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 The Future of Your Home, Part III
By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS
Thu, Jan 20th, 2005 4:54 pm

Here is my final installment on the 2005 International Builders' Tradeshow which just happened in Orlando. You can read my posts from earlier in the week if you want to read more. This is the Home Builder Industry's largest new product showcase of the year where the "next big thing" for new homes generally gets unveiled.

In the Building Accessories Category, Fedders Corporation ( has a new ductless mini-split air conditioner and tabletop and console electronic air purifier. This is a pretty cool solution for places without a central air system. Unlike traditional window units, it's portable so you can move it from room to room so it can cool your living room by day and your bedroom at night. The model I've seen is a 9000 BTU air conditioner that is on wheels. It's ideal for campers, cabins, apartments, old houses, etc. Heck, I would even love one for my garaged.

Then when winter hits, Reiker Room Conditioners ( has a product to warm your cold room. They have a product which looks and installs like a ceiling fan, but is also an energy efficient heater (to best describe it, it's like a built in space heater above the fan). It allows the homeowner to achieve zone heating or to warm rooms efficiently.

One unique product is Oldcastle APG's Belgard Paver Stone “rugs,” which help consumers to see what their project will actually look like without breaking ground.

In the, "can you imagine having this," category Wine Cellar Innovations ( produces some amazing wine cellars for homes a bit more upscale than mine...

Blue Link Solar Network has a new affordable and easy-to-use solar energy product.

And finally, Viktor E-lok showcased a keyless electronic lock and a digital keypad burglar alarm lock and digital infrared remote control burglar alarm lock.

If I see more cool stuff, check out the Builders’ Virtual Trade Show located at

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Darin "Sid" Cameron spent 15 years working in the technology industry which in 1998 relocated him to St. Louis. In 2004 he took over web development tasks for Kimberly's real estate team and later became the full-time Marketing and Operations Director in 2005. In 2011 Sid launched two brokerages, The Realty Store, Inc. and Realty Referral Partners, Inc, while continuing to perform marketing and operations for Kimberly's team. Sid holds a real estate broker's license in Missouri, CRS certification and was the first CyberStar in the St. Louis area.
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