Posted on January 04, 2011 by Corey Hart
Jan

04

2011

You may have noticed a new function on the right-hand side of each Interactive Chart – ‘Compare to Past’. We integrated this feature into the rbiPRO/EXPERT experience and it can also be previewed by non-subscribers on the Mid-Atlantic page (scroll down to the Interactive Charts tab).

This new function provides yet another way of comparing monthly trends and is especially useful in pointing out when a given month really bucks the historical, seasonal trend. As an example, here's a chart showing how Pending Sales peaked earlier than usual this year as a result of the First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit:

 

Posted on January 01, 2011 by Corey Hart
Jan

01

2011

We're proud to announce the launch of our second subscription option - rbiEXPERT. Building on the foundation of rbiPRO and retaining all of its features as well, rbiEXPERT provides detailed statistical analysis for multiple geographies found nowhere else in this price range. Available at $29.99 a month, rbiEXPERT sets itself apart from rbiPRO by focusing on the context of a given micromarket and how it compares to its "parent" market(s) or "sibling" markets.

In our initial release, rbiEXPERT provides the ability to compare up to five geographies in a single view. Additionally, users can drill down on how a given stat (e.g. SP to LP ratio) is trending for a particular home type/criteria (e.g. Detached homes or 4 BR homes) across several areas. In addition to the line or bar view, customers can also export the data to Excel sheets with just one click. Embedding an rbiEXPERT graph on your website with ZIP Codes you farm instantly positions you as the local market expert.

Example

 

Posted on December 10, 2010 by Corey Hart
Dec

10

2010

Jonathan Miller, the "housing market analyst guy" that RBI and MRIS have tapped for market analysis services, provided the market commentary for our November 2010 Housing Market Stats press release (leveraging rbiPRO, of course). Jonathan was named “Best Online Real Estate Expert" by Money Magazine and appears in publications such as the Wall Street Journal and NY Times covering national and regional housing issues. Needless to say, we're thrilled to have him join our team!  Merry reading...

 

RBI Released November 2010 Housing Market Stats Today

The monthly housing data released by RBI today shows an encouraging pattern of stability in home pricing while a downward trend is emerging in sales activity.  The median price of a home in the Baltimore Washington metro area has remained constant over the last three months indicating overall strength in the regional housing market. And while housing is hyper-local, and each area is seeing its own fluctuation, I’m still seeing this as a region-wide trend.

 

Posted on December 04, 2010 by Corey Hart
Dec

04

2010

As part of first post-rbiPRO launch release, we've provided a capability that should be enticing to any old school Excel wiz - Export via CSV. Think you have a more compelling way to spit out data views?  Want to get ahead of the rbiNerdery in terms of a flashy charts or column views?  Utilize the interactive chart module to drill down on stats related to segments of interest and select the Print/Export button.

 

 

From there, you can sort, sum, and pivot-table away - all within the comfort of your favorite spreadsheet program.

Posted on December 03, 2010 by Corey Hart
Dec

03

2010

We have added a new view to our Interactive Charts catalog - Bar Graphs.  Graphing aficionados may slap us for not referring to these as 'column' or 'vertical bar' graphs, but we'll go ahead and call 'em Bar Graphs to keep it simple and enable a quirky and not all that sensical blog headline.  So what does this mean? 

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