Monthly Archives: October 2017

Pomona Park – New Homes in Northwest San Antonio 

Pomona Park is a charming new home community of 61 single family homes in northwest San Antonio, located within Loop 1604 and tucked away within an established neighborhood off of Prue Road. Pomona Park offers easy access to South Texas Medical Center and local destinations for shopping, dining and recreation including HEB-Plus, Shops at La Cantera, The Rim, O.P. Schnabel Park and Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

Century Communities is building single and two story, 3 to 5 bedroom homes at Pomona Park ranging in size from approximately 1,477 to 3,000 square feet.

One of the unique floorplans available at Pomona Park is the Aspen floor plan, which is shown off to full advantage at the model home. This open concept home has an office just off the entry then opens to the island kitchen, dining and living area, with an inviting sun room at the rear, adjacent to the master bedroom. The Aspen is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home at approximately 1848 square feet per plan.

Pomona Park is located within the Northside Independent School District.

POMONA PARK COMMUNITY INFORMATION

Homes Square Footage Range: approx. 1,477sq ft to 3,356 sq ft.

Annual HOA Dues: $690 per year*

SCHOOLS **

Elementary – Scobee Elementary School

Middle – Stinson Middle School

High School – Brandeis High School

*This fee may be subject to change

**School assignments may vary. Please contact the school district,

See more details about available and to be built homes in Pomona Park here –https://www.showingnew.com/trudyedwards/community/texas/san-antonio/pomona-park/113387

For more information about Pomona Park homes or other San Antonio area real estate, please contact Trudy Edwards at (210) 595-9801. Sign up at my website, http://www.TrueSARealEstate.com to receive information about homes for sale in Pomona Park.

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Equifax Data Breach—What to Do to Protect Your Credit and Identity

On September 7th, 2017, Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting bureaus, revealed that hackers had gained access to their company data from May to July 2017. This data breach compromised the personally identifying information of 143 million American consumers, including names, social security numbers, addresses, dates of birth and driver license numbers. In addition, about 209,000 customer credit cards were compromised along with personal identification documents from 182,000 accounts in dispute.

This information could be used by criminals to open new credit accounts, file for tax refund anticipation loans, or otherwise impersonate individuals in a way that can be severely damaging to the victim’s finances and credit history.

Here are some steps you can take to  protect your personal information, identity and credit score.

1: Find out if you were affected – Equifax has created a site at www.equifaxsecurity2017.com where you can see if you were one of the millions of people whose data was compromised by the breach.

2. Sign up for credit monitoring – Equifax is offering free identity theft protection and credit file monitoring to all U.S. consumers for one year, regardless of whether they were impacted by this incident. To find out if you were affected by the breach and to enroll for Equifax’s credit monitoring service go to the www.equifaxsecurity2017.com page where you will be asked to provide your last name and the last six digits of your Social Security number.

To sign up for free credit monitoring you will be asked to provide additional information to verify your identity including a valid email address and mobile number. Within a few days, you will receive an email with a link to activate Equifax’ TrustedID Premier credit monitoring service. When the email arrives, you will need to follow the link to verify your email address and complete your enrollment.   The enrollment period ends on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

3. Check Your Credit Reports – You can obtain a free copy of your credit report from each of the reporting agencies once a year at www.AnnualCreditReport.com. Check your credit reports and financial statements on a regular basis to look out for any suspicious activity such as payments you don’t recognize or accounts that you didn’t open. If you suspect someone used your identity to open credit card accounts or take out loans you must contact the company’s fraud department immediately.

4. Set up a Fraud Alert – A fraud alert makes it harder for identity thieves to open accounts in your name. When a fraud alert is set, companies are required to verify your identity by contacting you directly before opening a new credit account. To set a fraud alert, contact one of the credit card bureaus and ask for an initial fraud alert. You only need to contact one of the companies for the alert to be set, and it will last 90 days. After that, you’ll have to renew it.

5: Put a Freeze on Your Credit – If you want to make it even harder for anyone pretending to be you to open a new line of credit in your name you can contact the credit bureaus and place a freeze on your credit file to restrict access to your credit report.

6: File Your Taxes Early! – Criminals have used stolen identity information to file taxes to receive a tax refund anticipation loan.  File your taxes early in order to file before an impostor tries to file with your info. Contact the IRS immediately if you suspect a fraudulent return has been filed with your info.

Helpful Contact Info for Credit Bureaus & FTC

Equifax: 1-888-766-0008 www.Equifax.com

Experian:  1-888-397-3742 http://www.experian.com

Transunion: 1-800-680-7289 www.transunion.com

Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Response Center
1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338)
www.ftc.gov/idtheft