If the latest technology or entertainment options are important in your new home, add the following questions to your buyer's checklist.
there enough jacks in every room for cable TV and high-speed Internet
there enough telephone extensions or jacks?
- Is the
home prewired for a home theater or multi-room audio and video?
the home have a local area network for linking computers?
the home already have wiring for DSL or other high-speed Internet
the home have multizoning heating and cooling controls with programmable
the home have multi-room lighting controls, window-covering controls, or
other home automation features?
- Is the home wired with multi-purpose in-wall wiring that allows for reconfigurations to update services as technology changes?
Visit the Consumer Electronics Association (www.ce.org/techhomerating) for a complete Tech Home Rating Checklist.