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Certified Signing Specialist Code Of Conduct: Guiding Principle 3

By Bill Anderson on March 26, 2014 - As a Notary Public, a Certified Signing Specialist must be a neutral third party witness.

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Credit Union And Title Company Carry Out First Electronic Closing Of FHA Loan

By Michael Lewis on March 26, 2014 - Stewart Title and Mountain America Credit Union in Utah have executed the first electronic mortgage closings of loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).

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Hotline Tip: Notarizing Motor Vehicle Titles

By Kelle Clarke on March 26, 2014 - If I am notarizing a motor vehicle title, do both the seller and the buyer have to be physically present at the same time in order for me to notarize their signatures, or just the seller?

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Three Tax Mistakes Notaries Should Avoid

By David Thun on March 26, 2014 - April 15 is just a few weeks away, and that means it’s time for Notaries to get their tax returns in to the IRS. But be careful not to make mistakes that can cost you a refund.

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Tips To Safeguard A Notary's Mobile Devices From Identity Thieves

By David Thun on March 26, 2014 - Smartphones, tablets and laptops are essential tools for signing agents and mobile Notaries to keep connected to clients and other business activities while on the road. But all too often we assume that the data stored on them is safe from prying eyes.

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Becoming A Paralegal (Infographic)

By David Thun on March 19, 2014 - If you’re a Notary who's ever been interested in working as a paralegal, the following infographic from George Washington University provides a helpful overview of a paralegal’s duties, salary, training, and job prospects.

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Hotline Tip: Notarizing Living Trusts

By Kelle Clarke on March 19, 2014 - When asked to notarize a will, I suggest that the person consult an attorney prior to notarization. Does the same recommendation apply to a living trust?

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Never Take Shortcuts When Notarizing Election Documents

By David Thun on March 19, 2014 - As states and towns start to get their ballots together for the 2014 political season, don’t forget that faulty notarizations on election documents often result in messy legal battles between political opponents.

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Reverse Mortgages Offer Potential Income To Notary Signing Agents

By Kelly Rush on March 19, 2014 - With the conventional mortgage market going through its deepest downturn in nearly a decade and a half, reverse mortgages offer a potential alternative line of work for Notary signing agents.

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Wyoming Raises Notary Fees

By David Thun on March 19, 2014 - Starting July 1, Wyoming Notaries may charge a maximum fee of $5 for notarial acts — more than double the current maximum fee of $2. And West Virginia Notaries may be the next to see their fees go up, also from $2 to $5.

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