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  • August 12, 2023
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You’re ready to tackle your next home improvement project, and all you need is a contractor to take on the job. While it may be convenient to use the contractor who left a flyer at your door, homeowners should use caution when choosing a contractor to avoid getting caught in a scam.

Home improvement scams are on the rise—in 2021, the median loss from home improvement scams was $1,700. Scams also tend to increase following a weather event or during the warmer months. Before you sign any contracts or checks, keep these 10 common cons in mind to

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  • July 23, 2023

Concrete overflows a forming tube at the construction site of a new home Nathan and Kristyn Frazee planned to build near Warrensburg, Missouri.

Concrete overflows a forming tube at the construction site of a new home Nathan and Kristyn Frazee planned to build near Warrensburg, Missouri.

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Paying a contractor to do work on your home requires a lot of trust. Recently, a Warrensburg family had that trust broken after spending tens of thousands of dollars on construction work that didn’t deliver.

Kristyn and Nathan Frazee told The Star that they paid Eric Eberhart, a contractor with Clay County company JSE Construction, more than $28,000 for incomplete and poorly done work on their home.

The family took to Facebook in May

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  • July 17, 2023

Do you have some home projects in mind? If you’re considering paying someone else to take them on, it’s important to be cautious about scams by untrustworthy contractors. Home improvement scams that leave homeowners with incomplete or shoddy work occur more often than people realize. Knowing how to protect yourself from contractor scams can save you from the heartache and frustration of losing money to unscrupulous service providers. In this article, Today’s Homeowner looks at advice to avoid becoming a victim of a home improvement scam.

How Common Are Home Improvement Scams?

Unfortunately, home improvement scams continue to happen year

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