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Turning Every County into an E-Recording County: What You Need to Know About “Papering Out” and Recording Electronic Records

The entire real estate industry has seen a massive shift in excitement as it moves towards a world of remote online notarizations and fully online real estate closings. Thousands of homes have already been bought and sold online with the help of progressive underwriters and counties that are accepting electronic-recording, or eRecordings.

Until recently, you could only complete an end-to-end digital closing if your property was in an eRecording county. But as of January 1, 2020, a total of 10 states now have laws that allow recording entities, at their option, to record a true and complete paper printout of an electronic document.

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Introducing A Guide to Digital Transaction Management: A Free eBook on Going Paperless

This is an excerpt from A Guide to Digital Transaction ManagementAccess the complete eBook for free here.

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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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