Missouri REALTORS® Launches Tech Helpline as No-Cost Resource to Members

March 18, 2021 in KCRAR

Missouri REALTORS® (MR) launched a program called Tech Helpline earlier this week as a service to its members, a tool which is also available to Kansas members through the Kansas Association of REALTORS®. Both of these helplines are available at no cost to members of KAR and MR as a membership benefit. Tech Helpline is […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Roll Out Plans for Kansas and Missouri Real Estate Professionals

March 12, 2021 in Government Affairs

Update 3/26/21: It was recently announced that Kansas will be moving to its fifth and final phase in the vaccination rollout on March 29, 2021, making all Kansans ages 16 and over eligible to receive the vaccine. As vaccines become available, the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® (KCRAR) has been communicating with local municipalities […]

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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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Kansas Department of Labor Begins Accepting Applications for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for REALTORS®

May 14, 2020 in Government Affairs

After waiting for the state to open unemployment applications for the self-employed, independent contractors like real estate agents may now apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance in the state of Kansas, according to the Kansas Department of Labor. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), recently approved by Congress, provides financial relief to […]

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Missouri and Kansas Enact Temporary Remote eNotary

April 17, 2020 in Government Affairs

Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed an Executive Order on April 6, authorizing remote electronic notarizations in Missouri. This process will allow for the use of audio-video technology to complete the personal appearance requirement, protecting the health and safety of the notaries public and all parties to the contract. Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed a similar […]

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Kansas City REALTOR® Party Supports Candidates For Local Kansas Elections

November 1, 2019 in Kansas Advocacy

The Kansas City REALTOR® Party works to protect and promote homeownership and property investment by speaking with one voice to advance candidates that build strong communities and promote an active business environment. Working hand in hand with RPAC, the Kansas City REALTOR® Party supports pro-REALTOR® candidates who make decisions that impact REALTOR® members and their […]

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Kansas City REALTOR® Party Supports Candidates for Local Kansas Primary Elections

August 5, 2019 in Kansas Advocacy

The Kansas City REALTOR® Party works to protect and promote homeownership and property investment by speaking with one voice to advance candidates that build strong communities and promote an active business environment. Working hand in hand with RPAC, the Kansas City REALTOR® Party supports pro-REALTOR® candidates who make decisions that impact REALTOR® members and their […]

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Governor Kelly Vetoes Bill, KAR Issues Call For Action

May 24, 2019 in Kansas Advocacy

The Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) issued a call for action on Wednesday, urging its members to reach out to their legislators in support of HB 2033. For years, Kansas homeowners have been able to deduct mortgage interest and property taxes on their state tax return. But now, anyone who takes the new, larger Federal […]

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Blue Valley Schools Launches Redesigned Website with Updated Resources for New Residents

April 19, 2019 in KC Metro News

The Blue Valley School District has launched a redesigned website, which includes a New to Blue Valley page where homebuyers and REALTORS® can access more information on Blue Valley Schools. This information includes quick links to boundary maps, school registration, transfer forms, transportation information and more. Over the past year, KCRAR has partnered with Blue […]

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Shawnee Residents to Vote on Proposed $38 Million Community Center

April 17, 2019 in Kansas Advocacy

In May 2019, voters in Shawnee will be asked to vote on whether the city can borrow up to $38 million to build a new community center. Mail ballots will be sent to all registered voters in Shawnee on May 1, with a deadline to return the ballot no later than May 21. The votes […]

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