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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.

Real Estate: The Next Generation

July 22, 2013: 

More millennials see homeownership as a good investment, according to the National Association of Realtors® inaugural Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report. Millennials are those born between 1980 and 2000.

Realtors® React to “Blank Slate ” Tax Reform

July 22, 2013: 

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee has proposed a “Blank Slate” approach to tax reform.

Keeping it Cool

July 22, 2013: 

RET Radio has lots of cool ideas to help beat the summer heat from getting the most out of your air conditioner to refreshing recipes for hot summer days.

“Vacation, All I Ever Wanted”

June 21, 2013: 

Buying a summer vacation home continues to be a popular investment among recent buyers, as revealed by the National Association of Realtors® 2013 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey.

Net Worth Reaches New High

June 21, 2013: 

New data on Americans’ rising net worth is good news for the economy. Figures from the National Association of Realtors® show household net worth has completely bounced back from the recession and reached a new peak of over $70 trillion in the first quarter of 2013.

Commercially Speaking

June 21, 2013: 

Sales and leasing activity are up in commercial real estate, according to the National Association of Realtors® May Commercial Real Estate Market Survey. Realtors® reported commercial business opportunities were 4 percent higher than the fourth quarter 2012.

Flood Insurance Rate Increases

May 22, 2013: 

Experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency say rate changes are likely ahead for some National Flood Insurance Program policyholders.

Realtor® Income Improving with Housing Market

May 22, 2013: 

Realtor® business activity and incomes are up for the second year in a row after nine years of declines.

A Positive Horizon

May 22, 2013: 

Research by the National Association of Realtors® reveals that steady job creation and household formation have been helping release pent-up demand.