Kansas City REALTOR® Party Supports Candidates for the Upcoming Kansas City, Mo. Election

June 13, 2019 in Government Affairs

On Tuesday, June 18, Kansas City, Mo. voters will have the opportunity to elect new leadership at City Hall. All twelve City Council seats, as well as the Mayor, are on the ballot. As REALTORS®, individual success depends on the ability to promote the benefits of homeownership to buyers and sellers. But too often success […]

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Shawnee Residents to Vote on Proposed $38 Million Community Center

April 17, 2019 in Government Affairs

In May 2019, voters in Shawnee will be asked to vote on whether the city can borrow up to $38 million to build a new community center. Mail ballots will be sent to all registered voters in Shawnee on May 1, with a deadline to return the ballot no later than May 21. The votes […]

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Support the Kansas City REALTOR® Party – Vote Tuesday, April 2

March 28, 2019 in Government Affairs

As REALTORS®, individual success depends on the ability to promote the benefits of homeownership to buyers and sellers. But too often success as an industry depends on defending those same benefits against government intervention. The Kansas City REALTOR® Party, reinforced by RPAC, supports candidates who believe in homeownership and private property rights. Every day elected […]

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Kansas City Mayoral Candidates Discuss Real Estate in Industry Forum

March 8, 2019 in Government Affairs

Seven Kansas Citizens vying to be the city’s next Mayor met with real estate industry leaders at a Mayoral Candidate Forum in Midtown KC last week. KCRAR, along with the local chapters of the Building Owners and Managers Association, the Homebuilders Association, the Heartland Apartment Association, the Institute of Real Estate Management and the Apartment […]

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Missouri Voters Speak Loudly at November Midterm Elections

November 9, 2018 in Government Affairs

Earlier this month, the Missouri REALTORS® hosted longtime political pundit Charlie Cook to speak to REALTOR® advocates about the upcoming election. Cook told the crowd the midterm elections would be “a blue wave crashing into a red sea wall”. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the red sea wall in Missouri held fast against the blue wave, […]

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Kansas Elections Lead to a New Democratic Kansas Governor, Two New Members of Congress

November 8, 2018 in Government Affairs

The smoke has cleared from the 2018 Election, and Kansas residents have elected a new Kansas Governor, two political newcomers in the Kansas Congressional delegation and minor changes in the Kansas Legislature. Democrats Retake the Kansas Governor’s Mansion and End Eight Years of Total Republican Control Most headlines across the state of Kansas this week […]

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2018 Kansas City REALTORS® PAC General Election Guide

October 23, 2018 in Government Affairs

REALTORS® don’t just sell homes. We help businesses and families invest in our communities, which requires quality public schools, a growing economy, a healthy real estate market, strong protection for private property rights and a vibrant business environment. That’s why it’s so important to build relationships with elected officials who understand the key contribution that […]

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Register to Vote Before the Upcoming Election

September 24, 2018 in Guest Columns

In order to increase REALTOR® participation and influence in the political process, the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® (KCRAR) has partnered with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to launch a REALTOR® voter registration drive. “While nearly 90 percent of KCRAR members are registered to vote, we can do better,” KCRAR President Andrea Sheridan […]

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Support the REALTOR® Party—Vote Tuesday, Aug. 7

August 3, 2018 in Guest Columns

As REALTORS®, our individual success depends on our ability to promote the benefits of homeownership to our buyers and sellers. But too often our success as an industry depends on defending those same benefits against government intervention. The REALTOR® Party, supported by RPAC, supports candidates who believe in homeownership and private property rights. In recent […]

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Vote NO on Kansas City, Mo. Question 1

July 26, 2018 in Guest Columns

Kansas City has an affordable housing problem. Approval of Question 1 on Aug. 7 would turn that problem into a crisis. Proposed as a “Healthy Homes” program, Question 1 requires landlords to pay a $20 registration fee per property, pay a $20 annual fee per unit, submit annual inspection reports for each unit to the […]

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