Archives: July 2012


VantageScore vs. FICO score

I have been getting a lot of questions about this lately. This is the best explanation I have seen. Vantage score seems more heavily weighted on available credit. Vantage Score vs. FICO score The VantageScore is based on six variables, versus the FICO score’s five variables. Here’s a comparison of the two: Vantage score Payment […]



The housing market has turned at last

From the Wall Street Journal The housing market has turned—at last. The U.S. finally has moved beyond attention-grabbing predictions from housing “experts” that housing is bottoming. The numbers are now convincing. Nearly seven years after the housing bubble burst, most indexes of house prices are bending up. “We finally saw some rising home prices,” S&P’s […]


DFW Top Schools

North Texas CHILDREN AT RISK’s 2012 Greater Dallas High School Rankings are based on the evaluation of 191 public high schools in the nine counties of North Texas (Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Rockwall, and Tarrant counties). Researchers based their methodology on 16 measures of performance to evaluate how well North Texas public […]