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Lending Leaders

How to Ace Tech Implementation

LodeStar’s Alayna Gardner chats with Lynnette Nuese, Director of Sales at Constellation Mortgage Solutions, about how lenders and vendors can work together to improve the loan origination process and ace tech implementation.

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Lending Leaders

The Homebuyer’s Journey

LodeStar’s Jim Paolino chats with longtime friend and recent homebuyer, Brian Popek, about the ups and downs of buying a home in a less-than-ideal time.

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Loan Estimate Challenges

Nebraska’s Biggest LE Challenges

Birthplace to Marlon Brando and Warren Buffet, the Cornhusker State is a relatively straight-forward place in terms of LE challenges.

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Loan Estimate Challenges

Mississippi’s Biggest LE Challenges

Bordered on the west by the famous river of the same name, The Magnolia State tends to be known for its role as birthplace of the blues and its delicious cuisine.

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Loan Estimate Challenges

Minnesota’s Biggest LE Challenges

In Minnesota, there is a single, flat recording fee applicable statewide. It is of note that, if a well certificate is recorded with the deed, the deed fee increases by $50. 

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Loan Estimate Challenges

North Dakota’s Biggest LE Challenges

Known as the “Peace Garden State,” North Dakota is home to the geographical center of North America. Its LE challenges are fairly straight-forward.

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Lending Leaders

Sizing Up Challenges Ahead

Jim Paolino talks with CEO and Founder of BeSmartee, Tim Nguyen, about what’s ahead for mortgage in 2024, and how companies should size up various challenges on the horizon.

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Loan Estimate Challenges

Louisiana’s Biggest LE Challenges

The jewel of the Louisiana Purchase, Louisiana is the only state in the country comprised of parishes instead of counties.

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Loan Estimate Challenges

Ohio’s Biggest LE Challenges

Known as “The Buckeye State,” Ohio has produced the second-most number of American presidents of any state with seven.

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