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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.

Safety Remains Top-of-Mind at Open House Events

June 2, 2014: 

While open houses can be a great resource for potential buyers and a selling strategy for homeowners, safety is always an important concern.

All-Cash Purchases on the Rise

June 2, 2014: 

Market share of all-cash purchases have risen and currently make up 33 percent of the market.

Middle-Class Americans Dodge Homeownership Obstacles

June 2, 2014: 

As home prices and interest rates continue to rise, the number of middle-class Americans who can afford a home has fallen in many cities.

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.


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.