Story Ideas Archive

Story Idea: The Importance of Lawn Care

Taking care of a home’s landscape in the summer heat can be a daunting task for many homeowners. However, if a homeowner is looking to sell his or her home in the warmer months, maintaining or creating a beautiful...
May 8, 2017

Story Idea: How NFIP Expiration Would Affect Homeowners

On September 30, less than six months from now, the National Flood Insurance Program will expire. The National Association of REALTORS® is working closely with federal regulators and members of Congress to strengthen the program and clear the way for a private market...
April 10, 2017

Lucky numbers in homebuying

On St. Patrick’s Day, it’s a tradition for many to raise a glass and toast the luck o’ the Irish. For potential buyers without the luck of the Irish on their side, the number 10 may be what brings them the...
March 16, 2017

Story Ideas: Should a Homeowner Take the Lowest Bid for a Remodel?

How does a homeowner know when to spend a lot of money on a home project versus when it is all right to go a cheaper route? When taking bids for a renovation project, it can be tempting to...
March 13, 2017

Story Ideas: Filing Taxes as a New Homeowner

For many new homeowners the year they buy their own home will also be the first year they do not take the standard deduction when doing their taxes. It can be confusing to know what is eligible for itemization...
February 21, 2017

Infographic: Groundhog Day and Real Estate

Can a groundhog and his shadow predict the strength of the housing market? Here is what happened the past 20 years in real estate when Punxsutawney Phil climbed out of his hole; does seeing his shadow extend to real...
February 1, 2017

Story Ideas: Preparing homes for extreme weather

Preparing for typical winter weather can be hard for homeowners, but dealing with dangerous winter conditions, such as blizzards or extreme cold, can be overwhelming. The key to surviving extreme weather is preparation. Homeowners should trim tree branches to...
January 26, 2017

Story Idea: Selling in Winter

Selling a home during the winter months can be an overwhelming undertaking. For most families the holidays are already a stressful time of year, so adding a house sale to the mix is an intimidating prospect. However, there are...
January 5, 2017

Story Ideas: Protect Your Home From the Cold

When the temperature drops and words like “icy conditions” and “blizzard” start appearing in the weather forecast, keeping a house warm and cozy becomes even more important and even more difficult. There are several things homeowners can do to...

Story Idea: Declutter Your Home

Why do some people think organizing their home is for a must-do only in the spring? With the holiday season approaching, people across the country are preparing their homes for visiting family, holiday parties and cold weather hibernation. All...