REALTORS® Discuss Inventory, Fair Housing with Representative Sharice Davids

May 26, 2022 in Government Affairs

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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NAR, KCRAR Advocate to Preserve 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges

June 24, 2021 in Government Affairs

Recently, the Biden Administration proposed a $500,000 cap on the 1031 like-kind exchange, which is a section of the U.S. tax code that allows investors to avoid paying capital gains taxes when selling an investment property and reinvesting the proceeds into a similar property. The National Association of REALTORS® and KCRAR are both advocating against […]

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NAR Advocacy to Focus on COVID-19 Relief, Housing Affordability, Racial Equity in 2021

January 21, 2021 in Government Affairs

Political Representative for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Jack Greacen spoke to the KCRAR Advocacy Committees last week, assuring REALTORS® that NAR believes the Biden administration is favorable to housing issues. He said the main focus of the Biden administration and the 117th Congress, at the moment, is COVID-19 relief and vaccination. At the […]

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KCRAR Advocacy Team Takes Legislative Road Trip to Jefferson City

March 13, 2020 in Government Affairs

On a cold, windy morning in late February, fourteen members of the KCRAR Missouri Advocacy Committee loaded into a transit van headed east. Waiting for them at the Missouri REALTORS® (MR) REALTOR® Party Headquarters in Jefferson City, Mo. was the MR Advocacy Staff, led by Chief Lobbyist Sam Licklider. Licklider began his day at an […]

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REALTOR® Advocates Meet with Congressman Graves, Republican Whip Scalise

August 16, 2019 in Government Affairs

On Wednesday, KCRAR REALTOR® advocates met with Missouri Congressman Sam Graves in the Northland, as they typically do during each August Congressional recess. This year however, Congressman Graves brought along Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA). Federal Political Coordinator Gary Derks welcomed the Congressmen and guests, reminding all in attendance that homeownership provides an opportunity for […]

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