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Cottrell Title & Escrow Celebrates First Online Closing in Southwest Florida

Last year, a Chicago couple made history when they closed on their home online using a Virginia notary and a Texas title company. It was the start of a revolution.

Since then, homeowners from across the country have used the Notarize for Mortgage platform to complete their closings at their convenience and on their terms. Today, we're proud to add the first southwest Florida closing to the list.

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Just In: 10 Predictions for the Future of Home Buying

Half of all homebuyers today use technology to research and purchase the home of their dreams. That’s why companies like Redfin expect digital closings to become more common in the near future.

As the home buying process moves online, there are plenty of questions about what’s next for the mortgage industry.

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Notarize and Redfin Partner to Empower 100% Online Closings

Our mission at Notarize is to build technologies that support life’s most important moments. We completed the first online mortgage closing, and continue to develop and refine our focus to get people into the home of their dreams sooner.

Today, we're excited to share that Redfin customers can now close on their homes using Notarize, no matter where they are. 

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Famous Notaries and Fun Facts

Notaries have held important roles in society dating back to ancient Egypt. They've had front-row seat to history, and over thousands of years, have made a little history of their own.

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Notarize Offers Free Notarizations to Veterans and Their Families

The Notarize community appreciates the everyday sacrifices of our men and women in uniform. As the nation comes together to celebrate Veteran’s Day, we’d like to show our gratitude by offering free online notarizations to active military, veterans, and their families through the end of November.

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National Association of REALTORS® Approves Remote Notarization Policy

At the 2018 REALTORS® Conference and Expo in Boston earlier this week, the NAR Board of Directors approved a policy that supports the adoption of remote notarization laws, regulations, and standards. As part of this effort, NAR will work with interested groups and federal agencies to actively facilitate remote notarization adoption across the mortgage ecosystem.

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National Notary Day: Celebrating a Vital Public Service

When you think of a superhero, what comes to mind? Chances are it’s a valiant character in a cape, sweeping in to spare the town and save the day. If you listen closely, you can almost hear the applause.

But not all superheroes wear capes.

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Let's Celebrate Notaries Everywhere: Announcing NotaryWeek.com

The role of notary public has roots in ancient Egypt, where scribes would record personal letters, official proclamations, and tax records. Thousands of years later, notaries continue to serve a vital public service by empowering life’s most important moments.

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Notarize Your Absentee Ballot for Free

The 2018 midterm elections are just around the corner. If you can’t make it to the polls on November 6th but still want your voice heard, you’ll need to submit an absentee ballot.

In states such as South Dakota, a notary public must sign and notarize your absentee ballot as a measure of security to confirm your identity.

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10 Inspiring Quotes from Leading Mortgage Experts

Digital innovation and adoption are revolutionizing almost every aspect of the mortgage process. Technology is changing how mortgage professionals think, how they communicate, and how they conduct business - if it hasn't already.

Here are 10 inspiring quotes from leading mortgage experts who are driving the industry forward.

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