Category Archives: Mortgage

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 […]

Video New Year Message from OnlineEd

Happy New message from OnlineEd By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 2, 2018) (PORTLAND, OR) – Here’s to yesterday’s achievements and tomorrow’s brighter future. Happy New Year from all of us at OnlineEd®! ### 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 in […]

Leonard and Penny Named Most Desirable Neighbors for 2018; The Simpsons Named Least Desirable

One in three Americans say the Simpsons would be the worst TV family to have next door By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (December 27, 2017) (SEATTLE) PRNewswire – Americans would most like to be neighbors with Leonard Hofstadter and Penny from CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, according to the 11th annual Zillow® Celebrity Neighbor Survey. The Simpson family from FOX’s The Simpsons were […]

HUD Reports Home Sales Rise 26.6 Percent (±16.6 percent)

Median Sale Price Hits $377,100 By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (December 22, 2017) (WASHINGTON, D.C. – HUD) Sales of new single-family houses in November 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 733,000. This is 17.5 percent (±10.4 percent) above the revised October rate of 624,000 and is 26.6 percent (±16.6 percent) above the November 2016 […]

Homelessness Increases

There were 58,000 families with children experiencing homelessness on a single night in 2017 By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (December 7, 2017) WASHINGTON – There is a great deal of variation in the data in different parts of the country, however, and many places continue to see reductions in homelessness. Thirty (30) states and the District […]

Investors Indicted for Bid Rigging at Real Estate Auctions

The Antitrust Division has prosecuted bid-rigging in multiple states By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (November 7, 2017) (WASHINGTON, DC) A federal grand jury in West Palm Beach has returned an indictment against three high-volume Florida real estate investors for conspiring to rig bids submitted through the online property foreclosure auction process, the Department of Justice announced on November […]

Texas Bank Penalized $2 Million for Violations of Anti-Money Laundering

FinCEN assesses civil money penalty against Lone Star National Bank (Lone Star) of Pharr, Texas for willfully violating the Bank Secrecy Act By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (November 2, 2017) (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today announced the assessment of a $2 million civil money penalty against Lone Star National Bank (Lone Star) of […]

National Home Prices NSA Index Reaches New Highs as Momentum Continues

U.S. National Home Price NSA Index reported a 6.1% annual gain in August, up from 5.9% in the previous month By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (November 1, 2017) (NEW YORK, OCTOBER 31, 2017) – S&P Dow Jones Indices today released the latest results for the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices. Data released […]