The Newest TCG Consumer Outreach & Advocacy Content Library: Sample List

Voice For Real Estate: Market statistics, trends, issues

  • Interest Rates
  • Adjustable Rate Mortgages Making a Come-Back
  • Consumer Alert! Subprime Mortgages On the Rise Again
  • Qualified Mortgages
  • Jumbo Loans Reach Historic Levels
  • HELOCS Gaining Popularity Again
  • Home Improvement ROI
  • Homeowner and Condominium Association Trends & Issues
  • Closing Costs On The Rise
  • Bank Fees On The Rise
  • Saving a Down Payment Tougher Than Ever
  • New Home Construction
  • New Home Sales
  • Construction Spending
  • NAR Research Reports and Press Releases
  • USCB Research Reports and Press Releases
  • NAHB Research Reports and Press Releases
  • GSE Volumes, Trends and Issues
  • FHA Volumes, Trends and Issues
  • Home Flipping Stats, Trends and Issues
  • Millennial Home Buyers, Owners, Trends and Issues
  • Boomer Home Buyers, Owners, Trends and Issues
  • Retired Home Buyers, Owners, Trends and Issues
  • HAMP, HARP, HAFA Stats, Trends and Issues
  • Principal Write Down Stats, Trends and Issues
  • American Savings Rate Stats, Trends and Issues
  • Multi-Generational Home Buying Stats and Trends
  • Commercial Real Estate on the Upswing
  • Existing Home Sales-Expert Insights, Unique Perspectives
  • Pending Home Sales-Expert Insights, Unique Perspectives
  • Existing Home Inventory -Expert Insights, Unique Perspectives
  • Existing Home Prices-Expert Insights, Unique Perspectives
  • Negative Equity -Expert Insights, Unique Perspectives
  • Distressed Home Sales
  • Home Flipping
  • Second and Vacation Home Sales
  • Foreclosures
  • Homeownership and Vacancy Rates
  • Refinance Rates
  • Rental Rates and Trends
  • Scattered Residential Rental Trends and Issues
  • Mortgage Servicing
  • RMBS Market Trends and Issues
  • CMBS Market Trends and Issues
  • Luxury Home Market, Trends and Issues
  • Time On Market
  • Home Buyer Demographic Trends
  • First Time Home Buyers Stats, Trends and Issues
  • Boomerang Buyers Stats, Trends and Issues
  • Mortgage Modification Stats, Trends and Issues
  • Deficiency Judgments Stats, Trends and Issues
  • Credit Score Stats and Trends
  • Mortgage Fraud Stats and Trends
  • Housing Bubbles Here and Abroad

Community Involvement: Value proposition of using a Realtor

  • Reducing Property Taxes
  • Consumer Alert! Navigating Rising Rates
  • Raising Your Credit Scores
  • Appraisals Must Knows
  • Flood Insurance-Know What’s Covered & Not
  • Flood Insurance-Top Tips To Pay Less
  • Wind Insurance-Know What’s Covered & Not
  • Wind Insurance-Top Tips To Pay Less
  • Hazard Insurance-Know What’s Covered & Not
  • Hazard Insurance-Top Tips To Pay Less
  • ABCs of Home Warranties
  • Home Inspections
  • Know Before You Own…Condo Associations
  • Know Before You Owe…Mortgage Costs
  • Reading Your New GFE
  • Top Tips To Reduce Your Bank Fees
  • Commercial Real Estate 101
  • Why America’s Homeownership Rates Matters
  • U.S. Housing Policy v. Other Nations
  • Owning Your Home Free and Clear: Pros and Cons
  • Top Tips For Paying Down Your Mortgage
  • Renting v. Buying
  • Buying Scattered Residential Rentals
  • What’s the Secondary Mortgage Market?
  • Becoming a Landlord-What You Need To Know
  • Top Home Staging Strategies From The Experts
  • Tips For Getting Top Dollar From Top Experts
  • Outside The Box! Try Before You Buy
  • Tips For Loan Approval
  • Investing in a Second Home
  • Buying a Vacation Home
  • What Women Want – Top Tips For Lady Buyers
  • Shopping For a Home You Can Retire To
  • Top Loan Approval Disasters
  • Tips From The Experts! For Boomerang Buyers
  • Consumer Alert! Mortgage Modification Scams
  • Best Practices! Helping Your Kid Buy a Home
  • Alphabet Soup: HAMP, HARP, HAFA
  • Short Sale Basics – Money Making Strategies
  • What’s a Deed In Lieu of Foreclosure?
  • Principal Write Downs: Fact or Fiction?
  • Consumer Alert: Spotting Mortgage Scams
  • Bank Investigations and Settlements
  • Wall Street’s Becoming Main Street’s Landlord
  • Housing Horrors! Zombie Foreclosures
  • Scene Recently! Multi-Generational Homes
  • Americas Shrinking Homeownership Rate
  • Housing and the Economy
  • Selecting a Title Company
  • Housing Options For Mature Adults
  • Workforce Housing and Why It Matters
  • America’s Credit Availability Challenges
  • Adjustable Rate Mortgages-What You Need to Know
  • Consumer Alert! Lessons Learned About Subprime Mortgages
  • What’s a Qualified Mortgage?
  • Qualifying For a Jumbo Mortgage
  • Consumer Alert! HELOC Pros and Cons
  • Fannie & Freddie Low Down Payments
  • FHA Lowers MIP
  • Home Buyer Counseling
  • Consumer Alert! Reverse Mortgage Scams
  • New Reverse Mortgages Limited
  • Home Improvements-What Pays & What Won’t
  • Consumer Alert! Homeowner and Condominium Associations
  • What You Need To Know About…Title Insurance
  • Know Before You Owe…Closing Costs
  • Are New Bank Fee Rules Costing Your More?
  • Saving a Down Payment
  • Why New Home Construction Matters To You
  • Why Workforce Housing Matters to All of Us
  • It’s a Small World and Homeownership Matters Everywhere
  • Refinancing – Yea or Nay?
  • Buying New Construction v. Existing
  • Is America Becoming a Renter Nation?
  • Consumer Alert! New Mortgage Servicing Rules…Know You’re Rights
  • Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous – Buying a Luxury Home
  • Tips For Selling Fast
  • Home Flipping 101
  • Tips For Home Buying
  • Investing in Commercial Real Estate
  • Investing in Small Rental Properties
  • Lifestyle Lawyer! Stress-Saver Lease Tips For New Landlords
  • Lifestyle Lawyer! Stress-Saver Lease Tips For Tenants
  • What Every Retiring Homeowner Must Know
  • Selling Your Home to a Millennial Buyer
  • Can Boomerang Buyers Save Us?
  • Hitting The Pay Dirt With Fixer Uppers
  • New Mortgage Modification Rules – Know Your Rights!
  • Estate Planning For Your Home
  • Consumer Alert! Deficiency Judgments
  • Foreclosures Basics and Strategies
  • Consumer Alert! Cash For Keys Scams
  • Consumer Alert! Spotting Real Estate Scams
  • Consumer Alert! Know Your Credit Score Rights
  • Navigating Negative Equity
  • Adverse Possession Age Old Laws Put To New Use
  • Blowing Housing Bubbles
  • Housing And Homeownership Around the World
  • Interviews With Industry Thought Leaders
  • Comparing Mortgage Loans
  • Shopping Mortgage Brokers
  • Challenges Facing America’s Mature Adult Homeowners
  • Workforce Housing…Building Foundations For Tomorrow
  • What Does Dodd Frank Mean For You?

Advocacy Efforts: Engaging public in legislative/political issues

  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Mortgage Interest Deduction
  • 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges
  • Tax Benefits For Homeowners
  • State and Local Property Owner Taxes
  • Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform
  • Terrorism Risk Insurance Act
  • Fed Interest Rate Policy
  • New Credit Score Policies
  • New Appraisals Rules
  • New Qualified Mortgage Rules
  • New GSE Loans
  • New FHA MIP
  • Title Insurance Rules
  • New Mortgage Cost Rules
  • Proposed RESPA-TILA Rules
  • Mortgage Debt Cancellation Relief
  • Meet the New GFE
  • MyIRA Help Save Down Payments
  • Proposed HUD Budget
  • Refinancing Programs
  • Legislating the Secondary Market
  • Latest From the CFPB
  • Latest Proposals On Deficiency Judgments
  • New Foreclosures Laws
  • Principal Write Down Policy Plans
  • New Credit Reports Rules
  • Policy Proposals To Fight Negative Equity
  • Proposals to Enhance Available Credit
  • Dodd Frank 3% Cap
  • Dodd Frank RESPA/TILA Harmonization
  • Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Relief Act
  • Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
  • FHFA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  • Recent Changes at FHA
  • FHA Condominium Requirements
  • FHA HAWK Program
  • FHA Back to Work Program
  • FHA “Blueprint for Access”
  • FHA 203(K) Loan Program
  • Pending New Qualified Mortgage Rules
  • Proposed HELOC Rules
  • New Reverse Mortgage Restrictions
  • New Condominium Association Rights and Rules
  • Proposed Closing Cost Rules
  • RESPA-TILA Updates
  • Proposed GFE Rules
  • FHA Single Family Mortgage Program
  • New Rules To Limit Bank Fees
  • New CRE Lease Accounting Rules Proposed
  • Affordable Homeownership Policy and Program Proposals
  • Pending Proposals For Mortgage Servicing
  • New Mortgage Modification Protections
  • HAMP, HARP, HAFA Rules and Proposals
  • New Short Sale Rules
  • Proposed Changes For Foreclosures
  • New Mortgage Licensing Laws
  • Bank Investigations
  • Housing Affordability Policy Proposals
  • GSE Restructuring, Liquidity, Lending
  • Appraiser Independence Regulations
  • CRE Liquidity, Basel III

Community Investment: Foundation for organizing human resources

  • NAR Housing Opportunity Grants
  • NAR Smart Growth Action Grant
  • NAR Expanding Housing Opportunities Class
  • NAR Employer-Assisted Housing Class
  • Habitat For Humanity
  • NAR Realtor Party and RPAC
  • Leading a Diversity Workshop
  • Support a Housing Program
  • Workforce Housing Forum
  • Homebuyer Education
  • One-on-One Homebuyer Counseling
  • Home Buyer Financial Assistance
  • Placemaking Micro Grants
  • Park & Trailhead Improvements
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Dog Parks
  • Murals & Public Art
  • Diversity Initiative Grants
  • Commercial Community Outreach
  • Way-Finding Signage
  • Little Free Libraries
  • Walking Tour Signage
  • Pedestrian Plazas and Walkways
  • Community Gardens
  • Parklets
  • Farmers Markets
  • Build a Better Block
  • Revitalizing With Main Street
  • Streets As Places
  • Landscaping & Tree Planting
  • Supporting Housing & Land Use Regulations & Decisions
  • Enhancing Community Development & Growth
  • Preserving & Expanding Housing For the Workforce
  • Smart Growth Initiatives