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Fall expo draws thousands for winter home improvement



 

Fall expo draws thousands for winter home improvement

Fall expo draws thousands for winter home improvement
News from WANE:

Fall Home Design Expo at the Allen County War memorial Coliseum.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Sunday the Fall Home Design Expo closed down its booths after a full weekend of home improvement and fall activities.

Booths filled up the War Memorial Coliseum for the festival. It’s the tri-state’s only “all under one roof” home improvement show. It showcases vendors that specializes in kitchen, bath, carpet, roofing, cooking and remodeling areas of home maintenance.

This year, the festival featured a special event each day. On Friday there was a wine and cheese tasting show. Saturday the event focused on Taste of Home demonstrations. Finally, on Sunday Fort Wayne’s Farmers market was open.

“Home remodeling is booming,” event organizer David Marquart said. “Getting energy efficient appliances and getting your house ready for winter is import.” Marquart said the housing market is tough. He sees a lot of people who will stay at their house with just a few updates.

On average about 2,000 to 3,000 people attend the Fall Home Design Expo every year.

Marquart said next year he would like to see a holiday bazaar added to the events the show features.

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Don’t Be A Victim Of Home Improvement Fraud
News from WSPA.com:

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. -

Whether its minor repairs or major renovations, experts say homeowners looking for a contractor need to do their homework to avoid being swindled, ripped-off or cheated.

“You want to make sure that you check these people out. Verify their insurance information and verify they are licensed and bonded,” says Phae Moore, Executive Director of the National Center for the Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud.

NCPHIF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate communities on how to protect themselves from home repair nightmares.

Moore says roofing scams are one of consumer’s top complaints, especially in South Carolina. The problem became so troublesome, state lawmakers passed new regulations last year that protect homeowners against bogus roofers.

“Unfortunately, people get taken advantage of,” says Glenn Johnson of Piedmont. “I am trying to dot the I’s and cross the T’s, so I have the least amount of chance of losing money.”

Johnson says he wants to begin flipping houses and he can’t afford to become a victim of fraud.

He attended Moore’s workshop “How to Find, Hire, Work With and Pay Contractors to Avoid Home Re…………… continues on WSPA.com

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