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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3 Fair Housing Education Resources REALTORS® Can Use This Month

April 15, 2021 in Education

Though REALTORS® are responsible for upholding Fair Housing law all year, Fair Housing Month can serve as a reminder for real estate professionals to remain vigilant against bias and discrimination. Resources are available through the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and other organizations to help real estate professionals educate and test themselves on their understanding […]

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KCRAR Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Leads Initiative to Pay Tuition for Future Urban Core Teacher

April 8, 2021 in KCRAR

The KCRAR Board of Directors voted to approve a proposal, brought to them in March by the KCRAR Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEI), to sponsor a UMKC student through the Institute for Urban Education. This initiative comes after a busy year for DEI. With the goal of bringing the community closer to fair housing […]

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President Conant: Colors of the Wind

April 1, 2021 in Guest Columns

As promised during KCRAR’s Recharge event last Thursday, my April message, in celebration of Fair Housing Month, is inspired by “Colors of the Wind” by Judy Kuhn, made famous by the Disney movie “Pocahontas” back in 1995. I love this song, not only because it speaks directly to the nature lover in me with verses like: “Come run the […]

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At Home With Diversity Virtual Course to Bring Multicultural Education to KCRAR

March 25, 2021 in Education

KCRAR is once again bringing back the At Home with Diversity Certification course at a discounted rate for its members, but this year, the course will be held virtually via Zoom on April 13, providing an additional level of convenience and the opportunity to accommodate a higher number of students. At Home with Diversity is […]

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NAR Finds Black Home Buyers More Than Twice as Likely to Have Student Loan Debt, Be Rejected for Mortgage Loans Than White Home Buyers

February 17, 2021 in KCRAR

National Association of REALTORS® Key Highlights The U.S. homeownership rate was 64.2% in 2019. At 69.8%, the rate for non-Hispanic white Americans exceeds the national rate. However, the Black homeownership rate – 42% – represents a Black-white homeownership gap of almost 30%. The homeownership rates for Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans are 60.7% and 48.1%, […]

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Kansas and Missouri REALTOR® Associations Advocate for Homeowner and Real Estate Issues

January 28, 2021 in Government Affairs

Homeowners and real estate professional are not only affected by federal government policies, but also by legislative issues at the state level. The Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) and Missouri REALTORS® (MR) have advocacy teams monitoring the issues coming to state congress to address any that may prove to be critical to REALTORS® and homeowners. […]

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NAR Offers Education Sessions Focused on Recent Changes to Code of Ethics

January 7, 2021 in KCRAR

The Board of Directors for the National Association of REALTORS® in November voted in favor of a motion presented by NAR’s Professional Standards Committee making it a violation for REALTORS® to use harassing or hate speech toward any of the protected classes under Article 10 of NAR’s Code of Ethics. Those include race, color, religion, […]

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