Home renovation fraud on rise in Burlington and across Halton Region

Halton Regional Police are warning residents in Burlington and the rest of Halton about a home repair fraud operating in the region. PEXELS PHOTO

Does the person at the door offering to fix your roof or repair your driveway for a real good price sound too good to be true?

Chances are, it is.

Halton Regional Police are warning residents in Burlington, Oakville, Milton, and Halton Hills about a home repair fraud operating in the region.

Police say there have been multiple complaints with a similar approach by similar suspects in Halton, with a number of these complaints happening in

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Starting A Home Renovation? Don’t Ignore These Key Insurance Risks

More homeowners have been renovating their homes instead of buying due to housing prices. While continuing to build equity in your home can be advantageous financially, navigating a construction project isn’t easy. And when something goes wrong, many homeowners are surprised to learn of gaps in their insurance coverage or their contractor’s. Before starting a home renovation project, take steps to help ensure you’re covered against these potential risks.

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Whether you’re a new homeowner looking to personalize your space or an existing homeowner seeking to revamp your living quarters, prioritizing your renovation projects is essential. With countless ideas and improvements to consider, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. That’s why we’re here to guide you through the process and help you focus on the right areas first. In this article, we’ll walk you through six key areas that deserve your attention from the get-go. By the end, you’ll have a clear roadmap to transform your home into the haven you’ve always dreamed of. Let’s get started!

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In order to know exactly what she’s working with, New York designer and AD PRO Directory member Elena Frampton makes it a rule to thoroughly scrutinize all the built elements, from floor to ceiling, and all architectural details in between. “Leave no stone unturned when it comes to kitchens and baths,” says Frampton. “It’s always worth looking into what lies underneath. Is there wood under the carpet? Do the fireplaces work? Is there enough power for contemporary systems?” Unanswered questions now can turn into emergency projects later. 

The centerpiece of this prewar duplex is a double-height grand salon, which Frampton

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