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Saturday, December 4th, 2010
- Tin Men Movie about Deceptive Home Improvement Sales in Aluminum Siding Industry in 1963
- The vinyl replacement window industry was the first target of deceptive sales practices in Washington State
Remember the movie Tin Men with Danny Devito about high pressure sales tactic used in the 60’s selling customers door to door aluminum siding jobs? Although Danny Devito was hilarious in the movie getting pressured or deceived into making any type of purchase is not good.
Unfortunately if you think the days of the “Tin Men” (high pressure home improvement sales people) are over – think again. In Washington State Jack G. Zurlini Jr. (the Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division) is taking action against multiple home improvement companies selling vinyl replacement windows for unlawful marketing and sales practices (and the practices mentioned are not confined to the state of Washington). Here’s 3 questions to help educate and protect you against making a bad choice in contractors:
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Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
- A remodeled basement family room area
Thursday, November 25th, 2010
- Basement Remodeling Adds Cost Effective Living Space vs. a Room Addition
- Steel Entry Doors Add Curb Appeal and Provide a Great Value vs. Cost
Maybe at no time in recent history is it more important than now to spend your money wisely. We’re just pulling out of a recession (at a slower pace than most would like), housing and resale prices are still depressed, and unemployment is coming down (very slowly).
So – if you’re in a home that’s in desperate need of several home improvement projects where should you begin to get the most return for money spent? Is there some type of statistical guide to help you prioritize remodeling projects based on the market value they will add to your home? Fortunately the answer is yes!
Every year the remodeling industry with the assistance of Realtor magazine, the National Association of Realtors, Specpan (an on line market research company) and HomeTech Information Systems (an estimating software developer) team up to complete the Cost to Value Report. Here’s a quick recap of the findings: Continue reading “Remodeling Trends 2010 & 2011 – How to get the biggest bang for your buck” »