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eMortgages Gaining Momentum Despite Compliance Challenges

By Kelle Clarke on November 06, 2014 - A growing majority of mortgage industry professionals are either in the process of implementing eMortgage strategies or are planning to do so by the year’s end, according to a 2014 industry survey.

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Mortgage Bankers Forecast 7-Percent Lending Growth For 2015

By Michael Lewis on November 06, 2014 - The Mortgage Bankers Association predicts that total home mortgage lending will increase 7 percent in 2015, driven largely by a sharp rise on new purchase loans. For Notary signing agents who rely on mortgage refinance assignments, the news isn’t so rosy. The MBA anticipates that refi activity will drop by 3 percent, according to the association’s October Mortgage Finance Forecast.

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New Mandatory California Notary Certificate Wording Takes Effect January 1

By David Thun on November 06, 2014 - A change to California’s mandatory Notary certificate wording for acknowledgments, jurats and proofs of execution takes effect January 1, 2015, and Notaries of the Golden State who do not use the new wording will be out of compliance with state law.

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What To Do With Your Old Notary Journal

By Kelle Clarke on November 06, 2014 - For many Notaries, there’s a sense of accomplishment when you come to the end of a Notary journal. But what do you do with it once it's completed?

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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Unidentifiable Signer

By Kelle Clarke on October 30, 2014 - We ask Notaries for their solutions if a signer's identification doesn't match their appearance.

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2014 September Foreclosure Activity Hits A New Low

By Kelle Clarke on October 29, 2014 - Nationwide foreclosure activity in September dropped to its lowest levels since July 2006, hitting numbers last seen prior to the housing crisis.

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A Traveler’s Guide To Historical Notary Sites In The U.S.

By David Thun on October 29, 2014 - Have you ever wanted to learn more about how Notaries helped influence history? In honor of Notary Public Day, here’s a traveler’s guide to some destinations you can visit featuring Notaries who played a part in shaping the history of the United States

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Can I Notarize If The Document Will Be Sent Outside My State?

By NNA Staff on October 29, 2014 - Is it permitted to notarize a document that will be sent to another state afterwards?

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Notary Solutions: Fixing A Bad Seal Impression

By Kelle Clarke on October 29, 2014 - Few things are more frustrating than getting through an otherwise flawless notarization, only to end up smudging your Notary seal impression to the point of illegibility. A Notary seal needs to be readable, so what do you do now?

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The Truth About Notary Signing Agent Fee Discussions

By Bill Anderson on October 23, 2014 - Signing agent fees are one of the most persistent topics of discussion among Notaries. Find out how the NNA addresses this important concern for signing agents.

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