Okay, so the housing crash has left you trapped in a home that no longer meets your needs. The kitchen is outdated, the bathrooms too small and you’d like a nice outdoor space. What do you do? The obvious choice is to remodel, but you’ve heard horror stories about the mess, the costs and the hassle.
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Several months ago I posted a BLOG describing how government bureaucrats were avoiding involvement with the issue of tainted drywall; and a couple of agencies have now acknowledged their responsibility to provide guidance. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have recently offered proposals and standards, but . . . → Read More: New Guidelines for the Remediation of Chinese Drywall Only Add to the Confusion
Several weeks ago I wrote a POST describing a settlement offer from Lowe’s for customers who had purchased “tainted” drywall, and the response from most was that the offer was more of a bad joke than a serious effort to help consumers. In the original offer, many of the victims were to receive Lowe’s gift cards . . . → Read More: New Settlement Offer From Lowe’s on Tainted Drywall
A recent report from the Government Accountability Office has questioned the way the Energy Star certification program works, and that it leaves opportunity for fraud and abuse. . . . → Read More: Is The Energy Star Label Meaningful?