Why Can’t I Just Slap an E-signature on a PDF Note?

With the industry ramping up their use of remote online notarization, emergency video notarization and remote ink-signed notarization for security instruments, the natural question is when will we see new legal authority to make it easier to electronically sign mortgage notes? The…

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RON Executive Orders or Emergency Legislation – State by State

RON legislation has been changing rapidly over the past few weeks. From emergency legislation to Executive Orders, there are an abundance of new states allowing some form of remote notarization. Information on states that have not enacted RON legislation in…

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Remote Online Notarization Progress

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and the American Land Title Association (ALTA) have collaborated to prepare model legislation that would provide the framework for any state to adopt an remote online notarization process. This model legislation was developed with input from an ad-hoc…

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Texas Housing Insight – February 2020 Summary

Please note this review does not account for the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak but reflects the market through February 2020. Prior to the domestic coronavirus outbreak, Texas housing sales increased 2.3 percent in February during healthy economic conditions and…

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The Latest States To Pass Remote Online Notarization Laws

The 21st-century real estate closing is radically different from closings of the past. Since 2011, there has been major acceleration for eClosings or digital closings, and laws and technology that allow eNotary or remote notary processes are the fuel. While…

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