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August 2016 Housing Market Update: Baltimore and D.C. Metro Area Sales Reach Highest August Levels in a Decade

September 13, 2016  |  by Corey

The following analyses of the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore Metro Area housing markets have been prepared by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. of ShowingTime RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and are based on August 2016 MRIS housing data. DC Metro Overview August 2016’s median sales price of $420,750 was up 2.4% or $9,750 compared to last year, the highest August price since 2007.... Continue Reading

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MRIS Compliance Games Event 5: Bonus Event

August 12, 2016  |  by Michelle

The final event of the 2016 MRIS Compliance Games is here! Today’s event consists of miscellaneous bonus questions so everyone gets an extra chance to increase his or her chances of winning! Go for the gold, and finish out strong by playing in this last and final event for the MRIS 2016 Compliance Games. Feel free to “warm up” for... Continue Reading

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July 2016 Housing Market Update: DC Metro pending sales reach highest July level since 2005. Baltimore area prices up for fifth month straight.

August 10, 2016  |  by Corey

The following analyses of the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore Metro Area housing markets have been prepared by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. of ShowingTime RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and are based on July 2016 MRIS housing data. DC Metro Overview July 2016’s median sales price of $435,000 was up 0.6% or $2,500 compared to last year but down 2.5% or 11,000 compared... Continue Reading

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A Handy Primer On Eco-Friendly Pools From RISMedia

July 14, 2016  |  by Ellen

It’s the season of sunshine and swimming which could have many buyers thinking, “Hmmm….maybe we should think about a home that comes with a pool….” While some buyers might be happy to have ANY pool, there will also be eco-conscious buyers that could have questions about swimming pools and their impact on the environment. If you need to brush up... Continue Reading

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June 2016 Housing Market Update: More homes sold in June in the DC and Baltimore regions than any month in more than a decade

July 13, 2016  |  by Corey

The following analyses of the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore Metro Area housing markets have been prepared by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. of ShowingTime RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and are based on June 2016 MRIS housing data. DC Metro Overview June 2016’s median sales price of $446,000 established a new high for the D.C. Metro area.  Prices were up 1.6% ($7,000) compared... Continue Reading

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Mortgage Principal Reduction Plan Gets Closer To Rollout

July 12, 2016  |  by Ellen

The plan to reduce the mortgage principal for a select number of severely delinquent borrowers is getting closer to implementation. Servicers have to contact potentially eligible borrowers by July 15th to begin the process so that they can meet the deadline of notifying those that do qualify by the October 15th deadline. But who is eligible? In the MRIS footprint, Maryland and Pennsylvania have... Continue Reading

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New Features Added To Authentisign Make eSignatures Even Easier

July 11, 2016  |  by Ellen

The latest updates to the e-signature platform Authentisign have added functionality to several parts of the signature process, giving you more options when you’re out on the road and need a document signed. Private Participant: Add a signer without knowing their email address. A private signer’s email address can be added later by another participant. Separate Authentisign Documents: Documents that are... Continue Reading

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HUD Warns Consumers About Potential Phone Scam

July 8, 2016  |  by Ellen

The Dept. of Housing and Urban Development has sent out an alert regarding a phone scam that claims to award HUD grants in the tens of thousands of dollars. One woman, represented by a law firm in Washington D.C., wired the $350 fee they asked for only to never receive the $48,500 she had been promised. Another potential victim, based in... Continue Reading

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Real Estate Agents Share Last Minute Deal Breakers

July 7, 2016  |  by Ellen

There’s an article over on Inman Select that has real estate agents discussing the many different reasons why they have had a sale get so close to being finalized, but at the last minute something happens and the deal gets called off. A few of them stand as cautionary tales that could happen to any deal, but there are a... Continue Reading

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Homesnap Pro’s Latest Upgrades Enhances Search For School Boundaries, Broker Opens, And More!

July 6, 2016  |  by Ellen

Top 5 Most Important Homesnap Pro Updates – June 2016 from Homesnap on Vimeo. The free phone app that gives agent instant access to nearly everything they need when showing a home has just released several major upgrades to make it an even more powerful tool. The video above walks you through the major upgrades, which include: The new “Clustered... Continue Reading

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