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.

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In recent months, first-time home buyers have represented about one-third of the market. Despite concerns about the general economy, those buyers clearly place a high premium on the value of owning their own home.