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Notary Bulletin

WWYD Answers: The Case Of The Birth Certificate And The Near Newlyweds

Last month we posed a scenario about a Notary who was asked by a pair of near-newlyweds to notarize their birth certificates in order for them to get a marriage license. The question: Is this an act that a Notary is authorized to perform, and, if so, how would you go about it?

Mortgage Lending To Drop 30 Percent In 2014

Higher interest rates and a surge in federal regulations will throw a bucket of cold water on the refi market in 2014, driving down refi activity by 70%.

Happy Thanksgivukkah!

This year, the Hebrew and U.S. calendars overlap so that Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fall on the same day; a rare occurrence that will not happen again for another 79,043 years. To celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime holiday, StudentExperts created this infographic.

Hotline Tip: Acknowledgment Certificates From Other States

A borrower from Pennsylvania came to New York to notarize documents related to a property located in Pennsylvania. The title company told me New York acknowledgment wording is unacceptable and won't be recorded. What should I do?

NNA Speaks With Notaries About New Standards For Mortgage Signings

Chris Sturdivant, Director of Business Development for the National Notary Association, spoke with Notaries in Maryland about the new standards for mortgage signings, the creation of the Signing Professionals Workgroup, the future Certified Signing Specialist designation, and answered several questions from the audience.

Notary Of The Year Nominations Due December 31

The deadline to submit your nomination for the 2014 Notary of the Year is approaching. If you know a deserving Notary, be sure to nominate them for consideration by December 31.