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RBI Chief Economist Elliot Eisenberg Discusses Improving GDP Growth

October 8, 2015  |  by Ellen

RBI’s Chief Economist, Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., is back with a look at what types of policies could spur economic growth. With our economy growing slowly for nearly a decade, it’s time to promote policies that will spur growth. While there are always the obvious ones such as reducing government regulation, improving K-12 education and offering investment tax credits to firms,... Continue Reading

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MRIS QuickTip: How To Compare Location Data In SmartCharts

October 6, 2015  |  by Ellen

We’ve got another MRIS-U Quick Tip for you taken from SmartCharts. Do any of your clients want to know what the real estate market is like compared to where they live now? There is an easy way to do it in SmartCharts with just a few clicks. Here’s how: First, let’s start with just one location. Here are the latest... Continue Reading

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RBI August 2015 Update: Double-Digit Gains in DC Metro Contract Activity, Baltimore Metro Sees Increase in Closed and New Pending Sales

September 10, 2015  |  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 RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and are based on August 2015 MRIS housing data. DC Metro Overview Double-digit gains in DC Metro contract activity in August The Washington, D.C. Metro housing market ended the summer season with strong sales activity. ... Continue Reading

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What Kind Of Homes Do Millennials Want To Buy?

August 25, 2015  |  by Ellen

There’s a great thought piece by Kevin Hawkins of WAV Group (that includes some important data from RBI Chief Economist Elliott Eisenberg) discussing the likelihood of millennials entering the housing market. Once they do arrive at a position that makes them ready to purchase the question quickly becomes what type of homes do they want to buy. Hawkins suggests there will be an abundance... Continue Reading

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RBI July 2015 Update: Another Strong Month for D.C. Metro, Baltimore Metro saw double-digit increases

August 10, 2015  |  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 RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and are based on July 2015 MRIS housing data. DC Metro Overview The Washington, D.C. Metro housing market enjoyed another strong month in July, with both closed and pending sales at their highest July levels... Continue Reading

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RBI Chief Economist Elliot Eisenberg Discusses Why Interest Rates Will Rise Soon

August 6, 2015  |  by Ellen

The following is a monthly column economics column written by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., Chief Economist for RBI. Here he discusses the background behind a likely increase in interest rates.  The Federal Reserve dropped the federal funds rate to zero in late 2008. Never in their wildest imagination did they think that seven years later the rate would still be zero. Of late,... Continue Reading

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RBI Chief Evangelist John Heithaus Discusses Market Trends On News 8

July 31, 2015  |  by Ellen

Last week RBI’s John Heithaus chatted with News Channel 8’s Bruce DePuyt about the recovery of the local market and some of the macro level trends we’ve seen since the downturn in 2008 (though the DC area didn’t see bottom until 2010). If you’re wondering how things are looking, or need some ideas for talking points to share with clients, check... Continue Reading

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Vienna, McLean, Herndon See Surge In Sales As Silver Line Reaches First Anniversary

July 31, 2015  |  by Ellen

Our colleagues at RBI have released an analysis of sales along Northern Virginia’s Silver Line and, boy, are homes selling. Sales volume is up considerably with Vienna seeing an increase of 30.6 percent and McLean 24.1 percent in the past 12 months. Reston proper and Herndon have also seen dramatic increases, though one interesting finding of the report was that... Continue Reading

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RBI June 2015 Update: Strong Sales/Contract Activity in DC, Sales High, DOM Low in Baltimore

July 10, 2015  |  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 RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and are based on June 2015 MRIS housing data. DC Metro Overview DC Metro continues to see strong sales and contract activity; Slow but steady appreciation pushes prices to near record highs The Washington, D.C.... Continue Reading

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MRIS/RBI Contribute To RISMedia Article On Real Estate And Big Data

June 15, 2015  |  by Ellen

With all the buzz about Big Data, it still has real estate professionals wondering whether or not the trend will impact the way they do business one-on-one with clients. After all, can real estate agents expect to come up with the same algorithms Google and other massive data collectors use just so they can find buyers their dream home? Of course... Continue Reading

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