Kansas Elections Lead to a New Democratic Kansas Governor, Two New Members of Congress

November 8, 2018 in Government Affairs

The smoke has cleared from the 2018 Election, and Kansas residents have elected a new Kansas Governor, two political newcomers in the Kansas Congressional delegation and minor changes in the Kansas Legislature. Democrats Retake the Kansas Governor’s Mansion and End Eight Years of Total Republican Control Most headlines across the state of Kansas this week […]

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Blue Valley Schools to Host Free Lunch and Learn Program for Kansas City REALTORS®

October 26, 2018 in Guest Columns

The Blue Valley School District will host a free REALTOR® Lunch and Learn program for Kansas City REALTORS® at the Hilltop Conference Center in Overland Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29. During this complimentary lunch program, the Blue Valley School District’s leadership team will update REALTORS® on current programming and […]

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New Neighborhood Design Standards in Prairie Village Beginning in February 2019

October 3, 2018 in Guest Columns

Beginning on Feb. 1, 2019, all new home construction projects and many remodeling projects within the city of Prairie Village will be subject to newly-adopted Neighborhood Design Standards. City officials recently adopted the new standards to address an increase in the number of older homes that have been torn down in recent years and replaced […]

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KCRAR Members Meet with Congressman Kevin Yoder to Discuss Policy Issues

July 6, 2018 in Government Affairs

KCRAR members met with Kansas Congressman Kevin Yoder this week to speak with him about issues related to the Real Estate Industry, including the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), tax policy, and Net Neutrality. NFIP – Yoder recently voted in favor of long term reauthorization of NFIP in the 21st Century Flood Reform Act, passing […]

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KCRAR Members Attend Kansas Capitol Conference

February 16, 2018 in Government Affairs

The Kansas Association of REALTORS® held its annual Capitol Conference in Topeka last week, where approximately 150 REALTORS® attended to lobby the Kansas Legislature about private property rights and other issues of significance to the real estate profession. At the Board of Directors meeting, Mike McGrew, former National Association of REALTORS® Treasurer, was unanimously supported […]

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Legal Hotline Now Available to Kansas Brokerages at No Cost

January 24, 2018 in KCRAR

Kansas brokerages with legal questions will now have access to a legal hotline at no charge to them. Previously, the Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) hotline was available to brokerage firms on an annual subscription basis, and now, KCRAR pays the full cost of the Kansas Legal Hotline for KCRAR member firms belonging to the […]

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REALTORS® Meet with Kansas Legislators to Discuss 2018 Priorities

December 14, 2017 in Kansas Advocacy

The Kansas Association of REALTORS® hosted a legislative breakfast on Dec. 1, where over 20 Kansas Legislators attended to discuss 2018 REALTOR® priorities. Sydney West, Chair of Kansas and Terrie Huntington, Vice Chair of Kansas Advocacy hosted the event, and Patrick Vogelsberg, KAR Vice President of Governmental Affairs was the guest speaker. The REALTOR® members […]

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Kansas 2017 Legislative Session Recap

July 17, 2017 in Government Affairs

After a marathon 113-day-long legislative session—just one day shy of tying 2015’s record-breaking haul—Kansas legislators drew their 2017 session to a close with a number of changes tallied at the final bell. Given the state’s financial climate, the main points of discussion for this year’s session were, unsurprisingly, taxes and school funding, and there were […]

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KAR-Supported Bill Protecting REALTOR®-Paid Fees Now Kansas Law

June 8, 2017 in Government Affairs

According to a report issued by the Kansas Association of REALTORS®, the Kansas State Legislature passed a REALTOR®-backed bill to Governor Sam Brownback during their marathon legislative session, who signed it into law on Tuesday, May 16th. The bill, House Bill 2153, requires that funds paid to state agencies “shall be used for the purposes […]

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A Look Inside 2017’s KAR Capitol Conference

February 9, 2017 in Government Affairs

This past week, REALTORS® from across Kansas gathered in Topeka for the annual Capitol Conference, held by the Kansas Association of REALTORS®. The Capitol Conference is a chance for state-associated REALTORS® to actively lobby for their industry and make their voices heard while advocating for private property rights. For this year’s conference, KCRAR fielded a […]

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