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Green Living

Eco-Friendly Active Listings From Our Database

April 24, 2015  |  by Ellen

Since we’re celebrating Earth Day all week long we wanted to highlight some of the green features of homes currently on the market from within our own MLS. Here is just a sample of the variety you can find across our geographic service area. Check out this Falls Church, Va listing with energy efficient radiant floor heating (1009 Madison Lane,... Continue Reading

Greening the MLS

MRIS/RBI Announce The Results Of Greening The MLS Study

April 22, 2015  |  by Ellen

For the past more-than-a-year MRIS and RBI have been working on a very big project behind the scenes that details the District’s listings with eco-friendly features and how they perform on the market. Using information from our databases we counted up all the 2013 listings that had at least one green amenity and then figured out where the city’s highest density... Continue Reading

Greening The MLS#4

Please Share This Greening The MLS Infographic

April 22, 2015  |  by Ellen

Happy Earth Day, everyone! We’ve pulled out the most fascinating facts from our Greening The MLS report that we released this morning and put them in this infographic to share. This study took place over the course of a year thanks to funding by the District Department of the Environment, which makes it the first public-private partnership on green homes... Continue Reading

Solar Panels

We Want To Know Wednesday: What Green Feature Do Buyers Ask For The Most?

April 22, 2015  |  by Ellen

We know from the search terms that come into MRIShomes.com that there has been a noticeable increase in people who are looking for earth-friendly lifestyle amenities, but we want to hear from agents working directly with real people. We already know that access to public transportation is one of the most popular buyer requests, so we’re going to leave that... Continue Reading

Credit Scores

FICO Scores To Incorporate Utility Payments In Effort To Aid Borrowers

April 21, 2015  |  by Ellen

You don’t get too far in conversations about green homes without bringing up the cost of utility bills, which is why this month’s news about changes to FICO score methodology seems especially timely. The Fair Isaac Corp announced that they will look at more variables when determining individual credit scores, and those variables include electric and gas bills, as well as... Continue Reading

Eco-Friendly Buyer

Tips For Working With Buyers Interested In Eco-Friendly Homes

April 20, 2015  |  by Ellen

The rise of interest in eco-friendly homes has gone from a small niche of the buyer population to a near majority of them. Whether it is the cost savings that come with high performance building materials or the general preference to live more lightly on the planet, this is a trend that has taken hold with no signs of retreat.... Continue Reading

Earth Day

Welcome To Green Week 2015!

April 20, 2015  |  by Ellen

In honor of Earth Day this Wednesday we’re taking a week-long look at all the ways green living matches up with the real estate industry. Plus, we have the results of a major research project to announce. We have been working on it for over a year, so we’re pretty excited to finally tell our customers about it. Stay tuned for later... Continue Reading

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