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Laura Lopez

Traveling with Children? Why You'll Need a Notarized Child Travel Consent Form

Whether you’re a parent, relative, or family friend traveling with a child, there’s a growing need for a notarized child travel consent form before heading out on a trip. Sadly, many children have fallen victim to abduction, kidnapping, or trafficking, increasing the need for documentation around travel and minors.

Before you head out on your trip with your kids, get to know the child travel consent form and what you'll need to complete it.

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Notarizing a Lease Guarantor Form: What to Know Before Signing

You just found the rental apartment of your dreams. But conventional rental rules call for tenants to make 40 times the monthly rental rate to determine affordability.

If you don’t make the salary requirements for your dream rental home, you have another option: getting a lease guarantor. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you execute a lease guarantor form.

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Notarizing a DS-3053: What You Need to Know about Minors and Passports

You’ve selected a city for your big international trip. The kids are ecstatic to explore a new country next year. But you forgot the one thing that stands between you and your big trip abroad.

Your kids don’t have a passport (yet).

If you’re a guardian or parent, you’ll need to get a notarized DS-3053, which can unlock a whole new world for your children. Here’s what you need to know about notarizing a DS-3053.

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4 Types of Power of Attorney You May Need to Get Notarized

Do you have a power of attorney form? Need to get it notarized? Consumers may need to notarize a power of attorney (POA) to designate someone to act on their behalf in the event that they’re not able to. Similarly, businesses may execute POAs as part of their business model, as is the case with auto insurers, wealth managers, or construction companies for example.

Whatever the POA case your situation calls for, you’ll need to get familiar with these four common types of power of attorney to ensure you execute the correct one.

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The Quintessential Mortgage Application Checklist for First-Time Homeowners

You’re one step closer to closing on the home of your dreams. Before you take out your loan, you’ll need to file an application. But which documents will you need at the time of application?

Be sure to keep this mortgage application checklist of documents close at hand when you apply.

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10 Essential Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Lender Before Applying for a Loan

The decision to purchase your dream home is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your lifetime. But the process that follows is anything but straightforward. There are so many nuances involved in the purchase process that you’ll need to get familiar with before you can hang up the sold sign in the front yard.

One of the first steps in the process for you, the homebuyer, is to apply for a mortgage. Before you go through the application process for a mortgage, here are ten essential questions to ask your mortgage lender.

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8 Real Estate Lessons from Digital Mortgage Trailblazers

Digital Mortgage Trailblazers brought together the most forward-thinking leaders in real estate today to discuss the future of the industry. Where is it going? What should I do to stay relevant as a lender, title agent, or broker? What should we be doing to keep up with the changes?

Delve into these eight lessons we learned from our speakers and what they envision for the future of real estate.

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Mail in the 21st Century: How to Set Up a Virtual Mailing Address

We have snail mail and we have email but there’s a little known in-between that exists: virtual mail.

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The Future of Real Estate: What We Learned from Digital Mortgage Trailblazers

There was a point in time where we as Americans didn’t know any other way than sending a letter through the mail in order to communicate, hailing a cab in order to get to your destination, or buying a home by visiting it in person.

Times have changed: sending a message is a text or email away, your ride arrives in minutes without ever having to flag a cab down, and buying a home can now all be done within the comfort of the one you’re currently in. But real estate and mortgage have a long way to go: whether commercial or residential real estate, the way people buy today has fundamentally changed and it’s up to the industry to meet those demands.

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Crash Course: What to Do When Your Car is Totaled

It’s a situation no one wants to be in: your car is totaled and suddenly out of commission due to an accident. It’s a case that many people don’t often find themselves in and we know it can be stressful not knowing what to do next when you've totaled your car.

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