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Notary Bulletin

NAR: Housing Trends Point To Stable, Improving Market

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).

Surviving Breast Cancer: One Notarys Story

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.”

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

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.

Hotline Tip: Initials Versus Signature

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?