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Building Your Brand And Notary Business On A Shoestring Budget

By Kelle Clarke on February 28, 2013 - Mobile Notary and veteran Signing Agent Laura Biewer has learned a number of marketing strategies that keep her phone ringing — and don’t take a bite out of her wallet.

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Hotline Tip: How Many Journal Signatures Are Required For Multiple Documents?

By NNA Staff on February 28, 2013 - If a signer is having multiple documents notarized, can I simply draw a line in the journal and have him sign once for all of the documents?

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Mortgage Originations Jump Nearly 30 Percent In 2012

By Michael Lewis on February 28, 2013 - 2012 proved to be a strong year for the mortgage industry as lenders funded nearly 30 percent more in home loans than 2011, according to the latest U.S. Mortgage Market Index report.

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Proposed Legislation Would Require Notaries To Report Signs Of Elder Abuse

By David Thun on February 28, 2013 - Bills introduced in two states this month would require Notaries Public to report financial abuse of older signers if signed into law.

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Court Rebuffs Class-Action Challenge To Signing Agent Fees

By Michael Lewis on February 21, 2013 - In a recent case, a California appeals court has shut down a class-action by reaffirming the right of signing agents to charge fees for non-notarial services.

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Hotline Tip: Can Notaries Notarize Signatures For Non-English Documents?

By NNA Staff on February 21, 2013 - My sister-in-law, who lives in Italy, is sending me a Power of Attorney to sign that is written in Italian and requires notarization. If I provide valid ID and the Notary knows me personally and understands the type of document I am signing, is it necessary for me to translate the document before she can notarize it?

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Steps Notary Signing Agents Can Take To Help Battle Property Fraud

By Kelle Clarke on February 21, 2013 - Notaries and Notary Signing Agents continue to play a key role in helping to detect — and prevent — property fraud.

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Austin Ready For NNA 2013 Conference Guests

By NNA Staff on February 14, 2013 - Notaries attend the NNA 2013 Conference to learn more about the changing world of notarization.

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Hotline Tip: Is This A Document That I Should Notarize?

By NNA Staff on February 14, 2013 - A client presented me with a Claim of Mechanics Lien form and asked if it required notarization. Is this a document I should notarize, and, if so, which signature(s) are notarized, and what type of notarization is required?

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Proposed Law Seeks Strict Penalties Against Misuse Of Notarized Documents

By Kelle Clarke on February 14, 2013 - Lawmakers in Illinois have proposed a new bill that would enforce stricter penalties against individuals found guilty of the deliberate misuse of notarized documents.

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