Time to Renew: Florida Auto Dealer Bonds Expire April 30th

Dealer Bonds, License Bonds | 15 Apr 2014
In accordance with state regulations, all Florida auto dealer licenses expire on April 30th each year. The only exception is for mobile home dealers, whose licenses will end on September 30th. Here are some of the requirements for a Florida dealer license renewal: Read on for the specifics of Florida dealer bonds and how they can be obtained at the lowest possible price. For those of you who are relatively new to the … Read More »

Your Guide to Becoming a Mortgage Broker in California

License Bonds | 14 Apr 2014
With more positive signs about the economic conditions in the country these days, it is no wonder that the mortgage business is picking up as well. Do you want to join the new wave of mortgage brokers in California? If the answer is yes, then you need to learn the nitty-gritty details of how to become a mortgage broker in California. It also means checking whether you are ready for immersing … Read More »

California Mortgage Broker Bonds for Beginners

License Bonds | 07 Apr 2014
Are you trying to register as a mortgage broker with the ? Like I mentioned in my article on , one of the most important pre-licensing requirements is obtaining a . In this article we’ll go more in-depth on what the bond does and how you can obtain one. Many businesses and professionals need commercial surety bonds before they are granted a license or permit. Mortgage brokers are included … Read More »

Law Protecting New York Truckers to Take Effect April 10th

License Bonds | 03 Apr 2014
Last summer an important bill was signed into law in the state of New York. Bill S5867, later named the New York State Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act, aims at protecting truckers by more clearly defining who classifies as an ”independent contractor”. It’s about to take effect very soon (April 10th) so let’s look at its implications for New York truckers. First of all, you might wonder why such … Read More »

Tesla: Armageddon for Traditional Auto Dealers?

License Bonds | 01 Apr 2014
When Tesla Motors started promoting and selling their electric cars directly to consumers, the world of new car auto dealers was suddenly thrown off balance. A heated debate followed about whether direct selling is legal, and, if allowed, wouldn’t turn auto dealers into a remnant from another era. Tesla is perceived to be a “giant business,” with a market capitalization of $30 billion. The company’s direct approach to chase customers without a … Read More »

Time For Renewal: Three Surety Bonds Expire on March 31

Auto Dealer News, License Bonds | 20 Mar 2014
The thing about surety bonds is that once obtained, they are not for life. They do have an expiration date and have to be renewed either annually during even-numbered years. Before I go into detail about any of them, let me just remind you that in order to stay in compliance with the laws of your state and industry, you must renew your bond before the deadline. The sooner, the better. … Read More »

Contractor Surety Bonds 101: What Are They and Why Do You Need Them?

Contract Bonds | 17 Mar 2014
The work of contractors is heavily regulated, especially when it comes to state and federal contracts. Depending the kind of work you do on a project, you’ll be required to have a specific kind of contractor surety bond, or more simply, a . In this article, I will look at the different types of contract bonds you might need, but first I want to make an important distinction between а  … Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About Texas Motor Vehicle Dealer Bonds

License Bonds | 13 Mar 2014
Forecasts for the future of auto sales are optimistic, and the state of Texas is no exception. In fact, for two consecutive years, Texas has been among the top states with most significant . It’s also ranked as one of the to open a car dealership. If you are thinking of opening an auto dealership business in Texas, you will find that it is strictly regulated. There’s a lot of … Read More »

Your Guide to Getting a Mortgage Broker License in California

License Bonds | 24 Feb 2014
/ / Forecasts are showing that the , as affordability remains stable and rich investors are giving regular Joes some room in the market. If you’re considering applying for a mortgage broker license in California or expanding your existing practice to that state, now is a great time to jump on it. Here’s an overview of the necessary steps … Read More »

January Home Construction Chilled by Cold Weather.. and a Slow Economy

Contract Bonds | 20 Feb 2014
Following three consecutive months of decline, the U.S. home construction sector dropped to the level it was almost three years ago. While the extremely cold temperatures are the main culprit, it seems that there are other factors at play, such as the economy slowing down towards the end of 2013. Despite expectations, retail sales saw a slowdown in both November and December, while expert growth took a downward turn … Read More »
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