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Happy New Year!
Courtesy HGRBS News
Here we go anew. There aree things called "resolutions" and others coined "expectations." The former is definitive, the latter uncertain but optimistic. Invariably, on this end of things it is both: what is going to happen and what is expected to.
What is Going to Happen
This is a futuristic “road map” for reading, understanding, writing, customizing, and negotiating the perfect home maintenance and improvement contract. This one actually addresses, in depth, the wants, needs, and concerns of real people who happen to be American homeowners & homerenters.
What We Expect to Happen
More U.S. homeowners and homerenters will be more informed and connected with respect to their home maintenance and improvement projects.
HGRBS'' "Community Alert Campaign!" for 2014 resumes reachng more people than ever, in more places [ast year in Western Washington, alone, 55 communities of 23 cities were visited and information shared about HGRBS and the "Free Service Policy."]
Expectations are that coverage will be in other parts of the state of Washington and for the first time in other states.
HGRBS' first national tour which will included community workshops and speaking engagements in support of the rights and privileges of domestic private home sector to be secure from dishonest people asking to do work in, on, or around their homes.
HGRBS is a national home services network against home improvement fraud in America. We represent the interests of our homeowners and homerenters against corrupt contractors and people like them. We offer online.......
· Free Advice
· Free Consultation
· Free Support
Special Security Message
Please, do not select and hire anyone to do any work in, on, or around your home without throughly reseaching them. This cannot be stressed too much.
Apparently, of the millions of honest and loyal residential contractors in our country, there are approximately better than one hundred thousand who are corrupt. This is a reason it can be a great idea to take measures to ensure that the work you need done will be as good or better than you imagined. So here's to your project success for 2014!:
1. research contractors thoroughly
2. be certain they are operating well within the law of your state
3. do not make any sudden or overnight decisions on contractors
4. get several bids, from several different contractors
5. check out all references
6. Keep in touch with HGRBS (we are part of your back up crew)
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Spotlight on Home Fraud
Welcome to our new section which features introductions to select real stories of home maintenance and improvement fraud concerns in our country. These have been recently revised to entail:
a. One story chosen from each of the two months previous to each current edition of this bi-monthly newsletter
b. One story for the first month of the current bi-monthly edition
c. One story from the second month of the same edition as it becomes available
The design is to share moments in the lives of other people of the private home sector which can have useful significance on your decision to hire contractor to work in, on, or around the premises of your home.
A Price to Pave
The classic "bait 'n' switch" scenario is when retailers knowlingly advertise a product which may not necessarily be in stock just to get people to come to their establishments. wehn we finally get there the "sales" item or whatever is no longer into. However, they offer a similar item that is more expensive.
Yet there is another twist to this "bait 'n' switch" sage. It occurs when you and a contractor initially agree to have your project done for an amount of money suitable to you, but at project's end the contractor bills you for a lot more. The lower bit, of course, was the bait. You bit and like a fish on the hook you got snagged. That big bit (risk) on the hook cost a lot more than what you hoped for. Painfully, you got reeled in over the top!
Well, here is a story just like that. see how this guy did it.......
Hurricane Sandy and the Bandit
Surprisingly, there are still a lot of damaged home from Hurrican Sandy (Nov. 2012). Although the catstrophe hit dring the months of October and November 2012, there remains much work to be done on countless private homes affected by it.
Here, there is another scandulous person who goes around collecting advanced payments from homeowners (and perhaps some homerenters) who finally had the budget to have needed work done on their properties. The story does state exactly when these offenses occurred, but one thing is certain: On January 14, 2014 he was finally charged.
Credit: Bridget Murphy - Newsday
A Contractor You Can Call
The scenario is El Paso, Texas. Reportedly, a residential contractor went around to a number of homes promising repair work. according to the report, he collected thousands of dollars from a number of people but there was a problem. Either he'd do shoddy work or no work at all.
We wonder how something like this could possibly happen. Easy. Just pay a corrupt residential contractor in advance to show your good faith and kindness. Never fails. We think you will really benefit from this one!
Credit: Gina Benitez - KFOX14
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