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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Consumer Tips

I found these Consumer Tip Sheets on the Alberta Government website and thought they were a worthwhile read if you're thinking of renovating or buying a condo or timeshare:

Home Renovations and Repair
This document outlines everything you need to know about hiring a contractor as well as information about contracts and cancellation rights.

Contents include:
Choosing a Contractor
The Contract
Paying for the Work
Protect Yourself From Liens
Working with Prepaid Contractors
If You Have Problems
Home Insurance
More Information
Hire Certified Tradespeople
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/gs/pdf/home.pdf

Buying Time Shares
In this tipsheet, you'll find out:
· what a time share is all about,
· how you are protected,
· how to decide whether a time share is for you, and
· how to avoid problems when you buy a time share.
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/gs/pdf/timeshare.pdf

Buying and Owning a Condominium
Overviewing the key topics that affect buying and owning a condominium.
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/gs/pdf/tipsheets/Buy_Own_Condo.pdf

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