The American Bar Association has published a booklet on the legal aspects of "Buying or Selling Your Home." The 36-page publication, which sells for $1, is an update of a 1975 booklet. The ABA's address is 77 South Wacker Dr., Chicago 60606.

Home Safety Products Co. of Newburgh, N.Y., is manufacturing a replacement screw for the coverplate of leectrical outlets or switches that turns red if the outlet or switch becomes overheated. The fire hazard detection device was designed for aluminum-wired house and mobile homes. Hazards in aluminum-wired dwellings have been under investigation by federal agencies in recent years.

A two-day workshop on the Section 8 rental assistance housing program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development will start Monday at the International Inn under the sponsorship of the National Center for Housing Management here.

Courses in real property administration will be conducted in February by the Apartment and Office Building Associaiton in conjuncaiton with the Building Owners and Management Institute. For information, call 293-3995.

A joint venture group plans to build Miami's largest downtown residential complex on about three-fourths of Claughton Island, a 44-acre island in Biscayne Bay. It is one of the prime undeveloped tracts in the mid-town Miami area. Preliminary plans call for the construction of more than 2,000 condominium units as well as hotel, office and commercial space.