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With the growth in the market for the interconnected, electronic smart home, to the care and attention needing to be paid to retrofits of aging houses, there’s never a shortage of information in the residential market. Below you’ll find the residential articles from ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR, covering the full residential spectrum. 

According to an employment report, released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on August 4, the construction industry added 6,000 new positions (seasonally adjusted) in July.

According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department, U.S. housing starts fell back 4.8 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.16 million units.

Quadrant Homes, a homebuilder based in Bellevue, Wash. serving the Seattle area, announced on June 6 via their website that they will begin offering smart home features as standard in all new Quadrant homes.

Tiny houses are having their moment. They have their own television shows, magazines and festivals around the country. Enthusiasts call it a movement toward a simpler and freer way of life.

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Florida Home Sales Gain 17 Percent in October

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/––Just like the weather, Florida's housing market showed no signs of cooling off in October.


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Broadband and Home Networking Opportunities

Here’s the theory: More people are working at home. They and their children want high-speed Internet access (also known as “broadband”). Therefore, forecasters say the future will see millions of new signups for Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) or digital cable modem (via the cable TV company).


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Home Networking without Retrofit

According to The Digital Domicile: The Exploding Market for Home Networking Technology and Services, a report by Cahner’s In-Stat Group, several factors are currently driving the home networking market in a positive direction.


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TIA Expands TIA/EIA-570-A's Scope

Just last month I informed you of the Telecommunications Industry Association’s (TIA’s) efforts to develop a specification for Building Automation Systems (BAS) for commercial buildings.


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Residential Market Opportunities in Home Networking

Cahner’s in-state group recently predicted that the connected home market, which consists of home networking equipment and software, residential gateways, and home control and automation products, will grow from $1.4 billion in 2001 to $9.2 billion worldwide by 2006.


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Wired for Sound

In power and communications systems, cabling is the essential physical layer. The same is true for sound or audio systems. Sound can include very fundamental and necessary services a commercial building may require—announcements, pages, background music, or advertising.


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Upscale Residential Wiring Enters Mainstream

Today's increasingly sophisticated homeowners are prime prospects for a wide variety of upscale electrical/electronic products and installations that offer increased control, safety, or comfort to the home environment, both from within the home and remotely.


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