It’s hard to believe that it’s June already. Time to grill steaks and barbecue chicken, or head out to the beach or ballpark to enjoy a day in the sun. It also is time to celebrate the top-producing mortgage lenders in the nation. That’s right, for the fifth straight year, Scotsman Guide has collected and verified mortgage-loan data from lenders across America to produce lender rankings in several categories, including overall volume, retail volume, wholesale volume and correspondent volume.
Minnesota was named “Top State for Business” by CNBC in 2015, the first time the business-news network named a “high-tax, high-wage, union-friendly state” to the top spot. More recently, Forbes ranked the Gopher State at No. 15 in its “Best States for Business” rankings. Both rankings cite quality of life and an educated workforce as major reasons for the state’s business strength. According to Forbes, Minnesota’s 92.8 percent high-school graduation rate is the second highest in the nation.
Over the past few years, the mortgage industry has seen credit standards tighten to the point where only the most creditworthy borrowers can hope to get a mortgage loan. Some blame this on regulatory pressures from rules enacted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Now, the new presidential administration has promised to roll back federal regulations, and members of the Republican Congress have targeted the CFPB specifically.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".