Category Archives: Real Estate

Purpose and Scope of the CMA (Comparative Market Analysis)

The Licensee’s Duty of Care Requires a CMA Before a Seller Lists or a Buyer Offers. By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (October 25, 2018) (Portland, Ore.) OnlineEd® – As a part of a licensee’s fiduciary duty of care, a Comparative (or Competitive) Market Analysis (CMA) should be prepared before a listing price is established with a seller […]

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Experts Predict a Buyers Market in 2020

Despite slowing home-value appreciation, it could take until 2020 to see the market change. By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (August 28, 2018) According to the 2018 Q3 Zillow® Home Price Expectations Survey,  sellers will continue to have more negotiating power than buyers, at least until 2020. The quarterly survey is sponsored by Zillow and conducted by Pulsenomics LLC, […]

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National Housing Market Experiencing More Price Cuts

Home value growth is slowing in almost half of the 35 largest U.S. metros By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (August 16, 2018) (SEATTLE) Zillow®/PRNewswire – The share of home listings with a price cut is greater now than a year ago in two-thirds of the nation’s largest housing markets, according to a new Zillow® analysis. The share of listings […]

Housing Starts Plummet 12%

Housing Starts Collapse in June By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (July 18, 2018) (Washington, D.C.) US Department of HUD – The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for June 2018. Here’s how they stack up: Building Permits Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits […]

Oregon Construction Contractors Board Conducts Sting Operation

Oregon CCB investigators turn up 32 alleged violations along Oregon’s North Coast. By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (June 28, 2018) (Portland, Ore.) OnlineEd – The Oregon Construction Contractor Board (CCB) reported in a recent release that it had joined in a 10-state sweep to find unlicensed contractors and other alleged violations of contracting regulations. The National Association of […]

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 […]