Deeper Thoughts

Deeper Thoughts

A Mortgage Industry Insider’s First-Time Homebuying Experience

While our journey, compared to some, was fairly smooth, I have to believe at least some of that came from my decades of preparation. We still have a ways to go with the clarity aspect of the transaction.

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For Small Businesses in Mortgage, an Opportunity Awaits

Yes, the coming months will likely present some old and new problems for businesses in our space. Some will not be up to the challenge. 

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What Still Needs to Change: A Call to Clarity

The substantial pivot we’re seeing in the mortgage market right now may provide us a new opportunity to accelerate the long, slow march to a more transparent and clearer process.

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There’s No Such Thing as “Too Small for Technology”

First, change is inevitable. Second, no business is “too small” to seek continuous improvement, especially in their own processes.

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The Great Resignation and the Importance of Small Businesses

Some of the greatest examples of fulfillment and purpose through employment that I’ve heard about have happened for people working for small businesses.

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Revisiting the Definition of Insanity

we still see way too much of the strategy that demands mass hiring in robust markets, then mass layoffs when those market cycles change.

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LodeStar Made the Inc. 5000 List!!!

LodeStar is among the 5000 fastest growing private companies of 2022. Not just in the mortgage and real estate industry, but in the entire national economy. We’ve just been named to the Inc. 5000!

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We Need To Talk About DEI

It’s rare that we see any type of progress—of any kind—happen in a consistent, linear fashion. That’s certainly the case with DEI efforts in our space. They’re happening. Progress is taking place.

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