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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 […]

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 […]

What is a Buyer Broker Agreement?

(Jeff Sorg – OnlineEd)The buyer broker agreement, also known as buyer broker service agreement, exclusive buyer service agreement, etc.  is a contract for services between a buyer of real property and real estate broker. In the agreement, the buyer agrees to work with the broker for a specified period while locating and negotiating the purchase […]