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MRIS Chairman Jon Coile Discusses The Walkability Factor

April 19, 2016  |  by Ellen

As more and more homeowners try to become less dependent on having a car the value of a walkable neighborhood increases. Yet there are often trade-offs when it comes to living in a place where all the amenities are within walking distance. MRIS Chairman Jon Coile looks at both sides of the issue for his latest column in the Washington... Continue Reading


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

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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

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We Want To Know Wednesday: What Are Your Best Tips For Making A Strong Offer

February 24, 2016  |  by Ellen

This month’s Washington Post column by Jon Coile, our Chairman of the Board, gives consumers advice on how to position themselves as strongly as possible when they hope to be the winning bidder on a home. He covers topics such as financing, writing a personal letter to the sellers, getting pre-approved, and more. His article could be a helpful resource... Continue Reading

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Chairman Jon Coile Discusses Buying Versus Renting

December 7, 2015  |  by Ellen

It’s a question on the minds of many first-time buyers and even those who have previously owned a home. Is it better to rent or to buy? MRIS Chairman Jon Coile lays out all the issues to consider in his latest Washington Post column. He spells out both sides of the issue that many consumers don’t often think about—such as... Continue Reading

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MRIS Chairman Jon Coile Gives Fall Tips For Spring Sellers

October 29, 2014  |  by Ellen

Currently trending as the most read article in the Washington Post real estate section is Jon Coile’s latest column. This month he gives timely advice for those who are planning to list their home in the spring. Since listings peak in the very early spring—usually March for our area—but rise significantly as early as the third week in January, sellers need to... Continue Reading

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MRIS Chairman Jon Coile Talks Open Houses For Latest Washington Post Column

September 2, 2014  |  by Ellen

The latest Washington Post column from our chairman discusses how open houses have become even more valuable with the rise of internet searches. As he says, it used to be that the open house would rarely translate into a direct sale of that property from someone who just happened to stop by. But nowadays buyers are much more informed before... Continue Reading

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MRIS Chairman Jon Coile Provides Tips For Sellers In Latest Column

April 8, 2014  |  by Ellen

Real estate season has officially begun which means sellers are sharpening their focus on how to get the highest asking price for their home. That means cleaning and decluttering, of course, but our chairman Jon Coile has a few more black-belt level suggestions in his column for the Washington Post. He offers up a number of easy upgrades that sellers... Continue Reading


MRIS Chairman Jon Coile Gives Tips to the Boomerang Generation

September 13, 2013  |  by Jess

MRIS Chairman Jon Coile was featured on the Where We Live blog this week with advice for a specific group of younger homebuyers. This group is being referred to as the Boomerang Generation, also known as “boomerangers,” and a recent Pew Research Center study reports that they make up 39% of young adults. He writes, “There are an estimated... Continue Reading

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Chairman of the Board Jon Coile Pens Commentary For Washington Post Real Estate Section

July 22, 2013  |  by Ellen

Today’s real estate section for the Washington Post has an in-depth piece by MRIS Chairman Jon Coile in which he lays out in clear terms why the one percentage point increase in interest rates isn’t something buyers should be wary of. As he explains, “If you’re letting a $100 a month increase keep you from buying, you’re missing the forest... Continue Reading

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