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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.

August 1, 2011
According to the NAR Housing Affordability Index, housing is at its most affordable in a generation. More specifically, the index shows there hasn’t been a better home buying opportunity in 40 years.
August 1, 2011
There’s no question we’re dealing with difficult issues when it comes to the future of our nation’s economy, but in the process, we must not lose sight of the values that helped make our country strong in the first place.
July 1, 2011
NAR is once again hitting the road to drive home how potential changes to government programs and incentives under consideration  could dramatically change the nature of home ownership in this country.
July 1, 2011
If regulators get their way, many qualified home buyers may be shut out of the market very soon.
July 1, 2011
If an extension isn’t granted by Congress before October 1, Federal Housing Administration loan limits may be allowed to revert to 115 percent of an area’s median home price, down from a current 125 percent.
June 1, 2011
The 2010 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers reveals some interesting insights into home ownership among buyers age 65 and up.
June 1, 2011
Foreign buyers continue to view the U.S. as a desirable place to own property. According to the 2011 NAR Profile of International Home Buying Activity, residential international sales in the U.S. from March 2010 to March 2011 accounted for $82 billion, up from $66 billion in 2010.
June 1, 2011
Owning a home has never been more affordable than in today’s market, according to NAR’s Housing Affordability Index.
May 1, 2011
Each month NAR conducts an attitudinal member survey known as the REALTOR® Confidence Index. The survey is designed to gauge real-time sentiment on current real estate trends and future activity not collected by local multiple listing services.
May 1, 2011
As the housing market continues its road to recovery, Realtors® are equipping themselves with more knowledge and training to better meet and serve the needs of their clients. Survey results from the 2011 NAR Member Profile reveal strong growth in professional training.
May 1, 2011
NAR research shows the commercial real estate market continues to move closer toward recovery. This news comes soon after Realtors® reported seeing more movement in the commercial market during the second half of 2010.
April 1, 2011
A recent NAR study reveals Americans favor walkable, mixeduse neighborhoods over those that require more driving.  Such “Smart Growth” communities are characterized by shops,restaurants and local businesses in walking distance from homes.

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