Jeff Pearl, Full Service Full Time Realtor (RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)

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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I would expect there not to be a landline, especially since most phone systems you buy these days have one dedicated base unit and the rest connect wirelessly to it.

 

Data cables are still an option as far as I know.  Gigabit Cat6 and some homes out here were (years ago) built with a fiber run to the house and a dedicated networking closet.  Must have been a former IT guy designing the homes.  LOL!

 

Personally, I'd rather have wired for my computers when possible and with the right cables.  Of course, Gigabit speeds on the LAN are nice for transfering files or streaming locally, but you're going to have that internet connection be your choke point.  Mine only can do 100mbps, so it doesn't matter what speeds I get internally, since Netflix or Active Rain can only come in at 100mbps.

Nov 29, 2018 09:56 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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No, if a buyer wants it, they install them when they select their wiring options. 

Nov 29, 2018 06:43 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Most are not including phone line but just the cable line where they can get phone and nternet through Comcast 

Nov 29, 2018 06:24 AM
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Bob Crane
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Do phone companies still exist?

Nov 29, 2018 06:15 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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No in our market they are doing more and more pre=wiring.

Nov 29, 2018 06:13 AM
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Carol Williams
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There's another thing to add to the disclosure and PSA.

Nov 29, 2018 06:13 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Tivoli Custom Homes - Minot, ND
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Not yet Jeff Pearl . I hope they keep including the coax for a while as it can be used for several things.

Nov 29, 2018 06:03 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Jeff,

I had not heard that.

Nov 29, 2018 05:55 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National - Carlsbad, CA
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Not if we are representing the buyers.

Nov 29, 2018 05:53 AM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I didn't realize that was the trend but I guess I understand it. I would personally prefer to have the wiring and not need it than to not have it and have to install it after the build. 

Nov 29, 2018 04:28 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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That's a really good question Jeff, don't know.

Nov 29, 2018 04:08 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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I'm not aware that they are, and like you said, it's not a super great idea!

Nov 29, 2018 07:45 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
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Not that I've seen for internet. Phones, maybe.

Nov 29, 2018 06:17 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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Yep, that wall phone receptacle is GONE!

However, there is 50% MORE wiring in the house than before. Low amperage lighting and appliances means that power panel can support more  power outles (w/usb chargers), communications, control and entertainment.

NOTE: during every hurricane the wirless networks go off-line and the pwr grid goes dark. What does work is the landline and ONSTAR.

Nov 29, 2018 05:58 AM
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
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Thank you Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA 

Dec 02, 2018 03:18 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
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Our "new" home, which is nearly 4 years old now, does not have wiring for a phone. I have this phone sitting on my desk and nowhere to plug it in...

 

Nov 29, 2018 11:41 PM
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phone yes, cable jacks no which is our most popular internet connection in my market.

Nov 29, 2018 09:19 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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No.

Nov 29, 2018 05:12 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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 Builders are now building "smart" houses. Problem is, they are smarter than some of the buyers need them to be. Your new house will connect to your new car. You will be able to turn onto your street and tell the car to open the garage, turn on the lights, set the furnace temp and pre-heat the oven.

Nov 29, 2018 04:37 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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No phone lines in condominiums - that is for sure.

Nov 29, 2018 01:15 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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I don't know about houses, in condominiums - no phone lines for sure.

Nov 29, 2018 12:39 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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no, they continue to wire for cable....

Nov 29, 2018 12:34 PM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
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I haven't seen anyone here do that yet but it does beg the question- is it totally necessary anymore?

Nov 29, 2018 10:38 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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In many cases hard wiring is an expensive extra!

Nov 29, 2018 07:58 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
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Not seeing that here yet. But then again, I last sold new construction in 2017, so not sure what 2018 builders did.

Nov 29, 2018 07:45 AM
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Roy Kelley
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I do not know.

Nov 29, 2018 07:32 AM
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Fred Griffin
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   Most builders have stopped putting it in spec homes.  Buyers who want it need to request it.

Nov 29, 2018 07:13 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Not yet but headed that way.

Nov 29, 2018 07:08 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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In most cases yes.

 

Dec 04, 2018 12:07 PM
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Joan Cox
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Just closed one in October, and there were no landline wires, but Internet.

Dec 03, 2018 04:36 PM
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William Feela
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It is no an option

Nov 30, 2018 06:39 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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News to me!

Nov 30, 2018 08:21 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

They are replacing the copper phone wires with Cat 5 or 6 cabling which can also be used for old-fashioned landlines or VOIP phone service and internet.

Nov 30, 2018 07:50 AM
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ritesh singla
FNP Gardens - Greenville, DE
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i dont know may be, but i read on a blog www.fnpgarden.com/blog about wiring and all

Nov 30, 2018 01:51 AM
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Anabel Puckett
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