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Lawrence Yun, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

Lawrence Yun is Chief Economist of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

Tom Salomone & Sherri Meadows, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

Tom Salomone is President of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Sherri Meadows is Vice President of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

Smart Home Technology – Watering Systems

We’re looking at how to keep your lawn from browning out – as the hot, hot summer continues.

As we all know, it seems everything is connected to the internet these days, from thermostats, to lighting, to washers, dryers…even the family fridge.

But there’s one more area that’s being more and more connected all the time – and THIS ONE can really save you money. And I’m talking about internet-connected smart watering systems for your yard.

Megan Wollerton, CNET

Megan Wollerton is Associate Editor at CNET Reviews.

Frank Lesh, The American Society of Home Inspectors

Frank Lesh is the executive director of ASHI – the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and has been an ASHI certified home inspector for more that 25 years.

The Whole House Fan

I wanted to offer up a blast from the past….as in, a last of really cool air – on a hot summer night. Not from an air conditioner – but rather, from one of the greatest cooling systems ever invented – yet one that’s nearly forgotten! And I’m talking about the whole house fan.

When I was a kid, I lived for many years in a house built in the late 40’s, maybe early 50’s. No central air – it hadn’t been invented yet. Plus – no duct work…so even when the day came that central air was available – well, not for this house. Nope.

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Mike Fratantoni, The Mortgage Bankers Association

Mike Fratantoni is Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research and Industry Technology at the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Martin Murray, Eversource Energy

Martin Murray is with Eversource Energy, based in Manchester, New Hampshire. Eversource transmits and delivers electricity and natural gas for more than 3.6 million electric and natural gas customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and in the state of New Hampshire.

Get REALTOR®! with Ashley Houseman

Ashley Houseman is a REALTOR® and Associate Broker with the Houseman Team, at Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty – in Port Charlotte, Florida.

LeRoy Bendickson, REALTOR®

LeRoy Bendickson is a REALTOR® with Edina Realty – Title and Mortgage in Edina, Minnesota….serving the Minneapolis – and St Paul, markets.

LeRoy has raised thousands of dollars for the Minnesota Multiple Sclerosis Society…while crossing the state – on a bike. He’s ridden thousands and thousands of miles, and raised more than one million dollars for this worthy cause. For his efforts, LeRoy was honored with a Good Neighbor Award in 2011…in which REALTOR® Magazine recognizes NAR members who give back.

Josh Rosenthal, MoveIn.Space

Josh Rosenthal is with MoveIn.Space. A revolutionary tool that helps landlords renters, and in fact – anyone who needs to do a property walkthrough – record the results in photos.

Too Much Tech?

We’re going to wrap up with a few thoughts about a relatively new development in air conditioning…and just about everything else in your house. And that is – if you install one of today’s AC units – a newer model – chances are you won’t ever have to touch it, once it’s installed.

Because – they all have remotes!

No need to get out of bed if it’s too warm, or too cold…just tap the remote. AC fan too loud? Turn it down with the remote. Want to set it so it’s off all day, then comes on a half hour before you get home? Program it – with the remote.

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