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2806, 2019

Baltimore is one of the ‘most undervalued’ cities for homebuyers, study says

June 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Baltimore is one of the 'most undervalued' cities for homebuyers, study says By Carley Milligan  – Digital Editor, Baltimore Business Journal June 27, 2109 A new study by personal finance site SmartAsset sought to find where homebuyers can get the best bang for their buck, and named Baltimore among [...]

2606, 2019

Bright Summer Update

June 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Bright Summer Update Click on the link below to watch the video to hear from Brian Donnellan, Interim CEO of Bright, and other Bright team members as they share some of the recent updates that have been made. Click Here

2406, 2019

State of the Real Estate Market was a Big Success!

June 24th, 2019|0 Comments

State of the Real Estate Market June 20, 2019 Thank you to all of our members who attended our signature Member Appreciation Week event; State of the Real Estate Market. Our event was a big success! We'd also like to give a special thank you to our guest speakers: [...]

2106, 2019

June 21, 2019: Ransomware Update

June 21st, 2019|0 Comments

June 21, 2019: Ransomware Update In May, we had 698 settlements out of a potential 1,035. That's just over 67%. Under the circumstances we have been confronted with, that is noteworthy. We heard from Brandon Scott, President of the City Council, yesterday that we're 95% to a total computer [...]

1306, 2019

Maryland Home Prices Climbed in May

June 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Maryland Home Prices Climbed in May Maryland REALTORS® Press Release Annapolis, MD, (June 13, 2019) - Residential home prices climbed in May compared to the same period in 2018, according to housing statistics released by Maryland REALTORS®. Average home prices rose by 4.1 percent while the median price increased [...]

2405, 2019

Latest Update on the Baltimore City Ransomware Attack

May 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Latest Update on the Baltimore City Ransomware Situation As you know, GBBR has been in constant contact with Baltimore City officials regarding the previous shutdown, and now manual work around, for data that is needed to complete real estate transactions.  “Microsoft technicians are working around the clock to get [...]

2305, 2019

Greater Baltimore Board of REALTORS Collaborates With Baltimore City Officials and Industry Partners to Address Ransomware Impact on Real Estate

May 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Greater Baltimore Board of REALTORS Collaborates With Baltimore City Officials and Industry Partners to Address Ransomware Impact on Real Estate Temporary manual process established to complete real estate settlements. BALTIMORE (May 22, 2019) – The Greater Baltimore Board of REALTORS® (GBBR) has been working closely with Baltimore City Mayor [...]

1705, 2019

May 17, 2019 – Ransomware Issue Afternoon Update

May 17th, 2019|0 Comments

May 17, 2019 – Ransomware Issue Afternoon Update GBBR met with the President of the City Council, his chief of staff and a representative from the legal department.  During that meeting, a manual work around to this issue was discussed and conceptually agreed upon.  You can read the full [...]

1705, 2019

Manual Workaround for Baltimore City Ransomware Attack

May 17th, 2019|1 Comment

Manual Workaround for Baltimore City Ransomware Attack Press Release BALTIMORE, MD.  — Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young Issued the following update on the status of city operations in the wake of the ransomware attack on city network systems: “As everyone is aware, we discovered on May 7, 2019 that the [...]

1705, 2019

Update on Baltimore City Ransomware Attack

May 17th, 2019|0 Comments

May 17, 2019 – Ransomware Issue Afternoon Update GBBR has just completed a meeting with the President of the City Council, his chief of staff and a representative from the legal department.  During that meeting, a manual work around to this issue was discussed and conceptually agreed upon.  Nothing [...]

605, 2019

GBBR’s 2019 Major Events Calendar

May 6th, 2019|0 Comments

For more information about any of our events, please call 410-337-7200. To register for events that are currently open for registration, please click here. You can download and print the full Major Events Calendar below. Download

1604, 2019

Fair Lending and Housing Issues

April 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Fair Lending and Housing Issues Prepared by Clint Tsao, Howard Bank, 2019 Common Terms and Definitions Mortgage Fraud - not as easy since Dodd Frank but common practices include bait and switch on rate/term/price, bury details in mountain of documents to sign...Click the link below to continue reading the [...]

1204, 2019

March 2019 Housing Market Update: Prices Set March Records in Both D.C. and Baltimore Metro Areas

April 12th, 2019|0 Comments

March 2019 Housing Market Update: Prices set March records in both D.C. and Baltimore Metro areas. Sales continue to decline, but inventory levels remain low, keeping upward pressure on prices. The following analysis of the Washington, D.C. Metro and Baltimore Metro Area housing markets has been prepared by Elliot [...]

2503, 2019

GBBR Events

March 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Upcoming GBBR Events Click on the event name to register for each event. Winter Party February 22, 2019 7:00-11:00 pm Martin's East Bowling Night March 5, 2019 5:00-9:00 pm AMF Towson Lanes Bags and Baskets Bingo May 21, 2019 Doors open [...]

2003, 2019

Call For Action

March 20th, 2019|0 Comments

CALL FOR ACTION!  PLEASE RESPOND... Recently, the Senate Judicial Proceeding (JPR) Committee held a positive hearing on SB 678, however, it has yet to move for a vote. We need you to email your Senate JPR member and urge them to please Move and Support SB 678 The Remote [...]

1303, 2019

March 12: Release Notes

March 13th, 2019|0 Comments

March 12: Release Notes Below is a list of the system enhancements and updates we released for March 12. Updated the Financial Functions compatibility with Mac OS and mobile browsers. Corrected listing fields and information that were incorrectly mapped into Bright from TREND and MRIS. Performed fixes to the [...]