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April 11th 2018 Marks the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

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APRIL IS FAIR HOUSING MONTH!

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Fair housing is more than a list of dos and don’ts, rights and penalties, and mandatory continuing education. As stewards of the right to own, use and transfer private property, fair housing protects our livelihood and business as REALTORS® and depends on a free, open market that embraces equal opportunity. Fair Housing Makes US Stronger.                  

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We are continuing our year-long partnership with the National Association of REALTORS® in commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act April 11th, 2018. 

SAVE THE DATE

“Steering in the Real Estate Industry” class with Mary Jo Schuerman

April 20th from 9 to Noon - Pending CE & PLE Kentucky credit

EMAIL Judy Ball at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register

 

Is Your Area Eligible for Rural Home Loans?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture identified newly ineligible area maps for its Rural Development single-family housing and multifamily housing programs, including Section 502 rural housing loans. In some cases, previously ineligible rural areas will now become eligible rural areas. The new maps take effect June 4. USDA Income and Property Eligibility Maps

REALTORS® Rally in the Rotunda and for Marshall County

 
We had four tremendous days of work, advocacy and philanthropy in Lexington and Frankfort at our annual Legislative and Business Meeting this week.  First, Kentucky REALTORS® took our message of promoting Homeownership to the Capitol.  On Wednesday, approximately 200 of our members started the day at a Rally in the Rotunda.  During the rally, Senator John Schickel was recognized for his outstanding work on behalf of REALTORS® and the real estate industry.  He was presented the Jess Kinman Award - the highest award given to a state lawmaker by KYR.  The group then dispersed and spent several hours meeting in groups and one-on-one with legislators from every corner of Kentucky.  In the end, we visited with more than one-half of the 138 member General Assembly.
 
On the final day, KYR Immediate Past President Mike Becker presented a motion to the Board of Directors asking attending members to make contributions and have KYR provide an additional $500 to whatever s collected, to support the families of the victims of the recent mass shooting at Marshall County High School in Western Kentucky.  REALTORS®  are known to be generous and more than $800 was collected from the attendees during the meeting.  Following the collection, a challenge was issued by the Lexington-Bluegrass Association to all of the other Kentucky local associations, asking them to contribute an additional $500 each.  The response was also generous, as more than half of the state’s locals agreed to meet the challenge.  In March, a citizen’s organization now known as:  “Marshall Strong” will be meeting in Benton, KY to organize support efforts.  KYR President Steve Cline will attend to announce our support and present a check for the state’s contribution.  Our local associations will be getting approvals from their board and will pay their funds directly to Marshall Strong.  The funds will be used to help pay for medical and funeral expenses for the victims.  THANK YOU Kentucky REALTORS®!  We are am appreciative of the great attendance and hard work by our members!  

HOW TAX REFORM IMPACTS HOMEOWNERS IN EACH STATE

State-by-state data on tax deductions, capital gains exemptions, and the impact on housing prices from the 2017 tax reform framework.

Download information for your state by clicking here.

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