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These housing and real estate story ideas are designed to help media generate content for news stories. Three timely topics, accompanied with background information and facts related to the real estate market, are featured each month. Realtor associations and members can also take these story ideas and create content for their local newspaper, magazines, newsletters, blogs and websites.

For more information or to arrange an interview with a Realtor, contact Maggie Kasperski at 202-383-1290 or mkasperski@realtors.org.

One Big, Happy Family

December 3, 2014: 

Just over 18 percent of the U.S. population lives in a multi-generational household.

Keeping Your Home Cozy through the Winter Months

December 3, 2014: 

Keep your home warm during the winter without breaking the bank.

Compromising on the Home of Your Dreams—What Can You Live Without?

December 3, 2014: 

When searching for a home, most buyers want to find one they love and can see themselves living in happily for years to come, but may not be able to afford it.

Math and Science Professionals, Baby Boomers Driving Fast-Moving Housing Markets

October 31, 2014: 

Metropolitan areas with larger baby boomer and math/science professional populations are seeing homes move off the market faster, indicating a strong housing market.

First-Time Home Buyers Lead the Charge in Finding their Eventual Home Online

October 31, 2014: 

While many first-time and repeat home buyers use the Internet to find the home that they eventually purchase, first-time buyers are leading that charge.

Job Searching? Real Estate Might Be a Good Bet

October 31, 2014: 

A job in real estate could be a good opportunity for those struggling to find jobs to support their families.

Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

September 30, 2014: 

With the change of seasons, homeowners should check smoke detectors, create emergency preparedness kits and evacuation plans, and reinforce garage doors to make sure homes are stable and safe.

Median Age of Home Buyers Trending Upward

September 30, 2014: 

The average of American home buyers has been trending upward, as many are waiting longer than others before them to purchase a home.

Investors Draw Back, Making Room for First-Time Home Buyers

September 30, 2014: 

Investors are pulling back from the residential market, leaving more room in the market for first-time home buyers.