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Mortgage Finance & Economic News

MBA Report: Protecting Consumer Information Never More Important

By Michael Lewis on November 19, 2015 - The need for Notaries to protect sensitive financial information is greater than ever, according to a recent report from the Mortgage Bankers Association.

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Long-Term Outlook For Notary Signing Agents Strong

By Michael Lewis on November 12, 2015 - The housing market will experience strong growth in the next decade, according to a research report from the MBA. Find out what this means for NSAs.

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Fannie Mae Predicts Growth In Mortgages, Refinancings, During Second Half Of 2015

By David Thun on June 03, 2015 - The housing industry is predicted to see modest improvement this year—a development that would bring in new assignments for Notary signing agents.

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2015 Refinance Activity Good News For Notary Signing Agents

By Michael Lewis on January 21, 2015 - A significant drop in mortgage interest rates has helped jumpstart refinance activity, which should mean more business for Notary signing agents in the coming months.

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Maryland County Announces eRecording Pilot Program

By David Thun on December 11, 2014 - Maryland officials will be launching a pilot program next spring in Baltimore County to electronically record land documents.

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eMortgages Gaining Momentum Despite Compliance Challenges

By Kelle Clarke on November 06, 2014 - A growing majority of mortgage industry professionals are either in the process of implementing eMortgage strategies or are planning to do so by the year’s end, according to a 2014 industry survey.

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Mortgage Bankers Forecast 7-Percent Lending Growth For 2015

By Michael Lewis on November 06, 2014 - The Mortgage Bankers Association predicts that total home mortgage lending will increase 7 percent in 2015, driven largely by a sharp rise on new purchase loans. For Notary signing agents who rely on mortgage refinance assignments, the news isn’t so rosy. The MBA anticipates that refi activity will drop by 3 percent, according to the association’s October Mortgage Finance Forecast.

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2014 September Foreclosure Activity Hits A New Low

By Kelle Clarke on October 29, 2014 - Nationwide foreclosure activity in September dropped to its lowest levels since July 2006, hitting numbers last seen prior to the housing crisis.

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Mortgage-Related Mergers Spike In 2014, Could Impact Signing Agents

By Kelle Clarke on October 08, 2014 - Mortgage-related mergers and acquisitions this year could impact the connections Notary signing agents have with the companies they work with.

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Mortgage Fraud Report: Risk Of ID Scams Jumps

By Michael Lewis on October 02, 2014 - The risk of “outright identity fraud” took a sharp spike in the second quarter of this year, according to the latest Mortgage Fraud Risk Report from Interthinx, a national risk mitigation company focusing on mortgage fraud and regulatory compliance.

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