Oregon Real Estate

Effective Immediately: Discriminatory Speech and Conduct Outside of REALTORS® Practice is Prohibited

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Board of Directors approved a change today expanding the Code of Ethics’ applicability to discriminatory speech and conduct outside of members’ real estate practices. OnlineEd Blog (November 13, 2020)   Salem, Oregon November 13, 2020 – NAR’s Board of Directors today strengthened REALTORS®’ commitment to upholding fair housing ideals, approving a

How to Find Out if Someone Holds an Oregon Real Estate License

How the public can easily verify an Oregon real estate license By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (October 1, 2020)  OnlineEd – The Oregon Real Estate Agency Index Page provides many features for the public and its licensees. One feature the public takes advantage of from this page is being able to confirm that an individual who

Starting Today, Portland Home Sellers Can Request a Cash Offer From Zillow

Zillow Now Buying and Selling Homes in Portland By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (July 15, 2019) (PORTLAND, Ore.) July 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Starting today, home sellers in the Portland, Oregon metro — including Vancouver, Wash. — can use Zillow Offers to request a cash offer from Zillow to buy their home. Portland is the twelfth market where Zillow now directly buys homes –

Oregon Real Estate Transaction Law for Domestic Well Water Testing

“The seller of the real estate shall, upon accepting an offer to purchase that real estate, have the well tested.” By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (June 28, 2019) (PORTLAND, Ore.) OnlineEd – Oregon requires testing of domestic well water during a real estate transaction. This requirement is often referred to as the Real Estate Transaction Law

OnlineEd Launches Free Oregon Real Estate Forms Course on Seller Carried Financing

Join OREF Forms Committee legal counsel, Alan Brickley, as he goes in-depth to explain seller carried financing issues.  By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (June 25, 2019) (PORTLAND, Ore.) OnlineEd – OnlineEd, Inc. and Oregon Real Estate Forms, LLC (OREF) have launched a new mid-year OREF course called Seller Carry Issues. Course presenter, Alan Brickley, served as

First American Title/Financial Corp. May Have Leaked 885 Million Customer Records

Title company faces class action lawsuit for its apparent negligence By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (May 29, 2019) A class-action lawsuit is already filed in California after Brian Krebs, a cybersecurity expert, reported 885 million First American files were available without authentication to anyone with a web browser. The data allegedly included bank account numbers, social

National Association of REALTORS® Moves to Dismiss Price-Fixing Lawsuit

Class action lawsuit claims real estate broker franchisors and National Association of Realtors conspire to require home sellers to pay buyer broker fees By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (May 23, 2019) CHICAGO (May 18, 2019) – The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) moved to dismiss the Moehrl v. NAR lawsuit on the basis that the complaint misrepresents

Process for Oregon Real Estate Brokers, Principal Brokers to Continue Transactions after Changing Businesses

Oregon has rules to allow principal brokers and brokers to keep working for one brokerage after switching to another  By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (May 20, 2019) (PORTLAND, Ore.) OnlineEd –  Senate Bill 67, Section 5 and rule OAR 863-014-0063 set out criteria and a process that will allow a broker or principal broker changing real estate

All About Easements: The Easement in Gross

The easement in gross gives the owner of the easement the right to use real property for a particular purpose By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (April 9, 2019) (PORTLAND, Ore.) OnlineEd – The easement in gross gives the owner of the easement the right to use real property for a particular purpose. An easement in gross

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. Stated another way, an easement appurtenant is