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Equifax To Include HOA Payments When Determining Credit Scores

May 11, 2016  |  by Ellen

More changes are coming to way a credit score is calculated. Equifax has announced that they will use data from Sperlonga–a data aggregation business for non-standard credit sources–to track and record HOA payments. Dan Berman, CEO of Sperlonga, said in the press release, “According to the Community Association Institute (CAI), associations along with property management companies collect approximately $70 billion... Continue Reading

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RBI April 2016 Update: Median sales prices were the highest since 2008 and 2006 for both DC and Baltimore

May 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 April 2016 MRIS housing data. DC Metro Overview April 2016’s median sales price of $419,250 was the highest April level in a decade and was up $2,250 (+0.5%) compared to... Continue Reading

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Make Your Showings Easy To Manage With ShowingTime

May 9, 2016  |  by Ellen

With all the showings happening this time of year we want to remind our customers about ShowingTime. You can set up ShowingTime for your listings in Keystone so agents with interested buyers can schedule a showing using Matrix or Homesnap – and it’s FREE for MRIS customers to use! ShowingTime makes it easy to manage and schedule showings when you’re on... Continue Reading

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Brokers: Come To Our Breakout Session At the R.O.A.D. Show

May 6, 2016  |  by Ellen

We’re ten days away from our first R.O.A.D. Show event and registrations are going strong. At each location we’re going to hold a Broker Breakout Session where we will have a sneak peek at our revolutionary new broker tool that lets you gain deeper levels of insight into your business. We’ll also discuss many of the topics and products specific... Continue Reading

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Edit Your Listings From Your Mobile Device With MRIS Mobile

May 5, 2016  |  by Ellen

Real estate agents are always on the go, and you may have limited time to make important changes to your listing. Fortunately, we have an app that allows you to update the most commonly updated fields directly from your mobile device. With our free MRIS Mobile app, you can update the following for your ‘on market’ listings: List Price Status... Continue Reading

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Check Out Mortgage Statistics From Ellie Mae’s New Millennial Tracker App

May 4, 2016  |  by Ellen

If you had to guess whether mortgages for millennials were mostly FHA loans or conventional ones which would you choose? According to data from Ellie Mae, the majority of loans to millennials were conventional ones. These numbers come from their new Millennial Tracker app which uses a dataset comprised of approximately 66% of closed mortgages made to millennials since 2014. You can sign... Continue Reading

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Homesnap Adds Instagram Option To Their Ad Creation Feature

May 3, 2016  |  by Ellen

The app that brought you a way to create Facebook ads with just a few clicks of a button is back with the opportunity to do something similar on Instagram. Since Instagram is very much a photo-centric platform, it’s a great tool for agents who have great listing photos they want to promote to different audiences. If you’re already one... Continue Reading

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The Washington Post Explores Affordable Neighborhoods In The DC Suburbs

May 2, 2016  |  by Ellen

A recent Washington Post article looks at the rising popularity of the suburbs for some millennials who are having trouble finding affordable homes in the District. They parsed out the numbers for where millennials can afford a home, and Prince George’s County is one of the areas that is at the top of the list. With half of Prince George’s listings... Continue Reading

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Fun Friday: MRIS’ 2nd Annual Take Your Daughters and Sons To Work Day

April 29, 2016  |  by Ellen

Yesterday we invited our employees’ children to MRIS Headquarters for our 2nd Annual Take Your Daughters and Sons To Work Day event. This new annual tradition was a load of fun for everyone involved. The younger kids made their own floor plans and held Open Houses for the homes they created, while the teens were our reporters for the day and got some hands-on... Continue Reading

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The Inman Connect One-Day Conference Is Coming To Washington D.C.

April 28, 2016  |  by Ellen

The premier real estate industry conference that usually takes places on the East and West coasts is going to visit several different cities this summer. On June 8, leaders from across our industry will be in Washington D.C. to present the latest ideas and trends that they are see from the front lines of our ever-changing industry. The event is... Continue Reading

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