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Inside The Signing Professionals Workgroup (Infographic)

By Kat Garcia on November 21, 2013 - Many Notaries have asked for more details about the Signing Professionals Workgroup. Here’s a brief look at the different SPW committees and what they do.

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Four Tips For Setting Up A More Efficient Home Office

By Kelle Clarke on November 14, 2013 - While home offices are a great option for highly motivated Notary entrepreneurs, ensuring your work space is efficient and successful takes more than stocking the right supplies and equipment.

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Hotline Tip: How To Check A Company's Reputation

By Kelle Clarke on November 14, 2013 - A company keeps sending me notarization appointment emails but I’m wondering if it's a real company. If I supply the information I have, can you please check to see if it's a reputable company?

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MBA Forecast: Mortgage Originations To Drop Sharply In 2014

By Michael Lewis on November 13, 2013 - A steep drop in refinance activity next year is expected to reduce overall mortgage lending by as much as 32 percent, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

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More Companies Seeking NNA-Trained Notaries

By David Thun on November 13, 2013 - To meet growing demand for qualified Notaries, ValuEscrow, Inc. has joined other companies in seeking out NNA-trained individuals to join their networks of Notaries handling loan signings.

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A Celebration Of The American Notary

By David Thun on November 07, 2013 - Here's a look at Notaries who have played significant roles in some important events from history.

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Double Trouble: When Two Notaries Show Up For The Same Signing

By David Thun on November 07, 2013 - Steven Axner was taken aback when he arrived at a loan signing near his home and found another Notary already there.

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Hotline Tip: Understanding The 'SS' On An Acknowledgment

By Kelle Clarke on November 07, 2013 - On the right hand side of the acknowledgment certificate, there is a field designated as “ss.” What does this mean, and what type of information should go there?

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Major Settlement Service Companies Recruiting NNA-Trained NSAs

By David Thun on November 07, 2013 - Title Source, Inc. and ValuAmerica are actively seeking Signing Agents certified by the NNA to join their networks of Notaries handling loan-signing assignments.

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New Mortgage Signing Standards: The Annual Background Screenings

By Michael Lewis on November 07, 2013 - The Certified Signing Specialist Standards announced last week by the Signing Professionals Workgroup have generated considerable discussion, and one of the more talked-about components is the annual background screening.

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