March 15 2019

TRI Pointe Group Teams with Amazon to Offer Smart Homes Featuring Amazon Alexa

by Erin

TRI Pointe homesmart home

TRI Pointe Group has teamed with Amazon to offer its new homebuyers smart homes featuring Amazon Alexa as an extension of HomeSmart®, TRI Pointe Group’s suite of state-of-the-art home technology and automation features. HomeSmart®, activated and supported by Amazon, is being implemented across all six of TRI Pointe Group’s homebuilder brands.
 
Amazon Alexa is activated by merely using simple voice commands such as ‘Alexa, good morning’ that can be used to adjust features in the home such as the lighting, temperatures, and even a musical selection. The new smart home offering features Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Honeywell Lyric 2 Smart Thermostat or Ecobee Smart Thermostat, Schalge or Kwikset Smart Door Lock (in select markets), and a Rinnai Tankless Water Heater Recirculation Pump (in select markets) just to name a few.
 
To help new homebuyers maximize their HomeSmart® technology at no extra charge, the package includes an on-site home activation appointment with an Amazon Expert to customize the smart home experience and Amazon Expert activation support. This allows for ease of access to pose any questions and address any concerns, although there may not be very many as the rate of customer satisfaction is high. Customers have rated Amazon Experts at 4.9 out of 5 stars. “We are constantly evolving and aiming higher to meet and exceed customer expectations,” said Tom Mitchell, president, and chief operating officer of TRI Pointe Group.

It is now more common than not to have control of your home in the palm of your hand. These new home smart features will suit families with their every need as well as give them peace of mind whether in the home or away.  If you forget to turn off the heat before a family vacation, it’s no problem.  You can simply adjust your settings on your mobile device and focus on the family fun ahead.
 
TRI Pointe Group® is based in Irvine, California and is a family of premium regional homebuilders that designs, builds, and sells homes in multiple major U. S. markets. The TRI Pointe Group family consists of Maracay™ in Arizona, Pardee Homes® in California and Nevada, Quadrant Homes® in Washington, Trendmaker® Homes in Texas, TRI Pointe Homes® in California, Colorado and North Carolina, and Winchester® Homes in Maryland and Virginia. TRI Pointe Group was recognized on the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies List in Fortune Magazine in 2017. They were also named Builder magazine's Builder of the Year in 2015.

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April 20 2018

Pardee Homes Inspires a Green Lifestyle with the First All-Solar New Home Community

by Kelley

All Solar San Diego New Home Community

With Earth Day just two days away, we’re all encouraged to do something that can push us towards living a “greener” lifestyle in the hopes of preserving our planet. To some this task may seem daunting but a new San Diego community makes it easy for residents to reduce their carbon footprint by purchasing a home in the first all solar master-planned community. Pardee Homes has partnered with SunPower to bring Weston to Santee, CA. This new home community features 415 single-family homes that span across four neighborhoods and each home includes state-of-the-art solar panels for purchase or lease.

 

Besides the obvious incentives of using solar panels, this energy efficient technology brings even more financial savings than you’d expect. Homebuyers who decide to purchase a SunPower solar panel system will receive a 30% federal tax credit and are exempt from California property taxes. It’s as if you’re getting paid to live green! Additionally, SunPower panel systems come with a 25 year complete system warranty so you’ll have confidence knowing that your green investment is built to last.

 

Not only is Pardee Homes ahead of the curve toward proving net zero energy homes to California residents, they take it a step further with their commitment to providing homes that are energy efficient and provide increased well-being for their homeowners. Each Pardee Homes LivingSmart home features EnergySmart technology that reduces energy consumption, HealthSmart finishes that provide improved air quality, EarthSmart materials that aid in conserving natural resources and WaterSmart plumbing and appliances that help to reduce water usage. To bring it all together, HomeSmart technology offers residents a connected home and allows them to control multiple devices from anywhere via smart phone or tablet.

 

Green living has never seemed so effortless and we can all be inspired by Pardee Homes and their commitment to green building. SunPower offers solar panel systems across the United States so if you haven’t already, celebrate Earth Day with a green decision and explore the option to go solar!

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