Tag Archives: OnlineEd

Homeowners Confident About Current Market but Renters Worry

A majority of homeowners believe now is a good time to sell By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (September 2, 2016) – According to the latest Zillow® Housing Confidence Index, homeowners are feeling more confident that now is a good time to sell, but renters are feeling uncertain they’ll be able to afford to buy. Just 38 […]

Home Values Rise for 48th Straight Month – Portland, OR Tops List at 14.7%

 Portland, OR reported the highest year-over-year home value appreciation By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (August 18, 2016) –  National home values appreciated for the 48th straight month this July to a Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) of $187,300, according to the Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. Home values are up 5 percent over the past year and […]

CFPB Proposes Updates to “Know Before You Owe” Mortgage Disclosure Rule

Changes would provide clarity, preserve protections for consumers By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (July 29, 2016) – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today proposed updates to its Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule. The proposed amendments are intended to formalize guidance in the rule, and provide greater clarity and certainty. The changes proposed today would […]

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by the Numbers

CFPB Actions Result in $11.7 Billion in Relief to 27 Million Consumers By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (July 15, 2016) – July 21, 2016, will mark five years since the CFPB opened its doors. After the 2008 financial crisis, Congress created the CFPB as the only federal agency with the sole mission of protecting consumers in […]

Listings with Warm, Neutral Colors Sell for More Money

Wheat-Colored Yellow kitchens bring more money than white kitchens By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (June 23, 2016) –  A home’s paint colors can have a notable impact on its final sale price. According to a new analysis from Zillow Digs, for-sale listings with rooms painted in sage green or wheat yellow can sell for as much […]

OnlineEd Launches 2016 NMLS Eight-Hour SAFE Comprehensive Course For MLO License Renewal

NMLS-required 8-hour online continuing education course for general 2016 mortgage loan originator license renewal By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (June 17, 2016) –  The OnlineEd NMLS 8-hour course for this year is designed to instruct mortgage loan originators on some regulations that they will need to comply with while taking part in their mortgage loan origination […]

Oregon Housing Appreciation Hits 11.8% to Rank No. 1 in Appreciation Says New FHFA Report

U.S. house prices rose 1.3 percent in the first quarter of 2016 according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index  By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (May 26, 2016) -Washington, D.C. – U.S. house prices rose 1.3 percent in the first quarter of 2016 according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI). […]

A Condo Association, a Man and His Emotional Support Animal, and the US Court of Appeals

HOA violated rights of a homeowner with disabilities by refusing to allow an emotional support animal By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (May 11, 2016) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it won an important Fair Housing Act victory in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. The decision […]

OnlineEd Offers Earth Advantage Broker Accreditation for Oregon Real Estate Brokers

Earn the EA Broker Accreditation and get 8-hours of Oregon real estate Continuing Education! By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (April 20, 2016) – OnlineEd today announced that it was selected to offer the Earth Advantage Broker (formerly S.T.A.R.) accreditation course from their website, www.OnlineEd.com. Earth Advantage Broker provides real estate brokers, principal brokers, and property managers […]

New Zillow® Report Indicates Homes Worth More Than Ever Before

In February, home values rose 4.3 percent year-over-year By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (March 25, 2016) – According to the February Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports, homes were worth more than ever before in 26 percent of U.S. housing markets. Many of the experts surveyed for the November 2015  Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey told Zillow […]