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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 Leanne High at 202-383-1290 or lhigh@realtors.org.

Spring Market Provides Opportunities for Sellers

May 1, 2014: 

Real Estate Story Ideas: Spring Market Provides Opportunities for Sellers

Internet Tools for Buyers and Sellers

May 1, 2014: 

The Internet isn’t just a helpful tool for buyers; it can also be a great marketing tool for sellers.

REALTOR® Age Gap

May 1, 2014: 

The median age of Realtors® has continued to climb since 2007 when it was 51 years old.

Patent Trolls Prey on Small Businesses

April 1, 2014: 

Realtors® are urging Congress to pass comprehensive patent reform that protects innovators and main street businesses from broad claims of patent infringement.

Commercial Market on the Rise

April 1, 2014: 

Commercial real estate has been a significant factor in America’s economic growth. So, it’s a positive sign that Realtors® reported commercial sales and prices rose in the last quarter.

Saving for a Down Payment

April 1, 2014: 

With lending restrictions making it difficult for some buyers to enter the market it’s more important than ever to have your finances in order and enough money saved for a down payment.

Valuable Remodeling Projects

February 26, 2014: 

Exterior replacement projects continue to offer homeowners the biggest bang for their buck.

First-Time Buyers Disappearing

February 26, 2014: 

First-time buyers accounted for 26 percent of home purchases in January. This is down from 27 percent in December and 30 percent a year ago, making it the lowest level for first-time buyers since October 2008.

Tale of Two Markets

February 26, 2014: 

While first-time buyers are struggling to enter the market, there has been significant activity within the upper end, specifically with million-dollar properties.

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