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REALTOR® News & Info | Local News2018-10-25T17:58:34+00:00
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Bright Steps Campaign

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Bright Steps Campaign Dear Bright Subscribers: I know that each one of you is watching the development of the coronavirus pandemic with great concern and uncertainty.  This is an extremely difficult time for everyone. During this period, Bright MLS absolutely is open for business and we are operating at [...]

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BRIGHT MLS Announces Bright Steps Initiative to Support Its Subscribers and Their Clients During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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Bright Steps BRIGHT MLS ANNOUNCES BRIGHT STEPS INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT ITS SUBSCRIBERS AND THEIR CLIENTS DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2020 --Bright Steps Offers a Variety of Data, Tools, Tips, and Special Allowances Aimed Toward Keeping the Market Moving During This Challenging Period-- (Rockville, Md. [...]

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Complimentary Inman News Account

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BE "IN-THE-KNOW" WITH INMAN BENEFIT VIA GBBR & BRIGHT MLS Inman News is a leading resource for what's happening in the real estate industry.  From marketing and social media tips to commentary on the latest industry news, you can use content from Inman to share industry insight with your [...]

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Changes to HUD’s Definition of Service Animal

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Changes to HUD's Definition of Service Animal For some persons with disabilities, an assistance animal may be necessary to afford them equal housing opportunity. HUD has narrowed the definition of a service animal under the ADA guidelines. The basics – a Service Animal can only be a dog and must [...]

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January 2020 Housing Market Update

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January 2020 Housing Market Update: Washington D.C. and Baltimore Metro areas kick off 2020 with record January median sales prices. Closed sales continue to rise in both areas despite record low inventory levels. The following analysis of the Washington, D.C. Metro and Baltimore Metro Area housing markets has been [...]

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#FairHousingMakesUSStronger: Fair Housing Action Plan Announced

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#FairHousingMakesUSStronger: Fair Housing Action Plan Announced January 9, 2020 REALTOR Party News Yesterday, we, along with other members of NAR’s Leadership Team, met with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, HUD’s Assistant Secretary of Fair Housing Anna Maria Farias, HUD General Counsel Paul Compton, [...]

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Fair Housing Report – Undercover Investigation

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Fair Housing Report - Undercover Investigation Newsday has removed its paywall to allow everyone access to this groundbreaking and essential investigative project. This project was reported by Ann Choi, Bill Dedman, Keith Herbert and Olivia Winslow and edited by Arthur Browne. Data analysis by Choi. Strategic planning and methodology [...]

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Top 5 Bright Tools from 2019

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Top 5 Bright Tools from 2019 Now is a great time to learn about the features and tools available through Bright, pick up new tips and get ready to hit the ground running in the new year. Here are 5 top tools for the final weeks of 2019: Prospect [...]

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Course Outline: Real Estate Brokerage Relationships and Disclosures – Residential

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Course Outline: Real Estate Brokerage Relationships and Disclosures - Residential Did you attend the Real Estate Brokerage Relationships and Disclosures - Residential at the 2019 REALTOR Fair? If so, your course outline is provided below. INTRODUCTION Effective Date of Original Law: January 1, 1999 Effective Date of Revision: October [...]

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Homesnap Integration Coming Soon

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Homesnap Integration Coming Soon July 29, 2019 -- Entering a listing involves multiple system, tools and in-depth coordination. Our goal is to simplify the listing entry process by making it easier for your members to manage every aspect of a listing - from photos to showings to lockboxes - [...]

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

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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 [...]

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Bright Summer Update

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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

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June 3, 2019 Update on Baltimore City Ransomware Attack

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June 3, 2019 Update on Baltimore City Ransomware Attack Mayor Jack Young provides an update on the Baltimore City ransomware attack. See WBAL's link to the article here: https://on.wbaltv.com/2MsJZ7r  Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the article to listen to the full press conference. [...]

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Latest Update on the Baltimore City Ransomware Attack

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

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You Are Not Being Replaced By AI

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You Are Not Being Replaced By AI From chat bots that talk to your clients on your behalf to voice technology that can guide you through your workday, artificial intelligence is changing the way real estate professionals work. Speakers at the Emerging Business Issues & Technology Forum on Thursday [...]

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Fair Lending and Housing Issues

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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 [...]

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