In our weekly "House Rules" series, sponsored by Chase Home Lending, hosts Kristen Scholer and Tim Stenovec explore what technology goes into a "smart home." Victoria Song, Analyst of Wearables and Smart Home at, joins Cheddar to give advice on that "smart home" starter kit. Tech-savvy millennials drive this trend of technology within the home. For 2018, the trend in smart homes will integrate the technology into the bones of the house. Song talks about how voice assistants bring major value to a home, whether you own or rent. Plus, what should be in your smart home starter kit? Song says an Amazon Echo or Google Home, Philips Hue Starter Kit, a Nest Learning Thermostat, and a Eufy Robovac. Together, those products cost around $1,000.

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