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A Notary's Point Of View: Education Is Key To Getting It Right

By John Kenneth Cole on June 27, 2013 - If all states required Notary applicants to complete a basic education course, and to pass a test showing minimum proficiency, many “innocent mistakes” could be avoided.

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Existing Home Sales, Prices Climb In May

By Michael Lewis on June 27, 2013 - Existing home sales rose 13 percent in May compared to the same month a year ago. This is welcome news for builders, realtors, lenders and Notaries who have suffered through a lengthy recession.

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Solving The Conundrum Of 'Notary Identity Certification'

By David Thun on June 27, 2013 - Some Notary Signing Agents have been asked to sign and affix their seals to a statement called a “Notary Identity Certification.” Be careful how you complete these forms — the document generally contains flaws that can trip a Signing Agent up.

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Hotline Tip: Will My E&O Policy Protect Me From Future Litigation?

By NNA Staff on June 25, 2013 - Will I still be covered years after my current policy ends, if I happen to be called into court in the future for a notarization I performed years ago?

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First Americans Sam Zaki Discusses Four Essentials For Notary Success

By Vicki Gardner on June 20, 2013 - With a raft of new regulations from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and other federal agencies putting lenders, mortgage servicers and their contractors under very stringent requirements, the work of NSAs is “just beginning.”

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Five Tips To Boost Your Internet Marketing Strategy

By Moses Keshishian on June 20, 2013 - 75 percent of all Notaries use social media; what is surprising is how few Notaries are using it to grow their small businesses.

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Hotline Tip: What Can I Do In Case Of A Natural Disaster?

By NNA Staff on June 20, 2013 - With the recent tornado devastating portions of Oklahoma and the continued threat of other natural disasters such as earthquakes or hurricanes in other parts of the nation, are there ways that Notaries can protect themselves and better assist others?

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Refinancings Plunge As Mortgage Rates Rise

By Michael Lewis on June 20, 2013 - Mortgage refinance activity is down 36 percent from its peak in May, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association — a trend fueled largely by a hefty jump in interest rates.

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2013 March Fong Eu Achievement Award: Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch

By Kelle Clarke on June 14, 2013 - Because of her tireless efforts to champion Notary recordkeeping and education requirements, and her unswerving commitment to protecting the strength and professionalism of the Notary Public office, the National Notary Association is proud to have selected Montana Secretary of State McCulloch as recipient of the NNA’s 2013 March Fong Eu Achievement award.

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Hotline Tip: Can I Notarize A Document For Two Different States?

By NNA Staff on June 13, 2013 - A client has asked me to notarize a document for use in both Texas and California. Am I authorized to do that, and, if so, do I need to enter them as two different notarial acts in my journal?

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