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Existing-Home Sales Slipped 0.4% Nationally in August

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National Association of REALTORS® Key Highlights Existing-home sales decreased for the seventh straight month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.80 million. Sales tailed off 0.4% from July and 19.9% from the previous year. The median existing-home sales price rose 7.7% from one year ago to $389,500. After five successive monthly increases, the inventory […]

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KC REALTORS® Rock the Block Again With Habitat for Humanity

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Around 130 REALTORS® and Industry Partners gathered in the Armourdale neighborhood in Kansas City, Kan. this week for two days of service to their community at KCRAR’s annual REALTORS® Rock the Block event with Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City. Real estate agents from around the region worked on nine homes in the neighborhood, accomplishing […]

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Adding Hope to the Grocery List: Kansas City REALTOR® Named Finalist for National Good Neighbor Award

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By Graham Wood, National Association of REALTORS® Cleaning houses for a living isn’t always steady work for Kansas City, Mo., native Kelly Lange. When her clients need to tighten their budgets, Lange’s services are often the first item they cut. So, Lange, 48, sometimes finds herself with little to no work for significant periods of […]

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KCRAR Past President Christian Barnes Named ‘Women Who Means Business’ Honoree

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CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes and Past President of KCRAR Christian Barnes was honored recently by the Kansas City Business Journal as one of their “Women Who Mean Business.” The program honors “top-ranking women in Kansas City businesses who also take an active role in the community and in […]

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Pending Home Sales Slipped 1.0% in July

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National Association of REALTORS® Pending home sales dropped slightly by 1.0% from June. It was the second straight monthly decline and the eighth in the last nine months. Pending sales fell in three of four major regions, with the West posting a small increase. Compared to the prior year, contract signings declined by double digits […]

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Four in Five Metro Areas Notched Double-Digit Price Gains in Second Quarter of 2022

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National Association of REALTORS® Key highlights Eighty percent of metro markets – 148 of 185 – saw double-digit annual price appreciation in median single-family existing-home sales prices (70% in the previous quarter). The national median single-family existing-home price rose 14.2% annually to $413,500, surpassing $400,000 for the first time. Housing affordability significantly declined as the […]

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Yun: Possible Economic Downturn Likely to Be Mild

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By Catherine Mesick, REALTOR® Magazine The country isn’t officially in a recession yet, despite two consecutive quarters of national contraction of the gross domestic product, a commonly cited indicator of an economic downturn, says Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of REALTORS®. And several healthy economic trends, including a robust job market, coupled […]

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First-Time Home Buyer Saving Account Introduced in Kansas

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Kansans can now save toward the purchase of their first home tax-free through the newly introduced Kansas First-Time Home Buyer Savings Account program. Future buyers can set up their savings account at any Kansas financial institution, then contribute up to $3,000 for an individual or $6,000 for a married couple tax-free per year. This first-time […]

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2nd Historic Fed Rate Hike Unlikely to ‘Further Damage’ Mortgage Borrowers

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Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine With skyrocketing inflation and mounting recession fears, the Federal Reserve made another aggressive move Wednesday, raising its benchmark rate by three-quarters of a percentage point for the second time this year to try and tame the economy. However, higher mortgage rates may not necessarily be on the horizon as a result, […]

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Pittsburg REALTORS® Take Action for United Way

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16 members of the KCRAR Pittsburg Chapter gathered in June to give back to the community as a part of United Way’s Day of Action. Volunteers spent the morning working on projects for a local community child care learning center, including yard work, cleaning and painting. “The community we live in is so important to […]

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