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Advertising Guidelines for Oregon Real Estate Brokers

Oregon’s definition of advertising by real estate licensees includes all forms of promotion and solicitation By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (December 29, 2016) –  Oregon’s definition of advertising by real estate licensees includes all forms of promotion and solicitation distributed in any manner and by any means for any purpose related to all professional real estate activity. This definition […]

Home Values Rise for 48th Straight Month – Portland, OR Tops List at 14.7%

 Portland, OR reported the highest year-over-year home value appreciation By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (August 18, 2016) –  National home values appreciated for the 48th straight month this July to a Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) of $187,300, according to the Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. Home values are up 5 percent over the past year and […]

Listings with Warm, Neutral Colors Sell for More Money

Wheat-Colored Yellow kitchens bring more money than white kitchens By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (June 23, 2016) –  A home’s paint colors can have a notable impact on its final sale price. According to a new analysis from Zillow Digs, for-sale listings with rooms painted in sage green or wheat yellow can sell for as much […]

Oregon Housing Appreciation Hits 11.8% to Rank No. 1 in Appreciation Says New FHFA Report

U.S. house prices rose 1.3 percent in the first quarter of 2016 according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index  By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (May 26, 2016) -Washington, D.C. – U.S. house prices rose 1.3 percent in the first quarter of 2016 according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI). […]

A Condo Association, a Man and His Emotional Support Animal, and the US Court of Appeals

HOA violated rights of a homeowner with disabilities by refusing to allow an emotional support animal By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (May 11, 2016) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it won an important Fair Housing Act victory in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. The decision […]

When and How to Use an Escalation Clause

Find out about this tool used by real estate agents to eliminate competing bids by automatically raising an offered price By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (March 17, 2016) – The escalation or escalator clause is a clause in a real estate sale agreement that, under certain circumstances, allows for an increase in the price offered to a […]

The Oregon Real Estate License Background Check

Oregon grants real estate licenses on an individual basis and does not list circumstances that would prevent licensure. By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (March 10, 2016) Updated June 17, 2016 – Oregon grants real estate licenses on an individual basis. While some individuals may be denied licensure, the law does not list specific criminal offenses or other […]

Do You Need an Oregon Real Estate License?

Generally, you’ll need a license if you want to assist someone in buying, selling or managing rental real estate for a fee By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (March 4, 2016) – Generally, if you want to assist someone in buying or selling real estate for a fee, or you want to manage rental real estate for someone else […]

Rents Expected to Flatten in 2016

Hot markets are still going to be hot in 2016, but rents won’t rise as quickly as they have been By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 25, 2016) – Zillow® is predicting that rent appreciation will level off in 2016, slowing to an annual rate of just 1.1 percent by December 2016.  The national Zillow Rent Index at […]

Homes Appreciate More Rapidly When Close to a Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods

Grocery stores and home values are definitely related By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 25, 2016) – According to Zillow your local grocery market has a lot to do with what happens in your local housing market. Specifically, Zillow found that homes grow more rapidly in value if they are closer to a Trader Joe’s or […]