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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KAR Secures Big Win for Kansas Homeowners

May 6, 2021 in Government Affairs

By Derek Ramsay, KCRAR VP of REALTOR® Advocacy Earlier this week, the Kansas legislature overrode Governor Laura Kelly’s veto of Senate Bill 50. In doing so, the lawmakers sent a clear message that homeownership matters in Kansas. Among other provisions, Senate Bill 50 will allow income taxpayers in Kansas to itemize their state tax filing […]

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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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