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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.

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.

Homeowners Win with Major Drop in Distressed Sales

September 2, 2014: 

The housing market continues to show signs of improvement, including a drop in the number of homes sold in distress.

REALTORS® Help Sellers Get More Bang for the Buck

September 2, 2014: 

REALTORS®' expertise, their understanding of the market, and their knowledge of the needs of potential buyers allow them to help sellers get more from their homes than sellers who decide to go it alone.

Relocating upon Retirement

September 2, 2014: 

REALTORS® can be a great help to seniors looking to find the right place to spend the newfound time they have upon retirement.

New or Used: What Home is Best for You?

July 31, 2014: 

New home construction companies are facing a labor shortage and a tight credit environment that makes it hard to get loans.

Taking a Look at the Environment

July 31, 2014: 

To help Realtors® understand how the environment might change their communities and local quality of life, NAR recently hosted a gathering of some of the nation’s foremost experts on environmental risk management.

Best Purchase Markets for Millennials

July 31, 2014: 

NAR recently analyzed 100 metro areas to determine the best purchase prospects for young buyers.