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Packages

$ 159.00

Maine Elective Renewal Package 1

Credit Hours: 18.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 159.00
Fufill the Maine elective requirement of 18 hours of real estate CE for an agent with this package. This renewal package contains the following 3 courses: Tax Advantages, Pricing Property to Sell, and Methods of Residential Finance.

Courses

$ 59.00

Cost Approach Overview

Credit Hours: 6.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 59.00
Using a hands-on approach to understanding valuation of a property from a cost approach standpoint, this course helps students learn by walking through various examples as the study material progresses. This course focuses on the various methods for estimating cost as well as calculating depreciation.
$ 59.00

Green Home Construction

Credit Hours: 6.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 59.00
Thinking about "going green?" The prevalence of green home construction continues to expand in the U.S. Don't you want to have a better understanding of this market? This course covers various topics in both sustainable design and green home construction including waste management, lot shopping, special safety applications, site work, and building material choices.
$ 59.00

Income Capitalization Overview

Credit Hours: 6.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 59.00
Learn all the steps included in the income approach to home and property valuation. This course dives into how to estimate rates of capitalization as well as income and expenses. Highlights include coverage of yield capitalization and direct capitalization as well as multiple examples designed specifically to help students better absorb and fully comprehend the material covered.
$ 59.00

Methods of Residential Finance (V4)

Credit Hours: 6.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 59.00
Want to understand the financial component of residential real estate better? A comprehensive overview of finance for residential real estate, this course touches on a multitude of topics including FHA, VA loans, assumptions, alternative financing, conventional financing and purchase money mortgages. This course also covers legislation in regard to financing.
$ 59.00

Pricing Property to Sell

Credit Hours: 6.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 59.00
You want your client's property to sell. You want your client to get the most they can for the property--making you get the top commission possible. However, the property will still have to undergo an appraisal for the buyer to get the mortgage approved from the lender. So how do you determine the right price? This course is designed to help you better understand the concepts of pricing property, approaches to pricing property, principles of value, replacement cost value and the application of market data.
$ 59.00

Sales Comparison Approach

Credit Hours: 6.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 59.00
Gain insight into how the sales comparison approach to valuation works. This course takes a step-by-step look at the approach. Additionally, this course covers the process for data collections as well as different ways that adjustments can be estimated. Example problems help students to better retain and apply the information.
$ 59.00

Tax Advantages of Home Ownership

Credit Hours: 6.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 59.00
What types of tax benefits are unique to homeowners? This course gives the student insight into different kinds of homeowner benefits and also teaches how to calculate taxes that can affect the purchase of a home. This is an elective real estate continuing education course.
$ 39.00

Green Home Features

Credit Hours: 3.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 39.00
What makes a green home green? Students will gain insight into different features included in green design. Highlights include water and energy efficiency, appliances, methods of controlling heat loss, how to conserve energy in a home, lighting, and renewable energy.
$ 39.00

Prequalifying Your Buyer in Todays Market

Credit Hours: 3.00
Exam Required: No
Format: Online
$ 39.00
This course provides an overview of real estate financing, and describes the different types of loans and loan programs as well as lending sources. Students will learn how to calculate debt ratios and use loan factors to complete mathematical calculations related to mortgage loans. Students will also estimate closing costs for different types of loans. The instruction is followed with a scenario for which the student will do the prequalifying computations and complete a loan comparison worksheet for the buyers in the scenario.
$ 39.00

RESPA Reform

Credit Hours: 3.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 39.00
Understand the details of RESPA reform and the reasoning and rationale behind it. This thorough look at RESPA reform includes a look at what the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) is, changes made to the GFE (Good Faith Estimate) and in-depth coverage of the HUD-1 and HUD-1A Settlement Statements including the requirements for tolerance. Students will enjoy the clarification and reiteration offered by the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) regarding the course material.
$ 39.00

Short Sales and Foreclosures (v2)

Credit Hours: 3.00
Exam Required: Yes
Format: Online
$ 39.00
This course is an overview of short sale transactions, alternatives to short sales, how short sales affect buyers, lenders and sellers, the Home Affordable Modification Program (both HAMP Tier 1 and 2 are included) and the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative (HAFA II/Short Sale). Highlights include defining what a licensee's role is in a short sale and how to put together the packet needed in a short sale for a lender. Additional topics include how the MARS Rule affects real estate licensees who are working with a client on a short sale, tenant rights in relation to a short sale and also the kinds of lender fraud that licensees should be on the lookout for during the process of a short sale.

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Because our mission is enabling students to achieve their goal of gaining the most from each and every Maine Real Estate Continuing Education experience, Career WebSchool offers the highest quality online Maine Real Estate Continuing Education courses built on twenty years of documented success. Career WebSchool, the Nation’s premier distance education provider has developed the ONLY online Maine Real Estate Continuing Education courses delivered using their proven Mastery and Fluency education methodology. The primary feature that distinguishes this system from more traditional computer-based instruction is that the system is designed around proven instructional strategies, rather than around the capabilities of the computer. It presents the material to be learned, provides adequate explanation to insure that the student understands what is being presented, and requires that the student demonstrate his/her understanding through active participation in the learning process.

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Career WebSchool was absolutely perfect for me. The online course allowed me to learn at my pace and also work on it around my schedule. I definitely would have had a difficult time learning the same material in a classroom environment. I have found that it is actually harder to stay focused in the classroom setting! More often than not, the in-class delivery tends do go off topic and I occasionally feel that my time could have been better spent taking these classes through Career WebSchool.

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Our online delivery system for real estate license was one of the first in the nation to gain approval from ARELLO.  The ARELLO standards insure the best quality in delivery and support is routinely delivered to the student. Online Real Estate Schools displaying this seal have met the high standards of quality required by The Association of Real Estate License Law Officials for online real estate courses and real estate classes. Career WebSchool went online in 1996 and was instrumental in the development of the ARELLO standards for certifying real estate license schools to offer online real estate license courses.

To Complete your Maine Real Estate Continuing Education Requirement:

Maine Real Estate Associate Broker

This license renews biennially on the anniversary of the original license.

  • This license must be renewed on or before the expire date by completing the continuing education requirement, submitting the renewal application and payment of the prescribed fee for the Maine Real Estate Associate Broker to remain properly licensed to conduct real estate brokerage.
    • Continuing Education Requirement – 21 hours of Commission approved continuing education is required for renewal. After December 31, 2008, all licensees must complete "What Am I - and Why is it Important? Core Course" in order to renew or activate a license.
  • This license may be renewed up to ninety (90) days after the expiration date by complying with all requirements for renewal and payment of the $50 late fee in addition to the regular renewal fee.

Maine Real Estate Broker

This license renews biennially on the anniversary of the original license.

This license must be renewed on or before the expiration date by completing the continuing education requirement, submitting the renewal application and payment of the prescribed fee for the Broker to remain properly licensed to conduct real estate brokerage.

  • Continuing Education Requirement – 21 hours of Commission approved continuing education is required for renewal. After December 31, 2008, all licensees must complete "What Am I - and Why is it Important? Core Course" in order to renew or activate a license.
  • Continuing Education Audit- Effective January 1, 2002, licensees are not required to submit evidence of having completed the continuing education requirement when renewing a license. Monthly audits are conducted whereby those licensees audited are required to submit physical evidence that the continuing education requirement was completed on or before the date the license was renewed.

The information contained above is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements established by the Maine Real Estate Commission.

Career WebSchool: Career WebSchool has offered the most effective online real estate licensing courses since 1989. Career Web School Maine is a state approved Online Real Estate School offering real estate agents an easy, cost-effective method of completing their Maine Real Estate Continuing Education courses. Besides your Maine Real Estate Continuing Education courses, you may also complete your Maine Real Estate Broker course with ease as well. All of our real estate license courses are APPROVED by the Maine Real Estate Commission.

How does a course work?

Each Maine Real Estate Continuing Education course is divided into lessons that take about 20-30 minutes on the average. Each lesson consists of text with multiple choice questions mixed in. The text is presented one small, easy-to-understand sentence or paragraph at a time. After a few screens of text, you willanswer a few questions about what you have read. As you progress through the lesson, thelearning processkeeps track of how you are doing on the questions. After all the text is presented, the computer will go back to the questions you missed or had problemswith and review them in random order. You'll keep working on the lesson until you've answered all the questions correctly on two occasions. At that point, the lesson will be marked as complete on the main menu. You can quit a lesson at any time and a bookmark will save your place, so you don't have to repeat work you've already done when you return to a lesson.

Completing the Course

All the lessons for the course are completed online. Each hour of approved credit will take approximately one hour of computer time to complete. The 18-hours of Elective Maine Real Estate Continuing Education courses will take approximately 18 hours to complete. You may access the online course immediately and begin working as soon as you complete the registration process.

Final Exams

Maine does not require final exams for Maine Real Estate Continuing Education courses.