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License & Permit Bonds 04.10.2019

How to Become a Home Improvement Contractor in NYC

In order to legally construct, repair, remodel, or add to any land or building used as a residence in New York City, a person or business must obtain a home improvement contractor license. Construction, replacement,…
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How to Become a Home Improvement Contractor in NYC
License & Permit Bonds 04.03.2019

How to Become a Registered Investment Advisor

A Registered Investment Advisor is an individual or company engaged in the investment advisory business. But how do you actually become a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA)? In order to become a Registered Investment Advisor, you…
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How to Become a Registered Investment Advisor
License & Permit Bonds 03.28.2019

The Mortgage Broker Profession is Rebounding

Mortgage brokers are back! Mortgage brokers originated 56% of home loans prior to the Great Recession, according to the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts (AIME), but that number dove once the housing market fell. But…
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The Mortgage Broker Profession is Rebounding
License & Permit Bonds 03.28.2019

Mortgage Brokers vs. Bankers

Mortgage brokers have come back and created competition for mortgage bankers over the last few years. While bankers still dominate the home loan industry, employment in the mortgage broker industry has nearly doubled since 2011….
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Mortgage Brokers vs. Bankers
License & Permit Bonds 03.28.2019

Become a Mortgage Broker in 5 Steps

So you want to become a mortgage broker. You want to work in real estate with both numbers and people while analyzing qualification requirements and the availability of loans. While mortgage brokers don’t actually lend…
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Become a Mortgage Broker in 5 Steps
License & Permit Bonds 02.20.2019

Requirements to Become a Notary Public

Different states have different requirements for those wishing to become notaries public within a certain state. Some states, such as New York, may require an aspiring notary to take a state examination, while others like New Jersey…
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Requirements to Become a Notary Public
License & Permit Bonds 02.20.2019

What Does a Notary Do?

Notaries are officials appointed by a state government, usually by the state’s Secretary of State office, to serve the public interest as an impartial witness to certify the validity of documentation signings, while helping to…
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What Does a Notary Do?
License & Permit Bonds 02.20.2019

How to Become a Notary Signing Agent

Did you know that there are notaries that specialize in handling and notarizing loan documents? Those notary signing agents work in closing loans for the mortgage finance industry. Signing agents can earn income from notarizing…
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How to Become a Notary Signing Agent
Surety Bonds 01.21.2019

What is a License & Permit Surety Bond?

License and permit surety bonds are a specific type of surety bond required by federal, state, and local government agencies to ensure that a business stays in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Sometimes called…
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What is a License & Permit Surety Bond?