Here are the Better Business Bureau tips for April.
- Jay Corn
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Energy Efficient Windows: A Clear Improvement? The warm weather is here, and many consumers are looking to make home improvements while sticking to a budget. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) advises consumers to balance cost effectiveness with energy efficiency, as more efficient windows, doors and skylights can make a big difference in energy consumption over time. Start by looking for products that carry the Energy Performance Ratings label from the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). The label can help determine how well a product will perform its key functions - helping to keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, keeping out wind, and resisting condensation. By using the …
Joining a gym? Going on a cruise. Make sure you read these tips from the BBB first.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Beginning last month, some homeowners who are “under water” with their mortgages can now refinance under the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP). However, the BBB warns consumers that banks and mortgage companies aren’t the only ones gearing up for the rush of applications. “Whenever there is a new or updated government program that may be a bit confusing, scammers come out of the woodwork to take advantage of that confusion,” said Dana Badgerow, BBB President and CEO. “There are already hundreds of websites claiming to be able to help homeowners through the HARP process, but many of them are fraudulent.” The BBB warns all homeowners who are thinking of applying for a HARP refinance to: The changes to the HARP program were announced …