Powered by Google

Search form

Topics

|

Programs

|

Directories

|

Apps

|

Videos

|

Store

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, 2012
The second home market surged in 2011, according to data from the 2012 NAR Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey. The combined market share of investment and vacation homes rose to the highest level since 2005.
April 1, 2012
On May 17, 2012, REALTORS® from across the country will Rally to Protect the American Dream in Washington, D.C., as part of NAR’s Midyear Legislative Meetings & Expo that week. The rally itself aims to keep housing  and homeownership issues at the forefront of the nation’s public policy agenda on behalf of homeowners and aspiring homeowners.
March 1, 2012
With tax season in full swing, homeowners can find help navigating the preparation process by visiting HouseLogic.com. At HouseLogic visitors can find a wide variety of helpful tips and advice on homeowner deductions and credits.
March 1, 2012
Renters on the fence about owning a home take note:vacancy rates are declining and rents are rising. NAR’s most recent Commercial Real Estate Market Survey revealed the multifamily housing sector is becoming a landlord’s market, with vacancy rates below 5 percent justifying higher rents.
March 1, 2012
A law that currently provides relief to troubled borrowers when some portion of their mortgage debt is forgiven is set to expire at the end of this year. If that happens, households who were already struggling to pay their mortgage may face tens of thousands of dollars in taxes because the IRS would count the cancelled debt as income.
February 1, 2012
Realtors® continue to use technology to keep in touch with their clients and build business. NAR’s Center for Realtor® Technology recently released a survey detailing just how Realtors® stay connected.
February 1, 2012
According to NAR’s latest metro price report, affordability conditions are improving in housing markets across the country. This trend is bolstered by softer existing-home prices coupled with record low interest rates.
February 1, 2012
As the presidential primaries continue across the country, it’s important that homeownership remain part of the national dialogue.
January 1, 2012
HouseLogic.com is launching a new sweepstakes for its readers with a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card.  From January 23 through February 19 visitors to HouseLogic will have the opportunity to leave a comment on a featured blog focusing on a do-it-yourself, water-saving bathroom makeover.
January 1, 2012
Rents are rising across the country. NAR research shows rents have been rising  at a progressively stronger rate in recent years and projects they will rise another 3.5 percent in 2012. Vacancy rates have been trending down gradually and currently rest at 5 percent and that percentage is expected to fall even further in 2012 as demands for rent increase. Historically, 5 percent is seen as a “landlord’s market.”
January 1, 2012
A recent Federal Reserve Board white paper, The U.S. Housing Market: Current Conditions and Policy Considerations, concluded that stabilizing and restoring the health of the housing market is critical to a broader economic recovery.
December 1, 2011
Purchasing a home is one of the most important and personal decisions individuals and families will ever make. Because it is essentially an investment in their future, location, convenience and affordability weigh heavily in the decision-making process.

Pages