Category Archives: Washington Real Estate

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 […]

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. The property enjoying the usage right is […]

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 […]

IMPORTANT DEADLINE FOR REALTORS® – Get Your Ethics Course Completed!

The National Association of REALTORS® has moved their Code of Ethics requirement to a 2-year cycle ending December 2018. By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (November 8, 2018) (PORTLAND, Ore.) OnlineEd – REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within two-year cycles. The training must meet specific learning […]

Stats Say The Best Time to List is in Early May

On average homes listed in early May sell nine days faster and for one percent more  OnlineEd Blog (March 2, 2017) – Zillow– Listing a home toward the end of spring significantly increases a seller’s chances of selling their home faster and for more money, according to new analysis from Zillow. Nationally, homes listed from May 1 […]

Real Estate and Mortgage Continuing Education with OnlineEd

Jeff SorgJeff 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 […]

Free Friday: 3- Core Credit Hours, Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate

OnlineEd offers their 3-hour 2016-17 Current Issues in Washington Real Estate for free to Washington real estate licensees By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog – Okay, so we took some flak here at OnlineEd last Friday for not including Washington when we offered our free Oregon Law and Rule Required Course. So, here you go Washington! Have this one […]

CFPB Director Addresses National Association of Realtors®

Prepared Remarks of Richard Cordray Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau  National Association of Realtors WASHINGTON (September 17, 2015) – Thank you for inviting me today.  That renowned philosopher from the Garden State of New Jersey, Bruce Springsteen, once said, “I have spent my life judging the distance between American reality and the American dream.”  For the past few […]