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How Do I Add or Designate an Automatic Payment Method with MRIS Connect?

Did you know that you have the ability to automatically pay your balances through MRIS Connect? To select a payment method for automatic payments, you’ll need to go to your Dashboard here. (If you’re already logged in, just click the word Dashboard on the top right of your screen). Once... Read More

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New Photo Upload Coming This Spring

This spring we will launch Keystone Photo Upload – our new upload and editing tool for listing photos. Photo Upload provides a faster experience and more intuitive workflow. Photo Upload will work on desktop, laptop and tablet computers (yes, this includes your iPad), and it is responsive for the device on... Read More

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Tales of Real Estate Luck From Our Subscribers

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We have gathered some of the stories that were submitted when we put the call out for tales of luck from the real estate world. If you have your own lucky story to add to the collection, please write it in the comments. “The luckiest thing... Read More

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FHA Refinancing to Conventional Loans Expected to Increase

Thank goodness for rising equity. That’s what many FHA borrowers are saying these days. Roughly twenty percent of mortgages are FHA loans (as of Sept 2016) and last year approximately eight percent of refinances were from FHA to conventional loans, or about 20,000 per month. Given the increase in home... Read More

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NAR Releases Housing Affordability Measurement Based On Varying Income Levels

With all the rising home prices for our area it can be hard to know which income bracket suffers the highest burden when it comes to the cost of housing. But NAR has come up with a way to measure how affordable homes are for varying levels of income instead... Read More

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Use the Snow Day to Your Advantage with Our Webinars

Snowed in? Join us from the comfort of your home! This series will review all of the MRIS basics and is perfect for those new to MRIS, and also those looking to sharpen their skills. Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Getting Started with MRIS:  10:00 am – 11:30 am Getting Started... Read More


Exciting Updates Coming to Support and MRIS Connect Next Month!

Bright things are happening next month! Starting in April, the MRIS and TREND support centers will merge into the Bright MLS Customer Support Center with new hours – 8am-8pm Monday through Friday and from 9am-6pm on weekends. We’re adding some new functionality to MRIS Connect, too. All subscribers will have... Read More


February ’17 Housing Market Update: February Tops Monthly Record For Median Sales Prices In DC and Baltimore Metro Areas

The following analyses of the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore Metro Area housing markets have been prepared by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. of ShowingTime and are based on February 2017 MRIS housing data. DC Metro Overview February 2017’s median sales price of $399,700 was up $19,700 or 5.2% compared to last year.  This... Read More


How to Find and Print Your Annual Statement and Agent Sales Report

It’s easy to find and print your Annual Statement and Agent Sales Report using the redesigned website. For your Annual Statement, log in to by clicking Log In at the top right of the homepage. Once you’re on your Dashboard, click on your name at the top right.... Read More


Advice For Buyers Thinking Of Buying This Spring

This spring is likely to be a competitive one for real estate since inventory is still low but demand has stayed strong. In today’s Washington Post Bright MLS board member Jon Coile explores the different things buyers need to do to to prepare for the tight market, including how to... Read More

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