Protect Yourself From Hacks | REAL Trends

By Guest Contributor Jeremy CookBy Guest Contributor Jeremy Cook When looking at houses, potential buyers may be interested in built-in smart home devices such as programmable thermostats, smart appliances or security systems. While they can … [Read more...]

Is There A Market Slowdown Coming? | REAL Trends

By Steve Murray, publisher In virtually every market in the country, inventory levels are at record lows, absorption rates are at all-time highs, and prices have risen far faster than the rate of increase in household incomes. Each of these … [Read more...]

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know Google Could Do for You

It’s not often that a company provides a service so popular that it becomes a verb, but you probably have heard the phrase “Just Google it” many times. Doing a search using Google has become part of most people’s daily routine: 4.4 billion worldwide … [Read more...]

Three Gems About Vanessa Lamoreaux, KAR’s New Vice President of Administrative Services

The KAR staff is growing! Vanessa will be a vital link to KAR leadership, committees, KAR services and events. Click here for Vanessa’s contact information. In her words, here are three gems to get to know Vanessa: 1. I was a summer exchange … [Read more...]

Final Update for 2017 Legislative Session

Overall, Kansas REALTORS® fared well during the 2017 legislative session. The Mortgage Interest Deduction and Property Tax Deduction are on a path to 100% restoration by 2020. We joined with homebuilders to maintain a tax exemption on … [Read more...]

Kansas Housing Market Stats – May 2017

"Good homes continue to sell very quickly," says KAR president, Cindy White with Bill White Real Estate in Independence. "Across the state, the median days on market was just 21 days in May." April 2017 Market Highlights May home sales in … [Read more...]

Build Brand Presence with Video | REAL Trends

Brand videos do more than promote your business; they tell the story of your brand. By Deirdre LePera, director of business development Did you know that video content will represent 74 percent of all internet traffic in 2017? Cisco, an … [Read more...]

Only a Few Bubble Signs Brewing | REAL Trends

Affordability is the only sign of a bubble right now. By John Burns, CEO, John Burns Consulting Once again, we have completed our annual housing bubble check-in. Assessing the criteria that 73 industry executives identified in 2013, we found … [Read more...]

KAR Supported Provision Restores Mortgage Interest and Property Tax Deductions to 100%

Last week the State Legislature overrode Governor Brownback’s veto to pass a new tax bill (SB 30). Within the tax package, KAR obtained provisions that would phase-in restoration of the MID and PTD, a significant win for Kansas REALTORS® and property … [Read more...]

How To Make A Video People Will Actually Watch

Video is one of the most powerful forms of communications. And today, your smartphone and your laptop together make the production part of video easier than ever. The hard part is still finding a way to create videos that people actually want to … [Read more...]

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