Author Archives: Jeff Sorg

Jeff Sorg is a co-founder of OnlineEd®, an online real estate, mortgage broker, and vocational school founded in 1997, where he also serves as Chief Executive Officer, and School Director. Sorg holds vocational and post-secondary school instructor licenses in several states and has authored numerous real estate continuing education and pre-licensing courses and has been awarded the International Distance Education Certification Center's CDEi Designation for distance education. Memberships include ARELLO (Association of Real Estate License Law Officials), the National Association of REALTORS®, Oregon Association of REALTORS®, and Portland Metro Association of REALTORS®. Awards and service include REALTOR® Emeritus in the National Association, Life Member award in Portland Metro Association and Chairperson of the Oregon Real Estate Forms Committee. 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.

All About Easements: The Easement Appurtenant

An easement appurtenant gives a property owner a right of usage to portions of an adjoining property By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (April 5, 2019) (PORTLAND, Ore.) OnlineEd – An easement appurtenant gives a property owner a right of usage to portions of an adjoining property owned by another party. The property enjoying the usage right is […]

Four Newer Requirements by Oregon DEQ for Asbestos Removal.

 There’s no known safe level of asbestos exposure By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (April 4, 2019) (PORTLAND, Ore.) OnlineEd – The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality regulates the handling, removal and disposal of asbestos-containing material to protect public health and the environment. These are four newer requirements by Oregon DEQ for asbestos removal. 1: Residential renovation […]

Four Common Listing Agreements Used by Real Estate Agents

Each type of listing agreement allows an agent to market the seller’s property, but they differ when it comes to who else can market it and how the brokerage fee is earned By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (April 4, 2019) (PORTLAND, Ore.) OnlineEd – Each type of listing contract allows the real estate agent to market […]

78 Percent of Servicemember Loans In 2016 Were VA Loans.

CFPB Releases Report on First-Time Home Buying Servicemembersere VA loans. By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (March 1, 2019) (WASHINGTON, D.C.) Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report focusing on mortgages made to first-time homebuyers who are serving in the armed forces or who are veterans. The Bureau’s report […]

Categories: Mortgage, Real Estate

The US Housing Market Gains Nearly $11 Trillion Since Bottoming Out in 2012

Four of the ten most valuable housing markets are in California – Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, and San Diego By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 3, 2019) (SEATTLE) Jan. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – The U.S. housing market is more valuable than ever, worth a cumulative $33.3 trillion in 2018. Since the market hit its lowest point in 2012, it has […]

Home Buying Sentiment Continues to Diminish

“Rapid price increases have affected the marketplace.” By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (December 18, 2018) WASHINGTON (December 18, 2018) National Association of REALTORS®– New findings from a National Association of Realtors® survey show that despite a favorable view on the economy and the direction of home prices, the sentiment on home buying continued to diminish at […]

Categories: Real Estate

Legalized Marijuana and the Real Estate Broker (Part 1 of 2)

Legalized marijuana occupies a special niche as a state-legal but federally-illegal product and industry. By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (December 1, 2018) (PORTLAND, Ore.) OnlineEd –  State legalization of marijuana should be of special interest to real estate professionals across the country because it has raised issues for both residential and commercial properties. In states such as Colorado […]