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What Are Your Best Tips For Curb Appeal And Outdoor Perks?

April 13, 2016  |  by Ellen

In his latest Washington Post column MRIS Chairman Jon Coile has put together a list of suggestions for improving both the look of the outdoor spaces around a home as well as how to make them more appealing with some low-cost, but high-impact perks. Outdoor WiFi, versatile entertaining spaces, and sound systems are just some of the ideas he has for... Continue Reading


MRIS Highlights The Strong Maryland Market For Washington Post

April 12, 2016  |  by Ellen

Last week MRIS tackled the topic of Washington D.C. housing trends for the Post, and this past weekend it was Maryland’s turn. Jonathan Hill, VP of Marketing & Communications, provided data and analysis of the increased competition for buying a home here, with places like Montgomery County and Prince George’s County seeing large increases in the number of closed sales.... Continue Reading


RBI March 2016 Update: DC Metro saw 16th month of increased home sales. In the Baltimore Metro, March was the best month for new listings since 2007.

April 11, 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 March 2016 MRIS housing data. DC Metro Overview March 2016’s median sales price of $399,000 was down a slight 0.3% (-$1,000) compared to last year, but up $19,000 (+5%) from... Continue Reading

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MRIS-U Has A New Class Series for Buyer Agents

April 8, 2016  |  by Tera

Last week we told you about our new MRIS-U series for listing agents. For any buyer agents out there looking for ways to enhance their business, we also have a series of training classes for you. Our new Buyer Agent Series includes three classes that teach you how to unlock the power of Matrix to better meet your buyer’s needs. Classes in this series... Continue Reading


Elliot Eisenberg: How The Government Could Prevent Another Recession (If It Ever Needs To)

April 7, 2016  |  by Ellen

The following is the monthly column by RBI Chief Economist Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. This month he tackles the question of the tools the U.S. government could rely on in case we start moving toward a recession. He’s not saying there is a recession looming, but just in case we ever get close to one, this is how the government could... Continue Reading


What Do You Think Of The Major Changes Coming to Tysons?

April 6, 2016  |  by Ellen

The longterm plan for the Tysons corridor is for it to become the ‘new downtown’ of Fairfax County. City planners have the goal of up to 100,000 residents and 200,000 jobs by 2050. On a macro-level the plan is: Land more than a quarter mile from a Metro station should devote 75% of the space for residential purposes Land inside... Continue Reading

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Arlington And Washington D.C. Make List Of Best Places For College Grads

April 5, 2016  |  by Ellen

Arlington, Virginia has ranked number one as the best place for recent college graduates to live and Washington D.C. comes in at number three. This is all according to the financial information website NerdWallet that looked at census data, median earnings, housing costs, age of population, and unemployment statistics for 100 cities around the country. Arlington tops the list because... Continue Reading

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MRIS Chairman Jon Coile Discusses Home Inspection ‘Red Flags’ For Washington Post

April 4, 2016  |  by Ellen

Chairman of the Board Jon Coile has some helpful advice for buyers who have received a home inspection report that shows some defects in the home. He drills down to specifics on everything from reverse polarity (not a big deal!) to polybutylene pipes (could be a big deal!) and several other common problems. If you have any clients are in... Continue Reading


MRIS-U Has A New Class Series for Listing Agents

April 2, 2016  |  by Tera

Are you looking for more ways to promote your listings? Our new Listing Agent Series includes three classes that teach you how to use the features included in your MRIS subscription to maximize your listing promotion efforts. Classes in this series include: Maximizing Your Listing Exposure in Keystone Familiarize yourself with the optional features of Keystone such as Document Management, Marketing... Continue Reading


MRIS In The Press: Spring Brings High Demand For D.C. And Tips For Baby Boomer Sellers

April 1, 2016  |  by Ellen

The Washington Post continues to roll out their annual Spring Guides and MRIS has contributed to two articles in the latest issue. CEO David Charron gives advice to sellers who have been in their homes for several decades and need to update or stage the property so it appeals to a younger generation, while VP of Marketing Jonathan Hill provided... Continue Reading

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