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Crime and Safety - Sun-SentinelThe National Center for Home Improvement Fraud?? will hold a free??workshop, ???How to Protect Yourself from Home Repair Contractor Fraud,??? on Oct. 20 at the Central Broward Regional Park.?? Open to the public and hosted by Broward County Commissioner...
Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsWith $150,000 from Florida???s Division of Emergency Management, the city of Delray Beach will provide hurricane-proof improvements for about 20 homes in need of work. The grant came from the Florida???s Residential Construction Mitigation Program,...
Utility companies throughout the United States and Canada are warning their customers that scammers are calling residents and impersonating utility staff, claiming to be collecting on late bills. Here's how the scam works. Your phone rings, and the...
Sweepstakes scammers are forever creating new ways to take advantage of the public. A recent scam involves an alleged telephone call from the Better Business Bureau. One consumer reported that he was called by a man claiming to be from the BBB. The...
Time and money are inexorably linked through our life stages. During our working lives, we sell our time to earn money at a job. And then we spend money to recapture precious time — paying others to mow our lawns, complete our income tax returns...
The front of Naomi Schachter's scenic home is lined with sliding glass doors, which normally would provide an awesome view of her wooded property and access to her large deck. But for several months that view has been cluttered with yellow caution tape,...
My husband and I paid our annual visit to the financial adviser who watches over our undoubtedly inadequate retirement savings, an appointment that is not unlike those with the dentist: necessary but never fun. During our meeting, I proudly listed the...
It's so easy, once you're in the clutches of home improvement, to keep improving. The new paint makes the cabinets look bad. The new cabinets make the appliances look bad. The new appliances make the floor look bad. The new kitchen makes the bathroom...
The Hartford CourantLook what The Bottom Line just uncovered beneath several feet of drifting snow: Gas furnaces, carbon monoxide and rotten eggs: Homes heated by natural gas vent a byproduct, carbon monoxide, to the outside of the house. A side-wall vent blocked by...
If, as told by gangs of economists, the housing market finally is coming back, the remodeling market should come back too. That's because when people buy a home, they're usually also buying a to-do list — or maybe that should be called a "redo"...
It's been more than two years since a judge ordered pool contractor Ed Mara Sr. to reimburse a North Whitehall Township couple who paid for a pool that wasn't built. Lisa Ayad and Arnold Rifkin were among 19 of Mara's customers who were granted a total...
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Dec 10, 2012 |Column| Baltimore Sun
Apr 11, 2013 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
Feb 22, 2013 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
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