In yet another signal that U.S. homebuilders are catching on to the value of technology in new homes, Lennar Corp. (NYSE: LEN), the second-largest homebuilder in the U.S., recently debuted a high-tech community in Orlando with standard amenities such as rooftop solar, home automation and wall-to-wall connectivity as standard features.
The community, named Innovation at Storey Park, is a gated enclave of 144 new homes with prices starting from the $270,000 range. It features Lennar’s “Everything’s Included” standard amenities policy, which has quite a bit of technology.
"The average home in this country is 38 years old – long before people heard of the Internet," says Brock Nicholas, president of Lennar's Orlando division. "Our new homes reflect how people live today and come standard with the lifestyle conveniences once reserved for custom-built private estates."