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. 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.

Nearly One Quarter of 2017 Home Sales Were Above the Asking Price

The typical price increase for homes that sold above the listed price was 3.1 percent By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 12, 2018) (SEATTLE, Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/) — Buyers paid more than the asking price in nearly one quarter (24 percent) of U.S. home sales in 2017, netting sellers an additional $7,000 each. Five years ago, 17.8 percent of […]

Presenting Multiple Offers – Part 3 of 3 (video)

Presenting Multiple Offers, Part 3 of  3 parts By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 11, 2018) (PORTLAND-OR) Presenting multiple offers can get complicated and have unexpected results. Watch my three-part video, Presenting Multiple Offers. ### For more information about OnlineEd and their education for real estate brokers, principal brokers, property managers, and mortgage brokers visit www.OnlineEd.com. All information contained […]

Presenting Multiple Offers – Part 2 of 3 (video)

Presenting Multiple Offers, Part 2 of  3 parts By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 10, 2018) (PORTLAND-OR) Presenting multiple offers can get complicated and have unexpected results. Watch my three-part video, Presenting Multiple Offers. This is the second of three videos in this series. Click here to view the first video. Did you miss Part 1? Click here to view. […]

Presenting Multiple Offers – Part 1 of 3 (video)

Presenting Multiple Offers, Part 1 of  3 parts By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 9, 2018) (PORTLAND-OR) Presenting multiple offers can get complicated and have unexpected results. Watch my three-part video, Presenting Multiple Offers. ### For more information about OnlineEd and their education for real estate brokers, principal brokers, property managers, and mortgage brokers visit www.OnlineEd.com. All information […]

As Rents Rise, Share of Adults Living with Roommates Higher than Ever Before

Across the country, thirty percent of adults live with a roommate or parent. By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 2, 2018)  (SEATTLE) /PRNewswire/  — Nationally, nearly one in three adults live with a roommate or parent, the greatest share ever reported, according to a new Zillow® analysis. As rental affordability deteriorates, more U.S. adults may be choosing double up in […]

Video New Year Message from OnlineEd

Happy New message from OnlineEd By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 2, 2018) (PORTLAND, OR) – Here’s to yesterday’s achievements and tomorrow’s brighter future. Happy New Year from all of us at OnlineEd®! ### For more information about OnlineEd and their education for real estate brokers, principal brokers, property managers, and mortgage brokers visit www.OnlineEd.com. All information contained in […]

Continuing Education for Oregon Real Estate License Renewal

How to renew an Oregon estate broker, principal broker, or property manager license with the Oregon Real Estate Agency By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (December 29, 2017)     (PORTLAND-OR) OnlineEd – To renew an Oregon real estate license (broker, principal broker, or property manager) the licensee must pay a renewal fee and meet continuing education requirements. Continuing Education Requirements […]

Leonard and Penny Named Most Desirable Neighbors for 2018; The Simpsons Named Least Desirable

One in three Americans say the Simpsons would be the worst TV family to have next door By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (December 27, 2017) (SEATTLE) PRNewswire – Americans would most like to be neighbors with Leonard Hofstadter and Penny from CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, according to the 11th annual Zillow® Celebrity Neighbor Survey. The Simpson family from FOX’s The Simpsons were […]

HUD Reports Home Sales Rise 26.6 Percent (±16.6 percent)

Median Sale Price Hits $377,100 By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (December 22, 2017) (WASHINGTON, D.C. – HUD) Sales of new single-family houses in November 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 733,000. This is 17.5 percent (±10.4 percent) above the revised October rate of 624,000 and is 26.6 percent (±16.6 percent) above the November 2016 […]

Homelessness Increases

There were 58,000 families with children experiencing homelessness on a single night in 2017 By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (December 7, 2017) WASHINGTON – There is a great deal of variation in the data in different parts of the country, however, and many places continue to see reductions in homelessness. Thirty (30) states and the District […]