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Andrew Macdougall

Andrew Macdougall

Andrew is a journalist and content marketing manager at Notarize.

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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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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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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Wyndham and Silk Offer Complete Online Closings through Notarize

At Notarize, we're constantly pushing the boundaries of what it means to be innovative. During our award-winning demo at Digital Mortgage Conference 2018, we committed to making Notarize for Mortgage a platform that could support every type of closing - paper, hybrid, or online.

Today, we make good on that promise.

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5 Mortgage Technology Changes Every Industry Leader Needs to Know

Mortgage technology is evolving, and there’s no better display of potential and promise than the annual Digital Mortgage Conference.

We spent two days in Las Vegas taking in the sights and sounds of an industry under renovation. There were compelling speakers, thoughtful demonstrations, and an overwhelming excitement about the days ahead. We even left with a pretty cool souvenir. 

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Notarize Wins Inaugural LendingTree Innovation Challenge at Digital Mortgage Conference 2018

Notarize began with the goal of making the notary process simpler. We built Notarize for Mortgage to provide the missing link in the complete digital mortgage experience, and our peers rewarded us with ”Best in Show” at Digital Mortgage Conference 2017.

But we didn’t see the award as the end of our journey. We saw it as just the beginning.

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