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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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More Real Estate Brokerages Offer Mortgage And Title Services

By Michael Lewis on October 10, 2013 - A growing number of real estate brokerages are offering home buyers a “one-stop-shopping” option, including home loans and title services, according to a recent survey by marketing firm Imprev, Inc.

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New State Law Expands Marriage Duties For Notaries

By David Thun on October 10, 2013 - Nevada has become the fourth state authorizing Notaries to conduct wedding ceremonies.

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Notaries Weigh In On Their Biggest Pet Peeves

By Kelle Clarke on October 10, 2013 - We asked Notaries nationwide to share their biggest pet peeves when it comes to the signing table, and, boy, did you all respond.

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Reports: Mortgage Fraud Declining But Still A Serious Risk

By Michael Lewis on October 10, 2013 - New reports issued by the government and private analytical firms indicate a downward trend in incidents of mortgage fraud across the nation.

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Murder, Fraud And Forgery Foiled

By Kelle Clarke on October 08, 2013 - A diligent Notary, who recorded a conspirator’s thumbprint in his journal, helped bring murderers to justice.

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Common Notarization Errors On Loan Packages And How To Fix Them

By Kelle Clarke on October 03, 2013 - There are times when borrowers end up having to spend twice the time and money to get their loan packages properly notarized due to mistakes that could be easily prevented if the Notary took charge and avoided some common pitfalls:

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Getting Ready For Your First Notary Signing Agent Assignment

By David Thun on October 03, 2013 - Your first loan signing assignment is often the most intimidating. Here are some basic tips from experienced Notary Signing Agents to help ensure things go smoothly.

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Hotline Tip: Dealing With Multi-Page Documents

By Kelle Clarke on October 03, 2013 - Do we need to include in our journal the actual number of pages the document contains, or simply the number we were required to notarize?

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By David Thun on October 03, 2013 - If you're an NSA with a profile on the directory, you should visit the updated site this week to ensure your contact information is up to date and check out new features such as expanded profile options.

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