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6 Ways REALTORS® Can Give Back During Fair Housing Month and Beyond

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Each year during Fair Housing Month, REALTORS® can be reminded of their ongoing duty to combat racism and discrimination to bring the community closer to fair and equitable housing for all. This is a goal that Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City shares, which is why KCRAR has an ongoing partnership with Habitat KC to […]

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REALTOR® Loran Coleman Appointed to Missouri Real Estate Commission

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KCRAR member Loran Coleman was recently appointed to serve as a commissioner on the Missouri Real Estate Commission (MREC) on which she and six other commissioners oversee MREC in its responsibilities of investigating complaints, auditing real estate escrow accounts and approving all real estate prelicensing and continuing education courses. “I look forward to representing the […]

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2020 Kansas City Real Estate Market Recap: Low Interest Rates, Strong Buyer Demand, Increased Home Sales

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The residential housing market across the Greater Kansas City Region remained strong throughout 2020 according to year-end data from the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® (KCRAR). Closed sales were up 6.3% for the year, indicating continued buyer demand. While there was no shortage of buyer demand in 2020, the lack of homes for sale led to a 51.3% decrease in inventory from 2019, with the year closing […]

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Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City Launches #KCNeedsHousing Social Media Campaign

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Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City is working to raise $10,000 this month for their mission to build a Kansas City community where everyone has a safe, healthy and affordable place to call home. They’ve partnered with Central Bank of the Midwest to donate $50 for every Facebook or Instagram post made as a part […]

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Rental Assistance Still Available in Kansas City Metro

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It’s the first week of the month, and rent is due. 2020 has been particularly devastating to many renters, and despite various assistance programs created to help keep everyone safe at home during this pandemic, many are unaware that help is out there. Many of these assistance programs, however, will be expiring at the end […]

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FHA Extends Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium for Homeowners Through Year End

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WASHINGTON – Today, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced the third extension of its foreclosure and eviction moratorium through Dec. 31, 2020, for homeowners with FHA-insured single family mortgages covered under the Coronavirus Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This extension provides an additional four months of housing security to homeowners, as they will not […]

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Flooding Displaces Families in St. Joseph

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Over 150 homes in St. Joseph’s South End have recently seen extensive damage due to flooding in the area. The area affected is comprised predominantly low-income households, and most of the residents do not have flood insurance, according to the Community Action Partnership of Greater St. Joseph (CAPSTJOE). Many of the affected families have been […]

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Veterans Community Project ‘Battle Home’ Installation Opens at Union Station

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The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the Veterans Community Project (VCP) opened an art installation called “The Battle Home” Monday at Union Station. REALTOR® and VCP co-founder Mark Solomon was honored last year with NAR’s Good Neighbor Award, and this art installation is a part of NAR’s recognition for the work Solomon and VCP […]

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Home Builders’ Association to Host Parade of Homes Event with Added Safety Measures

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The Home Builders’ Association of Greater Kansas City (KCHBA) will be moving forward with its Spring Parade of Homes event after postponing for seven weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will run from June 13 through June 28 with several added safety measures. Typically held twice a year by KCHBA, the Parade of […]

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KCRHA Offers Free KCMO Landlord, Tenant Law Workshop

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COVID-19, eviction moratoriums, Healthy Homes, Tenant Bill of Rights… the rental market landscape is changing in Kansas City. With the KCMO Tenant Bill of Rights going into effect June 1, last weekend the Kansas City Regional Housing Alliance (KCRHA) hosted a webinar to help landlords navigate and comply with the new regulations. Renowned local landlord/tenant […]

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