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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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Notarize, Eagle Complete First Remote Online Closing Using a Texas Notary

Notarize is a company that prides itself on being first. We were the first company to build a platform that could legally execute remote online notarizations. Last summer, we were the first to execute a mortgage closing entirely online through the Notarize for Mortgage platform. We constantly strive to be first to market with solutions that reinvent industries by rethinking the way people do business.

And some firsts we’re lucky enough to do twice.

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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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How to Become a Notary Public: A Simple, 5-Step Plan

Some of life’s most important transactions will require the help of notary public. When the day comes, it’s the notary’s sworn duty to fight fraud through verifying the identity of the document signers. But just how do you become a notary in the modern age?

We’ve got your simple, five-step plan to become a notary public and earn your state’s stamp of approval.

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Notarize To Match Up To $10K As Part Of MBA's "Opens Doors" Fundraising Effort

We here at Notarize believe a house is the most important purchase of your life, but it’s the family that makes a house a home.

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What is a HELOC and is It Right For You?

You’ve secured the home of your dreams and built up equity. And now it may be time to borrow against that equity in a way that makes life better: maybe it’s to make that home improvement you’ve been putting off, to finally buy that new car, or to send your kid to college.

Next to the purchase of the home itself, deciding to take out a HELOC, or a home equity line of credit, is undoubtedly a big decision you’ll make in the lifespan of owning your home. We’ve done the hard work for you to define what a HELOC is so you can determine if it's right for you.

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