NAR Applauds FHFA Equity Plan for GSEs

June 9, 2022 in Government Affairs

National Association of REALTORS® The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released finalized equity plans Wednesday for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. According to the FHFA, the plans are intended to “address barriers experienced by renters, aspiring homeowners, and current homeowners before, during, and after getting a mortgage” and include actions to address financial education, access, […]

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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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NAR Statement on President Biden’s Housing Supply Plan

May 19, 2022 in Community

National Association of REALTORS® National Association of Realtors® President Leslie Rouda Smith issued the following statement Monday regarding President Joe Biden’s plan to address the housing supply shortage: “Last year, a landmark research report commissioned by NAR recognized a shortage of 5.5 million homes in the U.S.—a gap so large it would take more than a decade to dig […]

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KCRAR Members and CEO Inducted into RPAC Hall of Fame

May 5, 2022 in Government Affairs

Three KCRAR members and its CEO were inducted into the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Hall of Fame this week in Washington, D.C. Scottie Broderick, Kipp Cooper and Jennifer Langston-Justus were all newly inducted into the Hall of Fame, indicating a lifetime contribution of $25,000 to RPAC. Additionally, Jim Gamble, who was originally inducted in […]

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Advocacy Spotlight: Bill Baird

March 17, 2022 in Government Affairs

Kansas City region REALTOR® and former Heartland MLS President Bill Baird has put his REALTOR® advocacy into action in his position as Mayor of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and now he is running for re-election in the April 5 election. “I didn’t get into politics until I ran for school board in 2014, and I would […]

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Kansas City REALTORS® Advocate for Housing Priorities at Capitol Conference in Topeka

February 11, 2022 in Government Affairs

REALTORS® from across the state of Kansas gathered this week in Topeka, Kan. for the Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) annual Capitol Conference to learn about legislative issues impacting the real estate industry and use that knowledge to advocate for homeownership and private property issues in the capital. “This week at the KAR Capitol Conference, […]

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KCRAR Members Installed, Elected and Awarded at Missouri REALTORS® Conference

January 27, 2022 in KCRAR

KCRAR members achieved honors last week at the Missouri REALTORS® (MR) annual business conference last week in St. Louis, Mo. 2018 KCRAR President Andrea Sheridan was installed as MR 2022 President-Elect. She will be leading the State Association under President John D. Mayfield and alongside Treasurer Derek Schriewer and Past President Janet Judd. Additionally, 2020 […]

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REALTORS® Advocate for Protection of Consumers, Homeownership with Kansas Lawmakers

December 17, 2021 in Government Affairs

Kansas City REALTORS® met with Kansas lawmakers last week to discuss real estate legislative priorities, including home inspection registration, ways to address unlicensed activities and increasing access to homeownership. REALTORS® from the KCRAR Kansas Advocacy Committee shared a breakfast with Representatives Tom Burroughs, Chris Croft, Tim Johnson, Cindy Neighbor, Dan Osman, Mari-Lynn Poskin, Pat Proctor, […]

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KCRAR Releases Kansas Election Voter Guide

October 29, 2021 in Government Affairs

Local elections will be taking place in Kansas on Tuesday, Nov. 2, and the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS®’ advocacy volunteers have selected REALTOR® Party aligning candidates and released their KCRAR Voter Guide. Candidates are selected based on research and interviews conducted by Kansas City REALTOR® volunteers. Those candidates that support REALTOR® and homeowner […]

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NAR to Congress: Keep Housing in Infrastructure Bill

October 21, 2021 in Government Affairs

REALTOR® Magazine Leaders from the National Association of REALTORS® and other housing groups went to the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to urge lawmakers to preserve the affordable housing provisions in the infrastructure bill Congress is debating. Lawmakers are whittling down the package—which invests in various programs such as health care, paid family leave, affordable housing, […]

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