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Real Estate Story Ideas

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.

January 16, 2014
New mortgage lending standards were put into place this month by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to protect borrowers from the risky home loan products that contributed to the foreclosure crisis of the last decade.
January 16, 2014
The rent vs. buy decision often is a lifestyle choice and a matter of timing.
January 2, 2014
Mortgage costs will increase for many borrowers in 2014. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plan to raise lender fees, which will likely translate into increased rates for those seeking loans.
January 2, 2014
International home sales in the U.S. have accounted for more than six percent of total existing-home sales in recent months.
January 2, 2014
According to NAR’s Housing Affordability Index, the U.S. experienced historic highs in housing affordability over the past several years.

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