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NAR: Housing Trends Point To Stable, Improving Market

By David Thun on October 24, 2013 - The national housing market is more stable and showing improvement from the same time last year — but the industry isn’t out of the woods yet, according to a report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

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Surviving Breast Cancer: One Notarys Story

By David Thun on October 24, 2013 - When Joan O’Briant found a lump in her breast in 2010 she tried to hide it, because she was scared. “I knew what it was,” says the Notary from Lubbock, Texas, “but for several months I didn’t touch or acknowledge it. I blocked it out of my mind.”

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What Would You Do: The Case Of Soccer Mom's Missing ID

By Kelle Clarke on October 24, 2013 - A customer needs an important document notarized. Unfortunately, she has no acceptable form of identification with her. You explain that as a Notary, you are not authorized to perform the notarization if the signer lacks proper identification.

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5 Common Mistakes That Can Lead To Legal Problems

By David Thun on October 21, 2013 - Experts in law, government, and education share some of the most commonly made Notary errors that can lead to legal trouble.

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Hotline Tip: Refusing Signature By Mark Notarization

By Kelle Clarke on October 17, 2013 - Can I refuse a signature by mark notarization if I feel uncomfortable about the situation?

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Improve Your Speaking Skills And Your Performance At The Signing Table

By Kelle Clarke on October 17, 2013 - Do your hands get clammy at the mere thought of making a toast at your friend’s wedding or delivering an important PowerPoint presentation before your boss and colleagues?

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Notaries Helping Others In Their Communities

By David Thun on October 17, 2013 - Notaries are public servants, and for many of you that goes far beyond merely signing and sealing documents.

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State Enacts New Immigration, Cattle Theft Laws Affecting Notaries

By David Thun on October 17, 2013 - California’s Governor Brown signed three new bills into law affecting Notaries this month — two related to immigration matters and one involving the theft of cattle and farm animals.

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California Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Notaries To Report Suspected Financial Abuse Of Seniors

By Michael Lewis on October 10, 2013 - California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has vetoed a bill that would have required the state’s Notaries Public to report instances of suspected financial abuse of elders and dependent adults.

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Hotline Tip: Initials Versus Signature

By Kelle Clarke on October 10, 2013 - I’ve been asked to notarize a document for my boss, who is in the practice of signing his name using only his initials. Will his standard initial signature be acceptable?

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