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Why 2% Is The New 3% (When It Comes To GDP Growth)

April 17, 2015  |  by Ellen

The following is a monthly column economics column written by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., Chief Economist for RBI. Here he looks at some of the macro trends with GDP and labor productivity numbers and what we should expect in the near future.  Last year, GDP growth was a mediocre 2.4%. While it was the best growth since 2010 when GDP growth was a... Continue Reading

Baltimore Key Trends March 2015

RBI March 2015 Market Update: Has Spring Sprung?

April 10, 2015  |  by Corey

The following analysis of the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore Metro Area housing markets has been prepared by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. of RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and is based on March 2015 MRIS housing data. DC Metro Overview March contracts and closed sales up over 2014 levels, inventories increase The Washington DC Metro housing market enjoyed another strong month, with year-over-year... Continue Reading

Spring in DC

MRIS And RBI Contribute To Washington Post’s Continuing Spring Real Estate Coverage

March 19, 2015  |  by Ellen

The second installment of the Washington Post’s spring real estate coverage comes out this weekend and we have two contributions to the issue. CEO David Charron discusses one of his favorite topics—smart tech homes and all the inventions that are starting to make their way into houses. On the more data side of things, we have a wealth of information in the... Continue Reading

Design Tips

Attract Millennial Buyers With These Staging Tips From Our VP of Product Innovation, Andrew Strauch

March 17, 2015  |  by Ellen

You might remember that our VP of Product Innovation, Andrew Strauch, penned a column a few months ago about innovative marketing techniques for catching the attention of first-time/younger buyers. In it he mentioned the idea that what millennials are really looking for in their living spaces is “College 2.0″. Now he’s back with some tips about how to stage homes so they... Continue Reading

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Higher Wages:  When and Why?

March 12, 2015  |  by Ellen

The following essay is from the RBI Chief Economist, Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. where he shares what we can expect from the latest employment numbers. Since housing is so closely tied to employment we’re sharing his thoughts here. Last year 3.2 million net new jobs were created, the best performance since 2000, and total employment is now several million higher than... Continue Reading

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RBI February 2015 Market Update: DC Contract Activity Continues to Increase, Baltimore Home Sales and Contracts Up More than 20%

March 10, 2015  |  by Corey

The following analysis of the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore Metro Area housing markets has been prepared by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. of RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and is based on Feburary 2015 MRIS housing data. DC Metro Overview February home prices, contracts and closed sales up over 2014 levels; Days-on-market up significantly with increased inventory levels The Washington DC Metro housing... Continue Reading

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RBI Provides Extensive Dataset To Washington Post

March 3, 2015  |  by Ellen

Did you know there were 243 zip codes in the DC Metro area? Do you want to know the housing stats for all of them in an easy-to-read interactive map? RBI provided all of last year’s data on median sales price, days on market, and sales-to-list price ratio to the Washington Post. If you click on this link, it will take... Continue Reading

Reform

One Economist’s Take On What It Takes To Reform Taxes

February 12, 2015  |  by Ellen

The economist Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D writes a monthly column on money, taxes, and finance policy. This month he touched on the recent discussions about the 529 college savings plan. We’re posting his column here since some of the points he raised could come up in the debates about mortgage interest deduction too. Tax Reformless The combination of ongoing weak GDP growth... Continue Reading

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RBI January 2015 Market Update: DC Metro Market Starts Strong, Foreclosure Sales Continue to Rise in Baltimore

February 10, 2015  |  by Corey

The following analysis of the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore Metro Area housing markets has been prepared by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. of RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and is based on January 2015 MRIS housing data. DC Metro Overview January home prices, contracts and closed sales up over 2014 levels The Washington DC Metro housing market started 2015 on a good note,... Continue Reading

Baltimore Metro Key Trends Dec 2014

RBI December 2014 Market Update: DC Metro Sees Jump in Sales, Baltimore Metro Contract Activity Up 27.5%

January 12, 2015  |  by Corey

The following market highlights for the Washington, D.C. Metro and Baltimore, MD Metro Area housing markets have been prepared by RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and is based on December 2014 MRIS housing data. Click here to view the full releases. DC Metro Overview 8 percent jump in December sales; Contracts up 11 percent The Washington DC Metro Area housing market... Continue Reading

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