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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Kansas City REALTORS® Discuss Future of Housing with U.S. Senator Jerry Moran

September 9, 2021 in Government Affairs

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran met with KCRAR President’s Circle members this week for a lunch at Mission Hill Country Club, where he discussed the COVID-19 response, inventory and the future of housing in Kansas. Moran has aligned with KCRAR and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) on many issues affecting housing, such as an agreement […]

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NAR to Host Virtual Townhall with FEMA CEO

August 13, 2021 in Government Affairs

To address the many questions members have about the future of the National Flood Insurance Program under Risk Rating 2.0, the National Association of REALTORS® will be hosting a Townhall session with CEO of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) David Maurstad online on Aug. 23. Risk Rating 2.0 was designed by FEMA to modernize […]

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Annual American Dream Auction Brings in Over $67k for RPAC

in Government Affairs

The American Dream Auction was held virtually this year, bringing over 300 KCRAR members together to raise funds for the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC). Bidders raised $67,435 throughout the week, after the silent auction kicked off the event on Monday, continuing until after the virtual live auction Thursday night. This was the second year […]

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Eviction Moratorium: Small Housing Providers Head Back to Court

August 5, 2021 in Government Affairs

National Association of REALTORS® Housing providers brought their case back to court Wednesday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended the eviction moratorium through October 3.  The Lawsuit The Alabama and Georgia associations of REALTORS® filed an emergency motion Wednesday night with Judge Dabney Friedrich of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, asking her to […]

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NAR Appeals to Congress After Introduction of the ‘Protecting Renters from Evictions Act of 2021’

July 30, 2021 in Government Affairs

Rep. Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House of Financial Services Committee, introduced the Protecting Renters from Evictions Act of 2021 on Thursday afternoon, which would extend the CDC Eviction Moratorium through Dec. 31, 2021. The moratorium was put into place last year to assist those who faced housing instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic and […]

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Local Elections Taking Place Aug. 3 in Kansas

July 29, 2021 in Government Affairs

Local primary elections will be held in Kansas on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Candidates who will advance after Tuesday’s primary elections will meet with KCRAR’s RPAC Trustees for interviews about their views on real estate issues, as they do each election cycle. Depending on the results […]

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