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Home improvement done smartly


Home improvement done smartly

Home improvement done smartly
News from LubbockOnline.com:

Greg Linder, president and CEO of Better Business Bureau of the South Plains, has seen or heard of just about every home improvement scam there is.

Most of them, he said, are easily avoidable.

Since homes are the most valuable financial asset for most people in Lubbock, homeowners want to keep their homes in good condition, and whether they’re combating age or weather or simply upgrading, improvements come at a cost.

That need inevitably means some people will try to take advantage of homeowners. The Better Business Bureau reported more than one million home improvement inquiries filed in 2013.

To make people aware, the BBB has several personal accounts posted on its website of how people fell victim to a scam and what they could have done to avoid it, but Linder said it typically boils down to only a few main points.

The first is the importance of reading over the contract thoroughly, and to make sure it is detailed and that there isn’t any blank spaces that could be filled in after signing.

Linder said the contract needs to lay out the specific set of tasks to be done. When replacing a fence, for example, the contract needs to describe the number of boards and the specific job requirements that are going to be done to install them.

Shaun Foreman, owner of Foreman Construction, agreed with Linder. To make his customers…………… continues on LubbockOnline.com

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