Tag Archives: Oregon

Oregon House Bill 2737 – The “Tiny House Bill”

Micro-houses have difficulty meeting residential building codes but this bill aims to solve this problem By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 19, 2018) (PORTLAND, OR – OnlineEd)  Video transcript: Perhaps one of the more interesting bills submitted and passed by the Oregon Legislature in its 2017 session is House Bill 2737, known as the Tiny House […]

Portland, Dallas, and Seattle Report the Highest Year-Over-Year Home Value Appreciation

Rents in Seattle are up just over 9 percent and in Portland, rents are up 7 percent By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (October 20, 2016) –  U.S. home values are up 5.5 percent over the past year according to the September Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. This is the fastest pace of appreciation in more than two […]

Seattle and Portland Rents Expected to Rise 6% and 7%

Zillow forecasts rent growth of more than 7 percent in Seattle and 6 percent in Portland By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog  (October 11, 2016) – According to the latest Zillow® Rent Forecast for August 2016 to August 2017, rents in the West’s tech job centers are predicted to be among some of the fastest growing in the nation […]

Portland Home Values Rise 15 Percent

San Francisco and San Jose are no longer among the top appreciating U.S. housing markets By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (September 22, 2016) – U.S. home values are up 5 percent over the past year, to a Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) of $188,100, according to the August Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. Home values have been growing […]

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). […]

Negative Equity Still a Drag on the U.S. Housing Market

Despite improvements in the negative equity rate, underwater mortgages are holding back the housing market from full recovery By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog SOURCE: Zillow (December 4, 2015) /PRNewswire/  – The U.S. negative equity rate continued to drop in the third quarter of 2015, according to the Zillow® Negative Equity Report.i Nationally, 13.4 percent of homeowners owe […]

Study Puts Oregon as Top Moving Destination of 2014

  (Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) – For the third consecutive year, Oregon holds on to its title as “Top Moving Destination” according to the United Van Lines 2014 National Movers Study. The study, which tracks customers’ migration patterns state-to-state during the course of the past year, found that Oregon is the top moving destination of 2014, […]

If You Are Licensed in Another State and Want to Become an Oregon Principal Broker

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) If you want to become an Oregon Principal Broker but are not currently licensed in Oregon, you must meet these qualifications: Be 18 years old; Have a high school diploma, GED or international equivalent; and Have three years of active real estate license experience. If you qualify, you must complete these steps: […]

Will My Oregon Real Estate CE Count In Washington?

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) – The only Oregon real estate continuing education course that counts for both Oregon and Washington continuing education for license renewal is Broker Advanced Practices. The OnlineEd 27-hour Oregon Broker Advanced Practices course is presently accepted by both the Washington Real Estate Commission  and Oregon Real Estate Agency for real estate continuing education credit. […]

Make sure your contracting business doesn’t work for free!

In California, a contractor was recently ordered to repay over $750,000 when it became evident that the company had operated without being properly licensed in the state of California. In Oregon, a contractor has been barred from seeking over $285,000 in compensation when his license was suspended during the course of a contract.  Don’t let […]