Your Trash is Another Man’s Treasure and Hide Personal Information | REALTOR® Safety

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Tip #13 - Your Trash is Another Man’s Treasure Just bought a new entertainment system? A bunch of empty boxes out by the curb triggers an alarm to would-be thieves. Instead of putting boxes out in plain sight, cut them down, and stuff them in … [Read more...]

Legal Hotline FAQ’s | November 2014

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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 … [Read more...]

11 Gift Ideas For The Techie You Love

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Many people around the world are or will be shopping for presents for their loved ones in the coming weeks. Sure, tvs, laptops, and tablets are cool, and kudos to you if that is what you have planned to purchase! Now for those of you who are … [Read more...]

Kansas Real Estate Housing Statistics | October 2014

October 2014 Kansas Housing Stats

Kansas home sales rose by 6.4 percent in October 2014 compared to the same period last year, according to new figures released by the Kansas Association of REALTORS®. Sales totaled 2,978 units in October, up from 2,800 units in 2013. In comparison, … [Read more...]

Tell Congress to Protect Kansas Families from Hidden Tax Increases after Short Sales

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At the end of 2013, Congress failed to extend a tax relief provision that protected homeowners from being forced to pay income taxes when mortgage debt is forgiven by a lender in a short sale. Unless Congress takes action before the end of the year, … [Read more...]

Have a Lifeline and Choose Flight Over Fight | REALTOR® Safety

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Tip #11 - Have a Lifeline If you find yourself to be the last one in an open house and your car is not in the immediate vicinity of the venue, then make a phone call as you walk. Assailants will be less willing to attack if you are in … [Read more...]

Kansas REALTORS® PAC Breaks all Fundraising Records in 2014

In 2014, Kansas REALTORS® have again broken nearly every fundraising record for the Kansas REALTORS® PAC (KS RPAC).  During the 2014 fundraising campaign, KS RPAC is on track to raise over $215,000 in total RPAC investments. This year’s efforts have … [Read more...]

New Video-based CE and GRI online courses offer superior learning format

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The Keynote Series is comprised of 3-4 hour CE and GRI courses taught by nationally-recognized speakers including Jackie Leavenworth, Chandra Hall, Chris Bird, Vern Jarboe, Mark Porter, Barry Stranz, Tom Lundstedt and Jerry Rossi. Topics include … [Read more...]

September Sales, Surprise on the Upside | RealTrends

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Sluggishness in the general economy is impacting housing sales  The REAL Trends Housing Market Report for September 2014 shows that housing sales increased 5.6 percent from the same month a year ago. The annual rate of new and existing home sales … [Read more...]

2014 NAR Board of Directors Nov. Meeting | Summary Report

Board Directs NAR to Draft Member Code of Excellence As part of a wide-ranging set of recommendations to raise the bar on REALTOR® professionalism, the NAR Board of Directors at its Nov. 10 meeting in New Orleans approved the drafting of a proposed … [Read more...]