Author Archives: Jeff Sorg

Jeff Sorg, an Oregon licensed Principal Broker, 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 for real estate education in Oregon, Washington, California, Flordia, and Nevada and has authored numerous pre-licensing and continuing education courses in those states. Sorg holds the International Distance Education Certification Center's CDEi Designation for distance education, originally awarded 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.

What To Do If You Think Your Home Has Lead-Based Paint

Download the Current EPA Pamphlet, “Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home” By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (June 13, 2019) (PORTLAND, Ore.) OnlineEd -If you think your home has lead-based paint, never try to remove it yourself and always keep painted surfaces in good condition to minimize deterioration. These are some other steps to follow: […]

Media Repeats False Information About Commissions

Are real estate boards losing the PR war against claims that internet brokerages charge less than “traditional brokerages?” By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (June 10, 2019) (PORTLAND, Ore.) OnlineEd – This is an enlightening video post from Frank and Brian over at The National Real Estate Post.  Watch the video and then download their real examples […]

Categories: Mortgage, Real Estate

Freedom Mortgage Corp. to Pay $1.75 Million Penalty

CFPB settles with Freedom Mortgage Corporation By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (June 5, 2019) (WASHINGTON, D.C.) CFPB – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) today announced a settlement with Freedom Mortgage Corporation (Freedom), one of the ten largest Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) reporters nationwide. Freedom is a mortgage lender with its principal place of business […]

First American Title/Financial Corp. May Have Leaked 885 Million Customer Records

Title company faces class action lawsuit for its apparent negligence By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (May 29, 2019) A class-action lawsuit is already filed in California after Brian Krebs, a cybersecurity expert, reported 885 million First American files were available without authentication to anyone with a web browser. The data allegedly included bank account numbers, social […]

National Association of REALTORS® Moves to Dismiss Price-Fixing Lawsuit

Class action lawsuit claims real estate broker franchisors and National Association of Realtors conspire to require home sellers to pay buyer broker fees By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (May 23, 2019) CHICAGO (May 18, 2019) – The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) moved to dismiss the Moehrl v. NAR lawsuit on the basis that the complaint misrepresents […]

Process for Oregon Real Estate Brokers, Principal Brokers to Continue Transactions after Changing Businesses

Oregon has rules to allow principal brokers and brokers to keep working for one brokerage after switching to another  By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (May 20, 2019) (PORTLAND, Ore.) OnlineEd –  Senate Bill 67, Section 5 and rule OAR 863-014-0063 set out criteria and a process that will allow a broker or principal broker changing real estate […]

About Those Arizona Bed Bugs

Highlights from Arizona Senate Bill 1306 (2011) By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (April 30, 2019) (OnlineEd) – Arizona Senate Bill 1306, passed in 2001, assigns specific responsibilities for bedbug control to landlord and tenants of multifamily housing. Landlord Responsibilities: Keep the dwelling unit free of a bedbug infestation Provide tenants with a copy of the landlord’s […]

Timeshare Scammers in Oregon

Real estate agent and brokerage names are being used to steal timeshare owners By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (April 12, 2019) (PORTLAND, Ore.) OnlineEd – The Oregon Real Estate Agency has put out a notice that timeshare scammers are using the names of legitimate Oregon real estate licensees and companies to steal from timeshare owners. These […]

Categories: Real Estate

All About Easements: The Easement in Gross

The easement in gross gives the owner of the easement the right to use real property for a particular purpose By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (April 9, 2019) (PORTLAND, Ore.) OnlineEd – The easement in gross gives the owner of the easement the right to use real property for a particular purpose. An easement in gross […]

All About Easements: The Easement Appurtenant

An easement appurtenant gives a property owner a right of usage to portions of an adjoining property By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (April 5, 2019) (PORTLAND, Ore.) OnlineEd – An easement appurtenant gives a property owner a right of usage to portions of an adjoining property owned by another party. The property enjoying the usage right is […]