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KCRAR Past President to Speak on Mental Health at Upcoming WCR Event

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2020 KCRAR President Bobbi Howe will be speaking at a Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR) event on Sept. 16, presenting her keynote entitled, “Lessons From The Other Side: Protecting Yourself and Your Mindset.” In Howe’s message, she shares lessons she’s learned about mental wellness not only through her career, but also from watching her mother’s […]

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Land Banks on the Rise

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Catherine Mesick, REALTOR® Magazine More communities are turning to land banks to help address vacant, abandoned, and tax-delinquent properties. Since 2010, over 200 land banks have launched nationwide, said Brian Larkin, director of the National Land Bank Network at the Center for Community Progress. Land banks acquire and maintain distressed properties with the goal of transferring them […]

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State Association Conferences to Be Held in Kansas City, Wichita this Fall

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Registration is open for the Missouri REALTORS® (MR) Fall Business Conference and the Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) Annual Conference and Expo. Both these conferences offer a full schedule for members to attend CE classes, professional development seminars, networking events and more. The MR conference will take place as a hybrid event Sept. 28 – […]

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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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