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Oklahoma Becomes 20th State to Adopt Remote Online Notarization

The remote online notarization movement gained incredible momentum in 2018. We saw the number of RON-approved states reach 10, and knew with a lot of hard work – and a little luck – we might see that number double in the new year.

We’re thrilled to share that our prediction came true. Oklahoma recently became the 20th state to adopt RON, and marks the 10th state to pass a RON bill this year.

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Introducing The Instant Mortgage: A New eBook for Real Estate Professionals

This is an excerpt from The Instant Mortgage ebook. Access the complete guide here.

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Four years of Notarize: Accelerating growth and building the next chapter

Just this past weekend, Notarize hit its 4 year anniversary. When I started the company, I couldn’t have imagined the impact we’d have.

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Remote Online Notarization Will Save Half a Million Trees Each Year

Millions of homes are bought and sold each year, and nearly every one of these transactions involves a giant stack of paper. While signing all those documents is sure to make your wrist sore, the amount of paper used for closings also negatively impacts the environment.

As we celebrate Earth Day, we’re reminded that people and companies alike have a role to play in environmental protection. That’s why we’re working to make a signing experience that is better for everyone - Mother Nature included.

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Iowa Passes Remote Online Notarization Bill, Unlocks Nationwide Acceptance

When Virginia passed the first bill on remote online notarization back in 2011, they authorized their notaries to serve anyone, anywhere and unleashed the ability for people nationwide to get a document notarized entirely online. However, Iowa has been the one state whose law was written such that it specifically conditioned acceptance of out-of-state notarizations, denying online notarizations.

Today we’re excited to share that is no longer the case, and even better: the Iowa legislature has voted to rescind these laws in favor of remote online notarization legislation.

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Washington Adopts Remote Online Notarization

Just four months into 2019, Washington is now the ninth state this year to pass a remote online notarization bill.

Governor Jay Inslee added his signature to Senate Bill 5641, certifying that the Evergreen State will bring the benefits of RON to an additional 74,000 notaries beginning October 1, 2020.

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Everything You Need to Know About eNotes

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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