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County recorders, eRecording, and RON—by the numbers

Posted by Pauline Vu on 07/08/2020

At DocMagic’s May 27 webinar, “Road-Tested eClosing Strategies for Today,” Ben Sherman, president of real estate recording services firm Synrgo, shared some surprising facts and numbers about county recorders and electronic closings.

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RON update: Lots of forward momentum—but also a setback

Posted by Pauline Vu on 06/26/2020

The remote online notarization (RON) landscape is still very much in flux. Three states recently passed RON laws and a new survey shows RON usage surged during the pandemicbut a powerful official from one of the country’s biggest states also announced his opposition to any federal law.

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3 reasons why underwriters haven't jumped on the RON bandwagon

Posted by Pauline Vu on 06/24/2020

Even as demand for remote online notarization (RON) grows, underwriters and settlement agents are hesitant to fully embrace it. They have some good reasons why.

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DocMagic’s Brian Pannell named winner of Thought Leader Award

Posted by DocMagic on 06/18/2020

Brian Pannell, DocMagic’s Chief eServices Executive, has been named one of the inaugural winners of the Thought Leader Award by the PROGRESS in Lending Association. Only 30 people across the entire mortgage industry received this honor.

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RON vs. RIN (remote ink-signed notarization): What's the difference?

Posted by Pauline Vu on 06/10/2020

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, several states issued emergency orders to allow remote notarizations, joining 23 that already had permanent laws allowing remote online notarization (RON). A number of the stopgap measures, however, didn’t actually allow RON; instead they authorized a decidedly lower-tech alternative called remote ink-signed notarization (RIN).

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Amid pandemic, states boost access to remote online notarization (RON)

Posted by Pauline Vu on 04/17/2020

(Note: DocMagic ran this update on 6/26/2020: RON update: Lots of forward momentum—but also a setback)

With most people currently unable or unwilling to leave their homes, the ability to conduct remote online notarizations (RON) has become more necessary than ever—and state and federal officials are taking note.

Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, at least 27 states have taken steps to enable remote online notarizations, bringing the total number of states that presently authorize some form of RON—either through existing law or emergency action—to 42.

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