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As part of the Water Conservation Ordinance passed by the Dallas City Council on September 21, 2001 and amended in 2007, Dallas residents are not allowed to water outdoors between the hours of 10AM and 6PM between April 1 and October 31. This applies EVERY YEAR, not just in 2009.   The ordinance ...
08/09/2009
Dallas has a rather unique mix of homes with slab (also called "slab on grade") and pier and beam foundations.  The majority of pier and beam foundations in the Dallas area can be found on older homes built up to the 50's and early 60's.  Pier and beam foundations are still built today, but usual...
08/09/2009
Who wouldn't want to experience a flight into space?  It's certainly one of the things on my bucket list.  This is a video taken from a recent flight aboard a U2 spyplane.  They reached a maximum altitude of over 70K feet, which is just over 14 miles above the Earth.  It's certainly worth a view....
08/07/2009
Unfortunately some more bad news has just been released about a large wholesale lender.  I just received notice that Taylor, Bean and Whitaker Mortgage Corporation has ceased all operations effective immediately (August 5th, 2009 at 1:30PM).  According to their press release, they were notified b...
08/05/2009
Of the five factors that make up credit scores, this last one only accounts for a total of 10% of the score, but can have a large impact in the short term.  The most talked about and perhaps the most misunderstood factor is the one regarding credit inquiries.  10% OF YOUR CREDIT SCORE IS DETERMIN...
07/31/2009
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...
07/31/2009
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...
07/31/2009
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...
07/31/2009
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 ...
07/31/2009
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...
07/31/2009
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