Federal and state governments work quickly to enable remote online notarization to meet global crisis

As more businesses are forced to work remotely due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis, several federal and state governments are moving quickly to enable fully electronic processes to keep businesses operating. On March 18, 2020, Senate Bill 3533, the…

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The 10 Hottest US Housing Markets of 2021

10. Riverside, California Looking to live the Los Angeles lifestyle on a more affordable budget? Riverside, California, is located one hour east of the City of Angels and offers a median home price at $475,050. According to Realtor.com, first-time buyers and…

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Texas Housing Insight – October 2020 Summary

Total Texas housing sales increased for the second consecutive month, rising 5.1 percent to exceed 38,600 seasonally adjusted transactions. Historically low mortgage interest rates contributed to robust demand, pulling the state’s average days on market to a record low of…

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The changing laws on remote online notarization

On July 25, 2000, the first paperless real estate transaction took place in Broward County in Florida. That transaction involved a home purchase and financing and took less than five minutes to record. Immediately, recorded documents were returned to the…

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State Laws Authorizing Remote e-Notarization

Emergency orders and guidance issued by states on RON do not necessarily conform with the ALTA-MBA model or RULONA standards for consumer protections and anti-fraud safeguards. 48 states and the District of Columbia have either passed a RON law or…

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