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 2008-2018. 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 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 […]

Registering Your Business Name with the Oregon Real Estate Agency

Before a business can begin operating as a real estate business, a principal broker licensee must register the business with the Oregon Real Estate Agency By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (May 27, 2018) (PORTLAND, OR) Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd- Before a business can begin operating as a real estate business, a principal broker licensee must register the business with […]

Finding an Affordable Home Can Feel Increasingly Out of Reach

A single homebuyer would need to save for nearly 11 years to reach a 20 percent down payment on the typical U.S. home By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (February 17, 2018) SEATTLE /PRNewswire/ — In today’s highly competitive housing market, finding an affordable home can feel increasingly out of reach, especially for singles. A single homebuyer would […]

How to Sign Up for Your Free CAR Member Continuing Education with OnlineEd

How to redeem your California Association of REALTORS® free continuing education in five easy steps! By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (February 12, 2018) (OnlineEd) – California Association of REALTORS® ( C.A.R.) members in good standing may be eligible for a free 45-hour continuing education package delivered online by arrangement with OnlineEd®, a real estate industry premiere pre-license, continuing education, […]

Housing Sentiment at New Survey High

Share of consumers say it’s a good time to sell – buyer sentiment weakens By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 9, 2018) (WASHINGTON, DC) Fannie Mae – The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) rose 3.7 points in January to 89.5, reversing the decrease seen last month and reaching a new all-time survey high. The increase can be attributed […]

HUD Announces $1.5 Billion to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Relief

Disaster recovery funds to help repair damaged housing and businesses By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (February 2, 2018) Washington, D.C. (HUD) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it has granted more than $1.5 billion to help Puerto Rico to recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. HUD’s Deputy Secretary Pamela Hughes Patenaude announced the […]

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