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Laura Lopez

How to Become a Notary Public: A Simple, 5-Step Plan

Some of life’s most important transactions will require the help of notary public. When the day comes, it’s the notary’s sworn duty to fight fraud through verifying the identity of the document signers. But just how do you become a notary in the modern age?

We’ve got your simple, five-step plan to become a notary public and earn your state’s stamp of approval.

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What is a HELOC and is It Right For You?

You’ve secured the home of your dreams and built up equity. And now it may be time to borrow against that equity in a way that makes life better: maybe it’s to make that home improvement you’ve been putting off, to finally buy that new car, or to send your kid to college.

Next to the purchase of the home itself, deciding to take out a HELOC, or a home equity line of credit, is undoubtedly a big decision you’ll make in the lifespan of owning your home. We’ve done the hard work for you to define what a HELOC is so you can determine if it's right for you.

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4 Things You’ll Learn by Attending Digital Mortgage Trailblazers

Digital isn’t on the horizon for real estate and mortgage: it’s already here. And it’s no surprise: consumers are demanding the same click-to-buy experience with both everyday purchases and big ticket items alike, such as the purchase of a new home. For most people, the purchase of a house is one of the most important transactions in their lives however, the experience is but anything easy, convenient, and hassle-free, albeit technologically-advanced.

It’s up to the industry to change all that.

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3 Reasons You Don't Want to Miss Digital Mortgage Trailblazers

Notarization is experiencing a renaissance: online notarization has forever changed how the real estate and mortgage industries do business. Title agents, mortgage and real estate brokers, and lenders are no longer bogged down by paper. And instead are able to focus on delivering the best customer experience possible, all thanks to online notarization.

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Notarizing a Power of Attorney: Why, How, and Where to Get One

Have you been tasked with notarizing a power of attorney (POA)? A POA isn't just any document: it's a powerful one to get notarized as it grants a person or organization the ability to act on your behalf in the event you’re not able to do so.

Here are the basics everyone should know when notarizing a power of attorney.

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How Will Digital Closings Impact You? 4 Things Texas Title Agents Should Know

Digital closings are here to stay. And with more states enabling online notarizations, we predict digital closings will soon follow suit as the standard way to buy or sell a home in 2018 and beyond.

Here’s what Texas title agents need to know about digital closings and how to stay ahead of big changes coming to the Lone Star state this summer.

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4 Handy HELOC Payment Calculators for Home Owners

Home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) are making a comeback with homeowners.

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Introducing Digital Mortgage Trailblazers: A Real Estate Event Series Coming to Texas This July

Just a few short years ago, we at Notarize set out on a mission to make legal notarization more convenient, secure, and verifiable.

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Traveling Abroad? Here's Where to Find a Notary Public

There may be a time where you’ll need to find a notary public but you’re traveling abroad for vacation. Or maybe you’re a U.S. Citizen living in a foreign country as an ex-pat.

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Michigan Passes Remote Online Notarization Bill

We’re excited to announce that Michigan just passed a remote online notarization bill through both chambers of the Michigan Legislature. The bill is headed to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk to be signed into law.

Like the laws passed in other states, Michigan HB 5811 empowers Michigan notaries to conduct notarizations online for citizens of all 50 states, regardless of where they’re located at the time of the signing – at home or abroad.

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