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Mortgage Finance & Economic News

North Carolina Blazing A Trail Of eClosings

By NNA Staff on March 19, 2018 - North Carolina is the first state in the nation to establish a statewide eClosing program. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall discusses the program and its future.

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First Paperless Mortgage Closed Using Webcam Notarization

By Michael Lewis on September 07, 2017 - A Chicago couple closed a refinancing remotely without being in the same room as the Notary or loan officer.

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Notary Signing Agent News: Mortgage Refis Expected to Slump in 2017

By Michael Lewis on December 07, 2016 - Market forecasts predict Notary Signing Agents should prepare for less refinancing opportunities, but a possible rise in home-purchase assignments in 2017.

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Survey: Lack Of eNotarization Standards Hinders Electronic Mortgages

By David Thun on September 08, 2016 - Lack of eNotarization technology in the mortgage industry has hindered widespread adoption of electronic mortgages, according to a recent survey.

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Home Equity Loan Surge Offers Opportunities For Signing Agents

By David Thun on April 13, 2016 - 2015 saw nearly a million homeowners taking out home equity lines of credit (HELOC). That trend is likely to continue as home values rise throughout 2016.

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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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