TONIGHT ON "ABC's THE LOOKOUT"
What You Need to Know Before Buying a New Home or Hiring a Moving Company
Plus, the Flow of Feng Shui
"ABC's The Lookout" is a survival guide to the modern consumer jungle, offering a mix of compelling undercover investigations and lively dispatches about how you spend your money. Featuring smart reporting from ABC's powerhouse team of correspondents, "ABC's The Lookout" covers the trends and products that obsess Americans, offering tips along the way about how to maximize value and avoid costly mistakes. "ABC's The Lookout" airs WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Reports airing on Wednesday, June 26 include:
· Moving Troubles: Packing years of belongings in piles of boxes and relocating your entire household is hard enough even when everything goes right. But what if your moving company takes away your stuff, then says you owe them more than their original price? Nick Watt investigates one family's tale of moving woe.
· Real Estate Ads: When it comes to selling your home, what tricks of the real estate trade are fair game and what goes over the line? From a celebrity broker caught adding fake fanciness to apartment photos, to doctoring the view or add a stunning sunset that could never happen in real life, Cynthia McFadden reveals what you need to look out for next time you are on the house hunt.
· Gas Pumps: Think that gas pump meter is accurate? Think again. Cecilia Vega looks at the efforts to calibrate gas pumps, the army of workers out on the road testing them and how a pump can "creep" - sometimes picking your pocket and sometimes giving you a little surprise.
· Feng Shui: Need to free up the flow of psychic energy through your home? That's exactly what Feng Shui practitioners say they can do for you, improving your life along the way. "ABC's The Lookout" invited a string of these consultants to a home to do their thing. They came, they saw, they moved (the furniture). Amy Robach reports.
Jeanmarie Condon is executive producer. David Scott is senior broadcast producer.