Governor Signs Our Property Tax Transparency Act

Last week, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed our legislation (HB 2047) that will help make local governments more accountable and transparent to property taxpayers when they increase property taxes through assessed valuation increases. In the … [Read more...]

USDA Rural Housing Loans Expanding to Three More Communities Next Month

Starting on  May 6, 2014, the USDA Rural Development Direct and Guaranteed loan programs will be available in the communities of Dodge City, Garden City and Lansing. This expansion of the program was made possible due to language in the farm bill … [Read more...]

Get moving with Capitol Federal

Get moving with Capitol Federal

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Real Estate and Economic Outlook – Lawrence Yun

Lawrence Yun Economic Outlook

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of REALTORS® has released his Real Estate and Economic Outlook report/presentation from March 2014.  Take a look below. … [Read more...]

Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends

2014 Generational report

Highlights from the recent NAR report Gen Y comprises the largest share of home buyers at 31 percent, followed by Gen X at 30 percent, and both Younger (16 percent) and Older Boomers (14 percent) at 30 percent. The Silent Generation has the … [Read more...]

Lack of inventory is inhibiting sales | April 2014

Reports from around the country indicate two things. First, pending sales are down in most markets from a year ago, not just slightly but measurably. Second, inventories continue to be extraordinarily tight in a majority of markets. From most … [Read more...]

Legal Hotline FAQ’s | March 2014

Vern Jarboe

Legal Hotline Attorney Vern Jarboe answers frequently asked questions from Kansas REALTORS® about their transactions. REBR Legal Hotline will keep you and your entire firm in touch with Vern Jarboe, the REBR Legal Hotline Attorney all year long! To … [Read more...]

Three Simple Steps To An Efficient PC

Keep your computer running efficiently through proper maintenance. Here are three simple steps for your PC. 1.    Remove Windows Update Temp Files. Windows Updates are important to install on your computer because they keep your computer’s … [Read more...]

Refresh Yourself on 2013 Kansas State Income Tax Changes

Since April 15th is just around the corner, it is important take a minute to refresh yourself on the major changes that were made to the Kansas state income tax code in 2013. In addition to a major reduction in individual income tax rates, the Kansas … [Read more...]

Kansas Real Estate Housing Statistics | February 2014

2014 February Kansas Housing Stats

Kansas home sales fell by 2.5 percent in February 2014 compared to the same period last year, according to new figures released by the Kansas Association of REALTORS®. Sales totaled 1,911 units in February, down from 1,961 units in 2013. In … [Read more...]