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Candan Demir…, Home Buyer in Chapel Hill, NC

How long does it take to finish the buying process if you are out of country?

Asked by Candan Demiral, Chapel Hill, NC Sun Jun 26, 2011

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Yup, I've done out of country closings many times for Veterans overseas and we either get a specific power of attorney signed before they deploy giving their spouse power of attorney, or when the spouse is also overseas then we have a U.S. Notary Public do the signing (usually easy around a military base), however if you are not going to be near a U.S. military base then you should find out where there the US Consulate/Embassy would be as they have U.S. Notary Public's there, and often there are notary's near major international airports. Some signings actually require a licensed attorney to perform them - so do ask ahead of time before you count on being able to close out of the country.
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It's really simple. You can do a limited power of attorney to a family member, or your Realtor. And they can usually sign all of the necessary documents for you. You can still review all the documents via email and then have them sign for you as if you were in the country. It usually costs about $50 to $100 for the closing attorney to draw up the document you need to sign. And then after that it's just as if you were here.


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One of the drawbacks may be having your documents notarized in another country. Check on that well in advance, so you don't run into time delays or translation problems? What country?
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Through the miracles of e-mail, fax, and express mail about the same time if you were in the country...more or less.
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