Tag Archives: OnlineEd

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 […]

When and How to Use an Escalation Clause

Find out about this tool used by real estate agents to eliminate competing bids by automatically raising an offered price By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (March 17, 2016) – The escalation or escalator clause is a clause in a real estate sale agreement that, under certain circumstances, allows for an increase in the price offered to a […]

The Oregon Real Estate License Background Check

Oregon grants real estate licenses on an individual basis and does not list circumstances that would prevent licensure. By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (March 10, 2016) Updated June 17, 2016 – Oregon grants real estate licenses on an individual basis. While some individuals may be denied licensure, the law does not list specific criminal offenses or other […]

HUD Awards $1.6 Billion to Fight Homelessness

“A safe, stable home is the foundation for opportunity in all of our lives” By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (March 9, 2016) – HUD has announced the awarding of $1.6 billion in grants to distribute to local programs to end homelessness across the United States. “A safe, stable home is the foundation for opportunity in all of […]

OnlineEd California Real Estate CE en Español – Save 33%

Ed-Pak 45 en español para Educación Continua en Bienes Raíces en California By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (March 4, 2016) – OnlineEd is now offering a Spanish version of their 45-hour real estate continuing education package for California. Renewing licensees will download the PDFs for these correspondence courses, just as they do with our English courses. Testing […]