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MBA: Mortgage Lending To Hit 14-Year Low In 2014

By Michael Lewis on January 15, 2014 - According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest annual forecast, overall mortgage lending is expected to drop to less than $1.12 trillion this year.

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Secrets To Being A Productive Notary Entrepreneur (Infographic)

By Moses Keshishian on January 15, 2014 - When we asked Notaries nationwide what their New Year’s resolution is for their business, the overwhelming responses were to get more business and to be more productive.

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Signing Agent Accused Of Selling Borrowers' Information To Identity Thieves

By David Thun on January 15, 2014 - An Indianapolis, Indiana, signing agent is facing criminal charges for allegedly selling personal information collected from borrowers to identity thieves.

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What Would You Do: The Case Of Healthy Signing Agent Competition

By Kelle Clarke on January 15, 2014 - Imagine one of your regular clients calls and asks if you can meet her at a hospital 30 minutes outside of town, to notarize a document. The only problem is, you already have a loan signing booked on the other side of town.

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CFPB Identifying Consumer 'Pain Points' To Help Improve Mortgage Closings

By David Thun on January 08, 2014 - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is calling on the public to report their experiences and suggestions on how the loan closing process can be improved.

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Hotline Tip: Power Of Attorney Notarization

By Kelle Clarke on January 08, 2014 - If a person with Power of Attorney appears before me to sign their own name on a document and signs the borrower’s name as attorney in fact, do I need to remove the name of the person that did not appear?

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Overview Of The Certified Signing Specialist Code of Conduct

By Bill Anderson on January 08, 2014 - Recently, the Signing Professionals Workgroup released its Certified Signing Specialist Code of Conduct. This article will discuss why the Code of Conduct was drafted, what it covers and how signing professionals will benefit by following it.

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Quiz: International Notarizations

By David Thun on January 08, 2014 - When documents are sent between the U.S. and other countries, they present additional challenges when notarizing — including foreign language issues, international legal requirements and more. How ready are you to take on the challenge of international documents? Take our quiz and find out.

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