Reverse mortgages are in trouble. In fact, it’s fair to say that reverse mortgages may well be gone under the Trump Administration. “For most older people, the use of home equity in retirement is not a question of if, but when and how,” said Jay Greenberg, CEO of NCOA Services, a subsidiary of the National Counseling on Aging.
With April 15 now upon us a question lingers: Isn’t there a better way to deal with this annual effort to find receipts, stubs and numbers that balance? My interest in taxes is both economic and genetic. My late father was a CPA for more than 60 years and at age 90 or thereabouts was renowned both for driving an Alfa Romeo and auditing complex corporate books. At an early point my father took me aside to explain the facts of life.
Real estate lending is now in record territory, in large measure because of lagging mortgage rates. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association the average purchase mortgage is now $318,200, the highest level on record since the Association began tracking such data in 1990. The MBA data is important because it demonstrates the widespread willingness of American home buyers to purchase properties at today’s prices.
G-fees are the hidden charges which are supposed to help homeowners get cheaper #mortgages. Guess what? Now they're being collected by Uncle Sam, a tax paid by borrowers to hold down the federal deficit and the reason g-fees should be lower.
G-fees are the hidden charges which are supposed to help homeowners get cheaper #mortgages. Guess what? Now they're being collected by Uncle Sam, a tax paid by borrowers to hold down the federal deficit and the reason g-fees should be lower. https://t.co/Lb1DMU29Ve
The idea of "fairness" in the tax system is delusional. No such quality exists. Real estate is a big ticket item and if you want a lot of consumer spending that creates a lot of jobs it makes sense to encourage homeownership through the tax system.
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".