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Two of Homeowners Favorite Standbys Aren't Worth What Most Think!

Posted on July 29, 2019 at 11:55 AM

Many homeowners believe they can’t do without these two perks: home warranties that promise to replace appliances that cannot be repaired and Angie’s List, the popular website that recommends contractors and repair specialists.

But both have come under fire recently from key consumer organizations, which say neither is as valuable as people think.

The Consumer Federation of America, a national organization made up of more than 250 nonprofit consumer groups, took Angie’s List to task for, among other things, “always” listing advertisers first and granting only those businesses that advertise on its site a “top rated” designation.

Angie’s List “is subject to conflicts of interest because it is supported almost entirely by payments from the businesses it evaluates,” the CFA report said.

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