2010: The Rise Of The Remodeler

2010: The Rise of the Remodeler

True or false: We've reached the bottom of the home remodeling decline? Harvard says it's true, so it must be, right? 2010 is the Year of the Hammer, particularly by the second quarter, the study (released by the Remodeling Futures…

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Avoid Scams

Avoid Scams

With the new year upon us, Stephanie Zimmerman has a resolution for all of us to follow: Let's not get scammed this year. Many points on her list apply to homeowners. Among her suggestions: Do research on contractors before hiring,…

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Beware Of Roofing Scams

Beware of Roofing Scams

With hurricane season upon us and a report of home repair scams up 60 percent over the past five years, now is the time to be wary of the old roofing repair scam. According to this page, roofing contractor scammers…

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5 Biggest Home Repair Rip-offs

5 Biggest Home Repair Rip-offs

Are homeowners getting more gullible? According to the Council of Better Business Bureaus, home repair rip-offs are on the rise–up 60 percent over the past five years. Reader's Digest lists the five biggest scams as: Leaky Roof WranglingBasement BoondoggleTermite TrapChimney…

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Homeowners Vs. Contractors

Homeowners Vs. Contractors

Homeowners have no shortage of complaints about their contractors. But contractors have feelings, too, and according to this New York Times article, one belligerent homeowner drove the contractor to therapy. It's an often-overlooked issue—that homeowners can drive their contractors crazy…

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It’s National Home Improvement Month

It’s National Home Improvement Month

To celebrate National Home Improvement Month, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), professional remodelers who voluntarily subscribe to a strict code of ethics, is offering homeowners three pieces of advice for planning their remodels. Think your project through…

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