2020 Kansas City Real Estate Market Recap: Low Interest Rates, Strong Buyer Demand, Increased Home Sales

January 21, 2021 in Community

The residential housing market across the Greater Kansas City Region remained strong throughout 2020 according to year-end data from the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® (KCRAR). Closed sales were up 6.3% for the year, indicating continued buyer demand. While there was no shortage of buyer demand in 2020, the lack of homes for sale led to a 51.3% decrease in inventory from 2019, with the year closing […]

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KCRHA Offers Free KCMO Landlord, Tenant Law Workshop

May 21, 2020 in Community

COVID-19, eviction moratoriums, Healthy Homes, Tenant Bill of Rights… the rental market landscape is changing in Kansas City. With the KCMO Tenant Bill of Rights going into effect June 1, last weekend the Kansas City Regional Housing Alliance (KCRHA) hosted a webinar to help landlords navigate and comply with the new regulations. Renowned local landlord/tenant […]

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Kansas City Urban Core Bus Tour Home Show Back for Fall Edition

September 27, 2019 in KC Metro News

A free home show and homebuying seminar will be coming to Kansas City, Mo. on Saturday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 6. Experts in various home buying fields will be on-site to answer questions for attendees. On Saturday, a home buying seminar will be held in both Spanish and English from 12 p.m. to 1:30 […]

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Home Show and Bus Tour Coming to Kansas City Urban Core

April 12, 2019 in KC Metro News

KCRAR is among a group of local organizations sponsoring the upcoming Kansas City Urban Core Home Show and Bus Tour April 27-28. The event will include a free home show via bus and seminars on various home-buying topics. Members of the KCRAR Diversity Committee will be speaking at the event on neighborhood pride and involvement […]

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Advocacy Spotlight: Stacey Johnson-Cosby

March 29, 2019 in Missouri Advocacy

Long-time REALTOR® and KCRAR Member Stacey Johnson-Cosby has not only advocated for homeowners at the local and state association levels, but she has also joined forces with the community on a myriad of committees, tasks forces and projects. Now she is running for Kansas City, Mo. City Council – Sixth District at large in the […]

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Grace period ending for rental property owners

March 13, 2019 in KC Metro News

Rental property owners in Kansas City who have not received a permit under the new Healthy Homes Rental Inspection Program will begin facing penalties after March 31. In August 2018, Kansas City joined a number of other cities around the country in adopting a rental inspection program through an initiative petition. The petition was approved […]

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Kansas City Mayoral Candidates Discuss Real Estate in Industry Forum

March 8, 2019 in Missouri Advocacy

Seven Kansas Citizens vying to be the city’s next Mayor met with real estate industry leaders at a Mayoral Candidate Forum in Midtown KC last week. KCRAR, along with the local chapters of the Building Owners and Managers Association, the Homebuilders Association, the Heartland Apartment Association, the Institute of Real Estate Management and the Apartment […]

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Local Businesses to Speak at the South Kansas City Alliance Economic Development Summit

November 30, 2018 in KC Metro News

The fifth Annual South Kansas City Alliance Economic Development Summit will take place this Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Avila University. This free event highlights the latest news about major developments in South Kansas City and the success stories of new smaller South Kansas City businesses. During the “Breaking News” […]

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Vote NO on Kansas City, Mo. Question 1

July 26, 2018 in Guest Columns

Kansas City has an affordable housing problem. Approval of Question 1 on Aug. 7 would turn that problem into a crisis. Proposed as a “Healthy Homes” program, Question 1 requires landlords to pay a $20 registration fee per property, pay a $20 annual fee per unit, submit annual inspection reports for each unit to the […]

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