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By John Jones
(Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty)
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The fourth factor in the credit scoring model has to do with having a fair mix of credit.  10% OF YOUR CREDIT SCORE IS DETERMINED BY THE TYPES OF CREDIT THAT YOU HAVE.   Unfortunately, the credit bureaus are rather vague about exactly how many of each type is ideal, but it's safe to say that havi...

By John Jones
(Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty)
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So after payment history and the amounts owed on accounts, the third factor looks more at how long a person has been creditworthy.  15% OF YOUR CREDIT SCORE  IS DETERMINED BY HOW LONG YOU'VE HAD CREDIT ESTABLISHED.  This doesn't mean how long you've had an actual credit report on file with the bu...

By John Jones
(Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty)
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The next most important factor in credit scoring is the balances on your accounts.  ACCOUNT BALANCES MAKE UP 30% OF YOUR CREDIT SCORE.  And as with payment history, there are many different facets to this factor.  For example. the total amount owed on all accounts is considered, but so are the in...

By John Jones
(Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty)
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Every consumer should be aware of what factors determine their credit score.  Credit scores are determined by a complex mathematical formula, known as an "algorithm".  As complex as this formula may be, the important thing to understand is that the credit bureaus have told us there are FIVE MAIN ...

By John Jones
(Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty)
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Many people have an irrational fear of having their credit pulled to pre-qualify for a loan, whether it be a mortgage, auto loan or any other type of consumer loan that requires a credit check.  This fear mostly comes from the widespread belief that credit inquiries can dramatically lower their c...

By MaryBeth Harrison, The Harrison Group
(Dallas Native)
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As unemployment and home foreclosures continue to rise and threaten the economic recovery, the mortgage insurance industry is stepping up its ongoing efforts to keep families in their homes. The industry has been at the forefront in developing systems and procedures to support the U.S. Treasury's...

By Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes
(United Real Estate Dallas )
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Walnut Hill Paint Company, located in North Dallas is, without a doubt, the best place to visit if you are embarking on a home decorating project, for your Dallas home. The large showroom includes displays of custom finishes designed by professional painters. Some of the paint brands carried in t...

By MaryBeth Harrison, The Harrison Group
(Dallas Native)
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Recent Data released this week....the market is turning.....while we are not out of the woods yet, and we will bump along the bottom for the remainder of 2009, the days of the 'buyer's market' are numbered......     Sales of newly constructed single-family homes rose 11% over last month - CNN Mo...

By Lynn Larson, REALTOR
(Keller Williams Elite)
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If you have mold in an area less  than 10 feet wide you may be able to remove it yourself. You can take the following steps if it seems like it a small area particularly in a bathroom or a kitchen area. 1) Wear a face mask, goggles, and rubber gloves. (do not touch the mold) 2) Seal off the area ...

By MaryBeth Harrison, The Harrison Group
(Dallas Native)
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Federal Reserve governors unanimously proposed tough new consumer-friendly disclosure rules for mortgages and home equity loans last week, tackling one of the less-appreciated causes of the nation's deep financial crisis. After 18 months of study and consumer testing, the Fed's division of consum...

By MaryBeth Harrison, The Harrison Group
(Dallas Native)
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New U.S. home sales rose by the largest amount in more than eight years last month, in another sign the housing market is finally bouncing back from the worst downturn in decades. The Commerce Department said Monday that sales rose 11 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,00...

By Lynn911.com ~ Dallas Real Estate Agent Top Team
(Dallas Houses for Rent Dallas Apartment Rentals Lynn911.com )
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lynn911.com "...I refuse to sign the listing agreement however like for you as my Realtor list my home..." POINT OF LISTING AGREEMENT FOR EITHER SALE OR LEASE: a)  Agreement allows Realtor legal authority list your home b)  Details all information discussed between listing agent broker office and...

By MaryBeth Harrison, The Harrison Group
(Dallas Native)
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Tune in live to on Monday, July 27th at 4:40pm for the Wall Street Shuffle. You can listen on the internet or tune into 1190am Dallas local channel. Click on the link below. The Harrison Group has launched a new division, the DFW Foreclosure Group, designed to help homeowners facing foreclosure h...

By Lynn911.com ~ Dallas Real Estate Agent Top Team
(Dallas Houses for Rent Dallas Apartment Rentals Lynn911.com )
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lynn911.com Dallas homes for lease how avoid a major problem I was involved with a Dallas home for lease transaction this week listing agent refused refused forward lease agreement till the tenants pulled up in their truck and "ready unload" If you are going to lease a Dallas home, apartment or a...

By Lynn911.com ~ Dallas Real Estate Agent Top Team
(Dallas Houses for Rent Dallas Apartment Rentals Lynn911.com )
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lynn911.com SCAM ALERT:  Dallas homes for lease ~ USE DALLAS REALTOR REPRESENT YOU  We have read in newspaper and heard on radio be careful when you are leasing a Dallas property through a ASSUMED HOME OWNER.  As professional Realtors we have to confirm and validate information prior to taking li...

By Lynn Larson, REALTOR
(Keller Williams Elite)
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The answer is YES! For the first time in 5 years Pre-owned homes sales  are up and the number of newly listed homes are down according National Association of Realtors. We are recovering from the slowest housing market that we have seen in the last 70 years.  

By MaryBeth Harrison, The Harrison Group
(Dallas Native)
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The federal tax credit for first-time home buyers is now half way to its Dec. 1, 2009, expiration date, and it seems fair to ask just how much it is helping real estate markets. The RE/MAX network in northern Illinois did just that, interviewing 40 RE/MAX agents from across the region about how t...

By MaryBeth Harrison, The Harrison Group
(Dallas Native)
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Be it the real estate market in 2009 or any other real estate market for that matter, the structure of a real estate purchase contract offer can be the difference in it being accepted or rejected. No, the offering price is not the only factor in negotiating a contract to purchase a home. Regardle...

By Lynn911.com ~ Dallas Real Estate Agent Top Team
(Dallas Houses for Rent Dallas Apartment Rentals Lynn911.com )
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lynn911.com Over past week I have received a number of calls across the country about wanting use Realtor forms !  CALLER or EMAIL:  I don't need a Realtor I just need use your forms when submitting a sales offer, OR non reality item, OR submit money into escrow.  ... YOU DON'T mind sending me a ...

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