Only a pinch of SALT- Removing the taste for Home Ownership.

On November 1, 2017 the house GOP passed 2018  Tax Plan. With much heart ache, the plan will reduce taxes that would pay for many public services, including for health care. That was not a surprise.  What was a surprise by many was the elimination of the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction for interestContinue reading “Only a pinch of SALT- Removing the taste for Home Ownership.”

FACEBOOK HOUSING ADS DISCRIMINATE

On February 25, 2019, I quickly closed up my office after a long day starting at 5 am and hopped on public transit to attend the Inaugural Disability Collection in downtown Washington, DC.  After two years of hard work from disability advocates, Verizon and Getty Images,  a photo collection of a featuring individuals with disabilitiesContinue reading “FACEBOOK HOUSING ADS DISCRIMINATE”

28 days of Protesting

At the time of writing this article, thousands of protestors across the country are seeking social justice for the tragic death of George Flyod and other deaths by racists police officers. Too many people of color have died by the police throughout the decades. The protests have created a timeless debate on how Americans canContinue reading “28 days of Protesting”

FACEBOOK HOUSING ADS DISCRIMINATE         On February 25, 2019, I quickly closed up my office after a long day starting at 5 am and hopped on public transit to attend the Inaugural Disability Collection in downtown Washington, DC.  After two years of hard work from disability advocates, Verizon and Getty Images,  a photo collection ofContinue reading

7 days of insanity: Nellie Bly, A Woman making disability history 

March is host to International women’s day and Women’s month for the United States. I’m highlighting Nellie Bly (lonely orphan girl) for her journalism and advocacy of women with mental illness. Ms. Bly, born May 5, 1864 was offered a job, under the pen name of lonely orphan girl, with Pittsburgh Dispatch in 1885 afterContinue reading “7 days of insanity: Nellie Bly, A Woman making disability history ”

Property Taxes

On President’s Day, 2019, I yelled with the protesters….”Pay your share” and “Fund education not wealthy recreation.” I was with the members of Montgomery County Democratic Socialist. We came together at the entrance of Woodmont Country Club, one of four country clubs in Montgomery county, Maryland receiving massive property tax breaks from the state. AtContinue reading “Property Taxes”

Freelancing Accessibility

There probably hasn’t been a better time to be a freelance journalist. As a freelancer, you can choose many different venues to showcase your writing skills and make money. You set the rules.  There are really no boundaries. The same can be said about showcasing accessible homes for sale. There are two main websites thatContinue reading “Freelancing Accessibility”

The tale of the two house hunters.

As a proud home owner, I  have shared my joy of being a home owner with backyard bbq’s and dinner parties with my friends. I have also tried to convert other friends still renting  that they need to stop throwing away money and buy a home. Recently I have had one friend entering into aContinue reading “The tale of the two house hunters.”

The Disabled community’s Home Buying Power by States.

Prior to the housing markets, banks had no problem with lending money to low income and other disenfranchised groups. The loans provided a very low mortgage payment and interest rate for only a set time period. Once the time period ended, a large balloon payment became due and interest rates spiked. This practice created inContinue reading “The Disabled community’s Home Buying Power by States.”