales this fall.”