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Lending Leaders

Mortgage, Tacos, and DEI

For this week’s episode of the LodeStar Lending Leaders podcast, we were so excited to sit down with the host and founder of Love and Tacos, the indefatigable Dalila Ramos. LodeStar’s Alayna Gardner chatted with Dalila about the mortgage industry, the origins of Love and Tacos, and the importance of DEI.

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Deeper Thoughts

The Return of Coopertition

Coopertition is popping up in many forms. In spite of the withering market conditions, businesses are partnering for sales and marketing initiatives.

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A Tale of Two Mortgages

“Thanksgiving Break”

Horace is finding it difficult to stay productive.

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Deeper Thoughts

When Will Clarity and Creativity Become Indispensable to Mortgage Marketing?

I’m going to take a bit of a different direction with this week’s Deeper Thoughts. But we’re now in a competitive purchase market, which means marketing and sales will be on everyone’s minds as firms compete for share. We’ll all be seeing a lot of it. Good. Bad. And ugly.

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Lending Leaders

LIVE from MBA Annual 2022!

For this week’s LLL, Alayna Gardner and Jim Paolino touch base with some friends, partners, and fellow industry experts at the 2022 MBA Annual conference in Nashville, TN.

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Loan Estimate Challenges

New Jersey’s Biggest LE Challenges

Homeland of the Jersey shore, the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen, and some of the best damn tomatoes on the East Coast, New Jersey is a state worth acquainting yourself with.

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A Tale of Two Mortgages

“Negativity”

Horace isn’t ready to hear good news yet.

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Deeper Thoughts

Strengthening Your Business Through Diversity

Ensuring your company is hiring from diverse backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities ensures you have the opportunity to access deep insight into local markets, making you more competitive and profitable. Let’s face it. People are more comfortable working with companies that look like and understand them.

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Lending Leaders

It’s All About the Website

For this week’s LLL, Jim interviews longtime friend, Kelsey Brown, Chief Strategy Officer and EVP of WebMax, to discuss all things websites and the importance of an online presence for mortgage lenders.

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