SOUTH PORTLAND, ME – NOVEMBER 25 2016: Max Richardson, 17, of Cumberland, and Trinity Turcotte, 16, of Brunswick, wait in line to get into the store Victoria’s Secret’s Pink store just after midnight during Black Friday at the Maine Mall. (Brianna Soukup/Getty Images)Black Friday offers tantalizing steals, ranging from toys to smart-home gadgets. But, ‘tis the season to also be a critical shopper, as it’s not the optimal time for everything. It might be worth it to hold off on buying certain items.
With Black Friday around the corner, gadget junkies and thrifty bargain hunters are scouring stores and the web to find the best deals on holiday gifts. But one big-ticket item is not on clearance — homes. According to a new biannual Trulia report, the late fall and early winter are when you’re least likely to see a listing price come down. The “Black Friday” equivalent for a good deal on a house is August, with 13.9% of all listings seeing a price cut.
With home prices hitting new highs, homeownership appears increasingly unattainable for the 20- and 30-something cohort. But, that’s not stopping them from gravitating toward HGTV’s aspirational and escapist programming. Together, Gen Z and millennials account for 55% of HGTV’s audience. Michael Barrera, 25, spends five to six hours each week watching HGTV, allowing himself to binge on Sundays. “Fixer Upper,” a primary ratings driver for HGTV, is his favorite show.
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".