For more than three decades, Western Rim Properties Chairman and CEO Marcus Hiles has been creating luxury rental communities across Texas. Unrivaled in contemporary design and resort-style conveniences, the homes, townhomes and apartments he has developed are highly regarded for featuring cutting-edge, energy-efficient amenities. Staying up to date on innovations in smart house technologies, the successful real estate developer has firsthand experience with the next wave of fully programmable appliances that give tenants previously unavailable levels of customization and control—controlled by cell phone. The growing consumer market for state-of-the-art smart household appliances has proven to be cost effective and offer convenience like not previously available. Hiles offers his astute views about the latest machines in the network of the “Internet of Things,” and their potential for ushering in an easier lifestyle. Read more: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/marcus-hiles-provides-insight-smart-093000020.html
Marcus Hiles discusses rooftop collection systems that allow for the on-site harvesting, storage and treatment of rainwater and moisture in the air, lessening the need for fresh water and reducing the amount of necessary sterilization. Some homes include graywater methods to repurpose previously used domestic wastewater for use in bathrooms and other non-drinking purposes.
Marcus Hiles, a Dallas-based entrepreneur and founder of Western Rim Property Services, highlights that Texas policies have been an unmatched incentive for job growth that outpaces the rest of the U.S. The state take pride reaching post-recession job recovery two years earlier than the entire nation. It had seen over 1.3 million new jobs by January 2016, further solidifying its already impressive pre-recession employment records. Due to the fact that the state has always been unique in that its unemployment rate is persistently less than in the country as a whole – Texas hit 4.4 percent in April whereas the rest of the United States reported the unemployment rate of 5 percent, collectively- consumer confidence has been consistently strong. The 2016 May Consumer Confidence Index (CCI), which determines economic optimism, per savings and spending indicators, revealed Texas reached its record peak of 117.6. Meanwhile, the overall U.S. CCI constituted the total of 92.6. Texas sustainably strong economy – appreciated by additional $5 billion in tax reduction in recent years – had a rewarding benefit for the housing industry as well. The year-over-year price of houses has gone up to enjoy a 5.9-percent growth, while single-family building permits grew in number by another 6 percent.
The benefits of urban wildernesses boost the local eco-system a variety of positive ways including creating life-giving oxygen, preserving ground and rain water, and removing toxins from the surrounding air. . As a developer of residential communities in the Dallas area, Marcus Hiles is grateful to be able to donate land for community parks and provide necessary property for natural recreation spaces.
Western Rim Property Services Chairman and CEO, Marcus Hiles, backs Texas’ growth policies and urges other states to follow its lead. Hiles believes that the state’s success is due to the lowering of government regulations and spending in conjunction with providing businesses and residents with a stable environment.
When temperatures peak and air conditioners are working overtime, Marcus Hiles points to traditional roofing insulation as the culprit. A home’s roof absorbs radiant energy from the sun, in turn heating the attic and air ducts and increasing cooling costs. Hiles suggests that, in contrast, highly reflective radiant barrier roof panels installed in the attic will reflect the heat, reducing up to 97 percent of heat transfer from the underside of the roof. “This cheap trick will keep your attic up to 30 degrees cooler,” he suggests.