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Oregon House Bill 2737 – The “Tiny House Bill”

Micro-houses have difficulty meeting residential building codes but this bill aims to solve this problem By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 19, 2018) (PORTLAND, OR – OnlineEd)  Video transcript: Perhaps one of the more interesting bills submitted and passed by the Oregon Legislature in its 2017 session is House Bill 2737, known as the Tiny House

Portland, Dallas, and Seattle Report the Highest Year-Over-Year Home Value Appreciation

Rents in Seattle are up just over 9 percent and in Portland, rents are up 7 percent By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (October 20, 2016) –  U.S. home values are up 5.5 percent over the past year according to the September Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. This is the fastest pace of appreciation in more than two

Seattle and Portland Rents Expected to Rise 6% and 7%

Zillow forecasts rent growth of more than 7 percent in Seattle and 6 percent in Portland By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog  (October 11, 2016) – According to the latest Zillow® Rent Forecast for August 2016 to August 2017, rents in the West’s tech job centers are predicted to be among some of the fastest growing in the nation

Portland Home Values Rise 15 Percent

San Francisco and San Jose are no longer among the top appreciating U.S. housing markets By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (September 22, 2016) – U.S. home values are up 5 percent over the past year, to a Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) of $188,100, according to the August Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. Home values have been growing

Negative Equity Still a Drag on the U.S. Housing Market

Despite improvements in the negative equity rate, underwater mortgages are holding back the housing market from full recovery By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog SOURCE: Zillow (December 4, 2015) /PRNewswire/  – The U.S. negative equity rate continued to drop in the third quarter of 2015, according to the Zillow® Negative Equity Report.i Nationally, 13.4 percent of homeowners owe

What is a Buyer Broker Agreement?

(Jeff Sorg – OnlineEd)The buyer broker agreement, also known as buyer broker service agreement, exclusive buyer service agreement, etc.  is a contract for services between a buyer of real property and real estate broker. In the agreement, the buyer agrees to work with the broker for a specified period while locating and negotiating the purchase