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New post 03 Apr 2008, 12:20
Cancelling credit cards "might" hurt your score :)

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that is true, if you want the score, then probably the 1-month free trial thing is better. You can get your credit report in detail there... I used it to cancel some old credit cards I forgot about.

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New post 03 Apr 2008, 13:21
it might, but having too many open accounts is also bad. Catch 22 I guess. But I think my credit score is quite high, so I'm not worried about it at all (I've owned a condo for 5 years and never missed a payment, nor have I ever had a balance on any credit cards).
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so what is a good score? I got sevenhundred something out of 830, that is good, right?

oh and it says "you score is higher than 57.6% of US customers" .... dang 57 percentile is 560 on the GMAT :)
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No you have to retake it...you come from a tough demographic...

oh wait! you are asking about FICO (its actually FAKO on freecreditreport.com)!!!! Yes that is pretty good...

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so what is a good score? I got sevenhundred something out of 830, that is good, right?

oh and it says "you score is higher than 57.6% of US customers" .... dang 57 percentile is 560 on the GMAT :)

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So do you think I will be able to lease a car with this score, or do I have to re-take it?

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No you have to retake it...you come from a tough demographic...

oh wait! you are asking about FICO (its actually FAKO on freecreditreport.com)!!!! Yes that is pretty good...

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so what is a good score? I got sevenhundred something out of 830, that is good, right?

oh and it says "you score is higher than 57.6% of US customers" .... dang 57 percentile is 560 on the GMAT :)

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New post 03 Apr 2008, 13:35
Yes you should be ok. You should get some competitive rates.

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So do you think I will be able to lease a car with this score, or do I have to re-take it?

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No you have to retake it...you come from a tough demographic...

oh wait! you are asking about FICO (its actually FAKO on freecreditreport.com)!!!! Yes that is pretty good...

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so what is a good score? I got sevenhundred something out of 830, that is good, right?

oh and it says "you score is higher than 57.6% of US customers" .... dang 57 percentile is 560 on the GMAT :)

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Can we put together like an AA Housing links, tips and recommendations section on the first post of this thread? I for one am clueless about the good places, and I could use some help and tips on what places to check out.

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strange, over 700 is pretty good for FICO score, not sure why it's only in the 60th percentile area...
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strange, over 700 is pretty good for FICO score, not sure why it's only in the 60th percentile area...

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very well explained darden! I did not think of it that way! :)
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Nob Hill is the second most popular.


I was just checking out their apartments, and they are really small. Probably fine for 1 person, but not for my wife and I. Maybe we are just spoiled.

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I am in the same boat as well. I have always found some pretty newly constructed apartments to live in. I noticed that most of the apartments in AA are pretty old. I did not like Nob Hill based on what I have seen on the web. Woodburry seems ok but you should take a look at Lake Village- seems decent and a little spacious. Are you looking for a 1BD or 2?

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Nob Hill is the second most popular.


I was just checking out their apartments, and they are really small. Probably fine for 1 person, but not for my wife and I. Maybe we are just spoiled.

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New post 04 Apr 2008, 09:43
2 if possible. Could do a 1 bedroom if it had an office/den/study/whatever they want to call it. Our current apartment is 950 sq feet. It is moderately old, but has in unit w/d and dishwasher. I don't think I can give those up.

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We are leaning towards a 1BD and maybe a 1BD with a den (what we have currently). We have a W/D and are thinking about moving with the set. I "think" most apartments expect you to lease a w/d, atleast thats what our apartments in Cincy expected us to do. So instead of paying $40 a month and get nothing out of it, we decided to buy a set :)
but yeah, w/d and dishwasher are a minimum for us as well.


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2 if possible. Could do a 1 bedroom if it had an office/den/study/whatever they want to call it. Our current apartment is 950 sq feet. It is moderately old, but has in unit w/d and dishwasher. I don't think I can give those up.

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New post 04 Apr 2008, 10:22
Right now I like the looks of Woodbury Gardens and Lake Villiage. However I need to check out how close they are to campus and investigate transit options. I would really prefer to be able to walk to campus, but that might not be an option.

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Hi guys, I have found this website very helpful for finding out about bus connections between apartments and b-school: http://routes.aata.org/hiwire

For
1. Enter your starting point
first select APTS/CONDOS from the pull down meny
a new meny will appear where you can select the apartment complex that you are interested in

For
2. Enter your destination
first select U of M from the pull down meny
a new meny will appear where you can select "UM College of Business"

and than just click on Plan a Trip
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New post 05 Apr 2008, 19:23
My host pointed out that if you plan to go out frequently living close to campus makes it MUCH nicer so you can stumble home and don't have to worry about it :) This was something that I hadn't thought of, but am almost dead set on living in a house close to campus now. May not be as much of an issue since I think a lot of you are married, but just putting it out there.....

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Hey guys, what about the apartments on offer by Varsity Management (http://varsitymanagement.com/)? The apartments on offer do *look* pretty nice, but the prices aren't listed :? Any word from the current students on these?
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Count me in on the bandwagon everybody! While I have been waitlisted at Kellogg and Sloan, I am planning on dropping off them and moving forward with my Ross admit. As a huge football fan who is looking to create close bonds with my classmates while receiving a well-rounded general management education, I believe Ross is near perfect for my goals. I can't wait to meet you all!

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GBR roll call....

Who is coming and when?

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1) Manylander, Wednesday night (04/09/08)


Fill the list up ladies and gents...

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