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Andrew Macdougall

Andrew Macdougall

Andrew is a journalist and content marketing manager at Notarize.

Utah Passes Remote Online Notarization Bill

Today, the Utah State Senate passed legislation in support of statewide remote online notarization adoption and regulation. If signed into law, Utah would become the 11th state to empower notaries to notarize documents online from anywhere at any time.

House Bill 52 will now head to the desk of Governor Gary Herbert, where he will have 20 days to sign the bill, veto it, or let it become law without his signature.

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Notarize Offers Free Notarizations For Federal Employees During Government Shutdown

The current government shutdown has lasted an historic 24 days, leaving federal employees searching for answers while their world has been flipped upside down.

We want to do our small part to help. Beginning today, Notarize is offering free notarizations during the government shutdown for all federal employees who sign up for an account with a .gov email address.

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How to Prepare for Remote Online Notarization in 2019

Remote online notarizations allow anyone in any state (except Iowa) to get their documents notarized through a remote notary online, and the number states adopting notary laws is growing faster than we could have ever anticipated.

In 2018, Texas and Nevada began enforcing online notarization laws, and six additional states enacted laws that will allow their notaries to perform remote online notarizations in 2019: Minnesota, Michigan, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, and Vermont.

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Title Agents Who Invest in Online Closing Technology Will Expand Their Business

Technology is unlocking opportunity throughout the mortgage industry. Lenders and realtors alike are leveraging technology that streamlines the mortgage transaction and puts the customer first.

Title agents are following suit. Sixty-five percent of title agents expect to soon adopt technology that helps home buyers close online faster and more efficiently.

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Ohio Passes Remote Online Notarization Bill

Following unanimous support from the Ohio State Senate, Governor John Kasich signed Ohio Senate Bill 263 into law on December 19. The law makes Ohio the 10th state to recognize remote online notarization, empowering anyone to notarize documents online from anywhere at any time.

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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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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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