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Crystal Ignatowski

Crystal is the Marketing Content Developer for Surety Solutions, LLC. She writes and creates content for Surety Solutions' blog and website. Crystal is also an avid poetry enthusiast. She lives in Salem, Oregon with her faithful pitbull pup, Mocha.
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How To Get A Utah Contractors License

By Crystal Ignatowski on Feb 21, 2017 12:36:54 PM in

Contractor License Bonds

  All individuals or businesses who wish to engage in construction work in Utah must secure a Utah Contractor’s License. To do this, at least 1 individual must be selected to act as the license qualifier, which requires that person to pass the necessary license exams.   To get a Utah General ...

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What Is A Cost Bond?

By Crystal Ignatowski on Feb 16, 2017 6:15:00 AM in

Court Bonds

  What is a Cost Bond?   A Cost Bond is a type of surety bond that guarantees payment of court expenses. Usually Cost Bonds are required by plaintiffs who file action within a state that they do not live in, though some states may require a cost bond for state residents as well....

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How To Get An Oregon Landscape Contractor License

By Crystal Ignatowski on Feb 8, 2017 10:26:30 AM in

Contractor License Bonds

  Two licenses are required to do landscaping work in Oregon: the individual landscape construction professional license and the landscape contracting business license. The difference between the two licenses is this: Individual Professional License: Allows you to supervise all landscaping work. ...

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What Is A Discharge Of Mechanic's Lien Bond?

By Crystal Ignatowski on Feb 6, 2017 4:56:00 PM in

Court Bonds

  Mechanic’s liens, despite their name, are not typically used by mechanics. Instead, they are used primarily by builders, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. Builders, contractors, and suppliers can use mechanic’s liens as a method to ensure they get paid for their services and materials.   ...

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5 Easy Steps To Getting Your Car Dealer License

By Crystal Ignatowski on Feb 5, 2017 3:23:00 PM in

Auto Dealer Bonds

If you want to sell motor vehicles, or you want to be involved in the business of selling, buying, or displaying for sale motor vehicles, then you will have to get your car dealer license (also known as auto dealer license or motor vehicle dealer license.) Short on time? Read our Motor Vehicle ...

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Can I Get A Surety Bond If I Have No Credit?

By Crystal Ignatowski on Feb 3, 2017 4:27:00 PM in

Surety Bonds 101

  When people ask the question “How much does a surety bond cost?” the most common answer is “It depends.” Depends on what? Well, many factors, but one of the largest factors is the applicant’s credit score. Applicants with good credit (over 650) can expect to get bonded at a lower rate than those ...

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How To Become A Contractor: Getting Licensed And Bonded In Alaska

By Crystal Ignatowski on Feb 1, 2017 1:47:00 AM in

Contractor License Bonds

  The State of Alaska requires all contractors to have a license before they begin working in the state. This is to protect consumers from being victimized by unscrupulous individuals or companies. If you are ready to become an Alaska contractor, here are the steps you need to take to get your ...

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How To Get A Car Dealer License In New Mexico

By Crystal Ignatowski on Jan 31, 2017 2:43:00 PM in

Auto Dealer Bonds

  Ready to start selling cars in New Mexico? Before you can open your business doors, you’ll need to get licensed and bonded. Here are the steps it takes to get your New Mexico Motor Vehicle Dealer License.   Not sure if you need a dealer license? Check out this post on    Short on time? Read our ...

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How To Open A Car Dealership In Kansas: 5 Simple Steps

By Crystal Ignatowski on Jan 19, 2017 3:11:00 PM in

Auto Dealer Bonds

Want to become a motor vehicle dealer in Kansas? You’ll have to meet some requirements, and get licensed and bonded. Here are the steps you need to take to get your Kansas Motor Vehicle Dealer License:   Not sure if you need a dealer license? Check out this post on    Short on time? Check out our ...

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How To Get A Louisiana Used Car Dealer License

By Crystal Ignatowski on Jan 19, 2017 8:21:07 AM in

Auto Dealer Bonds

  You are allowed to sell 4 vehicles in a 12-month period before you need to get a Louisiana dealer license. Vehicles must be registered in your name. If you want to sell more than 4 vehicles in a year, or if you want to start your own used car dealership, you will need to get a Louisiana Used Car ...

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