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October 14, 2016  |  by Ellen

As part of your core MRIS subscription you can access foreclosure data and reports from RealtyTrac free of charge. Their latest research ranks the cities with the highest foreclosure rates and looks at the numbers behind house flipping including an interview with someone who has a successful career flipping homes in Arlington, VA. You can read all about it in... Continue Reading


MRIS-U Quick Tip: Discovering Distressed Properties

October 27, 2015  |  by Tera

Do you see opportunity in distressed properties but aren’t sure where to start? Our latest MRIS-U Quick Tip taken from MRIS 103: Discover Distressed Properties will give you a starting point. If you have a client whose budget is less than the price of the homes they want, or if you see distressed properties as an investment opportunity, don’t overlook the Foreclosures and Short... Continue Reading

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RealtyTrac: Local Foreclosure Activity Follows Different Patterns

September 23, 2015  |  by Ellen

RealtyTrac has released their August 2015 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report and the news is good overall. Maryland, even though it has one of the country’s highest overall foreclosure rates, had a decrease of 26% when it came to foreclosure starts. This downward trend is consistent with what is happening around the country (in fact, foreclosure starts have dropped to their... Continue Reading


The New RealtyTrac Foreclosure Tool is Here

August 11, 2015  |  by Tera

Have you ever wondered what the Foreclosure tab in Matrix does? It now links you to our new Foreclosure tool powered by RealtyTrac! By working with RealtyTrac, MRIS customers now have access to the largest and most up-to-date database of foreclosures and new product features that make searching distressed properties easier than ever. This tool offers several powerful features, including: Easy... Continue Reading


A New Foreclosure Tool is Coming Your Way

August 3, 2015  |  by Tera

Do you specialize in foreclosures or are you looking to start? Soon you’ll have a new way to search for distressed properties. RealtyTrac and MRIS have been working together to develop a custom tool for researching distressed properties. At this point, MRIS is the only MLS in the country to have access to this new tool, which will be included as a customer... Continue Reading

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Good News For Home Equity Around The Country

July 30, 2015  |  by Ellen

RealtyTrac has released their 2nd Quarter 2015 Home Equity and Underwater Report and things are much improved compared to this time last year. The number of homes “seriously underwater” homes that went into foreclosure was 34.4 percent in Q2 2015, down from 43.6 percent in the second quarter of the year prior. Seriously underwater is defined as a loan where at least 25... Continue Reading

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Arlington: First Comes Cash Sale, Then Comes Mortgage

March 26, 2015  |  by Ellen

Our friends at RealtyTrac have released their Institutional Investor & Cash Sales Report for 2014 which looks at trends for entities that buy at least ten properties in a calendar year. Of the many interesting findings, the one that jumped out at us the most was when Arlington County got a mention. It made the list for areas that see some... Continue Reading


Inman Select, Free To MRIS Subscribers, Adds New RealtyTrac Feature

January 27, 2015  |  by Ellen

Are you taking advantage of the free access to the industry-leading publication Inman Select that comes with your MRIS subscription*? If so you can now have free access to the monthly Housing News Report by RealtyTrac—normally a $99 annual fee. You can check out the January issue here if you are already an Inman Select subscriber. This month includes an article of... Continue Reading

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Shadow Inventory Keeping a Lid on DC Area Home Prices

May 7, 2012  |  by RealtyTrac

Although we’ve yet to see a massive wave of bank-owned homes hit the market in DC, the threat of such a massive wave continues to haunt home prices in the region. A look at the S&P Case-Shiller home price index charted against foreclosure activity in the Washington DC metro region clearly shows that even small increases in the flow of... Continue Reading


RealtyTrac: The Foreclosure Help You’ve Been Looking For

April 19, 2012  |  by Anne

RealtyTrac, the nation’s leading online marketplace of foreclosure properties, is helping real estate professionals work more effectively with distressed homeowners and properties in foreclosure.   Watch the on-demand webinar below or visit for more information.  And remember, RealtyTrac is available to MRIS customers at the discounted rate of $19.99 a month – that’s means you can save up to... Continue Reading

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