Home Show and Bus Tour Coming to Kansas City Urban Core

April 12, 2019 in Community

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 Government Affairs

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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Support the Kansas City REALTOR® Party – Vote Tuesday, April 2

March 28, 2019 in Government Affairs

As REALTORS®, individual success depends on the ability to promote the benefits of homeownership to buyers and sellers. But too often success as an industry depends on defending those same benefits against government intervention. The Kansas City REALTOR® Party, reinforced by RPAC, supports candidates who believe in homeownership and private property rights. Every day elected […]

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Grace period ending for rental property owners

March 13, 2019 in Community

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 Government Affairs

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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First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account Accessible to Missourians

February 1, 2019 in Government Affairs

Thanks to the effort of Missouri REALTORS®, first-time homebuyers in Missouri have a new tool to help them purchase their first home. Called “Missouri First Home,” these First-Time Homebuyer Savings accounts were approved by the legislature and signed by the Governor in 2018. Sam Licklider, Chief lobbyist for Missouri REALTORS®, said these accounts will help […]

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

November 30, 2018 in Community

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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Missouri Voters Speak Loudly at November Midterm Elections

November 9, 2018 in Government Affairs

Earlier this month, the Missouri REALTORS® hosted longtime political pundit Charlie Cook to speak to REALTOR® advocates about the upcoming election. Cook told the crowd the midterm elections would be “a blue wave crashing into a red sea wall”. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the red sea wall in Missouri held fast against the blue wave, […]

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Missouri REALTORS® Supports Safer Roads and Economic Development by Supporting Proposition D

October 17, 2018 in Government Affairs

Missouri REALTORS® proudly joins Governor Mike Parson, Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe and the long list of associations, businesses, farmers, law enforcement, organized labor and local government leaders endorsing SaferMO, the statewide coalition advocating for Proposition D (Prop D) that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. Prop D would gradually increase Missouri motor fuel taxes […]

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Congressman Cleaver Leads the Way on National Flood Insurance Program Renewal

August 16, 2018 in Government Affairs

Late last month Congress approved an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a backstop for homeowners in flood prone areas. As KCRAR REALTORS® know, many Kansas City area homes require flood insurance for a mortgage. Allowing the program to lapse could cost thousands of property sales per month to be delayed or canceled. […]

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