Tag Archives: OnlineEd

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 […]

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 […]

Do You Need an Oregon Real Estate License?

Generally, you’ll need a license if you want to assist someone in buying, selling or managing rental real estate for a fee By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (March 4, 2016) – Generally, if you want to assist someone in buying or selling real estate for a fee, or you want to manage rental real estate for someone else […]

TRID Rule Reduces Mortgage Offerings, Causes Delays

Banks are still struggling to comply with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s 2015 TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (March 3, 2016) – WASHINGTON — Banks are still struggling to comply with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s 2015 TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule, or TRID, according to an American Bankers Association survey. The survey, conducted […]

Zillow Launches Best Time to List Tool

New tool helps homeowners and brokers identify the optimal time to list a home for sale By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (March 2, 2016) – A recent analysis by Zillow® discovers that, nationally, homes sold between May 1 through May 15 sell around 18.5 days faster and for 1 percent more than the average listing. “The housing market today is […]

OnlineEd en Español – OnlineEd Now Offering Spanish Real Estate Continuing Education Courses for California

Ed-Pak 45 en español para Educación Continua en Bienes Raíces en California By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (February 24, 2016) -The OnlineEd 45-hour package for California CE is now translated into Spanish and for sale in our California Real Estate Catalog. Renewing licensees will download the PDFs for these correspondence courses, just as they do with our […]

Rents Expected to Flatten in 2016

Hot markets are still going to be hot in 2016, but rents won’t rise as quickly as they have been By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 25, 2016) – Zillow® is predicting that rent appreciation will level off in 2016, slowing to an annual rate of just 1.1 percent by December 2016.  The national Zillow Rent Index at […]