KCRAR Members Attend 38th Missouri REALTORS® Capitol Conference

January 23, 2018 in Government Affairs

45 KCRAR members joined over 400 REALTORS® from across the state in Jefferson City on Jan. 17 for Missouri REALTORS® thirty-eighth annual Capitol Conference. This conference provided REALTORS® the opportunity to meet with their elected officials to discuss current issues of importance to the real estate industry. The Capitol Conference is designed to provide an […]

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President Signs ‘Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’

December 27, 2017 in Government Affairs

On Dec. 22, 2017, President Trump signed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” The U.S. House and Senate approved the conference agreement of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” earlier in the week. All individual provisions of the measure are generally effective after Dec. 31, 2017 for the 2018 tax filing year and expire on […]

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REALTORS® Meet with Kansas Legislators to Discuss 2018 Priorities

December 14, 2017 in Kansas Advocacy

The Kansas Association of REALTORS® hosted a legislative breakfast on Dec. 1, where over 20 Kansas Legislators attended to discuss 2018 REALTOR® priorities. Sydney West, Chair of Kansas and Terrie Huntington, Vice Chair of Kansas Advocacy hosted the event, and Patrick Vogelsberg, KAR Vice President of Governmental Affairs was the guest speaker. The REALTOR® members […]

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Vote YES for A Better KCI

November 2, 2017 in Community

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, residents of Kansas City, Mo. will have the opportunity to cast their votes to build a new single terminal at Kansas City International Airport.   Much of Kansas City’s business community, including KCRAR, stand behind this project for many reasons:   The new terminal will offer a better experience with more […]

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What Tax Reform Means For REALTORS® and Homeowners

October 26, 2017 in KCRAR

Tax reform proposals swirling around Washington, D.C. right now make some sweeping changes to the tax benefits that homeowners have come to depend on. In fact, 95 percent of the current tax reform plans in Congress threaten to eliminate important tax benefits for homeowners, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Concerns for the […]

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REALTORS® Support a Better KCI

October 25, 2017 in Community

KCRAR has joined a rapidly growing alliance of local organizations and companies that support the need for an airport that will sustain all of the exciting growth and vitality that this town has to offer going into the next 50 years. Real estate is just one of the many industries affected by the limitations of […]

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KCRAR Donates $10,000 for TX Flood Relief & Encourages Members to Respond to Flood Insurance Call for Action

September 1, 2017 in Community

Amid the tragedy of the devastating flooding in Texas, REALTORS® around the country, including those here in Kansas City, have been stepping in to offer support. This week, the Trustees of KCRAR’s Charitable Fund approved a $10,000 contribution to help Texas flood victims. KCRAR members who wish to make a contribution are encouraged to do […]

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Missouri 2017 Legislative Session Recap

July 17, 2017 in Government Affairs

With a historic majority of Republicans in both chambers of the General Assembly and a newly elected Republican Governor, many thought that the 2017 legislative session in Jefferson City could be likewise historically productive. And while a few Republican priorities were approved, consensus proved challenging as the session wore on. The legislature adjourned Friday, May […]

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Kansas 2017 Legislative Session Recap

in Government Affairs

After a marathon 113-day-long legislative session—just one day shy of tying 2015’s record-breaking haul—Kansas legislators drew their 2017 session to a close with a number of changes tallied at the final bell. Given the state’s financial climate, the main points of discussion for this year’s session were, unsurprisingly, taxes and school funding, and there were […]

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KAR-Supported Bill Protecting REALTOR®-Paid Fees Now Kansas Law

June 8, 2017 in Government Affairs

According to a report issued by the Kansas Association of REALTORS®, the Kansas State Legislature passed a REALTOR®-backed bill to Governor Sam Brownback during their marathon legislative session, who signed it into law on Tuesday, May 16th. The bill, House Bill 2153, requires that funds paid to state agencies “shall be used for the purposes […]

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