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Rainmaker
3,988,013
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes some builders are doing it and yes we have these in our home. In our pizza restaurants we adding these at each table. The patrons love them especially at lunchtime.

Jul 10, 2018 09:29 PM
Rainmaker
1,511,483
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Don't know about builders.  I've seen one in one or two flip homes though.  I don't have them.  Power outlets are everywhere and I have SOOO many bricks with a USB plug.  Besides, that's old school USB.  USB C is the way to go now!

Jul 10, 2018 10:53 PM
Rainer
87,920
Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

Why to bother? soon it will be wireless only. Technologies change faster than we adjust to them.

Jul 10, 2018 10:48 PM
Rainmaker
5,140,989
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I'm seeing more builders do that as of several years ago. I built my house 13 years ago and it was not the norm... so I don't have them built in that way.

Jul 11, 2018 03:50 AM
Rainer
92,082
Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

I would think that most homes would be going wireless today...??

Jul 11, 2018 02:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,344,694
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

No need for USB outlets. You most likely have multiple cords with  connections that have a USB slot.

In the future, your gadgets will connect and re-charge wirelessly.

Jul 10, 2018 09:03 PM
Ambassador
5,077,840
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I am seeing some of these in new builds. None at my house!

Jul 10, 2018 08:05 PM
Rainer
54,940
Jordan Ayan
The Lifestyle Collection - Scottsdale, AZ
Luxury Market Expert, CLHMS,Million Dollar Guild

No, unfortunately, it is not a universal enduring standard and will change.  

Jul 10, 2018 07:45 PM
Rainmaker
4,800,132
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have replaced a number of these in my home.  Very easy to do.  Just make sure you turn off the breaker!  

Jul 11, 2018 06:26 AM
Rainmaker
5,283,641
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, seeing them more and more!

Jul 11, 2018 05:44 AM
Rainmaker
253,759
Jerry Thomas-Construction Loans
Cranbrook Loans - Farmington Hills, MI
Construction Loans in MI, OH, PA, VA, GA and FL.

I don't know but I'm heading to Home Depot to get a couple of these. Sweet!

Jul 11, 2018 04:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,713,076
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Here they are not, and what would you do USB 2 or 3?

Jul 10, 2018 11:14 PM
Rainmaker
4,320,142
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

I have seen this, Fred Griffin

Jul 10, 2018 10:38 PM
Rainmaker
5,773,781
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No we don't have them.  

Jul 10, 2018 09:24 PM
Rainmaker
717,769
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I did a reno with a client, and we installed the AC outlets with the USB ports. But I don't really see the new home builders doing it.... yet....

Jul 10, 2018 09:22 PM
Rainmaker
514,810
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Those are getting to be more commonplace. They are only for charging the device. It allows you to use the outlet for something other than the charging transformer.

I have several in my house. It is an easy retrofit about $15-20. But, the electrical outlet must be large enough to accommodate the device.  Some outlets have too many wires in them to allow for the use of these devices.

Jul 10, 2018 09:07 PM
Rainmaker
4,208,880
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Fred Griffin I have seen various different outlets in some new buildings.

Jul 10, 2018 09:04 PM
Ambassador
6,464,866
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have not seen any, and with the multiple amps coming out on these now it would be questionable as to whether I would want one.

Jul 10, 2018 09:00 PM
Ambassador
5,294,585
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Some of our high-end builders are, Fred. There are 1 or 2 others that are low-to mid-range that are installing them but, they are not universally used. I don't think it will be long before they are though. 

Jul 10, 2018 08:29 PM
Rainmaker
971,908
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Yes, I have them in my home and office. New Construction it is not the standard so far in my market

Jul 10, 2018 08:22 PM
Rainmaker
7,913,941
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not seen any.

Jul 10, 2018 08:21 PM
Rainmaker
5,895,142
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have to admit, have not noticed in new construction if they area.   When I remodeled my kitchen years ago, I did put one in the kitchen, but have only used it very few times.

Jul 14, 2018 05:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,435,300
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Yes in our area in most builders it is an upgrade still, I am sure soon it will be standard!

Jul 12, 2018 01:27 PM
Rainmaker
5,001,176
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am closing on a new build this Friday and yes they are in there.

 

Jul 11, 2018 09:07 PM
Rainmaker
1,574,716
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

I haven't seen any in new construction but I have seen these types of outlets in the stores.

Jul 11, 2018 03:14 PM
Rainmaker
74,695
Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

I havent seeing it here in Manhattan Fred.

Jul 11, 2018 02:17 PM
Ambassador
3,357,289
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I had them installed them in a listing I had last year.  I also had a few that had night lights installed in the kitchen and bathroom. 

Jul 11, 2018 12:09 PM
Rainmaker
1,732,427
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We have not seen them, but a nice touch to reduce wall 'scars'

Jul 11, 2018 10:17 AM
Rainmaker
2,206,348
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Some of our builders are still installing Land Lines !!!

Jul 11, 2018 10:13 AM
Rainmaker
769,929
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

They are standard in our area for most builders to install them, I don't have them in my house.

Jul 11, 2018 09:32 AM
Rainmaker
1,245,570
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

USB charger outlets....Great Room countertop......

Electric charger station  

Jul 11, 2018 09:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,852,231
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Yes to new construction. No in my home so far. I think it's a great idea & get rid of the stupid land line hook up on the wall.

They also have ones that are nite lights too.

Jul 11, 2018 08:12 AM
Rainmaker
4,434,177
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes. 

Jul 11, 2018 06:01 AM
Rainmaker
857,182
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Yes and yes  :)

Jul 11, 2018 05:38 AM
Rainmaker
2,792,626
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If not doing this then wireless is being done. There is a shift taking place

Jul 11, 2018 05:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,065,071
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yes, I believe they are popping up. My fairy house is 18 years old so before its time, but I actually need to do that in a couple of rooms.

Jul 11, 2018 05:34 AM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes.

No.

 NOTE: ONLY usb chargers attached to power outlets are safe. Those associated with Kiosks and provided by many businesses can be traps.

Jul 11, 2018 05:26 AM
Rainmaker
3,416,088
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I do not have them although i will be getting them. AND YES, i am seeing new homes with them

Jul 11, 2018 05:24 AM
Rainmaker
918,158
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Not common, but it might be good to have some in areas where satellite and wireless service is spotty.

Jul 11, 2018 05:08 AM
Rainmaker
924,735
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

no not yet but I have seen some obsolete Ipad docking stations in older homes.

Jul 11, 2018 05:07 AM
Rainmaker
4,938,965
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I do not have any in my home.  Don't deal with new construction so I have no idea.

Jul 11, 2018 04:39 AM
Rainmaker
1,629,851
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, but I would not worry about it. Technologies change too fast. 

Jul 10, 2018 10:56 PM