After the Great Recession, it was more important than ever for mortgage lenders to offer clear, accurate quotes to everyone, no matter where they are in the country. The mortgage process needed a fresh dose of transparency and clarity. We created LodeStar to give borrowers and lenders peace of mind every step of the way. We offer affordable, customizable, streamlined, and easy-to-use solutions that leverage data to both serve your clients and optimize and grow your business.
We simplify the process of generating clear, accurate loan estimate quotes, title fees, title insurance premiums, municipal recording fees and transfer taxes.
We personalize our service and support, no matter what your lending needs are, and no matter where your clients are in the country.
We ensure maximal integration so that our tools fit seamlessly into your current workflow.
We guarantee all fees, including title fees, title insurance premiums, municipal recording fees, and transfer taxes. We also include location-specific taxes, such as New York mansion tax and Maryland county tax. LodeStar lets you quote with confidence, knowing tolerance cures are a thing of the past.
From climbing the file cabinets in his family owned title agency as a boy to leading the charge toward a paperless mortgage process as LodeStar’s CEO Jim Paolino has spent his entire life in the real estate and mortgage industry.
Today, Jim’s focus is on the continuing growth of one of the mortgage industry’s fastest growing technology providers.
Over the course of his career, Jim has been honored with several industry awards, including National Mortgage Professional’s 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40 (2016, 2017 and 2020) and Housing Wire’s 2021 Rising Stars. Jim is also frequently quoted in the mortgage media on technology trends as they relate to compliance, operational efficiency and sales growth. He has presented at the MBA Annual Convention and Expo; RESPRO conferences and more. He has authored or been a source for dozens of mortgage and title publications, including Rob Chrisman’s Blog, MBA NewsLink, National Mortgage News, Housing Wire, MReport, Scotsman Guide ALTA’s Title News. And he has been a guest on leading industry podcasts such as Lykken on Lending and Shred Media’s Shred Show.
Jim is deeply involved in the entrepreneurial community as a whole. He is a recent graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program and a current member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). Jim also mentors local aspiring entrepreneurs at Drexel and Lehigh Universities.
David was with Jim Paolino as a co-founder in the same small apartment on Day One of LodeStar’s existence, helping to design the architecture for what is now the mortgage industry’s leading fee calculator.
One might not know that David is Russian-born, but it’s evident to all that he’s a born technologist and problem solver with an eye for moving the mortgage process forward. He is also secretly hoping that LodeStar’s marketing department will one day possess its own t-shirt cannon! In addition to his work building LodeStar, David previously served as CTO for Lenders Integrated Solutions. He received his bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University.
We have the best employees around and we are always looking for more great talent.