5 Trends That Defined the 2022 Real Estate Market

January 5, 2023 in Community

Housing was on a roller coaster this year, going from a homebuying frenzy to a standstill. These market dynamics will carry into 2023.

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Kansas City REALTORS® Collect Donations for Mimi’s Pantry

December 1, 2022 in KCRAR

REALTORS® from around the Kansas City region joined together in November in support of Mimi’s Pantry, a REALTOR®-founded non-profit fighting food insecurity in Kansas City. Together, Kansas City REALTORS® and Industry Partners donated a total of two barrels of goods and $1,398.40. KCRAR placed donation barrels in its Northland and Leawood offices from Nov. 1 […]

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KC REALTORS® Rock the Block Again With Habitat for Humanity

September 15, 2022 in Community

Around 130 REALTORS® and Industry Partners gathered in the Armourdale neighborhood in Kansas City, Kan. this week for two days of service to their community at KCRAR’s annual REALTORS® Rock the Block event with Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City. Real estate agents from around the region worked on nine homes in the neighborhood, accomplishing […]

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Adding Hope to the Grocery List: Kansas City REALTOR® Named Finalist for National Good Neighbor Award

September 1, 2022 in Community

By Graham Wood, National Association of REALTORS® Cleaning houses for a living isn’t always steady work for Kansas City, Mo., native Kelly Lange. When her clients need to tighten their budgets, Lange’s services are often the first item they cut. So, Lange, 48, sometimes finds herself with little to no work for significant periods of […]

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REALTORS® Show ‘Who We R’ at Red Cross Blood Drive

August 4, 2022 in KCRAR

Over 50 donors came through the KCRAR Leawood and Northland offices the last week of July to donate at the REALTOR® Blood Drive, benefitting the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross needs to collect about 12,500 blood donations each day, and 82% of the blood donations the American Red Cross receives are given at […]

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First-Time Home Buyer Saving Account Introduced in Kansas

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Kansans can now save toward the purchase of their first home tax-free through the newly introduced Kansas First-Time Home Buyer Savings Account program. Future buyers can set up their savings account at any Kansas financial institution, then contribute up to $3,000 for an individual or $6,000 for a married couple tax-free per year. This first-time […]

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2nd Historic Fed Rate Hike Unlikely to ‘Further Damage’ Mortgage Borrowers

July 28, 2022 in Community

Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine With skyrocketing inflation and mounting recession fears, the Federal Reserve made another aggressive move Wednesday, raising its benchmark rate by three-quarters of a percentage point for the second time this year to try and tame the economy. However, higher mortgage rates may not necessarily be on the horizon as a result, […]

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Pittsburg REALTORS® Take Action for United Way

July 7, 2022 in Community

16 members of the KCRAR Pittsburg Chapter gathered in June to give back to the community as a part of United Way’s Day of Action. Volunteers spent the morning working on projects for a local community child care learning center, including yard work, cleaning and painting. “The community we live in is so important to […]

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Low Inventory vs. High Demand: A Look at the Housing Data in the Kansas City Region

May 12, 2022 in Community

With many homes on the market in Kansas City receiving multiples offers from potential buyers and often receiving more than asking price, it’s been clear that the region is seeing a shortage in housing inventory, as confirmed by Heartland MLS data. Those in the market for a home might draw the conclusion that this shortage […]

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Image description: Carol Waller poses next to her heart, which depicts the Plaza in blue and violet paint.

Kansas City REALTOR® Celebrates Community in Parade of Hearts Arts Installation

April 21, 2022 in Community

The Parade of Hearts displays the work of 154 local artists on 5-foot-tall heart sculptures across the Kansas City region. Included in those featured artists is Kansas City REALTOR® Carol Waller whose heart, titled “The Jewels of the Heartland,” is on display on the corner of Nichols Road and Pennsylvania Avenue at the Country Club […]

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