Governor Kelly Vetoes Bill, KAR Issues Call For Action

May 24, 2019 in Kansas Advocacy

The Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) issued a call for action on Wednesday, urging its members to reach out to their legislators in support of HB 2033. For years, Kansas homeowners have been able to deduct mortgage interest and property taxes on their state tax return. But now, anyone who takes the new, larger Federal […]

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Call for Action Alert: Tell the Kansas Legislature to Stop Hidden Tax Increases on Kansas Homeowners

March 29, 2019 in Kansas Advocacy

The Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) has launched a Call for Action email campaign to urge members of the Kansas Legislature to stop a $30 million hidden state income tax increase on Kansas homeowners. If this effort is not successful, thousands of Kansas homeowners will be forced to pay higher state income taxes this year, […]

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NAR Call for Action: Renew the National Flood Insurance Program

June 18, 2018 in National Advocacy

The National Association of REALTORS® issued a Call for Action today to push Congress to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) before the program lapses on July 31. As KCRAR REALTORS® know, many Kansas City area homes require flood insurance for a mortgage. Allowing the program to lapse could cost thousands of property sales […]

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Missouri REALTORS® Issues Call for Action to Support First-Time Homebuyers

May 4, 2018 in Missouri Advocacy

Missouri REALTORS’® proposed First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account Act has passed every committee in the Missouri House and Senate unanimously and passed the House earlier this session by a vote of 133-13. With two weeks left, the bill is on the Senate calendar and supporters are hopeful that it will pass soon. This initiative would implement […]

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What Tax Reform Means For REALTORS® and Homeowners

October 26, 2017 in KCRAR

Tax reform proposals swirling around Washington, D.C. right now make some sweeping changes to the tax benefits that homeowners have come to depend on. In fact, 95 percent of the current tax reform plans in Congress threaten to eliminate important tax benefits for homeowners, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Concerns for the […]

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KCRAR Donates $10,000 for TX Flood Relief & Encourages Members to Respond to Flood Insurance Call for Action

September 1, 2017 in Kansas Advocacy

Amid the tragedy of the devastating flooding in Texas, REALTORS® around the country, including those here in Kansas City, have been stepping in to offer support. This week, the Trustees of KCRAR’s Charitable Fund approved a $10,000 contribution to help Texas flood victims. KCRAR members who wish to make a contribution are encouraged to do […]

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