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 email@example.com.
Data from the recently released 2011 NAR Investment and Vacation Home Survey shows vacation-home sales accounted for 10 percent of all transactions last year and investment sales were 17 percent of the overall market. Those figures are unchanged from the 2010 survey.
A majority of Americans – both owners and renters – still believe in the importance of home ownership. That’s according to a study conducted by Fallon Research & Communications Inc., which reveals that 91 percent of owners and 72 percent of renters believe owning a home is a good financial investment.
Tax season is underway and American home owners are once again enjoying the benefit of the mortgage interest deduction. The ability to deduct the interest paid on a mortgage can mean significant savings for these home owners. For example, a family who bought a home last year with a $200,000, 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage, assuming an interest rate of 4.5 percent, could save nearly $3,500 in federal taxes when they file this year.
The mortgage interest deduction has long been an important part of the American tax system, and now many lawmakers on Capitol Hill are making their voices heard in defense of this valuable incentive for home ownership.