For a long time all Real Estate licensees would receive the Real Estate Bulletin in the mail on a quarterly basis. Several years ago, however, the CalBRE stopped mailing the Bulletin and started to post it online at www.bre.ca.gov, still on a quarterly basis.
It is important to read the Bulletin and keep up on current issues that the CalBRE managers and the commissioner write about in this publication. In addition to the most current Bulletin being posted, the archive of Bulletins goes back to the Spring 2000 edition. There is even a Table of Real Estate Bulletin Articles that gives the title of each article in every edition for the last 16 years.
To access the Bulletin, go to the homepage of the CalBRE and click on the word PUBLICATIONS in the upper right hand corner. There are two other Bulletins that were published in the past (Mortgage Loan Bulletin and Subdivision Industry Bulletin) that were discontinued in 2009, but the archived Bulletins are still available under PUBLICATIONS.
Complete List of Publications
Accessible under the PUBLICATIONS tab is a link to an area that gives access to many other publications offered by the CalBRE to help both the licensee and the public. One of the most valuable to those in the mortgage industry is entitled “Mortgage Loan Broker Compliance Manual.” Reading and understanding that document is essential for anyone negotiating mortgage loans in California. Many such documents are accessible by clicking the very first link on the PUBLICATIONS tab that is simply entitled “Complete List of Publications.
Real Estate Reference Book
Unlike the Real Estate Law Book which is updated annually, the Real Estate Reference Book was last revised in 2010. However, it is still a very good resource for licensees to utilize when educating oneself about the rules and regulations of the CalBRE. This book is available under the third link on the PUBLICATIONS page.
Now You Know How to Keep Up
Information is available if you go looking for it. Spend some time reading the publications, documents and reference materials provided by the CalBRE via their website and you will be better prepared to run your business in a compliant manner.