Low Inventory vs. High Demand: A Look at the Housing Data in the Kansas City Region

May 12, 2022 in Community

With many homes on the market in Kansas City receiving multiples offers from potential buyers and often receiving more than asking price, it’s been clear that the region is seeing a shortage in housing inventory, as confirmed by Heartland MLS data. Those in the market for a home might draw the conclusion that this shortage […]

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Platinum Realty Merges with National Brokerage United Real Estate Group

May 5, 2022 in Community

Local Kansas City region broker Scott DeNeve merged his firm, Platinum Realty, with Dallas-based United Real Estate Group, one of the largest real estate brokerages in the United States, expanding its presence in the Midwest. DeNeve said this merger will allow Platinum to leverage United’s technology and national network while still retaining the Platinum Realty […]

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Image description: Carol Waller poses next to her heart, which depicts the Plaza in blue and violet paint.

Kansas City REALTOR® Celebrates Community in Parade of Hearts Arts Installation

April 21, 2022 in Community

The Parade of Hearts displays the work of 154 local artists on 5-foot-tall heart sculptures across the Kansas City region. Included in those featured artists is Kansas City REALTOR® Carol Waller whose heart, titled “The Jewels of the Heartland,” is on display on the corner of Nichols Road and Pennsylvania Avenue at the Country Club […]

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Housing & CREO Departments Present Free Fair Housing and Equality Event May 6

April 14, 2022 in Community

City of Kansas City, Missouri Workshops on homeownership, civil rights and credit resources will highlight topics that will be discussed at a Fair Housing and Equality Summit being co-sponsored next month by the City’s Housing and Community Development and Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity Departments. The free summit is on Friday, May 6, from 8 […]

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Kansas City Public Schools Regain Full Accreditation

January 20, 2022 in Community

After a decade without full accreditation, the Kansas City Public Schools regained accreditation after a unanimous vote by the Missouri State School Board of Education last week, potentially affecting the future value of homes within district lines. “Half of recent buyers with children under the age of 18 living in their home cited quality of […]

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Home Inventory Steers Kansas City Housing Market in 2021

January 13, 2022 in Community

With an average housing supply of 1.6 months in the Kansas City region in 2021, home values remained high, with an average sale price of $285,592 for existing homes, a 13.6% increase from 2020. Local REALTORS® acted as negotiators, matchmakers and concierges for buyers and sellers in the region, closing a total of 46,116 sales […]

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Kansas City REALTOR® Acts in Feature Film Based on True Events of Human Trafficking

December 16, 2021 in Community

One of Kansas City’s local real estate agents, Anita Cordell, can be seen in the newest feature film released by 24 Flix & Selan Films, Don’t Say My Name. The film, which will be showing in Kansas City on Jan. 10, 2022, is a modern-day horror story portraying true events of human trafficking. In main […]

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KCRAR Builds on ‘Which Role’ Campaign in Consumer-Targeted Instagram Strategy

November 11, 2021 in KCRAR

To reach even more consumers with messaging promoting the value of using a REALTOR®, KCRAR launched a new Instagram strategy earlier this year. KCRAR’s “Which Role” campaign launched in 2017 with six keywords demonstrating the many roles a REALTOR® carries, from negotiator to concierge to firefighter. To give REALTORS® a platform on which to show […]

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Dr. Ted C. Jones Reinvents, Recharges and Reignites at 2022 KCRAR Commercial Forecast

October 22, 2021 in KCRAR

Dr. Ted C. Jones and Jill McCarthy took the screen on Thursday at KCRAR Commercial’s annual Forecast event. Jones’ presentation focused on the “three R’s” of real estate and the economy: reinvent, recharge and reignite. Although the pandemic brought Kansas City to its highest unemployment levels in years, Jones noted that 91% of jobs lost […]

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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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