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MRIS Marketing Center

Create Flyers and Postcards With MRIS Marketing Center

MRIS Marketing Center, powered by Imprev, lets you create stunning marketing materials for both print and online distribution. The most exciting part of the MRIS Marketing Center is the fact that with a few clicks from the Keystone Homepage, you can select a design for a marketing piece and have listing photos... Read More

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Mortgage Rules Could Change To Help First-Time Home Buyers

Good news could be coming for first-time homebuyers, and perhaps all buyers, who are struggling to qualify for a mortgage. The Federal Housing Finance Agency—this is the group that oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac— announced on Monday that they would seek to lower the required down payment amount from 5% to... Read More


Showing Safety Tips From Our Readers

We recently asked our readers to share some of the safety precautions they take when showing houses to clients, so here is a recap of what our clients had to say. Please add any other ideas you have in the comments below. “I like to meet a stranger in a... Read More

Realtor Domains

NAR Registration For .REALTOR Domains Opens Thursday

The day is almost here. Real estate agents will be able to claim their names as a website with the extension .realtor on October 23rd. Head over to the link so you can get your preferred website address before anyone else does. Remember, the first 500,000 sign-ups can waive... Read More

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The Buzz About Houzz Is Getting Even Louder

Have you heard about Houzz? It’s an online site filled with photos of homes, interior decor, landscaping, and just about anything to do with living spaces. The highly popular site has 25 million visitors and just closed another round of financing for $165 million (which makes the company worth $2.3 billion, in... Read More

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Mapping The Rise In Home Prices For Washington D.C.

There’s a study out by Urban Institute quantifying the drastic change in housing prices, properties, and buyer demographics for Washington D.C. and the Washington Post summary comes with a cool interactive map that shows the changing trends since 2002. Prices have certainly risen for both buyers and renters, but the increase... Read More


We Want To Know Wednesday: What Are Your “Spooky” Real Estate Stories

Have you ever encountered any paranormal activity when touring a listing? How about hearing odd sounds or a shadow that just disappeared around a corner before you could catch a glimpse of it? We want to hear all about it so we can post our clients’ spookiest real estate moments... Read More

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SentriLock Reports Increase In Foot Traffic For September

The National Association of REALTORS has released an infographic based on foot traffic data from SentriLock and the news is good. For September 2014, the number of showings is up considerably compared to this time last year. NAR states this measure is a strong leading indicator of contract activity one to two... Read More

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MRIS Connect – What’s That?

Are you subscribed to receive MRIS Communications emails? If so, you should have recently received an email from us about upcoming changes to our billing system. In mid-November 2014, MRIS is scheduled to launch our new customer portal, MRIS Connect. We are really excited about the ways it will enhance... Read More

RBI September 2014

RBI September 2014 Market Update: Flat Prices for Baltimore, DC Metros

The following market highlights for the Washington, D.C. Metro and Baltimore, MD Metro Area housing markets have been prepared by RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and is based on September 2014 MRIS housing data. Click here to view the full releases. Baltimore Metro Overview Increase in closed sales led by detached... Read More

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