More than 80% of American households already own a home, but that’s about to change.
According to a report from RealtyTrac, the share of households with a robot-proof home is expected to hit 50% by 2025, and 70% by 2030.
This means that the average household is likely to own one robot-resistant home by 2030, and the number of households that are expected to be robotic-resistant by 2025 is roughly equal to the share that own a robotic-proof house.
The report found that the majority of robot-resilient households are located in the South and Midwest.
For example, in the Northeast, nearly a quarter of robot homeowners live in the New England region.
But as robots become more intelligent and capable of doing tasks that humans are unlikely to be able to do, the cost of maintaining a robot will become a bigger issue.
The RealtyTrak report found, for example, that a home robot could cost about $1,200 per month to maintain, which would likely increase to as much as $4,000 by 2030 if you want to buy one that’s only 5,000 square feet.
According for Realtytrac, this increase in cost will ultimately drive homebuyers away from the use of robot homes.
Realty Trak also said that a robot home that is used for less than 10% of its expected lifetime could cost upwards of $10,000.
But according to Realty Trac, homeowners who do have a robot can expect to save an average of $1.4 million annually on average, and robot-sensing technology can even save homeowners an additional $2,000 per year in upkeep.
As technology advances, however, robots will likely become less intelligent and less capable of performing routine tasks, which will lead to an increase in homeownership.