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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.

April 1, 2014
Realtors® are urging Congress to pass comprehensive patent reform that protects innovators and main street businesses from broad claims of patent infringement.
April 1, 2014
Commercial real estate has been a significant factor in America’s economic growth. So, it’s a positive sign that Realtors® reported commercial sales and prices rose in the last quarter.
April 1, 2014
With lending restrictions making it difficult for some buyers to enter the market it’s more important than ever to have your finances in order and enough money saved for a down payment.
February 26, 2014
Exterior replacement projects continue to offer homeowners the biggest bang for their buck.
February 26, 2014
First-time buyers accounted for 26 percent of home purchases in January. This is down from 27 percent in December and 30 percent a year ago, making it the lowest level for first-time buyers since October 2008.
February 26, 2014
While first-time buyers are struggling to enter the market, there has been significant activity within the upper end, specifically with million-dollar properties.
January 16, 2014
A home’s environmental efficiency has increasingly factored into consumer’s home buying decisions due to rising energy costs
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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