Scammers can target victims through any device connected to the internet, and your TV is no exception. The Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas has seen an influx of reports about scammers catching people off guard with pop-ups on their smart televisions. Their objective is to steal your personal information and money, and they could potentially gain access to your home network. The scam follows a similar pattern. You open a familiar streaming service on your smart TV. However, you can’t log in. Instead, a pop-up appears, telling you there is a problem with your device or your streaming subscription. You need to call a phone number or visit a website to fix it. In some cases, if you call the number, scammers pretend to be customer service representatives. They will insist you pay an activation fee or allow them remote access to your smart TV. These con artists will get your credit or debit card number if you pay the fee. If you give them access to your device … [Read more...] about BBB on Homes: Use these smart tips to avoid TV scams
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GHBA Remodelers Council: Making decisions when remodeling an older home
The attraction of buying and living in an older home that has features from a particular era is hard for some to resist. If you have purchased an older home and love its character, you may have to make decisions on whether and how it should be restored or remodeled. Older homes often come with challenges such as structural issues, water damage, plumbing and electrical issues. These issues should be addressed first before remodeling. Discuss your budget and options with your remodeler to help decide whether to preserve and match the style of the home or rip out and update. Custom-designed and built cabinetry is the preferred option to be explored when renovating an older home. While it seems as though stock cabinets may be easier on the budget, having your cabinets created and built will give your home a more authentic look and offer a wider variety of door styles, finishes and size options. The cabinets will be measured, designed and crafted using the unique specifications of … [Read more...] about GHBA Remodelers Council: Making decisions when remodeling an older home
Realtor View: What options do you have during a home search?
Buying or selling a home can become complicated in this already high-pressure market. Even other expensive items like cars or boats don’t present you with the level of complexity you will experience during most home sales. One part of the contract that’s designed to help make the process easier is the option period. The option provision is contained in all Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) residential contracts. On the new-home and resale contracts, it’s called the termination option; it’s in paragraph 23. Buyers pay for chance to say ‘no thanks’ During the option period, a buyer may terminate the contract for any reason and get his earnest money back. Most buyers use the option period to evaluate the condition of the property and otherwise determine if they want to proceed with the transaction, but that first point is worth repeating: It doesn’t matter what the buyer’s grounds are for terminating the contract. In fact, he doesn’t even have to give a reason as long as he … [Read more...] about Realtor View: What options do you have during a home search?
Realtor Profile: Meet Annie Boland with Greenwood King Properties
For this Realtor Profile, meet Annie Boland with Greenwood King Properties, who recently shared these insights. Q: What is your background? A: I was born in Houston and lived my entire life in the Memorial area, attending Memorial High School. After earning a bachelor’s degree in fine art and communications at college, I moved to Atlanta. I am so excited to be back in Houston and putting my 19 years of real estate experience to work right here in the very area I grew up in. Q: Why did you decide on a career in real estate and what are some things you enjoy about it? What were your inspirations (or who)? A : I’ve always loved real estate; when I was a child I used to draw floor plans rather than pretty flowers! I even thought about studying architecture in college. Prior to real estate my corporate careers included promotions at a top radio station, followed by working in sales and marketing capacities in the cable television field. For the past three years I’ve been … [Read more...] about Realtor Profile: Meet Annie Boland with Greenwood King Properties
Adele’s Vegas residency extended, singer reveals plans for the future
close Video Neil Cavuto discusses Adele's new single 'Easy on Me' 'Your World' host discusses the singer-songwriter's first release in almost 6 years and upcoming studio album. "Rumour has it" … that Adele is extending her Las Vegas residency! The singer revealed to her fans on Saturday that her "Weekends with Adele" show had been extended for 34 new weeks at The Colosseum at Caesar's Palace. Saturday was previously Adele's final scheduled performance before announcing the added shows. The initial 24-show residency was previously postponed in January 2022 just 24 hours before the British singer was set to take the stage. Adele explained that her disconnect from the entire event, which included her band as well as the overall design and setup of the show, led her to make the drastic decision to cancel. ADELE ON CANCELED LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY: 'I WAS A SHELL OF A PERSON FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS' Adele shared … [Read more...] about Adele’s Vegas residency extended, singer reveals plans for the future
March Madness: FAU, UConn through to Final Four; who’s next?
By The Associated Press March Madness is wrapping up the Elite Eight, and No. 1 seeds are nowhere to be found. Instead, Florida Atlantic became the lowest-ever seed to make the Final Four after beating Kansas State. And UConn’s back in the Final Four for the first time in nine years. There’ve been millions of busted brackets — and more games to come. Here is what to know: GAMES TO WATCH No. 5 San Diego State (30-6) vs. No. 6 Creighton (24-12), Sunday, 2:20 p.m. (CBS) A first trip to the Final Four awaits the winner of the South Region, and both used defense to secure their spot. The Aztecs stifled top-seeded Alabama’s All-American freshman Brandon Miller, blocked eight shots and forced 14 turnovers in a 71-64 victory. The Bluejays took out Princeton with a combination of 3-point shooting and a swarming second-half defense. Darrion Trammell sparked a go-ahead 12-0 run for San Diego State in the second half and the Aztecs hit 5 of 6 free throws in the final minute to finish … [Read more...] about March Madness: FAU, UConn through to Final Four; who’s next?
March Madness: Sunday, Monday to figure out Final Four
By The Associated Press March Madness has reached the Elite Eight! And unlike in the men’s bracket, two No. 1 seeds are still playing in the women’s bracket. Perennial contender UConn saw its streak of 14 straight Final Fours end, but there’s plenty of intrigue and sharpshooters left in the tourney. Here is what to know: GAMES TO WATCH No. 3 LSU (31-2) vs. No. 9 Miami, Sunday, 7 p.m. (ESPN) The resurgent Tigers under Kim Mulkey showed they are far more than first-team All-America Angel Reese, and they’ll face a Miami team that apparently finds no valley too deep to escape. Reece fouled out, but Alexis Morris hit four free throws in the last 10 seconds to bring the Tigers to the brink of their first Final Four in 15 years. LaDazDazhia Williams took advantage of the attention paid to Reese with a season-high 24 points for LSU and Reese had 17 points and 12 rebounds. The Hurricanes — Cardiac ‘Canes so far in the tournament — have never been to the Elite Eight, but earned their … [Read more...] about March Madness: Sunday, Monday to figure out Final Four
Report: Texas fails to hold repeat polluters accountable for unexpected emissions
More than 21,000 unexpected pollution releases by Texas companies have released over 400,000 tons of air pollution in Texas from 2016 to 2022, and companies in less than 1% of these cases have been forced by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to find the root cause and take preventive action, according to a new report . The report by the Environmental Integrity Project, dubbed the “The Polluter’s Playbook — How Loopholes and Lax Enforcement Harm Air Quality in Texas,” claims that the TCEQ has not been doing enough to hold companies accountable for unexpected pollution releases. The study focused on pollution that is unexpectedly released during an accident, a facility shutdown or startup or during maintenance. Such emissions are separate from what companies are allowed to release under their TCEQ permits. The report found that only 119 out of 21,769 unplanned emissions events were designated “excessive” by the TCEQ. Tagging an event as “excessive” means that … [Read more...] about Report: Texas fails to hold repeat polluters accountable for unexpected emissions
Linda Nolan inundated with support as she breaks silence on hospital photos
Linda Nolan gives an update on her cancer diagnosis in 2022 SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Linda Nolan, who has been diagnosed with cancer three times, has been inundated with messages of support after photos were shared of the singer leaving the hospital. She was picked up from hospital in Preston, Lancs, by her sibling Maureen and was unsteady on her feet as she was helped into the car. Related articles John Bishop in ‘pain like no other’ as he says beloved mum has died Jeremy Paxman puts on brave face as he’s pictured using cane at awards Taking to Twitter today, the 64-year-old shared an update with her legion of supporters who expressed their concern. It comes as Linda continues to … [Read more...] about Linda Nolan inundated with support as she breaks silence on hospital photos
Sunday Brunch’s Tim Lovejoy forced to apologise as ‘potty mouth’ guest swears on air
Channel 4 Sunday Brunch presenter Tim Lovejoy was left very red0faced when one of his guests accidentally said something very rude live on air during the latest episode. On the latest instalment, Tim and his co-star Simon Rimmer welcomed Lucy Beaumont, Ted Lasso's Phil Dunster, radio presenters Greg James and Edith Bowman, Daniel Mays and band All Time Low onto the show. But poor Lucy had a slip of the tongue while Simon was showing viewers how to cook ham and cheese croquettes to her and the rest of the celebrity guests. READ MORE: Sunday Brunch star Tim Lovejoy’s real life - tragic loss, ex-wife split and job fail As Tim asked Lucy what she did for fitness and hobbies, she joked that she just stresses out about them rather than doing anything. Admitting she constantly felt anxious about things, Lucy said: "Apparently that's quite good-" Tim replied: "It’s good for the metabolism?" Lucy responded: "Oh it is yeah, it all goes right through me, to be honest. "This … [Read more...] about Sunday Brunch’s Tim Lovejoy forced to apologise as ‘potty mouth’ guest swears on air