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Yun: We’ve Never Seen Prices Appreciate This Fast

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REALTOR® Magazine Just how wild is the real estate market right now? You don’t hear National Association of REALTORS® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun say this every day: “We’ve never seen price appreciation of this magnitude.” It’s a sobering message in NAR’s latest home sales video, which covers the month of May, when the median home […]

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Pittsburg Board of REALTORS® to Merge with KCRAR

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The Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® (KCRAR) Board of Directors voted on Thursday to ratify the merger of the Pittsburg Board of REALTORS® (PBOR) with KCRAR. Pittsburg’s Board of Directors and general membership casted a similar vote earlier this year. PBOR will be dissolved and become the Pittsburg Chapter of KCRAR effective mid-August. The […]

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Applications Open for Three Director Positions on KCRAR Board

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KCRAR is now accepting applications for director candidates to serve three-year terms on the KCRAR Board of Directors. The KCRAR Credentials-Election Committee encourages members who are actively involved in the Association to apply for one of the available positions on the Board by Aug. 31. Available positions include: At-Large Broker Owner/Managing Broker – This position […]

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KCRAR Launches Industry Partner Referral Program

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KCRAR is in the process of building a more robust network of reputable real estate related industry partners across the Kansas City region as a resource for members and homeowners to use when needing specific services. To do that, it is asking its members to refer their trusted industry professionals in its three industry partner […]

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Behind the Hype: What 5G Means For Real Estate

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by Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR Magazine® Key Takeaways: Wireless carriers affirm their commitment to rolling out the superfast fifth generation of connectivity to more places, beyond city hubs, by the end of the year. 5G could be up to 600 times faster than current 4G connections, paving the way for innovations affecting businesses, driving, health care, […]

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Contract Signings Surge as Home Buyers Remain Eager

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REALTOR® Magazine Pending home sales bounced back strongly in May and surged to the highest reading for the month of May since 2005, the National Association of REALTORS® reported Wednesday. NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings, climbed 8% in May compared to April. Contract signings are […]

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NAR’s Center for Financial Wellness Offering Retirement Planning Summit for REALTORS®

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As a part of its Center for Financial Wellness, the National Association of REALTORS® will be hosting an online Retirement Summit in July. This four-part virtual series is designed to help REALTORS® shape their vision for retirement and develop steps to ensure their finances are set for the long-term. Members can register for a limited […]

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Local REALTOR® Dennis Curtin Awarded for Work Founding Mimi’s Pantry

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Dennis Curtin was presented with a check this month for his organization, Mimi’s Pantry, as the recipient of Missouri REALTORS’® 2020 Good Neighbor Award. Curtin is a Kansas City REALTOR® and founder of Mimi’s Pantry, which is an organization in Riverside, Mo. seeking to help those dealing with food insecurity. KCRAR President Tony Conant, KCRAR […]

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Photo: Majid Ghavami receiving an award on stage at KCRAR's 2019 Holiday Party.

Nominations open for KCRAR’s 2021 ‘Of the Year’ Awards

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KCRAR has opened nominations and applications for this year’s annual awards. It is seeking submissions of exceptional REALTORS® deserving of recognition for their work. Each year, the KCRAR Awards Committee selects a recipient in each of the following categories to be honored at the Holiday Party in December. Each award recipient will carry the title […]

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Tickets on Sale for 2021 REALTOR® Day at the K

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KCRAR’s annual REALTOR® Day at the K is back, and tickets are currently on sale for this July 23 event. Members are invited to bring their friends and family to join their industry peers and watch the Royals take on the Tigers with first pitch at 7:10 p.m. Each ticket is $30 and will come […]

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