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Rental applications, child support payme

Rental applications, child support payments to be factored into new credit reports Inman News, Monday, October 10, 2011.
Mortgage lenders will soon have access to new details about a prospective borrower’s past — such as past rental applications, inquiries to pay-day lenders, and missed child support payments — that will be factored in to a new credit score.Real estate and mortgage data aggregator CoreLogic says it’s signed an agreement to work with Fair Isaac Corp., the owner of the widely used FICO score, to develop new credit risk scores for the U.S. mortgage industry.


October 13, 2011 Posted by | Fredericksburg TX | Comments Off on Rental applications, child support payme


According to the Austin American Statesman the Texas Dept. of Agriculture’s research shows that wine tourism increased more than 40% from 2007 to 2009 to more than 1.3 million visitors.  There are now more than 220 wineries in the state many of which seem to be in our own Gillespie County area.

Three new operations are under way on US 290 east, Messina Hof; Mendelbaum Cellars (a tasting room featuring wines form Inwood Estates in Dallas; 4.0 Cellars, a collaboration from McPherson Cellars in Lubbock, Lone Oak Winery in Burleson and Brennan Vineyards in Comanche.  These 3 join the many already established Wineries located around the Hill Country with tasting rooms on Main Street as well.

In 2007 an Orbitz study found that the Hill Country was the No. 2 wine destination in the country, right behind Napa Valley in California.    October 22nd is the annual Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest on Market Square .  A celebration of Texas food and wine with cooking school, speciality booths, music and much more. gives more information and opportunity to purchase tickets.

October 13, 2011 Posted by | Fredericksburg TX | Comments Off on FREDERICKSBURG WINE COUNTRY