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Good News For Home Equity Around The Country

RealtyTrac has released their 2nd Quarter 2015 Home Equity and Underwater Report and things are much improved compared to this time last year. The number of homes “seriously underwater” homes that went into foreclosure was 34.4 percent in Q2 2015, down from 43.6 percent in the second quarter of the year prior. Seriously... Read More

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We Want To Know Wednesday: What Real Estate Issue Would You Tell Congress About?

During May’s REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo a number of professionals from our industry met with members of Congress to share with them the important real estate issues (REALTOR® Magazine has just posted a brief recap here). Two of the hot topics discussed were the importance of extending mortgage debt cancellation... Read More

Welcome

MRIS Welcomes Four New Association Executives

MRIS is excited to introduce the following Association Executives from Southern Maryland Association of REALTORS®, Prince George’s County Association of REALTORS®, Bay Area Association of REALTORS® and PEN-MAR Association of REALTORS®. New Southern Maryland Association Of REALTORS® CEO: David Jenkins – David brings over thirty years of varied experience in... Read More

She Sheds

New Outdoor Design Trend On The Rise: She-Sheds

Perhaps as a response to the man cave movement, women are taking up some space of their own with ‘she sheds’. RISMedia tipped us off to this photo gallery over on Lighter Side of Real Estate that shows what a little ingenuity can do to these neglected backyard structures. They’ve all been turned... Read More

MRISmobileapps

Did You Know Your Phone Can Do This?

As an MRIS customer, you have access to a number of mobile-friendly websites and applications as part of your core product subscription. Here are just a few things you’re able to do from your smartphone! 1. Change your listing’s price, status, expiration date and Internet remarks. With MRIS Mobile, you... Read More

Boats

Here’s Where To Look For Homes With Boat Docks

In honor of summer we have released a ranking of the top twenty zip codes with the highest concentration of waterfront listings that come with boat docks. If you have any clients looking for a home that comes with parking for their boat, feel free to share this list so they can... Read More

MDP Parcel Viewer

New Maryland GIS Maps Tutorial Guide

Attention Maryland Agents and Appraisers: Have you tried out the new Maryland GIS Assessor Maps? A new tutorial guide is now available to help you optimize your Maryland GIS Maps search experience using the MDP Parcel Viewer, Maryland’s GIS Maps solution. Follow the directions below to access the guide from... Read More

Applications

We Want To Know Wednesday: What Apps and Tech Tools Are Crucial For Your Job?

As we roll out even more technology opportunities to help our agents do their jobs, we want to hear what apps, devices, and other tech tools do you rely on to get your job done? The most common ones we hear about are email, GPS navigation systems, and an alarm for... Read More

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Countdown To The New TILA-RESPA Rules: What You Need To Know

The new Truth In Lending Act/Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (TILA-RESPA) goes into effect on October 3rd, so we’re rounding up the information you need to be aware of before the big day. Former CEO/Executive Vice President of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® (1997-2005) and current MRIS Board of Directors... Read More

Americans Expect Home Prices and Mortgage Rates to Increase

Fannie Mae Releases App To Manage The Homebuying Process

HOME is the new app for homebuyers created by Fannie Mae that pulls together several frequently-used online tools in one place to help homebuyers keep track of their goals. In addition to the usual affordability and mortgage calculators it also comes with an in-app checklist feature, Fannie Mae educational resources,... Read More

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