Author Archives: Jeff Sorg

Jeff Sorg is a co-founder of OnlineEd®, a Web-based vocational school founded in 1997 where he also serves as Corporate Secretary, Chief Operating Officer, and School Director. Sorg holds vocational instructor licenses in Oregon, Washington, California, and Nevada and has authored numerous pre-licensing and continuing education courses. Sorg was awarded the International Distance Education Certification Center's CDEi Designation for distance education in 2008. OnlineEd® provides real estate, mortgage broker, insurance, and contractor pre-license, post-license, continuing education, career enhancement, and professional development and designation courses over the Internet.

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 […]

Categories: Mortgage, Real Estate

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 […]

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations – Oregon House Bills 2510 and 2511

Once seen as a fad by industry watchers and auto executives, most would now admit that the rise of electric cars seems inevitable. By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 12, 2018) (PORTLAND-OR)  Video Transcript: Once seen as a fad by industry watchers and auto executives, most would now admit that the rise of electric cars seems […]

Nearly One Quarter of 2017 Home Sales Were Above the Asking Price

The typical price increase for homes that sold above the listed price was 3.1 percent By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 12, 2018) (SEATTLE, Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/) — Buyers paid more than the asking price in nearly one quarter (24 percent) of U.S. home sales in 2017, netting sellers an additional $7,000 each. Five years ago, 17.8 percent of […]

Presenting Multiple Offers – Part 3 of 3 (video)

Presenting Multiple Offers, Part 3 of  3 parts By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 11, 2018) (PORTLAND-OR) Presenting multiple offers can get complicated and have unexpected results. Watch my three-part video, Presenting Multiple Offers. ### For more information about OnlineEd and their education for real estate brokers, principal brokers, property managers, and mortgage brokers visit www.OnlineEd.com. All information contained […]

Presenting Multiple Offers – Part 2 of 3 (video)

Presenting Multiple Offers, Part 2 of  3 parts By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 10, 2018) (PORTLAND-OR) Presenting multiple offers can get complicated and have unexpected results. Watch my three-part video, Presenting Multiple Offers. This is the second of three videos in this series. Click here to view the first video. Did you miss Part 1? Click here to view. […]

Presenting Multiple Offers – Part 1 of 3 (video)

Presenting Multiple Offers, Part 1 of  3 parts By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 9, 2018) (PORTLAND-OR) Presenting multiple offers can get complicated and have unexpected results. Watch my three-part video, Presenting Multiple Offers. ### For more information about OnlineEd and their education for real estate brokers, principal brokers, property managers, and mortgage brokers visit www.OnlineEd.com. All information […]

As Rents Rise, Share of Adults Living with Roommates Higher than Ever Before

Across the country, thirty percent of adults live with a roommate or parent. By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 2, 2018)  (SEATTLE) /PRNewswire/  — Nationally, nearly one in three adults live with a roommate or parent, the greatest share ever reported, according to a new Zillow® analysis. As rental affordability deteriorates, more U.S. adults may be choosing double up in […]