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More than 95% of first-time homebuyers search for a home online, but less than one percent close on their home digitally. As the demand for simplicity and convenience grows, homebuyers will drive the adoption of electronic closings, but what does that mean for the industry as a whole?

The truth is: an eMortgage is nothing more than what you do today, just digitally.

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Maryland Passes Remote Online Notarization Bill

Eight states have passed remote online notarization bills in 2019, equaling the total amount passed in the last three years combined. There’s no question where at an unprecedented moment in history, where the adoption of policy related to RON is one of the fastest we’ve ever seen in technology.

Today, we’re excited to share that Maryland is the latest state to receive support for its remote online notarization bill, Senate Bill 678, which now heads to Governor Larry Hogan desk for his signature. 

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Welcoming Renee Alberty to the Notarize Legal Team

Remote online notarization has spurred one of the fastest adoptions of public policy in our country’s history, providing access to technology that will impact more than $1 trillion-worth of industries. For all our success, we’re now at an inflection point of delivering this service at scale to millions around the world.

That’s why I’m thrilled to announce that Renee Alberty has joined Notarize as Senior Counsel.

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Arizona Becomes 7th State to Pass Remote Online Notarization Bill in 2019

More than two dozen states have introduced remote online notarization legislation in 2019, driving adoption for technology that makes the notarial act safer, simpler, and more secure.

Today, we’re proud to announce that Arizona Senate Bill 1030 received unanimous support from its state legislature, and that Governor Doug Ducey signed it into law.

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Here’s How You Can Close Online Without Your State Passing a RON Bill

At Notarize, we’re thrilled to see the growing support for remote online notarization across the country. By the end of 2019, we believe nearly half of all states could adopt laws that allow their notaries to provide their public service to anyone, anywhere, at any time.

But you don’t need your state legislature to pass a remote online notarization bill to start closing homes online. Lenders and title agents alone are completing closings online across the country.

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Notarize and Tennessee Title Services Power First Online Closing in Tennessee

We're only three months into 2019, but this year has already been one of many firsts. Six states have passed remote online notarization legislation, and Minnesota completed its first online closing.

Today, not only are we excited to share that Tennessee Title Services has completed the first online closing in the Volunteer State, but that they’re committed to doing more than 50 over the next year.

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Digital Mortgages and eClosings Will Save the Real Estate Industry $1 Billion Each Year

United Wholesale Mortgage CEO Mat Ishbia believes that by the end of 2019, the majority of home closings will be done online. The market is moving in the right direction, but what if we took it one step further and imagined a world where the entire home buying process is completed online.

We believe this fully digital real estate experience – from instant mortgages to online closings – will unlock more than $1 billion in savings for companies across the country.

And that’s being conservative.

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South Dakota Adopts Remote Online Notarization

Remote online notarization is more than just a modern convenience for businesses and the general public. It has the potential to provide more than four million notaries nationwide with a safer, simpler, more certain way to serve life’s most important transactions.

South Dakota is the latest to join the RON movement. Governor Kristi Noem signed House Bill 1272 into law this week, granting her state’s 18,000 notaries the ability to serve the public through remote online notarizations.

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Montana Revises Remote Online Notarization Laws to Match National Model

Four years ago, Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed Senate Bill 306 into law, making his state only the second to adopt remote online notarization after Virginia in 2011.

Much has changed in four years, but Montana’s commitment to the RON movement appears as strong as ever. The Montana Legislature has unanimously approved House Bill 370 to revise the state’s RON laws to align with the national model.

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Idaho Becomes 5th State to Pass Remote Online Notarization Bill in 2019

Though it’s some 2,000 miles away from our Boston headquarters, Idaho holds a special place in the heart of Notarize. It’s where our founder and CEO Pat Kinsel came up with the idea for the company just months after breaking his leg in a skiing accident.

And this week, Idaho became the latest state to adopt remote online notarization as Governor Brad Little signed Senate Bill 1111 into law. SB 1111 is the fifth RON-related bill this year, and equips its 25,000 notaries with the ability to perform remote online notarizations. 

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