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Kansas Department of Labor Begins Accepting Applications for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for REALTORS®

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After waiting for the state to open unemployment applications for the self-employed, independent contractors like real estate agents may now apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance in the state of Kansas, according to the Kansas Department of Labor. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), recently approved by Congress, provides financial relief to […]

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COVID-19 Legislation Offers Benefits for Agents, Homeowners Alike

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The CARES Act legislation offers financial assistance to many affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including small business owners, self-employed workers and independents contractors. However, many additional provisions exist that affect not only real estate professionals, but their clients as well. Housing and mortgage. The economic relief package offers mortgage forbearance of up to 360 days […]

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Missouri Begins Processing Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for Self-Employed and Independent Contractors

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The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced today that it is now processing unemployment claims for self-employed workers, independent contractors and those who otherwise do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits and have been impacted by the coronavirus. Under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, those who qualify will be eligible for weekly […]

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Missouri and Kansas Enact Temporary Remote eNotary

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Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed an Executive Order on April 6, authorizing remote electronic notarizations in Missouri. This process will allow for the use of audio-video technology to complete the personal appearance requirement, protecting the health and safety of the notaries public and all parties to the contract. Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed a similar […]

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President Signs ‘Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’

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On Dec. 22, 2017, President Trump signed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” The U.S. House and Senate approved the conference agreement of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” earlier in the week. All individual provisions of the measure are generally effective after Dec. 31, 2017 for the 2018 tax filing year and expire on […]

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A Look Inside 2017’s KAR Capitol Conference

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This past week, REALTORS® from across Kansas gathered in Topeka for the annual Capitol Conference, held by the Kansas Association of REALTORS®. The Capitol Conference is a chance for state-associated REALTORS® to actively lobby for their industry and make their voices heard while advocating for private property rights. For this year’s conference, KCRAR fielded a […]

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Homeownership Protected in Jefferson City and Topeka in 2016

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Homeownership Protected in Jefferson City and Topeka in 2016 It was a busy year for real estate related legislation in both the Show-Me State and the Sunflower State. And, while the regular session was full of the standard legislative back-and-forth that is typical for any statehouse, Topeka saw some incredible last-minute fireworks at their end-of-session. […]

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