Author Archives: Jeff Sorg

Jeff Sorg is a co-founder of OnlineEd®, a Web-based vocational school founded in 1997 where he also serves as Corporate Secretary, Chief Operating Officer, and School Director. Sorg holds vocational instructor licenses in Oregon, Washington, California, and Nevada and has authored numerous pre-licensing and continuing education courses. Sorg was awarded the International Distance Education Certification Center's CDEi Designation for distance education in 2008-2018. OnlineEd® provides real estate, mortgage broker, insurance, and contractor pre-license, post-license, continuing education, career enhancement, and professional development and designation courses over the Internet.

78 Percent of Servicemember Loans In 2016 Were VA Loans.

CFPB Releases Report on First-Time Home Buying Servicemembersere VA loans. By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (March 1, 2019) (WASHINGTON, D.C.) Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report focusing on mortgages made to first-time homebuyers who are serving in the armed forces or who are veterans. The Bureau’s report […]

Categories: Mortgage, Real Estate

The US Housing Market Gains Nearly $11 Trillion Since Bottoming Out in 2012

Four of the ten most valuable housing markets are in California – Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, and San Diego By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 3, 2019) (SEATTLE) Jan. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – The U.S. housing market is more valuable than ever, worth a cumulative $33.3 trillion in 2018. Since the market hit its lowest point in 2012, it has […]

Home Buying Sentiment Continues to Diminish

“Rapid price increases have affected the marketplace.” By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (December 18, 2018) WASHINGTON (December 18, 2018) National Association of REALTORS®– New findings from a National Association of Realtors® survey show that despite a favorable view on the economy and the direction of home prices, the sentiment on home buying continued to diminish at […]

Categories: Real Estate

Legalized Marijuana and the Real Estate Broker (Part 1 of 2)

Legalized marijuana occupies a special niche as a state-legal but federally-illegal product and industry. By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (December 1, 2018) (PORTLAND, Ore.) OnlineEd –  State legalization of marijuana should be of special interest to real estate professionals across the country because it has raised issues for both residential and commercial properties. In states such as Colorado […]

Oregon Requires New Course for First Principal Broker License Renewal

  Oregon Principal Broker Advanced Practices – Required for the first renewal of a principal broker license If your principal broker license expiration date is after July 1, 2019, and you will be renewing your active license for the first time, you will have to take the 27-hour Principal Broker Advanced Practices course.  If your first principal broker license renewal was in inactive […]

IMPORTANT DEADLINE FOR REALTORS® – Get Your Ethics Course Completed!

The National Association of REALTORS® has moved their Code of Ethics requirement to a 2-year cycle ending December 2018. By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (November 8, 2018) (PORTLAND, Ore.) OnlineEd – REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within two-year cycles. The training must meet specific learning […]

Oregon Real Estate Agency Requires Principal Broker Advanced Practices Course

Principal brokers with a license expiration date after July 1, 2019, renewing a for the first time must take the 27-hour Principal Broker Advanced Practices course. By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (November 2, 2018) (PORTLAND, Ore.) OnlineEd – Principal brokers with a license expiration date after July 1, 2019, who will be renewing their active license for the […]