MREC License Renewal to Require Fair Housing CORE Hours

June 23, 2023 in Education

The Missouri Real Estate Commission (MREC) will require Missouri licensees to take an approved CORE course on Fair Housing for 2024 license renewal. Each renewal period, MREC selects a required CORE topic, and the topic for the 2024 renewal deadline is Fair Housing, and KCRAR offers multiple classes that satisfy this requirement, including: Missouri licensed […]

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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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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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Lunch and Learn with the Independence School District April 6

April 1, 2022 in Guest Columns

By Derek Ramsay, KCRAR Senior VP of REALTOR® Advocacy The Vision Statement of the Independence School District (ISD) reads, “A community united to improve the quality of life through education.” Now here’s your chance to see that vision statement in action. As a driving force in our housing market, REALTORS® know how important it is […]

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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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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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