Nina Asusa, Broker

Nina's journey in real estate began in the early 1990's where her passion for real-estate quickly grew from an investor and home renovator, to where she is today. In 2006*, Nina launched her full-time real estate career and quickly found herself helping her clients, who many became friends, achieve not just any lifestyle, but the lifestyle they wanted for themselves. Her model was and always will be ''Don't follow someone else's story; create your own story, create your own lifestyle, because 'home is where your story begins.'''  From a single realtor, to developing a strong team of realtors she personally mentored and later owning a real estate brokerage firm, Nina's focus remained the same. She continues to channel her high energy and extensive experience into understanding her client's needs and wants, and in helping them in their real estate journey. Nina's greatest honour is the trust others grant her when welcoming her in their life's journey.

The Best Home Tech Tools for Today’s Homeowner

By: Nina Asusa

The Best Home Tech Tools for Today’s Homeowner

Tags: The Best Home Tech Tools for Today’s Homeowner

There’s no denying it - home’s are getting smarter by the day. With so many new technologies sprouting up, you can do everything from control your home’s lighting to clean your floors, all with the touch of a button. These home tech tools not only provide more comfort and simplicity for your abode, but most of them also enhance security and protection so you can feel safe when you’re in and out of your house. Check out the best home tech tools for today’s homeowner!
1. Carrier’s Infinity System Control
Imagine having the power to control not only your home’s temperature, but all of your home’s major systems remotely. Carrier’s Infinity System Control can manage humidity levels, airflow, ventilation, indoor air quality, and more. It’s controlled by variable-speed technology, which uses a range of speeds to heat and cool your home. It also helps you save on energy bills by selecting certain system settings based on whether it detects motion. If you’re energy-conscious, you’ll love the app’s ability to track and report energy, and the ability to set the system back to maximize savings while you’re away!
2. Echo Dot
The echo dot is a hands-free smart speaker that links to Amazon Alexa, a digital assistant to allow you to do things such as play your favourite music, control your smart home devices, make calls to friends and colleagues, read the news, set your alarm clock, and more. It can hear you from across the room, even when the room is noisy or there’s music playing. It also includes a built-in speaker for anytime you need a voice-controlled computer.
3. iRobot Roomba
Vacuuming can be such a hassle. You could have so much more time on your hands if you had something to take it off your plate. Enter the iRobot Roomba, a multi-surface floor cleaning system that you can schedule to clean whenever you want. Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, you can put it to work whenever you need it, and with intelligent sensors, Roomba is guided under and around your furniture to clean your floors as thoroughly as possible/ Unexpected guests popping by for a visit? Put your Roomba to work while you set up the guest bedroom so everything is set to go when they arrive!
4. Leviton’s Decora Smart with Wifi Technology
Leviton Decora Smart has a number of devices to help you schedule and control your home’s lighting and appliances. The devices work remotely through smart dimmers, switches and plug-in outlets. Through the My Leviton app you can do things like turn on Vacation Mode so your lights turn on and off at different times, and create scenes to activate multiple lights at once. There’s no hub required, so if you have wifi and a smartphone, you’re good to go!
5. Nest Cam
The Nest Cam helps you keep an eye on the exterior of your home so you can rest assured that it’s protected while you’re out. If there’s any motion or sound it will send you an alert so you can check out what’s going on. If there happens to be someone sneaking around your yard, you can talk into the app to scare them away. The Nest Cam is weatherproof, so it works rain or shine and plugs into power so you don’t have to worry about dead batteries. Plus, it records everything, just in case.
If you’re looking to make your home even smarter than it is, use these tech tools for comfort, energy savings and security!