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LodeStar curates a variety of content through our Leading Lenders
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Deeper Thoughts

Celebrating the Good Things Happening In Our Industry

If it seems like the headlines are being dominated these days by talk of interest rates, layoffs and uncertainty. Consider this my effort to shine some light upon the positives that are also emerging every day in the mortgage and real estate industry.

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Loan Estimate Challenges

Delaware’s Biggest LE Challenges

Like all other “attorney states,” an attorney’s supervision is required for each real estate transaction involving property situated in Delaware. This, of course, means each transaction will have its own attorney fee.

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Lending Leaders

What’s In A Meme? Thoughts On Meme Marketing

Per the lighter tone of our Summer Session, Jim and Alayna discuss memes, meme marketing, and new formats.

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A Tale of Two Mortgages

“Uncle Phil”

Octavia’s Uncle Phil wants a rate discount.

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Lending Leaders

How A Mortgage Insider Buys A Home

Ever wonder how a mortgage industry expert navigates the home buying experience? LodeStar’s CEO Jim Paolino just bought his first home and is eager to share his thoughts on the experience.

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A Tale of Two Mortgages

“Corporate Buyout”

When a tech company gets bought out by a huge, publicly traded company, that means service will improve, right? …Right?

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Deeper Thoughts

When A Tech Vendor Gets Acquired, It’s Not Always a Good Thing for You

M&A can be a great growth strategy (or a great way to cash out). But when it’s your vendor that has been acquired, it’s not always a great development for you.

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Deeper Thoughts

An Insider’s View of the Homebuying Process

I recently entered into the roiling fray that is home buying in 2022. It’s always a bit of special fun for someone who’s an everyday part of the greater mortgage industry to have the experience from the consumer end—especially someone who grew up in a title and settlement services firm!

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Lending Leaders

Summer Session Kickoff

Welcome to the 2022 Summer Session of the LodeStar Lending Leaders Podcast. Per our lovely inflatable tropical office decorations, we’ve titled this brief season between seasons “Between Two Palms.” Because why not?

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