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January ’17 Housing Market Update: January home sales hit ten-year highs in both Baltimore and DC Metro areas

The following analyses of the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore Metro Area housing markets have been prepared by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. of ShowingTime and are based on January 2017 MRIS housing data. DC Metro Overview Click here to view PDF version of this report OVERVIEW January 2017’s median sales price of... Read More

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Watch The Inman Connect Replay On Demand For Free

If you weren’t able to make it to New York last month or missed some of the live stream as it was happening, you can still catch up with many of the great sessions by watching videos over on the recap page. You need to have signed up for your... Read More


What Super Tactics Do You Use To Enhance Your Presentations?

You may have heard about a big football game that took place last Sunday, but perhaps you didn’t know that some of the same things make people flock to the Super Bowl can be things you use in your presentations to help you close the deal. Realtor Magazine has a... Read More


Cindy Ariosa Discusses Housing Trends For 2017 For Washington Post

Today’s homebuyers are a diverse bunch. Some want to make room for a growing family, some want to downsize, some want the best of both worlds for when the in-laws need a place to stay. Cindy Ariosa has several thoughts on which trends are going strong for the 2017 market... Read More


Feds Keep Interest Rates Unchanged After First Meeting Of 2017

The rate hike of last December came with the announcement that the Federal Reserve had the goal of increasing interest rates three times during 2017, but yesterday was not the day for the first of this year’s hikes. They opted to keep them the same for the time being. Of... Read More


What Are The Most Extreme Lengths Your Buyers Have Gone To?

In tight inventory markets buyers have been known to go some extreme lengths to be the winning bidder, such as the offer to stay at the buyer’s vacation home in Maui for a month or daily delivery of cookies for an entire year. Both of those are real life examples... Read More

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More Things To Think About When It Comes To Agent Safety

As part of our continuing commitment to sharing information and suggestions about how to stay safe on the job we wanted to call attention to a recent article from REALTOR Magazine that focuses on how male real estate agents can inadvertently leave themselves vulnerable when it comes to showing properties... Read More


Latest Case-Shiller Report Suggests Housing Market Has Recovered Fully

Today’s release of the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller report has housing market data through November 2016 and the numbers show an annual gain of 5.6%, up slightly from the annual gain the month prior of 5.5%. That led David M. Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P... Read More

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Cloud CMA Releases Two New Updates

  There are lots of great new features on the roadmap for the Cloud CMA comparative market analysis program for later this year, but two of the newest features have already been released. First up is the option to preview each page before you publish it as part of your CMA report.... Read More


Submit Nominations for NAR’s Good Neighbor Award

Do you know of a REALTOR® who’s making a positive impact in the community that you feel is deserving of NAR’s Good Neighbor Award? Nominate that person! Winners receive substantial donations to their preferred charity and even the runners-up get contributions as well. MRIS has had three agents receive some... Read More

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