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Public To CFPB: Borrowers Need More Time To Review Loan Documents

By David Thun on February 12, 2014 - Consumers, industry professionals and Notaries, among other voices, have suggested to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that borrowers need more time before a loan signing to review the loan documents.

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3 Things To Avoid In Your Home Office

By David Thun on February 12, 2014 - Here are some things to avoid when working out of your home.

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Hotline Tip: Question Regarding A Power Of Attorney Notarization

By Kelle Clarke on February 12, 2014 - Say I have a loan document, and a person with power of attorney appears before me to sign. He or she signs their name and also signs the other borrower’s name as attorney in fact, along with their name. In the notarial section, do I leave both names and notarize, or do I remove the name of the person that did not appear?

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FHA Expands Electronic Signature Program

By Michael Lewis on February 06, 2014 - The Federal Housing Authority (FHA) announced last week that it is significantly expanding the number of electronically signed documents it will allow lenders to accept.

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Hotline Tip: Notarizing A Will

By Kelle Clarke on February 06, 2014 - A client came in to my office requesting two notarizations: one, an amendment to an existing will that included “subscribed and sworn” wording for a jurat notarization; the other, a will that was to be dated and then signed and dated at the bottom.

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How One Notary Was Saved From A Costly Lawsuit Over A Forged Seal

By David Thun on February 06, 2014 - Imagine being sued over a notarization you did not perform. It sounds unlikely, but that’s exactly what happed to one California Notary whose signature and seal were forged on a bogus real estate document.

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Etiquette For Notary Bloggers, Posters And Social Media Sharers

By Daniel Lewis on February 06, 2014 - Since the mortgage industry slow down over the last couple of months, several Notaries have taken to writing blogs, exchanging comments on social media sites and posting on individual website forums. When you first start posting, like anything else, there is a trial-and-error-period while you learn what you should and should not do.

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Quiz: The Many Types Of Notarial Acts

By David Thun on February 05, 2014 - Notaries perform many different duties for the public — and it’s easy to lose track of the different acts and what states they’re authorized in. Test your familiarity with common — and uncommon — notarial acts.

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