2011-2012 Edition Real Estate Manual Published; Available On CD-ROM, Online

The North Carolina Real Estate Manual is being published for the first time in electronic media in addition to its traditional form as a printed book.

Published in December, the 2011-2012 Manual is available on CD-ROM and, through subscription, on the Commission’s Web site, www.ncrec.gov. The purchase price for either the CD-ROM or online subscription is $20, including tax and shipping where applicable. A subscription is good until the publication of a new edition, projected for the fall of  2012.

Trial subscriptions permitting free access up to five times to the Manual files on the Web site are also available. Users will be required to register on the Web site.

Owners of older computers may find purchase of a disk preferable to an online subscription to better assure large files can be opened reasonably quickly.

The 992-page printed book is $49 for a single copy and $44 for each additional copy on the same order, including sales tax and shipping.

Orders may be placed online through the Publications page of the Commission’s Web site or by mail or fax (see order form in this issue of the Bulletin).

The  Real Estate Manual is the text book for the mandatory 90 hours of postlicensing education and serves as a reference book for real estate licensees, attorneys, instructors and anyone interested in real estate law and brokerage practice. It is the definitive work on the legal aspects of real estate brokerage in North Carolina.

The Manual has been updated and discusses the substantially revised Offer to Purchase and Contract form published jointly by the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® and the North Carolina Bar Association. It also addresses the new HUD-1 Settlement Statement.

Real estate finance changes and new fair housing case studies are included. A new Chapter 21 addresses various brokerage compensation issues.

In whatever form – book, disk, or online subscription – the Real Estate Manual is a handy reference for anyone with questions about real estate brokerage or related issues.

This article came from the March 2011-Vol41-3 edition of the bulletin.