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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.

“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.

Where are All the Houses?

April 23, 2013: 

Housing inventories are tightening up around the country and new construction in some areas is constrained, according to the recently released Federal Reserve Beige Book.

Home Away from Home

April 23, 2013: 

According to the National Association of Realtors® 2013 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, vacation homes continue to be important to American homebuyers.

Flowers, Shrubs and Trees, Oh My!

April 23, 2013: 

Gardening is a common springtime activity and a great way to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. HouseLogic.com’s Landscaping and Gardening section is full of ideas and tips to help gardeners deepen the shade of their green thumbs.