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Mortgage Crisis Caused Shift in Public Opinion

A recent survey by ID Analytics revealed that most of the blame for the 2008 economic disaster, and subsequent slow recovery, has been directed at the mortgage industry.

The Top 5 Apps Mobile Notaries Can't Live Without

The National Notary magazine reached out to Notaries across the country and posed the question via our social media channels to find out what apps you couldn’t live without.

Quiz: Notarizing For Relatives

Notaries have a duty to be impartial and avoid bias. But what do you do if your family member asks you for a notarization? Test your knowledge with our quiz!

Hotline Tip: Can My Attorney-Employer Serve As A Subscribing Witness?

My employer recently asked me to notarize several documents for a client who is competent, but unable to sign her documents. My boss, who is an attorney, has informed me that it is legal for the client's husband to sign for her as long as it is with her express permission, which he has. Nothing in the documents I’ve been asked to notarize expressly states that it is the husband that signed for his wife. Furthermore, I did not witness the actual signing. The attorney swears that he witnessed the signing and will act as a subscribing witness. Given the situation, is this a notarization I am authorized to perform?

Foreign Investment In U.S. Real Estate Rises Sharply In 2012

The National Association of Realtors reports a significant increase in the number of foreigners purchasing American homes, with Canadians, Chinese and Mexican home purchasers now comprising the top three international investors in U.S. real estate.

Guest Column: May Someone With Dementia Sign A Will?

If you or a loved one has dementia, it may not be too late to sign a will or other documents, but certain criteria must be met to ensure that the signer is mentally competent.