Don’t Get Scammed

Don’t Get Scammed

If you’re thinking about doing a home improvement project, beware of scam artists who are more than ready to take advantage of you. That is a scary number that calls for some added attention to who you hire. Remember to find and research your own licensed contractor....
Don’t Get Scammed

Top 25 Counties for Remodeling

Want to find out if your county is in the Top 25 for Remodeling in 2011? Hanley Wood has put together their top 25 U.S. counties with the most potential to see a big jump in remodeling and replacement work in 2011. According to data collected by the outlet, these 25...
Is Your Contractor Building By the Rules?

Is Your Contractor Building By the Rules?

The good people at this handy little online resource shared a list of 20 Ways To Spot if Your Contractor Isn’t Complying with Code. A few of the ways that stood out for me included: 1) Your contractor doesn’t give you a detailed quote. This is often...
Don’t Get Scammed

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 Program at the Joint...
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, and never pay for a remodeling...
Avoid Scams

I Am Fed Up with Phone Books

Having a phone book land on my doorstep is like receiving 1,000 pieces of junk mail at the same time. A tremendous waste of paper and resources. I try to be green. But I wonder how many trees were taken out of doing their job of producing oxygen for the Earth so I...