Renovations in an Alexandria, Virginia, home have been blamed for causing damage to her family’s front porch.
Melissa Schumacher said she doesn’t have the funds to pay for the repairs, but that she has other bills to pay.
“I just don’t have that kind of money to pay my bills,” Schumachers told NBC4.
The renovations were done in September.
“They took the roof off, and I was like, ‘This is a big problem,'” she said.
“We’re getting bills for everything.
Schumbers said she is not alone in being in the dark about the costs of renovations. “
They told me, ‘We’ll pay your mortgage,’ but I’m not even getting the money I paid on my mortgage.”
Schumbers said she is not alone in being in the dark about the costs of renovations.
“It’s a scam, and it’s a fraud,” she said, adding that she hopes the government will investigate.
“What they’re doing is just making money off of people’s pain.”
The Alexandria Board of Realtors did not respond to a request for comment.
In a statement, the board said: “It is the board’s position that the homeowner’s complaint is a complete fabrication and that the board has no knowledge of the specifics of the situation, including the actual cost to the homeowner.”
Schaumber said she was unaware of the amount of the damages until she started looking into the matter.
“You can’t just go in and take someone’s property,” she told NBC 4.
“People have to have some responsibility.”
Alexandria is not the only city with such a scam.
The New York City Board of Estimates has also been accused of inflating repairs costs.
In March, the city council approved a $25 million settlement in a lawsuit brought by former residents of the building.
The settlement was announced by the city’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg.
“This is one of the largest public works projects in New York history,” Bloomberg said in a statement.
“The board’s job is to do the right thing for the people who live there.”
The city says the settlement was made to “ensure that the value of the land does not fall to an unaffordable level.”
However, the realtor said the settlement didn’t affect the number of properties that were sold to investors in the settlement.
“There is no impact on the number that were bought,” said the realty attorney, Joseph Mays.
“But it does affect the amount the real estate developers are willing to pay to make the purchase.”
In fact, real estate development in New Orleans has been on the rise, with more than 300 projects approved since 2015, according to the city.