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 Jane Dollinger at 202-383-1042 or


Selling a home during the winter months can be an overwhelming undertaking. However, there are many advantages to selling a home in the colder months.

When the temperature drops, keeping a house warm and cozy becomes even more important and even more difficult.

With historically low mortgage rates and steady job gains among young adults, all the pieces are coming into place for homeownership rates to rise. 

Holiday visits from family, parties and cold weather hibernation all make fall the perfect time to declutter and organize one’s home.