I’ve written before about using powers of attorney to sign documents if you will be away for a closing. Here’s another good use: dealing with your condo while you are away. Often people choose condo living because of a high-travel lifestyle. Condos can be complicated, and sometimes require work to be done on a short timeframe. Having a power of attorney in place means that your home is taken care of, even if you’re on the other side of the planet.