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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.

Go Green, Save Green

August 22, 2013: 

Saving energy, or “going green,” continues to be very important to homeowners. NAR research has consistently shown a considerable and growing market for energy-efficient buildings, and many of today’s consumers want more efficient and eco-friendly homes.

There’s Something About Homeownership

August 22, 2013: 

The American Dream of homeownership is alive and well, according to a majority of renters surveyed for the NAR 2013 National Housing Pulse Survey.

Something for Everyone

August 22, 2013: 

Current trends in the real estate market show rising home prices, yet affordability remains strong.

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.