Five KCRAR Members Inducted into RPAC Hall of Fame at 2023 NAR Spring Conference

May 11, 2023 in Government Affairs

Five KCRAR members were inducted into the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Hall of Fame this week in Washington, D.C. Larry Apple, Linda Cone, Andrew Mall and Brent Sledd were all newly inducted into the Hall of Fame, indicating a lifetime contribution of $25,000 to RPAC. Additionally, T. David Rogers, who was originally inducted in […]

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President West: Making Moves for the American Dream

May 3, 2023 in Guest Columns

My favorite thing about May and real estate? You might be thinking it’s the exciting May market, and it is an exciting time in the market, although that isn’t my favorite thing…

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Real Estate Trade Groups Unite in Support of Federal Fair Housing Rule

April 27, 2023 in Government Affairs

The rule improves upon HUD’s 2015 AFFH rule, providing for more robust community engagement, streamlining processes for funding recipients, and providing greater transparency. The proposed rule also places a new emphasis on expanding homeownership opportunities.

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Kansas City REALTORS® Advocate for Property Rights in Topeka

February 10, 2023 in Government Affairs

Dozens of Kansas REALTORS® traveled to Topeka this week to advocate for private property rights at the annual Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) Capitol Conference, led by 2023 KAR President Thomas Howe. At the conference, KCRAR Past President Jeff Hill was elected by the KAR Board of Directors as the 2024 KAR First Vice President. […]

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NAR Responds to White House Affordability Plan

January 26, 2023 in Government Affairs

The association has committed to educate members and consumers about rental assistance but urges policy around the root cause of affordability issues.

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NAR Applauds White House Roadmap to Reduce Homelessness and Increase Housing Supply

January 5, 2023 in Government Affairs

National Association of REALTORS® National Association of Realtors® President Kenny Parcell issued the following statement in response in December to the White House’s plan to reduce homelessness and increase housing supply over the next two years: “We are grateful the President outlined this plan and put a spotlight on the diminished inventory and homelessness crisis […]

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REALTORS® Hit It Out of the Park, Raise $85k at 2022 American Dream Auction

August 19, 2022 in KCRAR

The silent auction kicked off online on Monday, and over the next three days, REALTORS® bid on over 100 items from sports memorabilia to tech gadgets to kitchen appliances and more. On Wednesday, over 20 REALTORS® took the field to play an exhibition softball game, spectated by a crowd of Live Auction attendees. After the […]

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Looking Out For The Industry: You’re Up To Bat!

August 12, 2022 in Guest Columns

By Alex Goering, 2022 Heartland MLS President If you follow many of your fellow REALTORS® on social media, you’ve probably seen a post or two about an upcoming softball game. All across the city, REALTORS® are preparing for this epic showdown by going to batting cages, playing catch, and searching for their favorite flavor of […]

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First-Time Home Buyer Saving Account Introduced in Kansas

August 4, 2022 in Community

Kansans can now save toward the purchase of their first home tax-free through the newly introduced Kansas First-Time Home Buyer Savings Account program. Future buyers can set up their savings account at any Kansas financial institution, then contribute up to $3,000 for an individual or $6,000 for a married couple tax-free per year. This first-time […]

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NAR Chief Economist Addresses Senate Banking on State of Housing in America

July 21, 2022 in Government Affairs

National Association of REALTORS® Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors®, today told the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs that he does not foresee a nationwide decline in home prices despite indications that price growth is set to slow. Yun testified that the potential for weaker sales should […]

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