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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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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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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WSU Center for Real Estate Releases 2022 Kansas Housing Market Forecast

October 14, 2021 in Community

The Annual Wichita State 2022 Kansas Housing Markets Forecast report has been published by the WSU Center for Real Estate and copies are available at the KCRAR Leawood office. This year’s “Out of This World” report analyzes employment, inflation, mortgage rates and more to make predictions for the Kansas housing market in the coming year. […]

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Kansas City REALTOR® Andrew Mall Installed as KAR President at Fall Conference

October 8, 2021 in KCRAR

The Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) held its annual Fall Conference in Wichita, Kan. this week, where KCRAR member Andrew Mall was installed as the 2022 KAR President. This year’s conference marked the 100th anniversary of KAR. Mall has been an active REALTOR® member on the local, state and national levels. At KCRAR, he served […]

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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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Registration Open for REALTORS® to Meet with Representative Sharice Davids and Senator Jerry Moran

June 10, 2021 in Government Affairs

REALTORS® will meet with U.S. Representative Sharice Davids and Senator Jerry Moran via Zoom on June 22 to lobby for homeownership and property issues as a part of the Kansas Association of REALTORS’® (KAR) Virtual Hill Visit. This annual event is usually held in-person in Washington D.C., so this year’s virtual event presents an opportunity […]

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Governor Kelly Signs Kansas First Time Home Buyer Savings Accounts Bill into Law

June 3, 2021 in Government Affairs

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed Kansas House Bill 2187 into law this week, making homeownership more attainable for first-time home buyers. The legislation will create a first-time home buyer savings account program that would allow tax-free contributions up to $3,000 for individuals and $6,000 for joint tax filers. This has been a priority of both […]

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Registration Open for REALTORS® to Meet with Senator Roger Marshall

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REALTORS® will meet with U.S. Senator Roger Marshall via Zoom on June 8 to lobby for homeownership and property issues as a part of the Kansas Association of REALTORS’® (KAR) Virtual Hill Visit. This annual event is usually held in-person in Washington D.C., so this year’s virtual event presents an opportunity for REALTORS® who may […]

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