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The Kentucky Association of REALTORS® (KAR), Inc. is one of the largest and most influential associations in Kentucky. Founded in 1921, 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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Time to sell more homes - Kentucky's economy continues to expand
September 16, 2016

There’s a saying in Kentucky that “you need to make hay while the sun is shining” and during the previous month, the sun definitely shined brightly in the Commonwealth.   Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for August 2016 was 4.9 percent from a revised 5 percent in July 2016, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

KAR hires new Director of Education & Training Services
September 15, 2016

The Kentucky Association of REALTORS® (KAR) announces that Nicole DeBoth has been hired as its Director of Education & Training Services. Nicole comes to KAR from LaCrosse, Wisconsin, bringing with her a strong and impressive background in coordinating professional education programs for leading real estate companies. 

Downpayment assistant offered through the Kentucky Housing Corporation
August 29, 2016

In January of this year, Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) launched the Hardest Hit Fund Down payment Assistance Program (HHF DAP), which gave new homebuyers, in distressed counties, forgivable second mortgage.

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KAR Calendar

Appalachian Rebuild Project

October 5–8, 2016

Auxier, KY

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GRI 300: Marketing (Lexington)

Monday October 10, 2016
8:00 am–5:00 pm

Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors

6.00 CE hours | 3.00 law hours | 8.00 GRI hours

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GRI 500: Contracts (Louisville)

Thursday October 13, 2016
8:00 am–5:00 pm

Greater Louisville Association of Realtors

6.00 CE hours | 3.00 law hours | 8.00 GRI hours

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Core (eastern KY)

Tuesday October 18, 2016
9:00 am–4:00 pm

Eastern KY Assoc. of Realtors

6.00 CE hours | 6.00 law hours

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The Code of Ethics - Our Promise of Professionalism

Wednesday October 19, 2016
9:00 am–12:00 pm

Eastern KY Assoc. of Realtors

3.00 CE hours
Code of Ethics requirement

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Core (Murray)

Wednesday October 26, 2016
9:00 am–4:00 pm

William "Bill" Cherry Agricultural Expo Center

6.00 CE hours | 6.00 law hours

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GRI 200: Risk Reduction (Owensboro)

Thursday October 27, 2016
8:00 am–5:00 pm

Greater Owensboro Realtor Association

6.00 CE hours | 3.00 law hours | 8.00 GRI hours

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GRI 100: Ethics & Law (Florence)

Friday November 4, 2016
8:00 am–5:00 pm

Northern KY Association of Realtors

6.00 CE hours | 3.00 law hours | 8.00 GRI hours
Code of Ethics requirement

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GRI 200: Risk Reduction (Richmond)

Monday November 14, 2016
8:00 am–5:00 pm

Madison Co. Board of Realtors

6.00 CE hours | 3.00 law hours | 8.00 GRI hours

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Real Estate Safety Matters: Safe Business = Smart Business

Wednesday November 16, 2016
9:00 am–12:00 pm

Eastern KY Assoc. of Realtors

3.00 CE hours

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6 Easy Ways to Ruin Your Life

Wednesday November 16, 2016
1:00–4:00 pm

Eastern KY Assoc. of Realtors

3.00 CE hours | 3.00 law hours

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2017 Leadership Conference

November 30 – December 1, 2016

Hyatt Regency Hotel Lexington, KY

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GRI 600: Business Systems & Technology (Louisville)

Wednesday November 30, 2016
8:00 am–5:00 pm

Greater Louisville Association of Realtors

6.00 CE hours | 3.00 law hours | 8.00 GRI hours

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