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Advice For First-Time Millennial Buyers this Spring

March 23, 2017  |  by Ellen

We could be on the cusp of many more millennials buying a home this spring than any year before. But before they start on the path to homeownership there are a few things they should know. Jon Coile has collected a few suggestions in this Washington Post column on subjects such as dispelling the myth that you need 20% down and... Continue Reading

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How Do I Add or Designate an Automatic Payment Method with MRIS Connect?

March 22, 2017  |  by Jess

Did you know that you have the ability to automatically pay your balances through MRIS Connect? To select a payment method for automatic payments, you’ll need to go to your Dashboard here. (If you’re already logged in, just click the word Dashboard on the top right of your screen). Once you’re on your Dashboard, click on your name in the... Continue Reading

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February ’17 Housing Market Update: February Tops Monthly Record For Median Sales Prices In DC and Baltimore Metro Areas

March 10, 2017  |  by RaInda Green

The following analyses of the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore Metro Area housing markets have been prepared by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. of ShowingTime and are based on February 2017 MRIS housing data. DC Metro Overview February 2017’s median sales price of $399,700 was up $19,700 or 5.2% compared to last year.  This is the highest February median sales price of the last... Continue Reading

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How to Find and Print Your Annual Statement and Agent Sales Report

March 9, 2017  |  by Jess

It’s easy to find and print your Annual Statement and Agent Sales Report using the redesigned MRIS.com website. For your Annual Statement, log in to new.MRIS.com by clicking Log In at the top right of the homepage. Once you’re on your Dashboard, click on your name at the top right. Choose My Account from the dropdown menu to be taken... Continue Reading

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Advice For Buyers Thinking Of Buying This Spring

March 8, 2017  |  by Ellen

This spring is likely to be a competitive one for real estate since inventory is still low but demand has stayed strong. In today’s Washington Post Bright MLS board member Jon Coile explores the different things buyers need to do to to prepare for the tight market, including how to use a real estate agent to maximize their chances. Please... Continue Reading

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Scammers Target Florida Agents, Threaten To Suspend Licenses

March 7, 2017  |  by Ellen

Yesterday, a group called Florida Realtors sent out a warning that an imitation group group calling themselves the Florida Board Of Realtors is sending out fake letters and emails telling agents they were in danger of having their licenses suspended. The website that the scammers created looks legitimate when someone first visits it, but many of the links go to dead ends.... Continue Reading

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Down Payment Assistance Resources To Share With Your Clients

March 6, 2017  |  by Ellen

The growth of down payment assistance programs has skyrocketed in the past few years so much that it can be hard to keep up. Inman Select has shared an online resource called Down Payment Resource that collects information on programs all around the country, including programs that aren’t limited just to help with down payments (such as tax credit eligibility). According... Continue Reading

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What Is Your Luckiest Real Estate Story?

March 2, 2017  |  by Ellen

With St. Patrick’s Day a few weeks away we wanted to ask our readers if they have any tales of luck during their real estate career that are worth sharing. Have you ever been in line at the grocery store and heard the people ahead of you discussing how to find a real estate agent, and you struck up a... Continue Reading

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Bright Buzz, Feb 2017

February 28, 2017  |  by Jess

We know you have some questions about the new MLS. Read the answers to some of these questions in the February Edition of the Bright Buzz. What’s happening now? Next? Support teams from Rockville, MD and King of Prussia, PA are combining. In early April 2017, you can dial a new toll free phone number, and when you do, you’ll... Continue Reading

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Take the 2017 State of the Housing Market Survey!

February 27, 2017  |  by Jess

The real estate industry is constantly evolving, and we are curious to hear about how the market is doing where you are and what trends you’re seeing from working with clients. Share your thoughts on the current state of the real estate market, new and/or changing trends with buyers and sellers, and the impact of innovative real estate technology on your... Continue Reading

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