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How to Renew Your Oregon Real Estate License

For continuing education to qualify for license renewal, the education must be delivered by a Certified Continuing Education Provider and be time-monitored. Use only ethical and trustworthy education providers like OnlineEd to make sure your license is renewed on time.

Days to Close Shortest in Nearly a Year

Overall time to close a loan drops to 44 days in February, with Decreased days to close across all loan types By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (April 21, 2017)  PLEASANTON, Calif. –  In February, time to close all loans for Millennial borrowers decreased to 44 days, the shortest average time to close since March 2016, […]

OnlineEd® Receives OREF Award at Portland Metropolitan Association REALTORS® Luncheon

OnlineEd® receives Partnership and Outreach Award By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 24, 2017) –  (Portland, OR)  OnlineEd® president, Harlow Spaan, received the Partnership and Outreach Award from Oregon Real Estate Forms, LLC (OREF) for OnlineEd’s three years of on-line curriculum outreach at the 2017 Portland Metropolitan Association REALTORS® (PMAR) luncheon at Portland’s Multnomah Athletic Club. “OREF, […]

Los Angeles Housing Market is the Most Valuable Metro Area, Worth $2.5 Trillion

U.S. housing market regains value lost during the housing crisis By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (December 30, 2016) – Zillow® is reporting that the housing market saw a strong year of appreciation, growing 5.7 percent in value, or $1.6 trillion. The U.S. housing market has regained all the value lost during the housing crisis. The cumulative […]

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 Appreciated at Their Fastest Annual Pace Since August 2006

Portland home values rose 14 percent to a median value of $351,800 By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (December 23, 2016) –  In November, national home values rose at their fastest annual pace since 2006, near the peak of the housing bubble. The Zillow® Home Value Index (ZHVI) is $192,500, 2 percent shy of the records set in […]

Homeowners Confident About Current Market but Renters Worry

A majority of homeowners believe now is a good time to sell By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (September 2, 2016) – According to the latest Zillow® Housing Confidence Index, homeowners are feeling more confident that now is a good time to sell, but renters are feeling uncertain they’ll be able to afford to buy. Just 38 […]

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 […]

CFPB Proposes Updates to “Know Before You Owe” Mortgage Disclosure Rule

Changes would provide clarity, preserve protections for consumers By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (July 29, 2016) – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today proposed updates to its Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule. The proposed amendments are intended to formalize guidance in the rule, and provide greater clarity and certainty. The changes proposed today would […]

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by the Numbers

CFPB Actions Result in $11.7 Billion in Relief to 27 Million Consumers By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (July 15, 2016) – July 21, 2016, will mark five years since the CFPB opened its doors. After the 2008 financial crisis, Congress created the CFPB as the only federal agency with the sole mission of protecting consumers in […]