Archive for September, 2009

Run For The Water

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Registration is now open for the 2009 Gazelle Foundation Run for the Water presented by Keller Williams Realty. Rapidly becoming the premier fall running event for Central Texas, Run for the Water’s offers everyone from kids to casual joggers to competitive runners a great event that supports a great cause. Retaining last year’s popular downtown […]

FICO 08 – New Credit Score Model

Monday, September 28th, 2009

The credit scoring system is being tweaked again as Fair Isaac Corporation, developer of the FICO credit score rolls out a new model dubbed FICO 08.The three major credit bureaus announced credit score packages of their own, probably having seen the success FICO was having in charging consumers for information on their credit scores. FICO, […]

This Month In Real Estate: August 2009

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Each month, This Month in Real Estate provides expert opinion and analysis on real estate trends across the nation. The aim of the consumer-oriented segments is to help combat the “doom and gloom” messages of the national print and television media with real information on real estate. If you have any questions about the Austin […]

Investing in Real Estate

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

It could be a good time to invest in real estate, given the abundance of foreclosures and other distressed properties with reduced prices. It could also be a bad time to invest in real estate, if you don’t know what you are doing. There’s the rub. It’s a good time to invest, but it is […]

Pending Homes Sales on Record Roll

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Contract activity for pending home sales has risen for six straight months, a pattern not seen in the history of the index since it began in 2001, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in July, increased 3.2 percent to 97.6 from a […]

Mortgage Credit Certificate Program (MCC)

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

How can your borrower… 1. Qualify for an additional $166 a month maximum? 2. Receive an additional $2,000 tax credit at the end of the year? 3. Pay a rate of 6% and it feel more like 4%? 4. Earn more income per month with a 1st time buyer program? 5. Receive an extra tax […]