Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hardwood Flooring industry seeing changes!

It has been long sinced believed that some of the larger Chinese hardwood flooring manufacturers had been subsidized by the Chinese government. So the United States Department of Commerce launched an investigation that led to a law that will place an additional on tax Chinese hardwood importers.
The Hardwood Floors Magazine recently wrote an article going into more depth about the issue:

Brian Heltzel

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Beware of Directbuy membership

A scathing article in the Star-Telegram about Direct Buy:
I am still baffled that people pay $5000 to just obtain a membership. It is sad to see people be decieved and duped out of their hard earned money.

Brian Heltzel

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Home improvement grants

A question I here often is are there really grants available for home improvement projects. The answer is yes. However they are not plentiful and it takes some work in applying for them, but if you and your home meet the the Federal or State guidelines then you might just be able to afford some repairs that your home desperately needs.
Here is a good article that provides some steps on how to apply for the grants and what to look for so you do not get scammed.

Brian Heltzel