BBB Scam Alert: Home improvement scammers take money, don’t complete work – The Stanly News & Press

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The following is from the Better Business Bureau:

Use caution when hiring a home improvement contractor. Scams abound, especially following a major storm, flood, or other weather event when many homeowners are trying to repair their houses. But contractor scams can happen any time, so be wary of high-pressure sales tactics, up front fees, and fly-by-night businesses. Con artists will take homeowners’ money and deliver slipshod work … or no work at all.

How the Scam Works:

Home improvement scams can start with a knock on the door, a flyer, or an ad. The contractor may offer a low price

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Chip Wade Shares DIY Home Improvement Advice With TipsOnTV

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ATLANTA, April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Spring is the perfect time for homeowners to tackle all those do-it-yourself home improvement projects. DIY Expert and TV contractor Chip Wade shares tips for home repair!

DIY PROJECT

Many people have been stuck inside all winter looking at unsightly walls, whether they have holes from moving furniture or doorknob damage. DAP® Eclipse™ Rapid Wall Repair Patches will change the way people look at repairing walls. DAP® Eclipse™ is a specially formulated, all-in-one drywall repair solution that requires no spackling or sanding. Just apply and

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Competitive housing market squeezing real estate brokers

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Competition in this spring’s housing market is hotter than ever, thanks to high demand and record low supply.

Selling a home has likely never been easier, and while that may sound like great news for real estate agents, there is a problem: They are desperate to find listings.

“Frankly, this is not the time for amateurs,” said Dana Bull, a Boston area real estate agent. “This is the big leagues here.”

Bull has been in the real estate business for over a decade and has never seen it so lean. It’s not just Boston; nationally there are about half as

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Stocks To Play The Booming Housing Market

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Our theme of Housing Stocks which includes the stocks of home builders, building products companies, and home improvement players is up 24% so far in 2021, significantly outperforming the S&P 500 which is up by about 7% over the same period. Housing prices have soared with the median home price in the U.S. standing at about $313,000 in February, up by 15.8% year-over-year. There are a couple of

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New Mom Ashley Tisdale Also Birthed an Interior Design Business This Year

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Fans know Ashley Tisdale as an actress, singer, and dancer. But the talented 35-year-old took on a new passion during the pandemic. The new mom launched her interior design company, dubbed Frenshe Interiors (named after her popular lifestyle blog), and started posting photos of her projects in late February. What began as a personal home renovation project with her dad is now a full-fledged business, with the star recently selling her overhauled house in L.A.’s Los Feliz neighborhood for $5.78 million. For us, this pivot wasn’t a surprise. AD visited Tisdale at home in 2018 and saw how she worked

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5 Home Remodeling Trends to Watch for in 2021

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After a year of spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many homeowners are looking for ways to make their homes fit their new realities. Open floor plans are out; dedicated spaces for remote work and learning are in. Yards are being transformed into entertainment spaces and walls are being repainted. At the same time, increased demand and safety concerns can make the remodeling process much longer than before.

Here are five trends to watch for this 2021 home-remodeling season.

1. A FOCUS ON DEDICATED SPACES

At the start of 2020, “the most requested design concept was

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