Bad cell phone reception can kill a realty deal

Ninety percent of American adults own a cell phone, and for 29 percent of them, their phone is "something they can't imagine living without." As more consumers get rid of landline phone service, staying connected to the world via a smartphone is becoming a necessity. 

A house or apartment without a powerful and consistent wireless connection can frustrate current owners day-to-day lives, but it could also be a real estate deal killer.