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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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eNotarization Growing With New State Initiatives

By David Thun on July 15, 2014 - Electronic notarization and eSignatures have been catching the attention of lawmakers in 2014. Here is a list of new eNotarization laws and programs enacted in the past seven months.

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Can I Use Erasable Ink In My Journal?

By Kelle Clarke on July 09, 2014 - I'm wondering if it is acceptable to use erasable ink in my journal.

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Certified Signing Specialist Code of Conduct: Guiding Principle 5

By Bill Anderson on July 09, 2014 - Guiding Principle 5 of the Certified Signing Specialist Code of Conduct reads: “The Certified Signing Specialist will not perform an illegal, deceptive or harmful act in connection with a signing assignment and will report any suspicious activity to the closing agent handling the transaction.”

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HAMP, HARP Mortgage Assistance Programs Extended Through 2016

By Michael Lewis on July 08, 2014 - Financially strapped homeowners in need of mortgage relief are getting more time to take advantage of the federal government’s HAMP and HARP initiatives. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew recently announced that both programs are being extended for a second time — until December 31, 2016.

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South Carolina Raises Notary Fees, Enacts ‘Model Notary Act’ Provisions

By David Thun on July 08, 2014 - A major revision of South Carolina notarial statutes based in part on the NNA’s Model Notary Act allows Notaries to charge higher fees for their services, provides clear guidelines for identifying document signers, defines various notarial acts and much more.

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