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Vintage Furniture

How to Mix Old Treasures and New Trends at Home

October 7, 2014  |  by RISMedia

(BPT) – It can be difficult to keep up with the latest changes in decorating styles at home, but an increasingly popular design trend may ease the burden, especially if you’ve kept some family treasures around. Designers are now focused on keeping those traditional accents, furniture pieces or wallpaper and blending them with clean, bright, contemporary elements. You, too, can... Continue Reading


Treat Yourself to ShowingTime!

October 6, 2014  |  by Diane Ives

Halloween is approaching, so prepare a tempting treat for yourself. Try ShowingTime for the MLS. ShowingTime for the MLS is a core product included in your MRIS subscription allowing real estate professionals to share and access showing information from Keystone, Matrix, Homesnap Pro and MRIShomes™ mobile apps. Listing Agents: ShowingTime doesn’t change anything about how you do your business, it... Continue Reading

$100 Bill

What Can $100 Buy You?

October 3, 2014  |  by Chris Sicks

How much home can you get for $100? Not much, of course. But that sum will buy you 1.4 square feet of condo in Charles County, or just 0.2 square feet of condo in the District. That’s the kind of interesting thing I found playing around with the new data RBI has made available at Did you realize that... Continue Reading

Fall Housing Market

CEO David Charron Contributes Two Columns To Washington Post Fall Guide

October 2, 2014  |  by Ellen

The Washington Post is about to publish their annual Fall Guide for real estate and the two columns written by our CEO, David Charron, are already online. First he tackled the first-time homebuyer question and gave a list of tips to help them best position themselves to be a winning bidder. Then, in conjunction with RBI, he drilled deep into... Continue Reading

Multiple Offers

We Want To Know Wednesday: What Are Your Multiple Offer Stories?

October 1, 2014  |  by Ellen

There was a time not so long ago when multiple offers with no contingencies were the norm since housing inventory was so tight. Even though things have settled down some recently, we still hear about multiple offers happening frequently enough that we would like to hear your stories. What is the highest number of multiple offers you’ve seen in the past... Continue Reading

Stay Safe

Please Share Your Safety Tips

September 30, 2014  |  by Ellen

Given the recent tragedy in Arkansas, we would like to ask you to share your tips and suggestions for how real estate professionals can stay safe on the job. We know many agents let their colleagues or family members know where they are going to be, but are there other precautions you practice regularly that you recommend? Maybe there are... Continue Reading

Main Street Ellicott City, MD

Five Local Spots Make Money Magazine’s 50 Best Places To Live in America List

September 30, 2014  |  by Ellen

The latest issue of Money Magazine ranks the top fifty best places to live in the US and we’re lucky enough to have five of them in our footprint, including two that make the top ten. Of the ones on the list, Columbia/Ellicott City, MD has the best ranking at number six and then Reston, VA shows up four spots later... Continue Reading

House for Sale

How An MLS Can Stay Relevant As Our Industry Evolves

September 29, 2014  |  by David Charron

Recently I was invited to write a My Take column for RealtyTrac’s monthly newsletter and it seemed fitting that I write about how an MLS can ride out all the change that has taken place, and is still taking place, as the Internet becomes more central to our daily lives. Please click on this link to the PDF of the newsletter where my... Continue Reading

A look inside the new shipping container apartments from Travis Price Architects.

Take A Look At The New Shipping Container Apartments In Brookland

September 26, 2014  |  by Ellen

Washington D.C.’s very first apartment complex made from former sea-going shipping containers has just been completed and the architects behind the projects have two dozen interior photos over on their Facebook page. We thought we’d pass them along for a little Friday fun since there are some innovative architectural decisions they had to come up with to make it work. Check... Continue Reading


Matrix Top and Bottom Links are Back!

September 26, 2014  |  by Jess

MRIS is happy to announce the Top and Bottom links are back on Matrix! While there are still other items we are trying to address, we feel this is a step in the right direction. Adding these links also keeps the Button Bar floating at the bottom so it is always viewable when you are on the Map or Results... Continue Reading

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