2021 Assessment Appeals Season in Missouri: How You Can Help

April 29, 2021 in Guest Columns

By Derek Ramsay, KCRAR VP of REALTOR® Advocacy Every odd numbered year, County Assessors in Missouri determine the value and subclassification of real property. The amount of taxes imposed are based on the assessed value of their taxable property established by the local assessor and the tax rates which are set by the local governments […]

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REALTOR® Loran Coleman Appointed to Missouri Real Estate Commission

April 15, 2021 in Community

KCRAR member Loran Coleman was recently appointed to serve as a commissioner on the Missouri Real Estate Commission (MREC) on which she and six other commissioners oversee MREC in its responsibilities of investigating complaints, auditing real estate escrow accounts and approving all real estate prelicensing and continuing education courses. “I look forward to representing the […]

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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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Kansas and Missouri REALTOR® Associations Advocate for Homeowner and Real Estate Issues

January 28, 2021 in Government Affairs

Homeowners and real estate professional are not only affected by federal government policies, but also by legislative issues at the state level. The Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) and Missouri REALTORS® (MR) have advocacy teams monitoring the issues coming to state congress to address any that may prove to be critical to REALTORS® and homeowners. […]

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Electronic Notary Law Passed in Missouri

July 9, 2020 in Government Affairs

Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed a notary modernization into law on Monday. This law allows for the use of in-person notary on paper, in-person electronic notary and remote electronic notary for the convenience and safety of Notaries Public and those who need notary services. Parson had issued an executive order earlier this year allowing for […]

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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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Missouri Begins Processing Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for Self-Employed and Independent Contractors

April 20, 2020 in Government Affairs

The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced today that it is now processing unemployment claims for self-employed workers, independent contractors and those who otherwise do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits and have been impacted by the coronavirus. Under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, those who qualify will be eligible for weekly […]

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Missouri and Kansas Enact Temporary Remote eNotary

April 17, 2020 in Government Affairs

Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed an Executive Order on April 6, authorizing remote electronic notarizations in Missouri. This process will allow for the use of audio-video technology to complete the personal appearance requirement, protecting the health and safety of the notaries public and all parties to the contract. Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed a similar […]

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Missouri Department of Labor Opens Unemployment Assistance for Independent Contractors

April 15, 2020 in KCRAR News

Today, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industry Relations (DOLIR) began accepting unemployment assistance applications from independent contractors who are Missouri residents. Thanks in part to strong lobbying efforts by the National Association of REALTORS®, the CARES Act, approved by Congress in late March, extended unemployment benefits to independent contractors by creating the new federally […]

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