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Learn More About The Sneaky Modus Operandi of Patent Trolls

August 18, 2015  |  by Ellen

There’s a strong movement from companies and organizations all across the country to reform the patent litigation system so innocent groups aren’t vulnerable to so-called patent trolls. These are the ad-hoc business entities that make a living off of settlements from lawsuits over many of the commonly found features on a website. One broker in Texas, for example, was sued... Continue Reading

Curb Appeal

Ideas For Curb Appeal To Share With Your Clients

August 17, 2015  |  by Ellen

Do you have any sellers who have had a home on the market for a while without seeing much activity? RISMedia has put together a helpful list of easy upgrades to a home’s exterior that may give them some ideas. It even comes with a few statistics to help convince sellers these projects are worth the time and effort. For... Continue Reading

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MRIS Region Sees Some Of The Highest Average Downpayments In The Country

August 14, 2015  |  by Ellen

Lending Tree has released data for the average downpayment size for every state and Washington D.C. ranks the highest, with Virginia and Maryland falling not far off from the top ten. The District averaged downpayments that were 21.03% of the home price, while Virginia and Maryland were 16.99% and 17.01% respectively. MRIS does have a presence in part of West... Continue Reading

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Want a Pool? Beat the Heat with These Listings

August 12, 2015  |  by Alyssa

This summer has been hot, hot, hot, leaving many buyers longing for a home that has a nice, cool pool to help beat the heat. However, this luxury doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Dive in to this slideshow to view some of the available listings at various prices that feature swimming pools.

Foreclosures

The New RealtyTrac Foreclosure Tool is Here

August 11, 2015  |  by Tera

Have you ever wondered what the Foreclosure tab in Matrix does? It now links you to our new Foreclosure tool powered by RealtyTrac! By working with RealtyTrac, MRIS customers now have access to the largest and most up-to-date database of foreclosures and new product features that make searching distressed properties easier than ever. This tool offers several powerful features, including: Easy... Continue Reading

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RBI July 2015 Update: Another Strong Month for D.C. Metro, Baltimore Metro saw double-digit increases

August 10, 2015  |  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 RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and are based on July 2015 MRIS housing data. DC Metro Overview The Washington, D.C. Metro housing market enjoyed another strong month in July, with both closed and pending sales at their highest July levels... Continue Reading

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Tune In Today At Noon to the Town Hall at Inman Connect

August 7, 2015  |  by Ellen

If you are registered as an Inman Select subscriber (it’s free for MRIS customers!) you can follow along with this and all the other events going on at the conference. Live streaming begins at 12pm EST via this link. All MRIS customers can sign up for Inman Select for FREE. Just click the button below to join:

On the Rise

RBI Chief Economist Elliot Eisenberg Discusses Why Interest Rates Will Rise Soon

August 6, 2015  |  by Ellen

The following is a monthly column economics column written by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., Chief Economist for RBI. Here he discusses the background behind a likely increase in interest rates.  The Federal Reserve dropped the federal funds rate to zero in late 2008. Never in their wildest imagination did they think that seven years later the rate would still be zero. Of late,... Continue Reading

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We Want to Know: Are You Using ShowingTime?

August 5, 2015  |  by Jess

Now that ShowingTime is even easier to use, we want to know – are you using it? If you’re not very familiar with this FREE tool that’s included with your core MRIS subscription, here are just a few benefits of setting up ShowingTime for your listings: You can set it up from your Keystone Homepage. After submitting your listing to... Continue Reading

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Watch The Inman Connect Live Stream For Free

August 4, 2015  |  by Ellen

If you have signed up for your free access to Inman Select then you can watch this week’s live stream from San Francisco where the best and the brightest from the real estate world come together to talk about all the topics common to our industry. The live stream will show all the featured sessions, including MRIS CEO David Charron when he... Continue Reading

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