Real Estate Industry to Host Candidate Forum for KCMO City Council June 5

June 2, 2023 in Government Affairs

By Derek Ramsay, KCRAR Sr. VP of REALTOR® Advocacy In this challenging housing market, government regulations have an even greater impact on the development, affordability and growth of our communities. Whether that impact is positive or negative depends on the people we elect to make those regulations. On Monday, June 5 at 5:30 p.m., join […]

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Kansas City Housing Forecast Predicts 6.5% Appreciation Rate in 2023

October 20, 2022 in KCRAR

Kansas City home values will rise next year but at a much slower rate than this year, according to the 2023 Kansas City Housing Forecast published by the Wichita State University Center for Real Estate. Presented in print and digital booklets, these forecasts are offered for every major metro area in the state of Kansas […]

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Fall Parade of Homes Showcasing Newly Constructed Homes Across KC Region

September 29, 2022 in Community

The Home Builders’ Association of Greater Kansas City’s (KCHBA) Fall Parade of Homes is happening now through Oct. 9, featuring 269 homes in eight counties around the Kansas City region. Homes in the Parade range from the mid-$200,000s to $2.5 million. This semi-annual event is the second largest of its kind in the United States, […]

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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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