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Hotline Tip: Certified Copies Of Marriage Certificates

By Kelle Clarke on August 22, 2013 - I have been asked to notarize a copy of a marriage certificate by performing a jurat. Is this a permissible notarial act?

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NSA Fees Under Attack

By Kelle Clarke on August 19, 2013 - Notary Signing Agent fees — always a prime concern for Notaries and Notary Signing Agents across the country — have become the topic of a wider, national debate in recent years.

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Supreme Court Issues Restrictions On Powers Of Attorney, Home Equity Loans In Lone Star State

By Kelle Clarke on August 15, 2013 - A recent Texas Supreme Court ruling reaffirmed and clarified certain types of qualifying loans must be signed in the office of a lender, attorney or title company, and not a borrower's home.

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Five Tips For Starting Your Own Notary Business

By Elaine Wright on August 15, 2013 - Whether you are looking to take your Notary career to the next level as a Notary Signing Agent, or are considering opening a small business that includes Notary services, Elaine Wright, who has crafted a successful Notary career, has advice to offer.

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Hotline Tip: How To Prevent Rushing Through A Signing

By Kelle Clarke on August 15, 2013 - During a recent closing, a very frantic signer insisted on rushing me through the signing process, which resulted in a missed signature. Do you have any advice as to how to avoid this happening in the future?

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A Brave New World For Signing Agents

By Kelle Clarke on August 12, 2013 - For most of the past decade, the mortgage industry as a whole viewed what happened at the closing table as an afterthought. Now it matters.Notaries — and specifically Notary Signing Agents— will be held to higher standards of training, compliance, and professional conduct than ever before.

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Five Questions To Ask A Signing Service Before Your First Assignment

By Kelle Clarke on August 08, 2013 - Here are some questions provided by veteran signing agents that you might consider asking before accepting the assignment.

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Hotline Tip: Copy Certification For Passport Pages

By Kelle Clarke on August 08, 2013 - Can we perform a copy certification by document custodian for specific pages of a passport?

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Landlords Profit As Home Ownership Declines In Investor-Heavy Housing Market

By NNA Staff on August 08, 2013 - Home ownership in the U.S. has dropped to its lowest point since 1995, and in recent months the continuing decline is blamed, at least in part, on investors who are buying large blocks of houses for rental purposes and bringing in sizeable profits for the landlords.

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Quiz: Dealing With Expired ID

By David Thun on August 06, 2013 - Identifying a document signer is a Notary’s most important role, but it becomes a lot trickier when the signer’s identification has expired. What do you do then? Take our quiz to test how much you know about handling expired identification.

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