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Can I Use An Out-Of-State ID To Apply For A Notary Commission?

By NNA Staff on July 31, 2014 - I am a Colorado Notary who is about to move to Texas, and I’d like to apply for a Texas Notary commission. Can I do that even though I still have my Colorado driver’s license?

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High-Profile Notary Crimes Illustrate Need For Mandatory Annual Background Checks

By Kelle Clarke on July 31, 2014 - An Indiana signing agent who more than a year ago admitted to selling the social security numbers of borrowers still has her Notary commission and could conceivably take on new loan signing assignments.

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2014 State Laws, Rules Address ‘Notario’ Abuse

By David Thun on July 30, 2014 - Five states have passed laws and administrative rules in 2014 to guide Notaries dealing with immigration-related notarizations and stop criminals from misusing the title “Notary Public” to defraud immigrants

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Four Mistakes That Will Damage A Notary Signing Agent’s Reputation

By David Thun on July 30, 2014 - Professional conduct is essential for building your reputation as a Notary signing agent. So if you want to keep your prime spot on signing service and title company Notary lists, be sure to avoid the following missteps that can kill your reputation.

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Notary Business: Six Ways To Earn Extra Money

By David Thun on July 24, 2014 - Resources for signing agents to earn income amid the real estate downturn.

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Can I Notarize My Father’s Signature?

By Kelle Clarke on July 23, 2014 - May I notarize my father’s signature as long as the document’s contents do not involve me?

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Husband And Wife: Notary Partners In Business And In Life

By Cindy Medrano on July 23, 2014 - Some people flee their coworkers once the day comes to an end, but these two can’t wait to spend time together outside of the office. Meet Curtis and Barbara Daniels, a husband and wife Notary team from Oceanside, California, who have been in business together for 11 years.

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Signings For Foreign Buyers Jump As International Sales Of U.S. Homes Skyrocket

By Michael Lewis on July 23, 2014 - The housing market may be in the doldrums, but buyers from other countries can’t get enough of U.S. residential real estate. In the 12-mother period ending March 31, foreign buyers spent $92.2 billion on residential real estate purchases, a 35-percent jump from the previous year, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors.

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How Do I Notarize For A UN Official?

By Kelle Clarke on July 16, 2014 - I have to notarize a document for a UN official. Do I ask for UN official ID only?

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Slow And Steady Housing Recovery Depends On Minorities And Millennials

By Kelle Clarke on July 16, 2014 - Increased home sales and a rise in home values indicate that the housing market is heading in the right direction, according to a Harvard University report. Total recovery, however, remains stunted by low housing inventory and economic hurdles facing potential homebuyers. Despite the challenges, analysts predict a strong future for the market, and see millennial and minority homebuyers as key to take charge of the long-term recovery.

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