Category Archives: Government – Law

What Do These Terms Mean?

What Do These Terms Mean? When you are involved in any industry or profession, it helps to know the jargon. As a notary who deals with real estate (a notary signing agent), I have had to learn what all of … Continue reading

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What’s the Point of Getting a Document Notarized?

One of the most misunderstood aspects of being a notary public is why documents are notarized. I hear so many people say things that show that they don’t know what it’s about or what it means.  While the most common … Continue reading

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The Necessity of Proper I.D. — A Story

The Necessity of Proper I.D. One of the more challenging types of loans that I have experience with closing is the Reverse Mortgage. It’s not just that the loans themselves are complicated due to the government guarantees built into the … Continue reading

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On US Form 1099s and Notaries 

The subject of US Form 1099s and Notaries comes up often in the various notary groups on Facebook, so I hope the following will be of some assistance. The notary associations and others will tell you to contact the company … Continue reading

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What is Being Notarized?

What Is Being Notarized? It is easy to get into a discussion (or argument) about differences that do not matter, especially online. Some days, it feels like we are back in medieval times, arguing over how many angels can dance … Continue reading

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