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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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Assessing Insurance Needs For Your Notary Business

By David Thun on March 12, 2014 - Whether you are an experienced entrepreneur or starting a new Notary business, it’s wise to review your insurance coverage to make sure all your liability bases are covered.

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Commentary: The SPW And How We Got Here

By Howard Blum on March 12, 2014 - The new requirements of background checks, training, certification and oversight coming from the Signing Professionals Workgroup (SPW) seem to have taken many by surprise, but they actually have been in the works ever since 1999.

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Hotline Tip: Can I Notarize In Advance?

By Kelle Clarke on March 12, 2014 - In order to save time, is it okay to notarize a loan document before meeting directly with the buyer or seller?

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WWYD Answer: The Case Of The Crowded Journal

By David Thun on March 12, 2014 - Last week, we posed a scenario, The Case Of The Crowded Journal, about a California Notary who ran out of room to record entries in the middle of a notarization. The question was: Do you use your spouse’s journal, stop the notarizations or try to find another solution?

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A History Of Consumer Protection (Infographic)

By Moses Keshishian on March 05, 2014 - Notaries Public play a key role in protecting signers from document and identify fraud; we are the fabric of consumer protection in America. In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week (March 2 - 8), Lexington Law created this infographic highlighting the history of consumer rights and improvements.

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eSignatures, eNotarization, Webcam Notarization And iClose: What's The Difference?

By Michael Lewis on March 05, 2014 - There is a lot of confusion about electronic notarizations and webcam notarizations. Here are basic definitions of these terms to help clarify the differences between terms and processes.

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Hotline Tip: Dealing With An Out-Of-State Venue

By Kelle Clarke on March 05, 2014 - I have been asked to notarize a Deed of Trust for a property in Virginia. As the acknowledgment is prefilled with the state of Virginia and the county therein, can I notarize this document as a Florida Notary?

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Men And Women Dig On Digs Differently (Infographic)

By Moses Keshishian on March 05, 2014 - Here’s a clever infographic about the little things – like floor plans, outdoor living spaces, and curb appeal - that influence the big decision to buy a home.

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