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CFPB Increases Civil Penalty for RESPA Violations

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced it increased the maximum of each civil penalty under its jurisdiction, including the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). The adjustments are required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 and further amended by the … Continue reading

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Low-Ball Signing Co’s? How to get biz directly from Title

Originally published many years ago Do you get business from low-ball signing companies? Are you sick of it? Aren’t we all. Notaries do a lot of reactive posts about bad offers, but look at it from a different point of view. Let’s be proactive instead of reactive here. First of all, it doesn’t matter how … Continue reading

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Quiz: You know you’re a good Notary when you…

What type of Notary are you? A good one or a bad one? I’m not sure who created the questions for, “You know you’re a redneck if you…” So, I’ll create my own version of this satirical banter, and come up with my own version for Notaries that will have some technical merit. You know … Continue reading

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Psych Notary Episode

This was originally published many years ago. There is a sit-com on Ion television that you can sometimes get on other cable stations called Psych. It’s about a psychic Shawn Spencer and his sidekick Burton Guster. In any case, the psychic is a fake half the time who sees real clues that nobody else saw … Continue reading

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A notary gets sued, but E&O won’t help out!

This was originally published many years ago. We had a notary public whose name will remain anonymous. I will not disclose her location either. But, she is being sued because a lender pulled a fast one on a borrower. The borrower is suing everyone connected to the loan. But, the borrower should know that the … Continue reading

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But, I’m still a virgin!

This was originally published many years ago. I was meeting with my editor / comedy writer. He told me that my writing had improved a lot in the last 18 months. I took a look at my writing and found that he was correct. But, I still make mistakes. So, as he was looking at … Continue reading

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