Category Archives: Real Estate

Licensed Personal Assistants for Oregon Real Estate Brokers

Only a principal broker can hire a licensed personal assistant By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (June 11, 2018) (PORTLAND, OR) Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd – A licensed personal assistant can carry out the same activities as the employing principal broker. The principal broker should enter into a written agreement with the assistant defining the direct supervision and control […]

Registering Your Business Name with the Oregon Real Estate Agency

Before a business can begin operating as a real estate business, a principal broker licensee must register the business with the Oregon Real Estate Agency By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (May 27, 2018) (PORTLAND, OR) Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd- Before a business can begin operating as a real estate business, a principal broker licensee must register the business with […]

Finding an Affordable Home Can Feel Increasingly Out of Reach

A single homebuyer would need to save for nearly 11 years to reach a 20 percent down payment on the typical U.S. home By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (February 17, 2018) SEATTLE /PRNewswire/ — In today’s highly competitive housing market, finding an affordable home can feel increasingly out of reach, especially for singles. A single homebuyer would […]

How to Sign Up for Your Free CAR Member Continuing Education with OnlineEd

How to redeem your California Association of REALTORS® free continuing education in five easy steps! By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (February 12, 2018) (OnlineEd) – California Association of REALTORS® ( C.A.R.) members in good standing may be eligible for a free 45-hour continuing education package delivered online by arrangement with OnlineEd®, a real estate industry premiere pre-license, continuing education, […]

Housing Sentiment at New Survey High

Share of consumers say it’s a good time to sell – buyer sentiment weakens By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 9, 2018) (WASHINGTON, DC) Fannie Mae – The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) rose 3.7 points in January to 89.5, reversing the decrease seen last month and reaching a new all-time survey high. The increase can be attributed […]

HUD Announces $1.5 Billion to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Relief

Disaster recovery funds to help repair damaged housing and businesses By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (February 2, 2018) Washington, D.C. (HUD) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it has granted more than $1.5 billion to help Puerto Rico to recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. HUD’s Deputy Secretary Pamela Hughes Patenaude announced the […]

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National Association of Realtors® Announces Restructuring, Senior Management Team

NAR implements new internal organizational structure and changes to senior management to effectively and efficiently serve its members. By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 19, 2018) (CHICAGO) NAR – The National Association of Realtors® has announced a new internal organizational structure and changes to its senior management team to more effectively and efficiently serve its 1.3 million […]

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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 […]

Refinances Rise to 40% of Total Loans

Closing rates increased across the board with closing rates on all loans increasing from 70.9 percent to 71.2 percent By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 18, 2018) (PLEASANTON, Calif.) Ellie Mae – The percentage of refinances rose to 40 percent of all closed loans, up 1 percent from the month prior according to the December Origination Insight Report from Ellie […]

Oregon Real Estate Agency Raises Licensing Fees

Oregon license renewal fees increased for 2018 By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 17, 2018) (Portland, Ore – OnlineEd®) Activity Old Fee New Fee Apply for a new real estate license $230 $300 Renew an active real estate license $230 $300 Late renewal of an active real estate license $260 ($230 + $30 late fee) $450 […]