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The Kentucky Association of REALTORS® (KAR), Inc. is one of the largest and most influential associations in Kentucky. Founded in 1922, KAR represents more than 10,000 REALTORS® who are involved in all aspects of real estate. KAR serves as a conduit to growth, knowledge and professionalism for its members and the real estate industry as a whole. The Association is committed to delivering its members the very finest tools and information to help them succeed - and to meet the needs of today's property buying and selling consumers.

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Governor Bevin integrates KREC and other real estate boards into Real Estate Authority
December 7, 2016

Governor Bevin recently issued Executive Order 2016-859 to reorganize the Office of Occupations and Professions, the Real Estate Commission, the Real Estate Appraisers Board, the Board of Auctioneers and the Kentucky Board of Home Inspectors and created the Kentucky Real Estate Authority.

Department of Revenue sets 2017-2018 homestead exemption
December 2, 2016

The maximum homestead exemption on real estate owned by qualified persons has been set at $37,600 for the 2017 and 2018 tax periods. The 2017-2018 exemption reflects a $700 increase over the 2015 – 2016 exemption of $36,900.

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Unemployment rates down in 82 Kentucky counties in October
November 29, 2016
Unemployment rates down in 82 Kentucky counties in October

Unemployment rates fell in 82 Kentucky counties between October 2015 and October 2016, rose in 33 and stayed the same in five counties (Breckinridge, Knott, Laurel, McLean and Powell), according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

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KAR Calendar

The Code of Ethics - Our Promise of Professionalism (Bardstown)

Thursday December 8, 2016
9:00 am–12:00 pm

Nelson County Public Library

3.00 CE hours
Code of Ethics requirement

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Bad Boys: What'cha Gonna Do? (Bardstown)

Thursday December 8, 2016
1:00–4:00 pm

Nelson County Public Library

3.00 CE hours | 3.00 law hours

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KAR Legislative & Business Meeting

February 7–9, 2017

Embassy Suites, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY.

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KAR Summer Business Meeting

June 21–23, 2017

Park Vista Hotel, 705 Cherokee Orchard Road, Gatlinburg, TN. 37738

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KAR Annual Convention & Expo

September 24–27, 2017

Duke Energy Convention Center & Hilton Netherlands Plaza, Cincinnati, OH.

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