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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

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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

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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

The most expensive sale of the year was the $20M Patterson Mansion at 15 Dupont Circle. Listing agent: Jonathan Taylor, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

The Most Expensive Homes Sold In The DC Area For 2014

January 8, 2015  |  by Ellen

The results are in and we have compiled a list of the most expensive sales in or near Washington D.C. for 2014. Prices ranged from just over $6M to $20M and included condos, attached houses, and single family homes all over our area. The list shows a marked difference from last year’s results when the highest priced sale was $12M... Continue Reading

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Arlington Reaches Highest Median Sales Price On Record…Plus More Signs Of Momentum

December 24, 2014  |  by Ellen

We’re back with an in-depth look at a local jurisdiction and this month Arlington proves once again it is one of the most popular places to live. Not only was there a huge price increase last month, but both active listings and pending sales are beating the five year average. First, let’s look at the price increase. As the chart... Continue Reading

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RBI November 2014 Market Update: DC Metro Contract Activity Increases, Baltimore Metro Closed Sales Up

December 10, 2014  |  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 November 2014 MRIS housing data. Click here to view the full releases. DC Metro Overview Mild increase in contract activity The November performance of the Washington DC Metro Area housing market continued... Continue Reading

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