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NAR Chief Economist Addresses Senate Banking on State of Housing in America

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National Association of REALTORS® Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors®, today told the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs that he does not foresee a nationwide decline in home prices despite indications that price growth is set to slow. Yun testified that the potential for weaker sales should […]

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NAR Applauds FHFA Equity Plan for GSEs

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National Association of REALTORS® The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released finalized equity plans Wednesday for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. According to the FHFA, the plans are intended to “address barriers experienced by renters, aspiring homeowners, and current homeowners before, during, and after getting a mortgage” and include actions to address financial education, access, […]

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REALTORS® Discuss Inventory, Fair Housing with Representative Sharice Davids

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A group of REALTORS® met this week with U.S. Representative Sharice Davids to discuss critical housing bills coming through congress. Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) President and Federal Political Coordinator Andrew Mall led the meeting, opening a conversation with Davids on bills impacting housing supply and fair housing. Mall urged Davids to co-sponsor the Housing […]

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KCRAR Members and CEO Inducted into RPAC Hall of Fame

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Three KCRAR members and its CEO were inducted into the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Hall of Fame this week in Washington, D.C. Scottie Broderick, Kipp Cooper and Jennifer Langston-Justus were all newly inducted into the Hall of Fame, indicating a lifetime contribution of $25,000 to RPAC. Additionally, Jim Gamble, who was originally inducted in […]

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Advocacy Spotlight: Bill Baird

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Kansas City region REALTOR® and former Heartland MLS President Bill Baird has put his REALTOR® advocacy into action in his position as Mayor of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and now he is running for re-election in the April 5 election. “I didn’t get into politics until I ran for school board in 2014, and I would […]

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Kansas City REALTORS® Advocate for Housing Priorities at Capitol Conference in Topeka

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REALTORS® from across the state of Kansas gathered this week in Topeka, Kan. for the Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) annual Capitol Conference to learn about legislative issues impacting the real estate industry and use that knowledge to advocate for homeownership and private property issues in the capital. “This week at the KAR Capitol Conference, […]

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REALTORS® Advocate for Protection of Consumers, Homeownership with Kansas Lawmakers

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Kansas City REALTORS® met with Kansas lawmakers last week to discuss real estate legislative priorities, including home inspection registration, ways to address unlicensed activities and increasing access to homeownership. REALTORS® from the KCRAR Kansas Advocacy Committee shared a breakfast with Representatives Tom Burroughs, Chris Croft, Tim Johnson, Cindy Neighbor, Dan Osman, Mari-Lynn Poskin, Pat Proctor, […]

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KCRAR Releases Kansas Election Voter Guide

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Local elections will be taking place in Kansas on Tuesday, Nov. 2, and the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS®’ advocacy volunteers have selected REALTOR® Party aligning candidates and released their KCRAR Voter Guide. Candidates are selected based on research and interviews conducted by Kansas City REALTOR® volunteers. Those candidates that support REALTOR® and homeowner […]

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NAR to Congress: Keep Housing in Infrastructure Bill

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REALTOR® Magazine Leaders from the National Association of REALTORS® and other housing groups went to the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to urge lawmakers to preserve the affordable housing provisions in the infrastructure bill Congress is debating. Lawmakers are whittling down the package—which invests in various programs such as health care, paid family leave, affordable housing, […]

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Kansas City REALTORS® Discuss Future of Housing with U.S. Senator Jerry Moran

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U.S. Senator Jerry Moran met with KCRAR President’s Circle members this week for a lunch at Mission Hill Country Club, where he discussed the COVID-19 response, inventory and the future of housing in Kansas. Moran has aligned with KCRAR and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) on many issues affecting housing, such as an agreement […]

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