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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KCRAR Past President Bobbi Howe Honored with Fair Housing Champion Award

April 28, 2022 in KCRAR

Local REALTOR® and 2020 President of the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® (KCRAR), Bobbi Howe, was honored this week as a 2022 recipient of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Fair Housing Champion Award. Howe uses her opportunities as an educator, speaker and podcast host to spread the word about systemic racism in real […]

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NAR Study Shows Lack of Affordable Housing Biggest Obstacle to Home Buying

April 21, 2022 in KCRAR

National Association of REALTORS® The lack of affordable homes is the top obstacle holding back potential home buyers of all races, but other obstacles to homeownership varied by race/ethnicity according to a new report released today by the National Association of Realtors®. NAR partnered with Morning Consult for its latest study, 2022 Obstacles to Home Buying, […]

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Housing & CREO Departments Present Free Fair Housing and Equality Event May 6

April 14, 2022 in Community

City of Kansas City, Missouri Workshops on homeownership, civil rights and credit resources will highlight topics that will be discussed at a Fair Housing and Equality Summit being co-sponsored next month by the City’s Housing and Community Development and Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity Departments. The free summit is on Friday, May 6, from 8 […]

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Avoid Fair Housing Violations in Advertising

April 7, 2022 in KCRAR

Real estate professionals are legally obligated to uphold fair housing laws, and the language and images you use in your advertising needs to be vetted carefully. REALTORS® also have an obligation to do so under Article 10 of the Code of Ethics. “Advertisements should never indicate a preference or limitation based on a protected class, […]

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4 Podcasts to Listen to this Fair Housing Month

April 1, 2022 in Community

KCRAR’s podcast, Kansas City RealTalk, hosts expert guests each week to discuss a wide range of real estate topics. With over 80 episodes in the archives, many fair housing and inclusion related episodes are worth revisiting for Fair Housing Month. Find them on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or any major podcast platform. Ernest Hawkins and Donta […]

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U.S. Homeownership Rate Experiences Largest Annual Increase on Record, Though Black Homeownership Remains Lower Than a Decade Ago, NAR Analysis Finds

February 24, 2022 in Community

National Association of REALTORS® Key Highlights The U.S. homeownership rate surged 1.3% to 65.5% in 2020 – the highest annual rise ever – as 2.6 million more households became homeowners compared to 2019. Though, the homeownership rate for Black Americans (43.4%) is lower than in 2010 (44.2%) and nearly 30 percentage points less than White […]

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5 Resources for REALTORS® Beyond Fair Housing Month

April 29, 2021 in KCRAR

Although Fair Housing Month is just one month of the year, REALTORS® carry an ongoing duty to not only uphold Fair Housing law, but to also do their part to undo the damage the real estate industry has done to marginalized people in the past. One way to do this is by pursuing knowledge and […]

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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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6 Ways REALTORS® Can Give Back During Fair Housing Month and Beyond

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Each year during Fair Housing Month, REALTORS® can be reminded of their ongoing duty to combat racism and discrimination to bring the community closer to fair and equitable housing for all. This is a goal that Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City shares, which is why KCRAR has an ongoing partnership with Habitat KC to […]

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