With over a thousand lenders in Maryland to choose from, it's daunting to figure out where you should apply for a mortgage. We looked at interest rates, origination fees and service quality to recommend some of the best mortgage lenders in the state for various types of borrowers. So far in 2017, mortgage rates in Maryland have stayed close to the overall U.S. average.
When you buy or sell a house, you must pay a transfer tax as a percentage of the sale amount. Depending on your address, it's possible to encounter transfer taxes at the city, county and state level. You may also run into federal transfer taxes on property obtained as a gift or inheritance. The transfer taxes involved in such cases are more commonly known as the estate tax and gift tax. A transfer tax is the city, county or state's tax on any change in ownership of real estate.
Texas is home to some of the largest real estate markets in the country, with hundreds of lenders financing purchases and refinancing existing mortgages. For a realistic picture of the best mortgage lenders in Texas, we collected estimates from banks and direct lenders doing business throughout the Lone Star State. We found the best mortgage rates in Texas were substantially lower than those in many other U.S. states, but they followed a pattern we've seen elsewhere.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".