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Changes to Maine License Law Book…

A few changes have been made to Title 32, effective November 1, 2017. This obviously affects the “Law Book” published by Abbot Village Press, 2015 edition. In a recent Learning Opportunities E-Newsletter, I offered a handy-dandy insert summarizing those changes and a number of people have requested a copy.

We are in the process of updating the book and should have a 2017 edition available by early January 2018 at the very latest. In the meantime, I’m making the insert available right from this site. (Why didn’t I think of that in the first place!?)

Title 32 Changes 11-01-2017

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Real Estate Law and Rule Handbook Released

BookCoverImageAbbot, ME – The recently formed company Abbot Village Press has released a handbook of Maine Real Estate Law and Rules designed as a reference and study aid for students taking licensing courses and practicing licensees. The handbook reprints most applicable statues and rules with the added feature of an extensive table of contents that facilitates locating information.

Walter Boomsma, an instructor for the Arthur Gary School of Real Estate, edited and produced the book with the goal of making it “student friendly.” He explains, “The book includes a detailed table of contents that will allow students to locate information quickly. We are also using the capabilities of print-on-demand publishing to produce an actual paperback book. This means no more photocopying and stapling to make a copy that quickly falls apart and gets shabby. This is a book that is easily carried and readily referenced.”

The exact text of all statues and rules has been included with the intent of creating an educational tool more than a legal reference book. Included are MRS Title 32, Chapter 114—the Real Estate Brokerage License Act and the rules adopted by the Maine Real Estate Commission. Additionally, MRS Title 5, Chapter 341 and MRS Title 10, Chapter 901 are included as reference to laws pertaining to all professional licensing in Maine.

The handbook has application to all three licensing courses currently offered in Maine: Sales Agent, Associate Broker, and Designated Broker as well as many continuing education programs. In addition, real estate licensees and companies will find the handbook a handy guide to their daily practice of real estate brokerage in Maine.

Boomsma has been teaching real estate courses for over a decade and is a member of the Real Estate Educators’ Association. He is a licensed broker with Mallett Real Estate in Dover Foxcroft. He writes a blog of “brain leaks and musings” and last year wrote and published “Small People – Big Brains: Stories About Simplicity, Exploration and Wonder.”

The Maine Real Estate Law and Rule Handbook will be distributed through Abbot Village Press, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. For more information, please visit http://abbotvillagepress.com or contact Boomsma at 207 343-1842.

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Law/Rule Book at Proofing Stage

stick_figure_holding_book_above_his_headReal Estate Students and designated brokers will be pleased to hear that our “Maine Real Estate Law and Rules Handbook” is in the proofing stage. That means it should be available in time for spring licensing courses.

In addition to being professionally bound, the handbook is cleanly formatted and has an extensive table of contents to facilitate finding topics quickly. Watch for the official release before the end of January!

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