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REMOTE ONLINE NOTARY TECHNOLOGY

M. Clare Schuller is a partner with the law firm of Cooch, Bowers and Schuller and a graduate of University of Maryland School of Law. She is Chair of the Legislative Committee of the Maryland Land Title Association and served on two workgroups put together by the Maryland Secretary of State to study Remote Online Notary Technology. In 2015 Clare developed closing procedures based on Virginia’s original remote online notary laws, and became the first Virginia settlement agency ever to obtain permission from a major title insurance underwriter to use the technology in an insured real estate transaction. In her law practice, Clare advises banks on secured transactions and is a licensed Settlement Officer in the State of Maryland.

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Open House Guide During Virus Spread

Here are the NAR guidance and policy change recommendations for realtors and people within the real estate industry to help educate and conduct business within real estate in both a professional and safe manner while in times of the COVID-19 virus spread.

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Homebuying Guide 2020

Buying your home can be the most exciting and stressful purchase of a lifetime. Especially so for the Millennial generation. Making the first step can be overwhelming, especially when you aren’t sure where to start. But with mortgages averaging below 3.5% now is the time to start. Many Millennials are unsure of where to start. […]

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Co-Buying: a Millennial Shortcut to Homeownership

Rising home and living costs and high student debt makes buying homes a seemingly unattainable goal for millennials. Instead of waiting to save up a large deposit or borrow from family, some millennials are pooling resources with friends to reach their goals. From July 2018 to June 2019, 4% of first time homebuyers bought with […]

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Women Council of Realtors Against Trafficking

With human Trafficking at an all-time high within Maryland, Realtors of the State of Maryland want a change. The Women's Council of Realtors is coming together and creating a charity event to help fund nonprofit organizations that fight against human trafficking and abduction. They have decided to work specifically with the YWCA to help people in need of a safe place.

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Smart Women Professionals of MD

A new organization has come into town within the Maryland, Smart Women Professionals of MD, providing tips and support for the women of business and experienced, current, and aspiring entrepreneurs. We have been working diligent to support our future business and things of at most ethical importance. Ms. Faith Burns, one of our settlement officers, and Ms. Terry Cooch has been our forefront in making it possible to be able to support our interests and due diligence of society, learn more here!

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January is The New Spring Start Off

Spring is one of the most popular times of buying and moving into a new house, seeing competitive pricing everywhere within the real estate industry, however, it looks like spring may come early this year. The Housing market is at an all-time high and we don't see this competition coming down anytime soon. Since 2015, the Real Estate industry has seen exponential growth within their field and it has been full-force ever since. Home-buyers are looking the buy a home as soon as possible to take advantage of the competitive pricing and boom of home buying.

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2020 Lobby Day

Join many of your fellow REALTORS® in Annapolis to listen to about key legislative initiatives affecting the important estate industry. Meet with legislators and their staff to inform them about the importance of expanding housing opportunities and improving professionalism in our industry.

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