NAR Appeals to Congress After Introduction of the ‘Protecting Renters from Evictions Act of 2021’

July 30, 2021 in Government Affairs

Rep. Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House of Financial Services Committee, introduced the Protecting Renters from Evictions Act of 2021 on Thursday afternoon, which would extend the CDC Eviction Moratorium through Dec. 31, 2021. The moratorium was put into place last year to assist those who faced housing instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic and […]

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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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Commercial Latte and Learn Coming on Commission Agreements and Navigating Bankruptcy Situations

May 20, 2021 in Education

KCRAR is hosting a commercial-focused Latte and Learn session on June 11 titled, “Getting Paid in a Changing Market/Bankruptcy Issues.” James Hochman will be leading this online session, presenting a “nuts and bolts” lesson on commercial transaction issues including: Proper listing and commission agreements Use of purchase and sale agreement Lease language to protect a […]

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Registration Open for Annual Commercial Broker Golf Scramble


The Annual “KCRAR Commercial Broker Open” golf scramble will be held on June 7 at the newly renovated Oakwood Country Club. This event offers commercial agents the opportunity to network, while competing as teams for the KCRAR Commercial Broker Open Cup. The event is open to KCRAR members and non-members. Anyone interested may register, and KCRAR […]

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Judge Vacates CDC’s Eviction Ban, But Appeal Delays Action

May 6, 2021 in Government Affairs

REALTOR® Magazine A U.S. District Court judge for the District of Columbia ruled Wednesday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s nationwide eviction moratorium is unlawful, striking down the ban and delivering relief to housing providers who haven’t been able to collect rent from struggling tenants for more than a year. But the struggle for housing […]

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NAR: Housing Equality, Commercial Recovery Are Top Priorities

April 22, 2021 in KCRAR

REALTOR® Magazine With racial equity at the forefront of American consciousness, the National Association of REALTORS® will focus the bulk of its policy priorities this year on improving equal access to housing, association leaders said Wednesday during NAR 360, a Facebook Live event serving as the unofficial kickoff of the virtual 2021 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings. Earlier this […]

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‘The Commercial Experience’ Course to Bring Specialized Commercial Training to KCRAR

March 4, 2021 in Education

“The Commercial Experience” is returning to KCRAR, and this year, the two-day course will be offered virtually on March 29 and 30. This class is targeted to new commercial agents or residential agents looking to expand their practice into the commercial market. “I have taken many commercial classes but this was one of the best classes […]

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$324 Million Made Available for Missouri Landlord and Tenant Assistance

February 18, 2021 in Government Affairs

Missouri Governor Mike Parson recently signed legislation which allocates more than $324 million in funding to landlords and tenants in Missouri. This assistance is distributed through the Emergency Rental Arrears Program (ERAP), which reimburses landlords for past due rent payments. “HB 16 will provide much needed assistance to tenants and landlords across the state. COVID-19’s […]

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Rental Assistance Still Available in Kansas City Metro

December 3, 2020 in Community

It’s the first week of the month, and rent is due. 2020 has been particularly devastating to many renters, and despite various assistance programs created to help keep everyone safe at home during this pandemic, many are unaware that help is out there. Many of these assistance programs, however, will be expiring at the end […]

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Commercial Forecast 2021: ‘Never Set Your Flux Capacitor to 2020!’

November 5, 2020 in KCRAR

Dr. Ted Jones, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist with Stewart Title, introduced his keynote address at the Commercial Forecast virtual event with a Back to the Future meme: “Whatever you do Marty, NEVER set it to 2020!” While commercial real estate has felt the impact of the shutdown and economic drop-off, there is hope […]

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